Friday, September 10, 2004


This time the snarky remarks are aimed at CBS of *that* liberal media, trying to embarrass the president.

CBS'S BIG BLUNDER? September 10, 2004 -- THE populist revolution against the so- called mainstream media continues. Yesterday, the citizen journalists who produce blogs on the Internet ? and their engaged readers ? engaged in the wholesale exposure of what appears to be a presidential-year dirty trick against George W. Bush.
What the bloggers and their audiences did was call into profound question the authenticity of four documents proudly trumpeted by CBS News in a much-heralded investigative report on Wednesday night's edition of '60 Minutes' about the president's National Guard service in the early 1970s.
These were 'previously unseen documents . . . obtained by '60 Minutes,' ' the network bragged Wednesday night on its Web site. Their author, supposedly, was Bush's squadron commander, Jerry Killian, who died 20 years ago.
They 'include a memorandum from May 1972,' CBS reports, 'where Killian writes that Lt. Bush called him to talk about 'how he can get out of coming to drill from now through November.' ' A document dated '18 August 1973' complains that Killian is being asked to 'sugar coat' Bush's record. 'I'm having trouble running interference and doing my job,' the document says.
Liberals went wild with glee about the story, especially after the onslaught on John Kerry's Vietnam record by his fellow Swift-boat veterans.

Trouble is the "documents" were produced with curly quotation marks, modern spacing and superscripts that were not available on typewriters at the time they were supposed to have been written. As Glenn Reynolds would say, "Heh!"

1 comment:

vietnamcatfish said...

I think it's great. The left-wing media duped. The weiner press is so biased it's not even funny.

I hardly ever watch the network news. And the local news is gawd-awful. The lead story the other nite: "A couple, while crossing the street, barely escaped injury during a hit-and-run encounter with a crazed motorist. The couple was not hurt, but the driver is at-large." ( camera shows an empty car abandoned on the street )

Back in the day they called it "ha ha" news. Not sure if it's still called that today.

It must be hard being in front of the camera: "Susie was only 21 when she died. And, Ross. Will it ever quit raining?"

Anyway, chalk one up for truth, justice, and the American way!

v.c. ( on loan from Golden Pond )

P.S. I recommend "Broadcast News" ( 80's movie and quite good ) for a better insight into network reporting.