CBS Parks Oil-For-Food Story on 'Primary Source' Blog

On February 22, Tongsun Park became "the first person convicted by a jury in the United Nations Oil for Food scandal," noted CBS "Primary Source" blogger Phil Hirschkorn in a February 24 blog post. Park, who "once acted as a secret backchannel between Saddam Hussein and the United Nations" was sentenced to five years in a federal prison.

But a search of CBS News in Nexis turns up no stories on Park's sentence on February 22, nor anytime since then. Anchor Katie Couric did, however, find time on February 22 to air a minute-and-a-half story by correspondent Kelly Cobiella on the custody hearing held to determine who would get to bury Anna Nicole Smith.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters