Charles Johnson (Little Green Footballs for our European readers) put some disturbing information up on Tuesday…
…or rather the content is disturbing, but the method of dissemination of information is quite intriguing. Perhaps we’d better start paying more attention to the back door of the MSM.
ABC News seems to be using The Blotter (their “blog”) as a dumping ground for stories that they don’t want to put on their main web site. Tonight they have a scary report that an Al Qaeda cell is either in the US already or on the way.
Hmm… I wonder what other media outlets are using their blogs to report information that is (a) scary, and (b) they can disown if things get too hot.
Here’s ABC’s blog post on Al Qaeda in the US:
Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here.
The White House has convened an urgent multi-agency meeting for Thursday afternoon to deal with the new threat.
Top intelligence and law enforcement officials have been told to assemble in the Situation Room to report on:
- what steps can be taken to minimize or counter the threat,
- and what steps are being taken to harden security for government buildings and personnel.
Here’s my favorite sentence from this post:
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Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Tuesday he had “a gut feeling” that an attack was coming.
Maybe “gut feeling” is code for “male intuition.” The helpful thing about feelings – whether they emanate from the bowels or the brain – is that you can hastily and handily disown them if they turn out to be hogwash. In the case of Mr. Chertoff’s hunches… umm, on second thought, let’s not go there.
But who’d have thought ol’ Allie Q actually had cells in the continental US? My heavens, what will they dream up next? Before you know it, they’ll be claiming Al Qaeda can ram airplanes into skyscrapers.
I leave you with a question: how come the White House hasn’t been convening these crucial meetings every week since 9/11?
If anyone else reads the MSM blogs regularly and sees this kind of back door information, please let us know. The front pages are smeared with Paris Hilton and Nancy Pelosi (I know, same thing) so I don’t usually visit. However, if you read the MSM blogs and happen upon something like Charles Johnson is reporting, do let us know.