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WIN A BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR AT 60 MINUTES

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2004 08:00 PM

An alert reader sends me a link to a rather interesting ebay auction. Here’s the auction description: “Spend 60 minutes behind the scenes at 60 MINUTES. Meet the 60 MINUTES team including some of the on air correspondents and the producers who put the broadcast together every week. See where the stories are created and […]

QUOTE OF THE DAY

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2004 01:08 PM

From a member of the The Dan Rather Fan Club: Everything they said about Bush is true; they just haven’t found the evidence yet. – Dale Channer, 34, florist, the Bronx, quoted in the New York Daily News Like this:Like Loading…

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By Michelle Malkin  •  September 19, 2004 12:49 AM

All you need to know from today’s lengthy Washington Post tick-tock article reconstructing (deconstructing?) Rathergate: *Rather also dismissed the notion that CBS was negligent: “I’m confident we worked longer, dug deeper and worked harder than almost anybody in American journalism does.” *[60 Minutes” executive Josh] Howard said he believed some of the outsiders’ questions about […]

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY MAPES

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 16, 2004 04:37 AM

Why have we not heard a peep about Rathergate from Mary Mapes? Mapes, a senior producer (one of CBS’s “most highly regarded,” according to Associated Press) for Dan Rather, worked on the disastrous 60 Minutes II segment and obtained the dubious Killian docs, which were reportedly faxed from a Texas Kinko’s. Newsweek reported that Mapes […]

TICK TICK TICK

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 15, 2004 05:48 PM

5:45pm. All eyes on CBS. The sound of the stopwatch on 60 Minutes has taken on a whole new context. Tick tick tick tick… Jeff Quinton is liveblogging here. Send Allah some money while you’re waiting. And spare a few minutes on this good read from Bryan Preston, in response to Orin Kerr‘s pooh-poohing of […]

SCAMS@CBSNEWS.COM

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 14, 2004 01:58 AM

It’s a real e-mail address. No joke. Send ‘em your thoughts! (Hat tip: West Coast Conservative.) Like this:Like Loading…

MICROSOFT’S LATEST PRODUCT

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 14, 2004 12:52 AM

Credit: Jeff Miller at The Curt Jester Inspired by Rathergate, Jeff Miller has created Microsoft Forger, with handy features for future CBS sources, including: Output machine selection – Select from a variety of emulators for everything from manual typewriters, IBM Selectrics, early model word processors such as Wang and many others. Font selection – Once […]

NEW YORK TIMES VS. NEW YORK SUN

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 13, 2004 11:57 PM

Contrast the latest coverage of Rathergate by the New York Times, which can’t bring itself to even acknowledge the path-breaking role that blogs played in blowing the whistle on CBS in its 1,208-word article, with the coverage by the New York Sun, which reconstructs how four independent blogs–Powerline, Little Green Footballs, INDC Journal, and Allahpundit–led […]

SHOULD THE FEC GET INVOLVED IN FORGERYGATE?

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 11, 2004 02:13 PM

I received an e-mail from BoycottCBS.com calling on the Federal Election Commission to hold CBS/Viacom in violation of federal election law. Their argument is that the media exception to McCain-Feingold does not apply in cases of fraud and does not cover “electioneering coordinated with a political campaign.” BoycottCBS.com’s heart is in the right place, but […]

WHEN JOURNALISTS HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO EXPOSE ANONYMOUS SOURCES

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 10, 2004 08:00 AM

Thanks to the great work of FReepers and bloggers (especially Powerline), it is just a matter of time before CBS News admits it relied on forged documents in its “scoop” about President Bush’s National Guard service. Once CBS news executives acknowledge their error, they will have a tough decision to make: whether to name the […]

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