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Posted on 02/09/2005 5:23:31 AM PST by MurryMom
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C'mon folks, we starting to sound like the CBS defenders here. Jeff messed up - he didn't check his facts. And that sets one up for a lot of trouble in a combative situation like the blogsphere has with the media - and that cuts both ways.
Nice try their dirt, but you and I know that the current rhetoric of the democrats is that the economy is in the toilet, but social security is fine, is true, and that was what Jeff Gannon's question addresssed.
Not comparable. Gannon's sin was on a much lower scale. Reid did, in fact, speak of the economy in dire terms and would not dispute that fact himself.
As far as I know, no freepers are bribing business associates of Eason Jordan, nor are they threatening his family.
Can you fill me in or point me to an article about Jeff's mistake?
Excellent post. And MurryMom would approve of all these tactics. Go suck on this MurryMom.
A little thing like 9/11 is what happened to those predictions. You're a sad case.
I have seen no references to this error anywhere except here.
Thanks for that ping; I remember that question well and it was the example I was giving my husband a few minutes ago.
Oh, sure. It's all fun and games until somebody has to clean the cage. Do you know the landfill won't take that stuff?
Somebody's gonna hafta drive through Massachusetts with it in an open trailer again.
I am really distressed by this news. I thought Jeff Gannon was the best reporter at the WH press briefings.
Exactly. If anyone listened to Rush, they'd know he frequently uses the 'soup line' description to paint a mental image of how the Democrats try to paint our economic condition.
Good news! The Ronald Reagan postage stamp goes on sale today!!!!!
And to be accurate, Gannon never claimed in his question that what he said was a quote. It's incredibly sloppy journalism, but on a very low scale.
Good points. Just what we need on FR -- someone who falls for the MSM spin and is a rumor monger.
he is proud he completely made up stuff atrributed to Harry Reid and then Mr. Gannon quotes the misquote without providing a source during a whitehouse briefing
Jeff should have remembered Newt.
MurryMom is kept around here for the same reason that Helen Thomas is kept around the White House press room - humor breaks.
ReadTheFinePrint didn't want to admit to having only left-wing sites (and a Google search suggests this affair has them all a-twitter) so couched them as "rumors". The other newbie at least directed us to Kos.
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