CNN Tells The Whole Story … NOT

Screenshot of CNN (so they can’t change it later):

That’s it.  You see the entire article.  When you read this, you’re led to believe that the court set this guy free.  But that’s not what happened.

Here’s the AP via MSNBC:

Court: Sentence for millennium plotter TOO LENIENT

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court said Tuesday a 22-year prison sentence was too lenient for an al-Qaida-trained terrorist convicted of plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on New Year’s Day 2000.

A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Ahmed Ressam deserved a much longer prison term because he had reneged on a deal to cooperate with terrorism investigators around the world.

U.S. prosecutors said Ressam’s change-of-heart after two years of cooperation compromised at least two terrorist cases in the U.S., resulting in charges being dropped.

The appeals court also took the rare step of removing from the case the Seattle trial judge who imposed the initial sentence.

Holy snikes!  This guy’s not going free.  He’s getting the hammer laid down.  But you’d never know that from CNN.

No wonder people think there is a media bias.

— uo

Published in: on February 2, 2010 at 7:13 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] – The CNN article at the top of this post sure is a heck of a lot better than that earlier one. Published […]

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