Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Bottom Of The Ninths
On Sunday's Nightly News story about President Obama's impending decision on whether to add troops in Afghanistan, Mike Viqueira told us that the President has held nine meetings with top advisors over the last three months to decide on a strategy. As Viqueira said this, the screen split into nine boxes, each purporting to show a photo from a different strategy meeting. But on closer examination, each of the nine photos was identical. If the Nightly News producers had photos from each of the nine meetings, why didn't they show them? And if they didn't have those photos, why did they try to trick the viewers into thinking they did?