Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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RE: The Forgery Mystery
Forget politics for a nanosecond and think about this thing that has happened.
One of the most respected news sources in history is engaged in what it has dogged the gov about since Nixon--stonewalling and covering-up.
In my estimation, it is not yet a done-deal that the papers are fake. I haven't the expertise nor interest in finding-out. But nobody can deny taht there's a serious problem with CBS' handling of this mess. I've got enough respect for Dan Rather that i don't think he would release stuff that he had any suspicion was not demonstrably true. I think he'd delight in zapping Bush or any Repo. But he's up-front on his bias so that doesn't bother me too much, either.
Here's the story that the whole world of news media is falling all over themselves NOT to report: CBS' staff knowingly or unknowingly published material that is not demonstrably truthful and that could affect the election of both candidates. The rest of the news media, including Foxnews, is letting CBS get away with it, pretty much. Oh, they report and tut-tut, but have you heard any of them go after CBS--chasing them down the roads, hang around outside their homes, etc? No.
If it were any other corporation, oh say--Halliburton, that had this much influence on the electorate the news media would be on them like stink on poopoo. Is CBS, a corporation, above the scrutiny they place on ENRON? Why?