Skip to comments.Newsweek vs. the White House, according to ABC News' Terry Moran.
Posted on 05/18/2005 8:21:32 PM PDT by Valin
We've talked about the bogus Newsweek desecration story for several days now, and so has the White House press corps. Yesterday, in the White House Press Room, Scott McClellan took a question about Newsweek, and said, in essence, that Newsweek ought to do all it can to correct some of the damage they did with their bogus story. Terry Moran, White House correspondent for ABC News, replied, saying that it sounded to him like Scott was trying to be the editor of Newsweek. Elizabeth Bumiller of the New York Times later quipped, very sarcastically, that maybe Scott wanted her to do a story that said how great the military was. Hugh was pretty exercised, played the audio on the show, and asked me to try to reach both Moran and Bumiller. Terry, to his credit, returned the call, and agreed to come on for a segment. It was a heated exchange, and it turned into almost three segments. Without further adieu, here's the interview:
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Elizabeth Bumiller of the New York Times later quipped, very sarcastically, that maybe Scott wanted her to do a story that said how great the military was.
Rush played this soundbite on his show today. She was very insulting to America and the administration.
Very illuminating. Thanks.
The interview with Moran is worth reading--He's the epitome of pompous gotcha WH reporters and Hugh is so deft, Moran hangs himself without even realizing it.
I wonder why Terry Moran bothered to consent to the interview. I've never heard such a bunch of vacuous nonsense in my life. He comes out of it as a complete idiot.
Well, the MSM is always second-guessing the President, so I guess that makes things even.
>>>>Newsweek ought to do all it can to correct some of the damage they did with their bogus story
So far, 200 innocent civilians and 5 of our MIL are dead from this bogus story.
How is this correctable?
These reporters are so incredibly juvenile. It's all you can do to just patronize them the way they were patronized. They are so unprofessional and often just stupid. they must be going crazy trying to keep up. It's like watchng them in the quicksand of their own incompetence!
Hey, it's all about getting our guys killed, dontchaknow?
Yeah. Right. No agenda as far as Terry Moron is concerned. /s
"It comes from, I think, a huge gulf of misunderstanding, for which I lay plenty of blame on the media itself. There is, Hugh, I agree with you, a deep anti-military bias in the media. One that begins from the premise that the military must be lying, and that American projection of power around the world must be wrong. I think that that is a hangover from Vietnam, and I think it's very dangerous."
At least he admits that's the attitude.
The MSM is trying to influence public opinion and cover its ass at the same time. They have no shame whatsoever.
Another goring of the oxen-like media. I'm thinkin' this one is going to be an extra long horn inserted quite rudely up their collectivist fertilizer chutes. Enjoy it, my journalist friends - I know that I will!
Fortunately, they're not very good at either.
A start would be to buy a front page notice in every paper in the Islamic world stating the truth of this story. The problem is to many people in the Islamic world won't believe it, but it would be a start.
I'm not holding my breath waiting.
I have to say that Terry acquitted himself very well in this interview. Gotta hand it to him for that. He's still an ass in the press room though.
Sen. Boxer: 'Nuclear Option' Can Hurt Newspapers, Too Barbara Boxer
By Joe Strupp
Published: April 12, 2005 4:50 PM ET
WASHINGTON Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) called on newspaper editors today to provide more coverage of the so-called "nuclear option" being considered by the Republican leadership of the U.S. Senate, which would eliminate filibusters on judicial appointments, arguing that newspapers have as much to lose as the Democrats do if this traditional minority power is eliminated.
You need to explain why a vocal minority in the Congress is essential for a democracy and why it is essential for you, she told several hundred editors at the opening session of the American Society of Newspaper Editors conference here. This fight is really your fight as well.
When asked later what newspapers should specifically do to highlight the issue, Boxer pointed to both news coverage and editorials explaining the effect of a limited filibusters. I think editorials would be very helpful, Boxer told E&P. When people hear filibuster, they dont get what it really means. It would be helpful because the press understands it.
Boxer cited the efforts by Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), the House Minority Leader, and others in the GOP to weaken minority-party rights, as well as DeLay's threats to impeach judges who have gone against his views. She said newspapers need to cover both issues closely so that readers can remain informed, but also so newspapers can protect their own freedoms.
Theyre going after judges, theyre going after the filibuster, and it is dangerous, she told the news leaders. You have a dog in that fight. Your whole basis of what you do is exercising that freedom of speech. These checks and balances are crucial for all of us. We exercise them.
There is a big story to be told out there, and I hope you will tell it as you see it. ... They are going to change the rules of the Senate that have been around for 200 years. These rights are important, this leverage is important. And your rights to tell stories the way you want are in many ways tied to this. You are in this battle.
Boxer also pointed to the War in Iraq, reminding editors that one of the Republican arguments for being in Iraq is to give the citizens their freedom. I think it will fall on deaf ears if we dont protect freedom of expression here at home, or minority rights, she said. Ive always believed it to be patriotic to speak out, even when you are alone. It isnt fun, but it is necessary to do.
So typical, as if there COULD ever be such a story, was her implication.
Anyone who heard her or that sissy from ABC and can day with a straight face that the media are unbiased is seriously deluded.
I wonder if anyone has the audio for this?