Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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RE: CBS Nixes '60 Minutes' Story on Iraq War
IMO,We witnessed the demise of the Watergate era reporter, I hope. In the long run, they did this country little good, with the emphahsis of scandal over substance that created our horrendously uninformative media we have today. The career path went from good TV journalism, which I think we really got from Huntley, Brinkly, Reasoner and Cronkite, to that of Woodward and Bernstein, where one good scandal set you for life. Hopefully now the pendelum will swing the other way. Like many things, it started out with good intentions and results as we saw in Watergate, but it became a cartoon of presidential blow jobs, and more recently the enemy of democracy by emphasizxng Swift Boat and National Guard over issues. Altho the dems were the losers in this, in many ways I'm glad it happened.