I saw Tony Snow interview some former CBS producer. He was a real nutcase. Tony asked why Rather did not disclose that there were several other witnesses who said the documents were fake. The guy said something like, "Well, that's good journalistic judgment. These people were Bush supporters."
Snow responded with, "Well, they did not have any trouble using Barnes' statement and he's a Kerry supporter."
The guy's response was, "Sure, with proper disclosure."
Watching that interview you really got a feel for how extreme these guys are.
He also complained that there was no check on the bloggers. To me, it seems that he's really complaining that the bloggers have now placed a check on the networks.
Joe Scarborough had Benie Goldberg (author of "Bias") on last night and this story was right up his alley. He said the Taliban had more diversity than CBS. Almost man for man they're liberal he said. Seems to know what he's talking about.
He's the guy that dismissed us all as "some guy in his pajamas, typing from his living room".
Stephen Hayes from the Weekly Standard answered that very eloquently and took the supercilious ass to task quite handily.
I saw that same interview between Snow and the CBS Network guy and picked up on the exact same exchanges you noted.
I came to the same conclusion I've come to a thousand times
before: these people simply can't be reached by logic, common sense, or even facts. Even an admission of guilt by the people they're defending won't change them. They have NO interest in the truth if it threatens their pointless idiot agenda.Listening to them, I don't so much get a feel for how extreme they are, so much as how closed their logical faculties are, permanently closed, and how impossible it is for any degree of self-awareness to enter their minds.
Exactly! I found this comment posted on the INDC blog:
"It used to be that we needed a free press in order to keep the government honest, and now we need the blogosphere to keep the press honest."
my new tagline - thanks to poster "Jewel" on INDC
Yes, that's it. The Internet community has evolved into a watch dog of the MSM. Bloggers may get aspects to a news story incorrect, but their take on things can get vetted by hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, and the truth usually surfaces. We vet ourselves and we vet the news organizations, especially on important issues.