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—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Friday, September 13, 2002

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ABC News anchor Peter Jennings has just had a look at excerpts of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's controversial remarks that the wealth gap between the Western and Third World, along with the West's "use of power to humiliate" had some realtion to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

See the video of Jean Chrétien. (realVideo)

Jennings was caught at unawares by a caller on CNN's Larry King Live who brought up the topic, decribing the Prime Minister as having said that "American brought the attacks upon herself." Jennings was shocked; and he said that he couldn't believe that the Prime Minister, any Canadian Prime Minister, could say such a thing.

Later in the broadcast, Jennings saw excepts from the Chrétien interview, and said that he did not believe that Chrétien blamed the U.S. for the attacks of September 11. He than added that it was up to each person to interpret the remarks for his or herself. The caller who asked Jennings about the comments admitted to hearing about it on FOX News, a news outlet known for biased reporting and for promoting a conservative agenda.

One can only imagine how Fox News reported it... like the blowhard Bill O'Reilly's comments.

Hey, O'Reilly: Chrétien is not a socialist. He may be to the left of the American mainstream, but he's only a socialist compared to Attila the Hun.

The real deal on what the Prime Minister said? Get it from a reliable news source like the Globe and Mail or CNN (from Reuters.)
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