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Memo to Dan Rather: Shut up about memos by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 Old liberal media liars never fade away. They just rage, rage against the dying of their dinosaur industry's light. I'm looking at you, Dan Rather. After years of trashing alternative media, which exposed the veteran CBS News reporter's monumental Memogate... Read More
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... Read More
Trust.
Dan Rather endorses the NYTimes--because he knows "responsible," "outstanding" journalists when he seems 'em. Trust him. A Rather photoshop flashback:
Setting the record straight.
(hat tip to commenter txvet2) A reminder to conservatives: "Swift-Boating" does not equal smearing. Swift-Boating means exposing hard truths about corrupt Democrats. By using "Swift-Boating" in the context of the John McCain/NYT story, you are doing a grave disservice to the Swift Boat Veterans who courageously told the untold truths about John Kerry that the... Read More
Damn those bloggers.
Ah, Danny Boy. He still can't let go. You know that lawsuit he filed in September against CBS/Viacom over the fake National Guard/Bush hit piece of 2004? Well, according to TV Newser, oral arguments are being heard today in court. He's quoted in yesterday's Boston Herald warning about the dangers bloggers pose. He speaks from... Read More
Fake and litigious: The $70 million suit.
Update: Via TVNewser, CBS responds... "These complaints are old news and this lawsuit is without merit." Rather will dredge up his bygones on the Larry King Live show tomorrow. Charles at LGF takes you down animated memory lane. Let's see that on CNN. *** Yes, my friends, Gunga Dan is suing Viacom and CBS for... Read More
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... Read More
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: Apparently a separate incident from the... Read More
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... Read More
***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... Read More
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: Time magazine's preview of Risen's book is only slightly less unbalanced. Romesh Ratnesar concludes: Risen's reporting isn't bulletproof. Like most intelligence reporters, he relies... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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: Lombino notes that Air America declined to comment on Multicultural's allegations. *** Another interesting article appears in this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer, where reporter Beth Gillin writes about bloggers'... Read More
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 ([email protected]) is "closely watching" the Air America... Read More
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: I think this prediction from a Fark photoshopper last November was more apt:
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... Read More
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: Is the huffing and puffing really necessary? The magazine still doesn't seem to understand that such self-aggrandizing hype is simply more fuel on the Islamists' fire. The... Read More
From Ana Marie Cox's interview with Newsweek's Richard Wolffe: Time magazine, which gave Power Line the richly deserved designation of blog of the year, disagrees. Power Line does, too. And so do I. The bloggers and Internet discussion board members who exposed Rathergate--from Power Line, to LGF, to INDC Journal, FreeRepublic, Ratherbiased, and more--busted open... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Thanks for all the great e-mails. Keep 'em coming. Here's a sample from the night owls who checked in with me throughout the wee hours: On media bias: On "healing:" On desperate Dem rationalizations: It seems like the new spin some are trying to push is that in the areas with electronic voting Bush exceeds... Read More
Once again, see-BS and Dan Rather display their utter ignorance of the blogosphere. Ace of Spades caught this exchange between Rather and Ed Bradley: After four months in the blogging game, one thing about the majority of bloggers on the wide-ranging right is clear to me: They (we) are a boisterous, independent-minded, unruly lot who... Read More
377 tons... 3 tons... What's the difference? CYA Update: WaPo's Howard Kurtz writes, Elsewhere in the interview, Keller blames his paper's overly hasty reporting on--guess who?--bloggers. Update: Elsewhere in the Times, Tom Brokaw curses those damned bloggers again over Rathergate. When "60 Minutes" reported on documents purporting to show Mr. Bush received preferential treatment in... Read More
David Broder, the elite of the liberal media elite, shows in the Washington Post that MSM journalists still don't get it: So far so good, but keep reading. To understand what Broder is saying here, you have to know that Broder does not consider bloggers "journalists." When he says "journalism" he is talking about the... Read More
Jack Douglas Jr. of Kinght-Ridder reports: As sharp-eyed reader Mark Landers notes, Lockhart maintains that he and Burkett did not speak about the documents. More from Bill at INDC Journal, who notes: Who to believe? Grab a seat, get comfortable, whip up some popcorn and savor the delicious irony as the Dems, CBS and the... Read More
The bloggers at SgtStryker.com (now known as "The Daily Brief") have launched a new charity. They're asking you to send your old pajamas to Dan Rather: Let see. Do I have anything in Danny's style and size? Why, yes: I'll be sending him one of my 10-month-old son's stained onesies. :)
Don't you hate it when politicians go on TV and use the verbal crutch "to be perfectly candid?" Or some other variation: "Candidly speaking, blah blah blah." Or "In all candor, blah blah blah." You know whatever blah-blah-blah that follows is almost certainly the opposite of honest. The CBS media executives' version of this annoying... Read More
Nope, not Dan Rather. Not Mary Mapes. Seattle's CBS affiliate radio station, KIRO-AM, has fired radio talk show host Brian Maloney for criticizing Rather. According to the Seattle P-I: I knew Maloney when I was in Seattle--he was an earnest, straight-up guy. So sorry to hear he has gotten the ax while Rather skates. Send... Read More
My new column is here. Intro: Ending: With amusement, I have watched my colleagues in the Old Media fight every democratizing and choice-enhancing trend during the dozen years I've spent in the information business. They scoffed at Rush Limbaugh as a flash in the pan (and have searched in vain for a commercially viable liberal... Read More
Dan Rather and his supporters are spinning so hard and in so many different directions that they are starting to contradict each other. Rather says the bloggers who broke the Forgerygate story are savvy "partisan political operatives" presumably affiliated with the Bush campaign and/or RNC, but Jonathen Klein says they are a bunch of guys... Read More
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