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September 09, 2004

The Shot Heard Round the Blogosphere

Dan Rather is going to sound pretty silly talking about "committed ideologues relying upon 'faulty intelligence' without thoroughly vetting it due to the fact that the dubious 'evidence' supports their preconceived ideological faith," won't he?

And I think the claim that the alternate electronic media is to be dismissed as amateurish, reckless, and highly-partisan just jumped the shark, too.

It was the mainstream liberal media that "discovered" these documents, and then spent days pimping them. It's the front page big-story on the NY Daily News, for one example; there are hundreds of other papers shamelessly boosting this lie throughout the country.

And it was the blogosphere -- not me, mind you, but other bloggers and posters on fora like FreeRepublic -- that debunked this obvious sham, less than 48 hours after Dan Rather went on television to once again make a buffoon out of himself.

The media world turned upside down. The media world turned upside down.

CBS Denies Incompetence: But the proof's already there.

Dave at Garfield Ridge is unimpressed by Dan Rather's attempts at damage control.


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