Shameless Topic Theft-- Good-Bad Movies | Main | Don't You Know That It's Different For Unlawful Combantants?
June 03, 2005

Rather Accuses Boccardi-Thornburgh Panel of "Conservative" Bias

After allowing that his own "shortcomings" contributed to his errors, he goes on to accuse his critics of bias, and suggests (shock!) yet again that those documents may be real after all:

Rather was accused by the investigators -- retired Associated Press chief Louis Boccardi and former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh -- of erring by staunchly defending the segment after the authenticity of the documents came under fire.

The veteran newsman told King that he considered both men conservative, and therefore not totally unbiased, in the probe. However, when asked whether Republicans set him up, Rather declined to respond.

"I've always tried to be an independent reporter. If you do that, not everyone's going to like you," he said.

"I won't say that anybody was out to get us. Clearly, there are some people -- for their own partisan, political and ideological reasons -- who want to jump on people who they perceive to be not with them."

Hmmmm... I think George Bush must've been thinking the same thing when these ridiculous forgeries were run on 60 Minutes II.

And still he clings to the "they might be real" out permitted him by the "conservatively biased" Boccardi-Thornburgh report's cowardly failure to state definitively what every one else knows (i.e., they were fake):

"The situation we had and still have is the last line of this hasn't been written. I've acknowledged that we didn't do it perfectly. I wish we had."

The last line was written, Dan. They're frauds, and so are you.

Thanks for the tip to Chickpea.

Great Point: RCL notes that the MSM is forever claiming their professional bona fides as trained journalists allow them to repress any biases they may have and deliver the news straight and fair and balanced.

Okay-- but Boccardi is a professional journalist. How come Dan Rather thinks that this one journalist can't similarly put aside his biases?

Well, I guess, 1, because he's "conservative" (ha, ha, ha) and 2, because he scolded Dan Rather.

digg this
posted by Ace at 10:26 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Christopher R Taylor: "[i]I can't remember. Wasn't he [d'Artagnan] porkin ..."

TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts: "292 >>Almost like a showman who plans out his even ..."

Les Kinetic: "Who's going to give up Obama? ..."

Herman Cain's COVID Corpse: ">>>So let's say GEOTUS loses. What kind of BS char ..."

Lizzy[/i]: ">>Almost like a showman who plans out his events. ..."

Yudhishthira's Dice: " Have any of the morons ever seen Dore's illustra ..."

Anachronda: "235 [i]Yesterday I found a piece written by a guy ..."

It's me donna : " Also Stzok and Lisa Page Would be nice... Th ..."

Floridachick: "I wonder if there is going to be an appeal to the ..."

Gilded Age II: fake science, fake news, RINO palooza, corruption madhouse: "heory: They have known, but it's one piece of ..."

Mark1971: "Has Carter Page commented on this yet? ..."

Christopher R Taylor: "[i]I just now discovered, for the first time, a pi ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64