From an article in today's Newsday
, written by one Danny Schechter [editor of the Web site, Mediachannel.org
The Republican National Committee operates its own 24/7 anti-news network to monitor coverage and orchestrate a rapid response. Salon reports that the story casting doubt on the documents was first pushed into the news stream by Creative Response Concepts, a Republican public relations firm. Then, selected bloggers went to work led by an Atlanta lawyer who helped get President Bill Clinton disbarred and was the first who called the memos fakes. His charges spread like a prairie fire through the rabid conservative grapevine and amen corner. The goal: Focus the media on Rather, not Bush. CBS initially stood by the documents, then hedged, saying that even if they were flawed, the story that Bush had disobeyed his commander's order to have a physical was accurate in essence. But it finally had to concede it was a mistake to run the story. [emphasis mine]
? Did the GOP feed you
the Queen of the Space Unicorns line?
No, I didn't think so.
Danny Schechter and Newsday owe some people an apology.
Yea, I know. Not likely. I'm more likely to capture a real space unicorn before we see that happen.
Or maybe not. 'Fess up guys, which one of you is really
Karl Rove? My money is on Goldstein, but I'll give 5-2 odds on Treacher.
Update: See, also: Jeff "Karl" Goldstein