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Thursday, June 17, 2004

What do all these newspapers have in common?

Birmingham News, Birmingham, AL
Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ
Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, AR
Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA
Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA
Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA
Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA
San Deigo Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, CA
Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA
Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO
News Journal, Wilmington, DE
Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, FL
Ledger, Lakeland, FL
News-Press, Fort Myers, FL
Orlando Sentinel, Orland, FL
Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, FL
Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL
Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL
Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, IL
Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN
Star Press, Muncie, IN
The Truth, Elkhart, IN
Quad-City Times, Davenport IA
Lexington Herald Leader, Lexington, KY
The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA
Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA
Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME
The Sun, Lowell, MA
Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN
Mississippi Press, Pascagoula, MS
News-Leader, Springfield, MO
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO
Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, MT
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC
News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
Union Leader, Manchester, NH
Courier News, Bridgewater, NJ
Daily Record, Parsippany, NJ
Herald News, West Paterson, NJ
Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ
Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY
Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas, NV
Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, OH
Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH
The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK
Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK
Oregonian, Portland, OR
Statesman Journal, Salem, OR
Patriot News, Harrisburg, PA
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Pittsburgh, PA
Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, TN
Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, TX
Al Dia, Dallas, TX
Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX
Herald Journal, Logan, UT
Culpeper Star-Exponent, Culpeper, VA
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA
USA Today, Arlington, VA
Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT
Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
Olympian, Olympia, WA
Seattle Times, Seattle, WA
The Columbian, Vancouver, WA
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI
Casper Star-Tribune, Casper, WY
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
I'll give you a hint:

These papers, and probably many others as well, had big headlines that NO LINK was found between Saddam and al Qaeda (I didn't include the ones that mentioned anything else in the headline, or the ones where this headline wasn't prominently featured).

I'll leave it to Richard Miniter to explain:


See also The Iraq Fitnah by Daniel Drummond, at the fourth rail.