CBS News held the Iraqi prisoner abuse story for two weeks at the request of General Richard B. Myers. Citing the possible dangers to American hostages and the tension in Fallujah, General Myers called Dan Rather eight days before 60 Minutes II was planning to air the story and asked him to sit on the story. Only when it was apparent that The New Yorker was about to break the story did CBS air the story last week. [Salon.com/AP]
Kind of makes you wonder what other stories are being held back, doesn’t it?