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Why we don't believe you [excellent summary of recent mainstream press malfeasance]
Townhall ^ | August 28, 2006 | Mary Katharine Ham

Posted on 08/28/2006 10:57:00 AM PDT by John Jorsett

Does the mainstream press ever wonder why conservatives distrust them so much?

If so, they need look no further than the “fauxtography” scandals of the last couple of weeks. Conservative bloggers have been hard at work sniffing out suspected fakery and staging in the photos sent back on the newswires from the Israel/Hezbollah conflict, and the investigation got pretty smelly.

First, there was Reutersgate, in which the international news organization had to pull a photo and fire a freelance photographer because he clumsily Photoshopped thicker smoke into the skyline of Beirut.

This incident got bloggers wondering what other photographic evidence of Israeli aggression had been Photoshopped or staged into existence, and just how complicit the news media was in the fakery. They came up with a photo by the same Reuters photographer, in which he had added flares to a photograph of an Israeli plane, and called them missiles.

But that was just the beginning. There was Green Helmet Guy, who seemed to be ever-present at the sites of Israeli “atrocities,” always making the most of the evidence of civilian casualties. He even played director to international news crews and photographers, showing them how to get the best shots of Lebanese casualties.

Then there was the “Passion of the Toys,” in which brand-new toys—poignant symbols of childhood innocence—seemed to keep popping up, perfectly framed by the destruction of war, yet strangely unscathed by it.

Oh, but it doesn’t stop there. Later came the “unluckiest multiple home owner in Lebanon,” photographed on several occasions, weeping in front of her several homes, bombed by several Israeli airstrikes. Then, we have the New York Times’ pieta, in which a rescue worker was carelessly identified as a victim of an airstrike when, in fact, he had been injured while working in the area. And, the flaming tire atrocity. And, the time Hezbollah bombed an Israeli ship in Australia.

Finally, this week, there was the ambulance attack that maybe wasn’t. There’s strong evidence to suggest that the two ambulances allegedly hit by Israeli airstrikes on July 23 were not exactly pulverized by missiles, as we were led to believe.

Reuters fired its fake photographer, which was the correct response to such deception. But, beyond that, there has not been much comeuppance for photographers and reporters involved in airbrushed, faked, and staged news.

The mainstream media’s response to the allegations from blogs has been more along the lines of Greg Mitchell’s, editor of Editor & Publisher, a trade magazine whose mission it is to cover “all aspects of the North American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates.”

Mitchell’s response to accusations from bloggers—instead of answering the charges and refuting evidence—was to get very defensive, claim that “rightwing bloggers” were only attempting to smear photojournalists as a group, and then proceed to smear rightwing bloggers as a group for daring to point out the dishonesty of some photojournalists, and raise questions about how business is conducted in the Middle East.

You can see Mitchell’s response to the accusations, here and here. You can see the deconstruction thereof, here and here. All are worth a read to really understand how the mainstream media deals with accusations of fraud, and how cavalierly it tosses aside some of its most avid consumers’ concerns. Here’s a typical paragraph from one of Mitchell’s pieces:

Time does not permit a point by point documentation of the dozens of ludicrous, or at least completely unproven, examples of doctored or staged or otherwise manipulated photos on the Web. Have no fear, I will soon return to this subject, but in the meantime, feel free to plunge into the blogosphere. If you go deeply enough, you may feel you are back on the Grassy Knoll. One of the most-linked sites in this controversy, EU Referendum, goes so far as to suggest that a kind of Hollywood "film-set" was improvised at the site of the Qana killings "for the benefit of both Hezbollah and the media."

I would highly recommend you go through the links I’ve listed above and decide for yourself whether the accusations are “ludicrous,” particularly the video of a Hollywood film-set improvised at the site of the Qana killing, “for the benefit of both Hezbollah and the media.”

Instead of addressing concerns and refuting evidence, Mitchell calls bloggers a bunch of Grassy Knoll-ers intent on discrediting “the media as a whole.” This is not the way to win trust with your audience.

Mitchell then went on to discredit himself within the space of just a couple hours.

On Friday, the Confederate Yankee blog brought attention to a column Mitchell had written in 2003, in which he confessed to making up news as a young reporter. He had been sent out to do a story on Niagara Falls, and found himself unable to talk to tourists to get quotes. So, he sat on a bench and made the quotes up. He confessed his journalistic sin in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal.

Many other blogs picked up on the 2003 column, suggesting that Mitchell might be sympathetic to faked news because he himself had been a faker.

Several hours after Confederate Yankee’s post went up, that blogger noticed the text of the 2003 article had been changed. The lede had gone from this:

Since the press seems to be in full-disclosure mode these days, I want to finally come clean. Back when I worked for the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette (now the Niagara Gazette), our city editor asked me to find out what tourists thought about an amazing local event: Engineers had literally “turned off” the famous cataracts, diverting water so they could shore up the crumbling rock face. Were visitors disappointed to find a trickle rather than a roar? Or thrilled about witnessing this once-in-a-lifetime stunt?

To this (additions in bold):

Since the press seems to be in full-disclosure mode these days, I want to finally come clean. Back in 1967, when I was 19 and worked for the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette (now the Niagara Gazette) as a summer intern, our city editor asked me to find out what tourists thought about an amazing local event: Engineers had literally "turned off" the famous cataracts, diverting water so they could shore up the crumbling rock face. Were visitors disappointed to find a trickle rather than a roar? Or thrilled about witnessing this once-in-a-lifetime stunt?

The column had been edited, without notation, within a couple of hours of bloggers calling attention to it, to emphasize Mitchell’s youth and inexperience at the time of his ethical faux pas. Luckily, several bloggers and the Internet preserved the original piece.

So, it seems someone went back and altered a three-year-old column to reflect more positively on Mitchell, once it got a bit of attention from the “Grassy Knoll,” “rightwing bloggers.” Makes all those “ludicrous” accusations of dishonesty of the mainstream press seem not so ludicrous, doesn’t it?

Mitchell now has not just his industry’s malfeasance to answer for, but his own malfeasance, which he admitted to in a 2003 column, and which was then compounded when someone altered his three-year-old copy to protect him.

Changing copy three years after it has been published, without providing a “correction” or “clarification” note, is entirely unethical by the very standards of the newspaper industry Mitchell is charged with covering. Dan Riehl, another blogger, has evidence that Mitchell may have been altering copy in his latest E&P column, as well.

Rightwing bloggers are predisposed to distrust the media, as are most conservatives. The fauxtographers and defenders like Mitchell are giving us no reason to be encouraged. The mainstream press’ stock is in credibility. The right course is to answer, quickly and thoroughly, any credible charges against them, so as to preserve that stock.

Instead, with the notable exceptions of David Perlmutter and Jim Pinkerton, the mainstream media seems content to blame it all on the Grassy Knoll while half of its readers find news coverage is greener on the other side.

This is why we don’t believe you.


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: fauxtogate; fauxtography; fauxtos; marykatharineham; mediafraud
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1 posted on 08/28/2006 10:57:03 AM PDT by John Jorsett
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To: John Jorsett

She is good.


2 posted on 08/28/2006 11:04:49 AM PDT by MNJohnnie ( Elections are more important then the feelings of the POS Cons (Perpetually Offended Syndrome))
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To: John Jorsett

Not to mention Dan Rathergate, CNN's skyhook scandal,exploding pickups and CNN's admission that it didn't report news from Iraq during Hussein's reign to protect their access. I'm sure there are tons more examples.


3 posted on 08/28/2006 11:07:20 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: saganite
Not to mention Dan Rathergate, CNN's skyhook scandal,exploding pickups and CNN's admission that it didn't report news from Iraq during Hussein's reign to protect their access. I'm sure there are tons more examples.

Foodlion and Prime Time Live...is another one.

4 posted on 08/28/2006 11:10:41 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: John Jorsett

-bflr-


5 posted on 08/28/2006 11:11:51 AM PDT by rellimpank (Don't believe anything about firearms or explosives stated by the mass media---NRABenefactor)
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To: John Jorsett

Greg Mitchell

More info HERE.

6 posted on 08/28/2006 11:13:31 AM PDT by jigsaw (Islam Electric: "We Take Good Things From Life.")
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To: abb

ping


8 posted on 08/28/2006 11:15:51 AM PDT by Dont Mention the War (This tagline is false.)
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To: John Jorsett; pissant

Excellent piece, thanks for posting.


9 posted on 08/28/2006 11:17:08 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: John Jorsett

bump


10 posted on 08/28/2006 11:18:22 AM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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To: John Jorsett

Ouch!


11 posted on 08/28/2006 11:19:17 AM PDT by Uncledave
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To: John Jorsett
The MSM is laughing their arses off at conservatives as they do every minute of everyday for the last 40 years.

They COULD CARE LESS IF WE DON'T BELIEVE THEM.

They are not biased.

They are political orgs, running a 24/7 political campaign, with political hacks posing a journalists.

And they know that we know.

And they also know that their power is much more immense than ours.

So they beat us everyday, with every storyline they invent.
12 posted on 08/28/2006 11:20:41 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Baynative
It makes me wonder if the alphabet networks haven't been producing fake news ever since they realized the power of television.

What I wonder is why they're still either a) trying to get away with it, or b) continuing with sloppy habits that get them into trouble. After what happened to Rather, it astounds me that Reuters let that Photoshopped photo get through. A six-year-old could see that it had been altered, and yet they either didn't review it, or ran it despite the obviousness of the fakery.

13 posted on 08/28/2006 11:20:49 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: saganite; governsleastgovernsbest; John Jorsett; MNJohnnie; frogjerk; Baynative
Not to mention Dan Rathergate, CNN's skyhook scandal,exploding pickups and CNN's admission that it didn't report news from Iraq during Hussein's reign to protect their access. I'm sure there are tons more examples.

Just check out governsleastgovernsbest daily threads. You'll get a belly full of media bias EACH AND EVERYDAY!

14 posted on 08/28/2006 11:21:41 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: roses of sharon

Yikes, make that, "The MSM are laughing..."!


15 posted on 08/28/2006 11:23:05 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: PajamaTruthMafia; knews_hound; Grampa Dave; martin_fierro; Liz; norwaypinesavage; Mo1; onyx; ...

Pinging the Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™ List


16 posted on 08/28/2006 11:23:37 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: roses of sharon
The MSM is laughing their arses off at conservatives as they do every minute of everyday for the last 40 years.

They COULD CARE LESS IF WE DON'T BELIEVE THEM.

I disagree. We're shredding their credibility and they're upset about it in a big way, Mitchell's reaction being one indication. Every time one of their scams gets exposed, it adds to the growing feeling that what they're telling the public isn't accurate or possibly even is false.

17 posted on 08/28/2006 11:26:46 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: jigsaw
Greg Mitchell

Ah, he has a BEARD!! That, in and of itself, makes him MUCH SMARTER than us (we?) pointy-headed pajamahadeen!!!
18 posted on 08/28/2006 11:26:57 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: MNJohnnie
She is good.

In more ways than one:


19 posted on 08/28/2006 11:27:18 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: abb


BUMP! Thanks for the ping.


20 posted on 08/28/2006 11:29:06 AM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: John Jorsett
Probably because the fraud we have caught is such a tiny, tiny fraction of the fraud they produce everyday, that it is just considered totally insignificant.
22 posted on 08/28/2006 11:34:42 AM PDT by top 2 toe red (To the enemy in Iraq..."Don't bet on American politics forcing my hand!" President Bush)
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To: frogjerk

"...is another one."

I've got some real news for you. 99% of the NEWS you get from TV and NEWSPAPERS is ALTERED/HYPED/OUTRIGHT LIES, and always has been.

It is altered to benefit advertisers, cover up for favored politicians, and hyped for maximum sensationalism to ensure higher market shares.

Any 'truth' you get from the news is considered 'accidental' and can be explained away later if necessary.


23 posted on 08/28/2006 11:36:14 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (PARTY LIKE IT's August 21, 2006 !!!)
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To: John Jorsett

Bump!


24 posted on 08/28/2006 11:36:29 AM PDT by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: Baynative

"It makes me wonder if the alphabet networks haven't been producing fake news ever since they realized the power of television."

Yes. Prior to that, the NEWS ORGANIZATIONS that were to become the alphabet networks used NEWSPAPERS to produce FAKE NEWS and have been doing so ever since GUTENBERG invented the printing press.


25 posted on 08/28/2006 11:38:16 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (PARTY LIKE IT's August 21, 2006 !!!)
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To: saganite

Tailwind - Peter Arnett's supposedly airtight report on the use of chemical weapons by US troops in SE Asia, since debunked.


26 posted on 08/28/2006 11:41:59 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (USAF Air Rescue "That others may live.")
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To: CholeraJoe

Oops. Suppose I should post a correction here! ;^)


27 posted on 08/28/2006 11:46:47 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Baynative
I has to be because they are banking that most of the people who gobble up the crap they put out are Oprah and Jerry Springer watchers who live on sound bites and never "read beyond the headlines", or question the content of what hear.

Don't leave out Larry King. You can go on that show and say about anything and you won't have your facts or premises challenged.

28 posted on 08/28/2006 11:55:18 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; albyjimc2; Alexander Rubin; ...
FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel/Russian Jewry ping list.

Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.

29 posted on 08/28/2006 11:55:56 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 23-28)
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To: John Jorsett

Ah, the famous Orwellian "memory hole" which was a plot device in "1984" (managing one of these desks was the protagonist's "gainful" occupation).

Reuter's is but one example of the "privatization" of information management.


30 posted on 08/28/2006 12:20:06 PM PDT by alloysteel (When in doubt, forge ahead anyway. To outsiders, it looks the same as boldness. Or plain crazy.)
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To: jazusamo; John Jorsett
MKH is a babe too...


31 posted on 08/28/2006 12:28:57 PM PDT by pissant
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To: jigsaw

He looks san fran-ish


32 posted on 08/28/2006 12:34:57 PM PDT by pissant
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To: frogjerk

Oh yeah, the floods in New Jersey. The newsreporter in the boat as the film crew are ankle deep in front of her.


33 posted on 08/28/2006 12:41:57 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

great summation; good one to pass along to the uniformed.


34 posted on 08/28/2006 12:42:19 PM PDT by Zechariah_8_13 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Baynative

Makes you think about the Apollo Moon landing and the missing film footage.

/takes off tinfoil hat


35 posted on 08/28/2006 12:42:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: roses of sharon

Yup.. What we need is a National Daily newspaper that rivals USA today called The Truth.

With a NY Times Flare.. .All the news that's fit to tell you the truth about what the MSM is doing to deceive you.


36 posted on 08/28/2006 12:44:45 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Mediacrat - A leftwing editorialist who pretends to be an objective journalist.)
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To: John Jorsett
Greetings John Jorsett:

Instead of addressing concerns and refuting evidence, Mitchell calls bloggers a bunch of Grassy Knoll-ers intent on discrediting “the media as a whole.” This is not the way to win trust with your audience

Today's bloggers are doing the job Editors are paid to do. Makes me wonder if Mitchel and his editor buddies spend the work day hanging out at the "Gay Bar."

Cheers,
OLA

37 posted on 08/28/2006 12:45:38 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (Even if your mother says she loves you, check it out.)
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To: John Jorsett; All
Please add to your list of MSM journalistic frauds the Hillary Rodham Clinton photographs in Time magazine.

It's obvious that the cover photo closeup in the August 28 issue, as well as several of the photos inside, have been electronically touched up to improve her facial appearance and take years off her age. In fact, a comparison of the current cover photo and one of the same subject used back in 2003 reveals a loss or attenuation of skin wrinkles, bags under the eyes, crow's feet, and other cosmetic problems on the supposedly later photo as compared to the earlier one!

Some might think nothing of this, but this chicanery is being performed by a publication which bills itself as a news magazine. But just as with Reuters, etc., fauxtography is not real journalism, but journalistic fraud.

Small wonder that Her Thighness thinks she can pull this off. Her top political advisor, Mandy Grunwald, is the daughter of the former Time editor in chief and the wife of one of Time's current journalistic "stars."

This is another MSM scandal that must be exposed out in the blogosphere!

38 posted on 08/28/2006 1:08:49 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: John Jorsett

For me the most outrageous truth about the media came with the abduction and release of the FOX journalists.

What did you hear when they were captured? Their families appealed to the barbarian gangs that they had captured the wrong people, ie the media.

You heard how they were in Gaza to "tell the Palestinian" story, that they sympathized with the "Palestinians" etc. The appeal was that the barbarians had captured their allies.

Isn't the media supposed to be neutral? I know stupid question. But how often, not withstanding doctored photos, is it so obvious- by their own admission- that the media is a tool of the "Palestinians" and other Islamists?

If I had been kidnapped and forced at gunpoint to recite from the Koran, when released I would have had a few choice words for both Islam and its followers.

What did these "journalists" do? Said nice things about Islam, absolved almost all "Palestinians" from what had happened to them, and posed smilingly with a Hamas leader.

They now get to go home. What about their colleagues who stay to "report". Think you'll get a single honest report out of Gaza from those there both "to tell the "Palestinians" story" and to survive in the Islamic jungle.

Funny how it never works the other way. If Israel or the US accidentally harms journalists, nowhere in their cry do you hear "why oh why" we were just there to tell the Israeli or the American side. Instead there are accusations, a permanent lack of forgiveness and hell to pay.


39 posted on 08/28/2006 1:10:20 PM PDT by Sabramerican (Bush Doctrine- Old: Fight terrorists. New: Cease fire with terrorists.)
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To: John Jorsett; dead; abb; george76; PajamaTruthMafia; Milhous
Bulletin! Bulletin! Below is a mix of FAUXLEBANONNEWS and FAUXTOGRAPHY:

The disturbing make believe photos from this disturbing make believe event are shown below. Don’t allow children under the age of 30 to view this horror caused by Israel. Of course, this is Bush's fault.

No Problem! Here comes your Bomb!


1) Man arrives with suitcase full of American toys and dismantles doll in pink dress.


2) Man carries dismantled doll, minnie mouse and teletubbie for placing in position.


3) Fauxtographers take pictures when props are in position.


40 posted on 08/28/2006 1:14:03 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic lies/wet dreams posing as news.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican
Today's bloggers are doing the job Editors are paid to do. Makes me wonder if Mitchel and his editor buddies spend the work day hanging out at the "Gay Bar."

The bloggers from the Northern Alliance Radio Network show do a feature called, "The Week in Gate-keeping," which mocks the argument that the mainstream press is superior because it has editors and fact-checkers to keep the mistakes out. It's my favorite part of their show.

41 posted on 08/28/2006 1:15:55 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The woman reporting from (and paddling in) her boat when 2 guys walk in front of her is one of the best laughs I've had in awhile. I watched it 3 times in a row! Classic.

http://www.righttrack.us/2005/10/14/


42 posted on 08/28/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT by Zechariah_8_13 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: John Jorsett

"On Friday, the Confederate Yankee blog brought attention to a column Mitchell had written in 2003, in which he confessed to making up news as a young reporter. He had been sent out to do a story on Niagara Falls, and found himself unable to talk to tourists to get quotes. So, he sat on a bench and made the quotes up. He confessed his journalistic sin in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal."

Folks, this is the RULE, not the exception. If it isn't a quote by a public personality with the ability to make a stink, it is a fabrication.


43 posted on 08/28/2006 1:19:59 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: John Jorsett

Lib "journalists" obey the motto that even if some piece of news doesn't fit their preordained view of how things should be, they will print what "should" have happened. Who cares about just printing what really happened, it's what should have happened that counts. So if the facts don't jibe with their prejudices, change the facts.


44 posted on 08/28/2006 1:29:50 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: John Jorsett

See my tag line.


45 posted on 08/28/2006 1:38:05 PM PDT by 6ppc (Call Photo Reuters, that's the name, and away goes truth right down the drain. Photo Reuters!)
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To: John Jorsett

Bump!


46 posted on 08/28/2006 1:52:29 PM PDT by Paul Ross (We cannot be for lawful ordinances and for an alien conspiracy at one and the same moment.-Cicero)
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To: saganite
Not to mention Dan Rathergate, CNN's skyhook scandal,exploding pickups and CNN's admission that it didn't report news from Iraq during Hussein's reign to protect their access.

You misspelled a$$es in the above sentence.

Shalom.

47 posted on 08/28/2006 2:12:08 PM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: ArGee

LOL!


48 posted on 08/28/2006 2:25:05 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Grampa Dave

How could you forget White T-Shirt guy?
http://www.sweetness-light.com/archive/media-claimed-white-t-shirt-guy-was-girls-father


Video at bottom of post of his home resplendent with Hez decor.


49 posted on 08/28/2006 2:26:12 PM PDT by AliVeritas ( You can judge a society by its treatment of elderly, children and most helpless.)
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To: John Jorsett
Rightwing bloggers are predisposed to distrust the media, as are most conservatives. The fauxtographers and defenders like Mitchell are giving us no reason to be encouraged. The mainstream press’ stock is in credibility the naive credulity of the audience. The right course is to answer, quickly and thoroughly, any credible charges against them smear, distort, and obfuscate all charges of tendentiousness, so as to preserve that stock.
The wisest and most cautious of us all frequently gives credit to stories which he himself is afterwards both ashamed and astonished that he could possibly think of believing . . . It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough. - Adam Smith
Half the truth is often a great lie. - Benjamin Franklin

50 posted on 08/28/2006 2:40:04 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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