Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Suspected Terrorist Kept Out of U.S., News Media Ignore Story

Media Matters is reporting that the mainstream media (MSM) largely ignored a report that a member of the delegation of Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah was denied entry to the United States after the delegation member's name appeared on a national watch list for alleged terrorists.

The US Department of Homeland Security found the name was on a government list meant to screen out possible terrorists. But the issue wasn't raised as part of the coverage of Abdullah's visit with President Bush in which they "spent a lot of time on the terrorism issue," according to Condoleezza Rice.

Wouldn't you think the Bush administration and the news media would want to promote this as demonstrating how well DHS screenings are working?