Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 16:23:49 -0700
From: DAN GIFFORD SOMFORD@KEYWAY.NET
April 17,2003 4pm MT
ABC misled children of Waco participants - and now the public.
Bradley H. Borst
6413 North Lunar Court
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
The Producer of the ABC Prime Time program, scheduled to air this evening, misrepresented the facts of how this program would play out. I was told that we would be allowed to ask an FBI representative any questions we'd like to ask. When the time came to ask my questions, the Producer said I was not allowed to present my questions.
This morning the Good Morning America host, Charles Gibson stated that, "The children were allowed to ask all of their questions, even the tough ones." This did not happen. The whole tone of the program promotional seen this morning appeared to be a sham designed to lay the entire blame for the events of 4-19-93 on David Koresh, and in the process exonerating the FBI of any responsibility. This was not the true story either.
I lived at Waco with my mother when I was a child from the age of 13 to 18 when I made the decision to leave. My mother stayed behind, and she was one of the victims who died at Waco. I am now a police officer, and I have submitted evidence to Congress in an attempt to launch a new investigation into my mother's death.
I agreed to participate in the ABC show to tell the truth about who the Branch Davidians were and the involvement of the BATF and FBI. In February, I went to New York for the interview. During the interview, I was betrayed and the program is a misrepresentation of my position and the real story of Waco.
In other promotional advertisements, ABC has made misleading statements about the Branch Davidians in what appears to be an attempt to justify the historical end result. I went into this interview trusting ABC, and now I feel like a victim all over again. Due to previous obligations, I will be at a memorial in Waco on April 19, 2003. I can be contacted at 970-214-3717 (cell) after 9 AM on the 18th of April.