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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Good MSM Rathergate/Easongate Comment

      Over at Editor and Publisher, there's an excellent comment on the scandalous way the MSM treated the Rathergate and Easongate were handled by CBS and CNN.  (hat tip: Instapundit)

      The subtitle goes right to the heart:
If the mainstream media can't investigate their own screw-ups, no wonder they don't understand why the public increasingly doesn't trust them to investigate anything.

      If that's not enough, how about a kick to the groin:
Whatever CBS and CNN may have done wrong originally, both organizations compounded it by going into a coverup mode worthy of the Nixon White House or Bernie Ebbers’ Worldcom board room. The “suits” simply ran a classic corporate crisis-management operation to prevent the important news about what had really happened in their organizations from ever seeing the light of day.

      And then, E&P gets mean.

      There's a dynamite close:
In the end, as The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz points out, Jordan only resigned “following a relentless campaign by online critics but scant coverage in the mainstream press.” Those of us in mainstream media had better ask why we didn’t do a better job ourselves.

      Read it all, and admire.



  • The MSM has had and anti-America message for 50 years. They tried to bury CNN's smear of America like they did Rathergate for this reason. Rathergate showed the people interested in the truth that the blogs are where it is. Since Rathergate blogs are respected and the MSM is not.
    Rod Stanton

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:44 AM  

  •       Rod, I'm not sure it's been fifty years, but the MSM bias is certainly of long standing.

          What I marvel at is the way they keep making the same mistakes.

          Their circulation falls, their readers don't trust them, and they still do the same stupid things.

          Are they just plain stupid, or is there more to the story?

          But in any case, if you're cruel enough, it's fun to watch them crumble.  And I most certainly am that cruel.


    By Blogger Stephen M. St. Onge, at 12:15 AM  

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