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“I now believe the truth here is that I got duped.”
Tick, tick, tick.
Setting the record straight.
Damn those bloggers.
My syndicated column today ties the ABC News bigotry sting and the GWU student journalist’s hoax crime together. An excerpt: You don’t have to be a Harvard University re searcher to figure out that the media is infected with liberal bias – or to realize that some left-wing journalists will use any means necessary to […]
MSM stands for media stage management.
Fake and litigious: The $70 million suit.
Some MSM types were not too happy about President Bush citing the words of Baghdad bloggers and Pajamas Media editors Omar and Mohammed Fadhil yesterday in his remarks to the press. Check out the anti-blog editorializing in this Associated (with terrorists) Press account: To back up his point that pulling out of Iraq would be […]
“Who is Jamil Hussein?” is becoming the new “Who is John Galt?”–a blogospheric refrain that both summarizes and challenges MSM apathy about its questionable war reporting. Townhall’s Mary Katharine Ham is the latest to pose the question in the Washington Examiner. Historian and Army infantry officer Robert Bateman, using the latest AP scandal over its […]
This is Peter Hartlaub. He is the San Francisco Chronicle’s pop-culture critic and “helps cover movies, television and the media,” according to his bio. In addition to his newspaper duties, Hartlaub blogs for the paper’s “Culture Blog.” One of his latest posts is an astonishingly ugly, ad hominem attack on Ann Coulter–emblematic of the unhinged, […]
***update: Reuters has photo fraud detection software…guess they forgot to turn it on…in related news: Ace of Spades revealed…*** I had about 30 seconds to talk about the Reuterization of war journalism on O’Reilly last night, which is just the way it is on cable TV. Thankfully, there are no time limits or topic constraints […]
…to his delusions. *** Flashback:
Drudge is hyping Bill Sammon’s new book, “Strategery,” this morning and publishes an interesting passage from the book on the White House’s warm views of the blogosphere and cyberspace. Or the “ether space,” as President Bush calls it. (At least they got him to stop saying “Internets.”) “I think what’s healthy is that there’s no […]
***At the suggestion of readers, I’m opening up the comments section here for folks who want to send L.H. a personal message…11:13pmEST comments closed…thanks…*** Danish reader L.H. sounds off about CBS News’s blame-the-victim smear attack on Denmark last night on 60 Minutes (video segment available at Expose the Left): Dear Michelle: I have just come […]
Hi, everyone! Hope you have been enjoying the guest-bloggers. Bryan, Lorie, Betsy, and Brian will keep things rocking and rolling through Friday night. I’ve been in six different airports the past three days–exhausted–and will be tied up most of the day on more book flogging. Will try and pop in with a few posts when […]
Deluded ex-CBS News producer Mary Mapes is still in denial about Rathergate. Little Green Footballs offers a friendly reality check. More clue-by-fours here and here. And here. And here. 800pm EDT update. Bill at INDC Journal highlights a typical unreality-based passage from Mapes’ book.
Watch him Vaughn Ververs has a follow-up on Mike Wallace’s appearance at an anti-gun Brady Center event late last month. Ververs responded to an inquiry from NRAnews.com blogger/radio host Cam Edwards, who blew the whistle. Ververs was initially quick to back up Wallace and CBS, but now he is less satisfied: We were asked what […]
TV Newser reports that CBS News will soon start a blog called “Public Eye.” I have a feeling this is going to keep a lot of creative folks in the blogosphere very, very busy. The Media Blog has more background.
The missing girl case in Aruba continues to hold the attention of millions of TV viewers–and quite a few Internet users as well. Fox News Channel’s viewership is exploding, and Greta Van Susteren’s show, On the Record, which is leading the way on the story, has numbers through the roof. In the blogosphere, Dan Riehl […]
Democrat Maurice Hinchey, the N.Y. congressman who claims Karl Rove planted the CBS Rathergate memos, is still unhinged. Now, he’s blaming “Republican spin” for his junket addiction. The Federal Review takes down Hinchey’s excuses. Confederate Yankee and GOP and the City weigh in.
Drudge has the siren spinning over Newsweek’s refusal to accept reporter Michael Isikoff’s resignation. The magazine is making all macho-like in standing up to supposed White House bullying: “Mike was told he would not be sacrificed, we are standing behind him 100%,” a top magazine source told the DRUDGE REPORT. “We do not, I repeat, […]
From Ana Marie Cox’s interview with Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe: What did you think of the bloggers’ role in the Dan Rather affair? Answer: I think they did a disservice to the debate because they made the debate about the documents and not about the president of the United States. There was another half to that […]
By now, you’ve all read about the MSM’s attempted October Surprise, NBC’s revelation undermining the missing cache story (via Kerry Spot, Drudge, and others), and the extensive blog coverage on the left and right (good sample here, here, and here). See also this incisive Wall Street Journal editorial, published today (but apparently written before the […]
My friend Mike Fumento shares his insights on Rathergate here and points out that CBS has relied on mentally unstable sources before.