KQED's Dave Iverson falsely stated he conducted a "pre-interview" with Frank Lindh
In an interview with the ombudsman from National Public Radio on May 26, Dave Iverson incorrectly stated in response to a question that he had conducted a "preinterview" with me prior to my on-air interview on May 25. No such preinterview occurred. I agree with the Ombudsman that, had we done a preinterview, it might have surfaced the factual inaccuracy that underlay Dave's interview, namely, his false and defamatory notion that my son was involved with a "terrorrist" organization. This was a very grave inaccuracy, not a mere nuance. I remain troubled, both by the original inaccuracy, and by Mr. Iverson's incorrect statement that we had a preinterview.