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August 08, 2008

David Schuster Invents Spin No One Could Have Seen Coming: Media is a Victim Here, Too; We Demand Apology!

One of the last updates at Hot Air.

So that's the story you guys have agreed on, huh? You're not complicit in this. You didn't abandon journalism altogether based on your partisan rooting interests and personal attachments, huh?

You were used by John Edwards, huh? He told you "Don't dig into this trash" and you believed him and covered for him and didn't devote any resources to determining if he was lying or truthful, but he's the bad guy, huh?

And you're the innocent victims?


"Protect Elizabeth" has become "Protect the Dying Guild Media and Our Ever-Diminishing Credibility and Tenuous Job Security."

And if you thought they were fighting hard for the former, wait 'till you see how hard they fight for the latter.

Did I say this was the MSM's Waterloo? This was their crossing of the Rubicon? This was their casting of the die?

I think I did.

As has often been said: They're not even trying to hide it anymore.

But in this case, they made the mistake of not-even-trying-to-hide it on a story that the non-news-following public was actually following closely. They knew all about this story. They knew it was true.

And they got to witness, many for the first time ever, what we newshawks see day-in, day-out: The media burying/embargoing/blacking out stories based on personal and political rooting interests.

They do this all the time, of course. But for the first time, a substantial fraction of the pubic actually noticed them doing it, and must have been wondering, "What the fuck exactly is going on here? Why is this story being blacked out by so-called 'news services' which exist, supposedly, to provide me with information?"

This wasn't merely a crime; it was a mistake.

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