Skip to comments.The Dishonest Reporter "Award" 2005
Posted on 12/28/2005 4:42:26 AM PST by unionblue83
Big media was clearly on the defensive in 2005. Dan Rather left the CBS News anchor desk under a heavy cloud while other executives were fired in the wake of Memogate. The use of anonymous sources put journalists like Judith Miller and the NY Times in an uncomfortable spotlight. Newsweek's erroneous report that US Marines desecrated a Koran touched off a firestorm of deadly protests around the world. CNN news chief Eason Jordan was forced to resign over comments at an international forum. And an Al-Jazeera reporter was even convicted for his links to Al-Qaida. In each controversy, bloggers successfully pressured the news services for accuracy and accountability.
Unfortunately, problematic coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continued. We couldn't address all the news services or journalists who were nominated by HonestReporting subscribers, but we thank readers for sharing their thoughts about 2005 and for making our fight for honest reporting your fight too. So without further ado, we proceed with our Dishonest Reporter of the Year Award. We begin with the runner-ups:
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So many names, so little time...
Good thing the ammo companies make more every day...
What for? Are you planning on shooting someone?
Not me. I'm thinking of converting to Islam, I am soo peaceful. LOL!
I say Mary Mapes. She's still portraying herself as just a victim of circumstance and of right-wing demagogues (sp?), yet still cannot admit that her job performance was substandard and based on a hatred of Republicans in general and W in particular.
I think the BBC has adopted the thinking of many modern historians and Hollywood that facts are not as important as conveying "higher truth".
All the Clinton shills still on TV.
There are so many reports, reporters, news anchors, etc. that get it all wrong, that maybe there should be an award for some of them that actually get it right! Wouldn't have to make more than three or four awards either!! :0 )
Lt. Dan wins hands down! ! ! !
Mapes summed it all up with her line about, (may not be a correct quote) "I haven't seen anything to DIS-prove its true...."
The "ink test" again...