Skip to comments.No Disputing It: Blogs Are Major Players (LA Times Piece Devoted to FreeRepublic and Buckhead)
Posted on 09/13/2004 9:38:03 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis
No Disputing It: Blogs Are Major Players Netizen's late-night post questioning CBS claims about Bush's service spreads at warp speed. By Peter Wallsten Times Staff Writer
September 12, 2004
WASHINGTON These days, CBS News anchor Dan Rather and his colleagues at the network's magazine program "60 Minutes II" are enduring an unusual wave of second-guessing by some of the public and fellow journalists.
For that, they can thank "Buckhead."
It was a late-night blog posting by this mystery Netizen that first questioned the validity of documents Rather cited Wednesday as proof that George W. Bush did not fulfill his National Guard duty more than 30 years ago.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
dude, you're famous!
They concluded the story with my quote.
Why do you need to know. If someone makes a good point, it doesn't matter who they are.
Is a Netzen good or bad?
And if he is, so what? Sure, it was nasty to fool poor Danny, but where, then, was Danny's integrity when he ran with the uncorroborated story? Someone said it before: you can't fool an honest man.
It's actually more of a clubhouse of right-wing lunacy.
To which I answer...Prof, how do we really know who's doing the MSM?
Rather's sure not telling.
So we are right wing lunatics? Well all I can say is that I'd rather be a right wing lunatic on Free Republic than be the grandest member of the Mainstream Media as it exists today.
FR--beyond almost famous.
I don't believe you can post LA Times articles in full.
LA Times is excerpt-only. That includes down thread.
""It was amazing Thursday to watch the documents story go from FreeRepublic.com, a bastion of right-wing lunacy, to Drudge to the mainstream media in less than 12 hours," said Jim Jordan, a strategist for independent Democratic groups opposed to Bush.
"That's not to say the documents didn't deserve examination. But apparently the entire thing was cooked up by a couple of amateurs on Free Republic. The speed with which it moved was breathtaking."
RIGHT WING LUNACY??? A 'COUPLE OF AMATEURS'???
Well, I've only got one thing to say to Mr. Jordan. Neener Neener Neener!!!! Now go work on your resume, you'll need it.
Just out of curiosity I scanned a long list of old Buckhead posts going back to early this year, and from what I see, it wouldn't surprise me to find that Buckhead has already achieved public recognition somewhere along the line. I say this because, although his postings show him to be highly intelligent, well-read, well-educated, and evidently well-travelled, he shows not the tiniest trace of the kind of egocentricity so typical of the person with those attributes who posts on internet message boards.
Consider the source... "Jim Jordan, a strategist for independent Democratic groups opposed to Bush."
I'm not happy about the research being done on Buckhead in order to reveal his real name and assassinate his character.
I'm sure when they find out the MSM will say -- gasp! -- he's a devout conservative!
They've already used FreeRepublic to slander the co-author of "Unfit for Command".
SSSHHHHHHH! DOn't give him away....He's now known as "Deep FONT"!
So Buckhead if a meeting with the President is in your future, tell him we love him ok!
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