A piece in Investors Daily on the October “Surprise” served up by the New York Times and the Kerry campaign:

“The ’surprise’? The New York Times reported Monday that U.S. troops allowed 380 tons of explosives to be looted from a military site in Iraq during the first days of the war.

“John Kerry immediately pounced on the news. He suggested the administration’s incompetence may have led to weapons getting into ’the hands of terrorists (who) can use this material to blow up our airplanes, blow up our buildings, kill American troops.’

“But once again, the big media have pushed a major story late in a campaign that discredits George W. Bush, only for us to discover it was made of whole cloth….”

NBC, which had reporters embedded with the 101st Airborne, immediately challenged the story, saying that the missing munitions were most likely gone when U.S. forces arrived on the scene (perhaps they were moved while we were seeking a U.N. permission slip?).

Please read the whole piece, but here is one more key point:

“As it now stands, there can no longer be any question: The New York Times and CBS have both become nakedly and recklessly partisan in their search for news to hurt Bush and the Republicans.”