CBS—still hasn’t come clean. Where are the results of “MemoGate”?
There is talk that Howard Dean is going to be the Chair of the Democrat Party. Be Still My Heart.
Please—I’m begging you democrats—please—he’s earned the right and should be put in the Party Chair tomorrow!
The biggest false story of the msm was the Dan Rather memogate story, of course. Being a new blogger, I watched in amazement as Little Green Footballs and Power Line and Instapundit debunked the story in less than a day and Drudge provided communications with the mainstream media.
A lesser known, but extremely important story was about this blogger who debunked a bogus Associate Press report regarding booing of President Clinton when his heart surgery was announced at a Bush rally. (Complete with audio featuring no boos). Things that used to be ignored or spun by the news are now available with the 'rest of the story' online with links and sometimes visual proof. Proof that was easily attainable by the msm, but didn't quite fit their story.
Anyway you look at it; it is a boon for democracy. It is certainly a boon for the truth. It seemed pretty clear to me that stories that really did have no basis in truth quickly died, even online.
The bottom line here is that the left leaning media that proclaims itself mainstream can no longer have its stories go unchallenged. Who knows how this election might have turned out if the Rather's memo story had been accepted at face value or if the Swift boat guys had been ignored, which they certainly would have if it had not been for the bloggers, especially the milblogs. Who knows if any of us would have heard all the good news out of
MSM Starts Coming Clean
Reading Newsweek’s second major exposé of the Kerry campaign’s venality and corruption is a real eye-opener, as mainstream media begins to reveal how much negative publicity about Kerry they concealed during the election: The Vets Attack.
Wizbang points us to Newsweek's extensive insider report on the two Presidential campaigns, and declares it required reading. Never one to refuse Mr. Aylward, I have begun complying.
My favorite passage so far describes John Edwards reaction when told that some of the accusations against Kerry made by the Swift Boat Veterans were, er, true:
"[Edwards' aides] warned the veep candidate that the story was already out of control and about to get worse. Historian Douglas Brinkley, author of a wartime biography of Kerry, cautioned that Kerry's diary included mention of a meeting with some North Vietnamese terrorists in
Ya just gotta love this stuff.
All of which begs the question of is it right for a publication like Newsweek to realize how disorganized the Kerry campaign was and also state on the record that Lt. Kerry was unable to make decisions in times of pressure and then after having made a decision to immediately question what he just did—but reveal all this bad stuff “AFTER” the election and not before? What if this guy had won? Would any of his warts been exposed?