September 12, 2004

Forgerygate Updates

A good summary of the facts in the CBS document forgery case, from Hugh Hewitt. And Wretchard at Belmont Club comments.

This Power Line post today says the damage is done, even if the story is successfully buried by the media. Because the media knows...

Very few Americans are news junkies. Most people will probably never know about the CBS scandal, or will never have enough information to form a judgment about it. For that matter, most don't care. But within the news business, and inside the relatively small slice of the American population where sophisticated consumers of the news dwell, everyone knows, already, that Dan Rather and CBS News tried to influence the November election by telling lies and publishing forged documents. CBS has been disgraced among its peers.

The fact that CBS was willing to barter away what remained of its reputation in exchange for an opportunity to help the John Kerry campaign requires us to re-examine our assumptions about the mainstream media, just as the emergence of the suicide bomber required us to re-examine certain assumptions about security. We never thought that a vast, powerful broadcast network would destroy its own reputation for political gain. Now we know that it can happen.

Read it all.

Posted by dan at September 12, 2004 08:40 PM

What really makes me sick about this, is that if it weren't for bloggers, CBS and Rather would have completely buried Bush with this material, and would have felt absolutely no remorse about it. The duplicity of the Left is endless.

Posted by: Neil Uchitel at September 13, 2004 04:11 AM

I can almost hear the Darth Vader theme playing in the background....

As the Duplicitous Left and their sick minions, The Liberal Media tighten their stranglehold on the galaxy...

We are all doomed.

Posted by: Al at September 13, 2004 07:16 AM

With Walter Cronkite as Obi Wan Kenobi, Dan Rather as Darth Vader, and Ann Coulter as Princess Leia.

Posted by: Neil Uchitel at September 13, 2004 02:21 PM

Bush needs to sue everyone envolved over the
blatant attempt to destroy him as our president, and as a man.
All of America should never ever watch anything on CBS, because if they will do this, God only
knows how many other lies they have reported in the past! Dan Rather needs to move to IRAQ, since
He hates this country so much and everything we
stand for!!

Posted by: sherry at September 14, 2004 07:08 AM

God, I hope you're being sarcastic.

Posted by: Al at September 15, 2004 09:44 AM

Not sure if she was or wasn't, Al. So I decided not to get envolved.

Posted by: Dan at September 15, 2004 06:08 PM

For what it's worth, I'd be much more supportive of Barbara Bush (junior) as Leia than Coulter. Coulter strikes me as more of an Imperial Internal Affairs officer.

Posted by: Al at September 16, 2004 07:28 AM
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