Tom Tomorrow points to Fair’s page, “Why U.N. inspectors left Iraq–then and now.” It has examples of what various news organizations said back when the inspectors were pulled out, and say now to better fit Bush’s lie that they were kicked out. Well worth a look. Here’s one example:
The U.N. orders its weapons inspectors to leave Iraq after the chief inspector reports Baghdad is not fully cooperating with them.
— Sheila MacVicar, ABC World News This Morning, 12/16/98
To bolster its claim, Iraq let reporters see one laboratory U.N. inspectors once visited before they were kicked out four years ago.
–John McWethy, ABC World News Tonight, 8/12/02
Soon Winston Smith will be changing old videotapes to reflect today’s line.