Thursday, September 23, 2004

Don't Shoot the messenger?!

I haven't said much about the Dan Rather incident, and I haven't posted anything at all about it on here. I had thought that there was enough coverage and yacking going on about it and I hadn't wanted to write on it at all because it's been, in my opinion, overplayed. We all knew from day 1 that the documents were "less that authentic" and I, for one, didn't need to wait around to hear Dan Rather 'break the story' to know he was wrong to begin with.
However, during my skimming of all the news today, I cam across an article at World Net Daily which was just too good. Here area some highlights:
Helen Thomas, the so-called "dean of the White House press corps," is not blasting up Dan Rather over his use of unreliable documents about President Bush's military record, but instead is targeting Bush himself.
"To me, the real issue is why doesn't the president tell us the truth?" Thomas said Tuesday at a Monmoth unvisited forum on women and journalism in West Long Branch, N.J. "Why doesn't he put out all the documents? Because he can't, because there are too many gaps."
According to the Asbury Park Press, Thomas called Rather "a magnificent reporter" who experienced every reporter's nightmare in connection with his airing of unauthenticated material in a Sept. 8 broadcast of "60 Minutes II."
"This is all so symptomatic of kill-the-messenger mentality," Deutsch said. "They are interested more in Dan Rather. ... The underlying issue of Bush's National Guard Service is ignored. ... People are gloating over it. I find that very disturbing."
Is this chick serious? Am I the only one who hasn't lost my mind? What is she thinking? "Tis is all so symptomatic of kill-the-messenger-mentality. They are interested more in Dan Rather." Of course we're more interested in Dan Rather and his screwy journalism you twit. Mam, I'm going to let you in on a little secret--nobody cared about the so called discrepancies in Bush's Air National guard records in his '94 campaign. Nobody cared in 2000, and guess what, lady, nobody cares about it in 2004, either. What we do care about, though, is our journalism and the why the media reports the news. What we do care about, though, is getting to the truth. It is more disturbing to me that CBS would publish anything as TRUTH when it hasn't been proven. It makes me sick. Shame on CBS and shame on Dan Rather and finally, shame on you too, stupid woman!
Today's Moral: It's OK to lie and publish fallacies and then take no responsibility for it as long as you are criticizing President Bush. It's ok to be wrong and take no responsibility for it as long as your just reading something that somebody gave you. Look, if that is the rule we used for all of our journalism there would be absolutely no point in even reporting anything because, after all, we could just write the news as we saw fit. It's disgusting. Thank God for FOX News. I used to make fun of them, but they seem to be the only news agency anymore that can report the news as it happens, not as they think it should happen. We need to take America back from the liberal media. We need to return to the days when journalists were journalists--that is, when journalists cared about reporting the TRUTH, not just the story that supports his/her own politically agenda. Thank you FOX news and keep up the good work.


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