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CBS’s disappearing E-Bomb

by henrycopeland
Wednesday, March 26th, 2003

“The U.S. Air Force has hit Iraqi TV with an experimental electronmagetic pulse device called the ‘E-Bomb’ in an attempt to knock it off the air and shut down Saddam Hussein’s propaganda machine, CBS News Correspondent David Martin reports. The highly classified bomb creates a brief pulse of microwaves powerful enough to fry computers, blind radar, silence radios, trigger crippling power outages and disable the electronic ignitions in vehicles and aircraft.” Later, all references to the E-Bomb disappeared from the story. Has the military embedded a censor in CBS’s editing booth? (BoingBoing reports.)

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