10/08/2004

CBS News | CBS: Bush Memo Story A 'Mistake' | September 20, 2004�16:12:34

Well duh...it's about time. Bloggers picked up on this weeks ago yet CBS and Rather stuck by this story and the documents.

It's apparent how CBS will spin this. Burkett will fall on the sword:

"In a statement, CBS said former Texas Guard official Bill Burkett 'has acknowledged that he provided the now-disputed documents' and 'admits that he deliberately misled the CBS News producer working on the report, giving her a false account of the documents' origins to protect a promise of confidentiality to the actual source.'"

Where was CBS News' journalistic integrity when it came to researching the authenticity of the documents? Why did they take so long to state that the story was "a mistake" since it was apparent that the documents were forged days after the "60 Minutes" episode aired? What, no apology?

Answers?

1) Journalistic integrity? CBSNews and Rather have lacked journalistic integrity for years. Doubt me? Go here. They only research the side of the story they most desire. The word "balance" has nothing to do with the stories they present.

2) Apology? From Dan Rather? That's really funny. That would be like admitting that he was wrong. In Dan's mind, he's NEVER wrong, the Democrats are always right, and Conservatives are always wrong.

Judging by CBSNews falling ratings, it appears that people are paying attention and are disgusted by the actions of CBSNews.


2 Comments:

Blogger eskadoni said...

have you found anyone willing to defend them? we can all have opinions, but once they taint your objectivity you've lost all integrity.

October 8, 2004 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Liberal_Slayer said...

Sure, this guy. Refuted here.

October 8, 2004 at 5:17 PM  

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