Friday, September 10, 2004

Worked Into A Rather

This "60 Minutes"/National Guard memos story is absolutely fascinating. It's possible that we might be witnessing the public dissolution of an entire television network.

Not that anyone had any illusions about the leanings of CBS News (particularly after Bernard Goldberg's devastating book Bias), but I'm just amazed by the brazenness of it all.

260-plus living Vietnam veterans come forward to dispute John Kerry's version of events in that war, and CBS ignores it for weeks and weeks. But somebody cranks out a couple of ridiculous fake memos on Microsoft Word--purporting to be written about George Bush in the early 70's by one dead guy--and the network can't even wait until the ink toner is dry before breathlessly rushing it onto the air.

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