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Those of us in the blogosphere who were around during the CBS News/Rathergate scandal remember how the narrative arc went: *CBS perpetuated journalistic fraud. *Conservative bloggers and alternative media called out Dan Rather and his con artist producer Mary Mapes for their malpractice. *CBS denied and delayed addressing the hoax. *The mainstream media tried to […]
Setting the record straight.
Damn those bloggers.
Fake and litigious: The $70 million suit.
Over at the excellent Investor’s Business Daily editorial website, IBD editorials, the board looks at the Tiffany Network’s decision to hire an old Clinton crony: After “60 Minutes” used fake documents to accuse President Bush of avoiding war service, how could CBS News possibly stoop lower? By hiring a longtime Clinton crony to rescue its […]
The Associated Press controversy over its six burning Sunnis story is not just about AP. It’s a burning credibility crisis that stretches from Pallywood to the Fauxtography scandal and beyond. Milblogger Greyhawk takes on the Times’ Ed Wong and his reporting in Hurriya. Greyhawk zeroes in on this paragraph: From morning until afternoon, at least […]
Mary Katharine Ham is fed up with guy bloggers having all the fun. So for all the ladies in the house: Man Candy. Free market think tank types want in on the action, too. They are actually holding a contest to vote for the “most beautiful policy people.” I link, you decide. Dan Riehl and […]
***update 12:12pm Eastern…Rush Limbaugh right now: “Reuters ought to be investigated. They should investigate themselves…The second doctored photo is a ‘doozy’…Once again, as in the Dan Rather case, it was the blogosphere that brought this to light…It’s devastating, folks…this is the tip of the iceberg, not just Reuters…”*** ***update: Rush audio here and CNN vid […]
A not-so-fond farewell to Connie Chung and Dan Rather–together again and, we hope, nevermore. Susan Estrich is not happy. Brent Bozell is.
Robin Boyd at Newsbusters notes that the Associated Press is playing book publicist for NYTimes reporter James Risen, whose book blabbing about the Bush administration’s classified counterterrorism programs is out today: The AP has earned quite a reputation of ignoring the positive reports out of Iraq and painting with a broad brush of negativity. They […]
To the dismay of the MSM, the blogosphere didn’t go away in 2005. Here are some of the more memorable moments in the clash of the bloggers vs. MSM: 10. Commentator Bill Press’s condemnation of bloggers as people “with no credentials, no sources, no rules, no editors and no accountability.” Press’s idea of good journalism […]
Little Green Footballs has the top 20 nominees for the Annual Robert Fisk Award for Idiotarian of the Year. Tough competition this year includes: Cindy Sheehan Harry Reid Mary Mapes George Clooney Sean Penn Howard Dean Ward Churchill Dan Rather Chris Matthews Nancy Pelosi Noam Chomsky Kofi Annan Ramsey Clark Send LGF any other names […]
Oh, this should be good Saturday night entertainment: Rather to sub on Larry King Live *** Previous: Gunga Dan weeps, and other spectacles Whither Dan Rather? So long, farewell, adieu, adieu, adieu “Evaporated:” The Dan and Dave Show
Tuesday quick links: -Dan Rather has a crocodile tear-shedding, lip-quivering meltdown. Dry-eyed comments from Penraker, the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, Roger L. Simon, and Steve J. -Robert Spencer on The Hijab That Wasn’t. -FEC sues the Club for Growth. FEC statement here. Club for Growth response here. RedState, BizzyBlog, and Jack Lewis sound the alarm. -More ungrateful […]
The New York Sun is the first print outlet to pick up on yesterday’s Air America post authored by Brian Maloney and me. Reporter David Lombino writes: A lawsuit filed by an owner of radio stations claims that the transfer of ownership of the Air America radio network from Progress Media to Piquant LLC in […]
Number of NY Times articles mentioning Air America since March 2004: 59 Number of NY Times articles mentioning the Air Enron scandal: 0 (Via Nexis) It seems we’re not the only ones monitoring the MSM’s near-total blackout of Air America’s financial shenanigans. New York Times ombudsman Byron Calame (firstname.lastname@example.org) is “closely watching” the Air America […]
TV Newser asks: “Is Dan Rather leaving CBS?” and points to a Philly Inquirer article yesterday, which prompted one TV Newser e-mailer to comment: It appears Rather’s departure is forthcoming, and maybe CBS will let him out of his contract before it’s up in January of 2006. The question is where will Rather go? CNN?” […]
So, the Guardian of London has fired Dilpazier Aslam–the “sassy” terrorist apologist spotlighted here and across the blogosphere. The paper provides background here. Eursoc is comparing the episode to the CBS/Dan Rather fake memo fiasco and has an excellent recap. Mark Moore takes on the Guardian’s dissembling. The Daily Ablution led the way in digging […]
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 […]
Right Wing News delves into the fever swamps of the Democratic Underground and pulls out the 10 Worst Quotes from rabid libs. John Leo compiles the 2004 awards for over-the-top rhetoric. Quin Hilyer highlights the invaluable Media Research Center’s top examples of media bias. And keying off the news that “blog” is the word of […]
I don’t usually link to Fark (great stuff, but often too risque for my admittedly prudish tastes), but they have a funny Photoshop contest envisioning how Dan Rather will spend his retirement. Here’s one from Fark poster Chuckless: And another from Fark poster bargirl24: More contest winners here.
Browsing through the “New Non-Fiction” section at my local Borders today, I came across the following cover: Yes, believe your eyes! It’s the latest publication from the trustworthy narrators of history at CBS News–who are cravenly attempting to cash in on President Reagan’s death in time for the holiday book-buying season. I just about spit […]