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Issue: "Iraq: Terror without end," Oct. 2, 2004

"If it had been us, we would have been crucified."

Rupert Murdoch, quoted in Editor & Publisher, on what the media reaction would have been had the forged documents scandal occurred at Fox News instead of at CBS News.

"I have watched CBS News since Walter Cronkite was there. I won't be watching them anymore. I don't like it when people lie."

Walter Staudt, the commanding officer said by CBS to have applied pressure to give George W. Bush a favorable report. (Mr. Staudt had been retired for over a year then.)

"A highly ironic position."

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Josephine Potuto, professor of constitutional law at the University of Nebraska, on an ACLU request that a federal court order the Omaha World-Herald not to reveal the identity of a man who sued Plattsmouth, Neb., over that city's Ten Commandments monument.

"They've been told their kids are dead. And now they are resurrected."

Bob Bryant, father-in-law of Davita Bryant, who died in a plane crash over Montana last week, after two other victims of the Montana crash emerged from the wilderness. Authorities had found no sign of survivors at the crash site and had told relatives of all five people on the plane that their loved ones had died.


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