Media Manipulation [Updated]
Dan Rather: bq. But on a personal note, I believe it is important to remember that those who have criticized aspects of this story have never criticized the heart of it, that George W. Bush got special treatment." And I believe it is important to remember that a certain anchor who is criticizing his critics has never addressed the heart of it, that Dan Rather is dishonest, manipulative and unscrupulous and no longer deserves the position he has. Bill brings up a point I thought of and addressed a few days ago in a similar vein: Why interview Killian's secretary and not his son and daughter? Oh, I'll tell you why. Because they don't the public to hear something like this: "That's what I find so despicable about this whole thing, that they would use my deceased father (for political purposes)..." Dan Rather and CBS should be ashamed. Instead, they are continuing the farce. It's rather sad. [Full transcript here] Update, from Drudge quoting WaPo: bq. WASH POST: Documents allegedly written by deceased officer that raised questions about Bush's service with Texas National Guard bore markings showing they had been faxed to CBS News from a Kinko's copy shop in Abilene, Texas... Developing.. Hmmm..Abilene, Texas. Allow me to play Encyclopedia Brown for a moment. Hmmm....what do you make of that, Sally?