Beautiful to behold. Editors’ editor Frank Devine has drawn, quartered, skun, gutted and diced two days of ABC news in a style which should make any professionals left at Aunty cringe to their bootheels.
“Russian President has revealed new intelligence claiming that Saddam Hussein’s regime was planning to strike the United States … For President George Bush the revelation may come as a relief.”
Delete second sentence. Unsupported, not to say air-head, speculation.
“Just hours after the Russian President’s statements [Bush] made a campaign stop to again tell troops Saddam was a threat.”
Delete “campaign”. The Democratic Party hasn’t even chosen its nominee yet. Anyway, commanders-in-chief have other reasons to visit troops than to canvass their votes. Replace “was a threat” with “had been a threat”. Saddam is in prison.
It’s hard to know what’s worst: their ideologically-driven distortions or their ignorance of basic facts.
Best of all, Frank promises more.