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Shepard Smith Promises Another Upcoming Story And Doesn't Deliver

Reported by Donna - October 20, 2005

Today on Studio B, Shepard Smith again promised a story that he did not deliver on. I reported on October 11, that Smith had promised a story on The Political Fall If Karl Rove Indicted, which never materialized.

Today before a break under the banner of 'Investigation' Smith said that coming up was a story on burning bodies of a dead enemy used as a warning to the people of Afghanistan. Again, no story materialized. Why are these stories not being shown? Surely, if Smith had time enough to report on Skippy, the narcoleptic dog, he could have fit in this story on burning bodies by the U.S. military?

During one of the early breaks Smith said, (paraphrased, but pretty much verbatim) "Burning bodies of a dead enemy used as warning to people in Afghanistan. But a new report says it was not the work of terrorists. Why it may have been a scare tactic used by the United States military."

The only story that I can think of and thanks to one of our readers, Fallon, for the link, is a story reported by The Sidney Morning Herald which featured a new report that U.S. soldiers had burnt the bodies of dead Taliban soldiers while they taunted the people of Afghanistan.

Comments: This is the second time in 9 days that Smith has promised a story but it has not appeared on the show. Are these stories getting pulled because they are too harmful to the Bush Administration? I don't think it's a matter of time, he had plenty of time to talk about the hurricane and Skippy, the narcoleptic dog.

We report, you decide. Have a great weekend and thanks again to Fallon.

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