Bush wore an earpiece at 2004 debate but the NYTimes killed the story

Did you spot this tweet this morning from Eric Trump?

What was THAT about? They are trying to accuse Biden of getting wireless info from someone off camera, just like George W. Bush was accused of doing back in 2004 during his John Kerry Debate.

NASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate
Physicist says imaging techniques prove the president’s bulge was not caused by wrinkled clothing.
Salon, October 30, 2004 by Kevin Berger

Typical Trump projection, when you can’t win on merit, cheat. But first they accuse the other of cheating, knowing that the press go for the “both sides” and the left will have to defend themselves from not cheating and if they the submit to the baseless claims Team Trump is ready to show THEY didn’t cheat (THIS time, in THAT way.)
That’s what’s behind the “Biden’s on drugs! Biden’s demented!” attacks.

The media are trained to go through the ridiculous process no matter how outrageous. If they decline? “What do they have to hide?”

But what this attack reminded me how of the time in 2004 when Bush was shown to have a mysterious bulge in in back during a debate.

At the time I was ALL over that story. I know a lot about wireless communications, but my late business partner and friend said, ‘Spocko, Spocko, Spocko. if you dig into it too much you will be shut down by the Secret Service for a “National Security” reason. They aren’t going to admit anything and they will tell you if you keep pushing your reputation will be destroyed. Remember what they did to Dan Rather.”

There was evidence for it. But the White House pressured the New York Times to kill the story.

Here is a fascinating story about this by Dave Lindorff who wrote about the story for Salon after the New York Times killed it.
Here is the article in Fair from January 1, 2005

The Emperor’s New Hump

The New York Times killed a story that could have changed the election—because it could have changed the election

I would really like to quote a lot from this story, but the most interesting questions would be to the former New York Times Science reporters about what happened.

On Thursday, just three days after that first exposé, the paper was set to run a second, perhaps more explosive piece, exposing how George W. Bush had worn an electronic cueing device in his ear and probably cheated during the presidential debates.

I would love to hear from Times science writer William Broad, as well as reporters Andrew Revkin, John Schwartz and Laura Chang. Then Jacques Steinberg and David Carr who wrote a later piece, titled “Media Timing and the October Surprise.

But it might all be about executive editor Bill Keller who said,

“In the end, nobody, including the scientist who brought it up, could take the story beyond speculation. In the crush of election-finale stories, it died a quiet, unlamented death.”
How many stories will the MSM stop because “It’s too close to the election” this time?

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