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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Dan, It's Time to Go

I grow weary of Dan Rather. He simply cannot admit his mistake. Dan, it's over, the jury is in and you screwed up. It was not a conspiracy by conservative bloggers, the document has been proven false and you are a political hack.

Rathergate is why I love the internet. It used to be in the old days if you saw something on TV that you thought was kind of suspicious you pretty much thought to yourself "hmmm, that seems suspicious". Now you have a community of people out there checking facts. Mary Mapes sees the speed with which the Bush National Guard memo was debunked and immediately calls conspiracy. I see the same thing and call incompetence on her part. If the internet community could spot (and prove) a fake so quickly why couldn't her team. The fact is that they did spot the fake. Mapes and Rather decided to ignore it. After all, that is how things have worked for the liberal media over the last 50 years.

The blogging community has put the mouthpiece of liberal ideology on the run, and it's fun to watch.

2 Comments:

  • At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Trip said…

    It's scary when you think about how far back the media's monopoly goes. Dan learned from Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America". The same man who turned the utter failure of the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive into a resounding victory by portraying it as a "humiliating defeat" for the U.S. and South Vietnam. How many other things over those decades were portrayed as "facts" but in actuality were portrayed with a hidden agenda?
    By the way Jason, great blog!

     
  • At 8:06 PM, Blogger Jason Green said…

    Trip, great point. The monopoly has been there so long that the MSMs are having a hard time adjusting to this new reality. The amazing thing is that they keep trying the same old tricks, yet keep getting caught.

    Sorry guys, it's just not the way it used to be.

     

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