Gut Rumbles

September 11, 2004

no liberal bias here...

I believe that CBS finally shit in its own hat big time and got caught. I stopped watching 60 Minutes years ago when the obvious news-twisting became more than I could stand to witness, so I didn't see the big story. But I'm not surprised by it.

Unfortunately for CBS, Dan Rather's hairdresser sucks up so much of the budget that there was nothing left for any fact-checking, so the ''60 Minutes'' crew rushed on air with a damning National Guard memo conveniently called ''CYA'' that Bush's commanding officer had written to himself 32 years ago. ''This was too hot not to push,'' one producer told the American Spectator. Hundreds of living Swiftvets who've signed affidavits and are prepared to testify on camera -- that's way too cold to push; we'd want to fact-check that one thoroughly, till, say, midway through John Kerry's second term. But a handful of memos by one dead guy slipped to us by a Kerry campaign operative -- that meets ''basic standards'' and we gotta get it out there right away.

Recondo 32 is in Washington DC today to walk in the Veterans Against Kerry march and I can't find ANY coverage of that event by major news media. I wonder why? They ran pictures of every dipshit protester they could find outside the NRC.

No... not a trace of liberal bias here.

Hey, why not? Who's gonna spot it? If CBS says it's so, that's good enough for Thomas Oliphant's Boston Globe, the New York Times and the Washington Post, all of whom rushed the story onto their front pages because it met their ''basic standards.'' On Friday morning, Paul Krugman, the New York Times' excitable economist, filed a column called, ''The Dishonesty Thing,'' and for one moment I thought he was about to upbraid CBS for rushing on air with their laughably fake memos. But no, he was droning on about how the National Guard story demonstrated George W. Bush's ''pattern of lies: his assertions that he fulfilled his obligations when he obviously didn't ..."

STILL... no liberal bias here.

And there ain't no goddam clouds in the sky, either.


Just wait....

This bandwagon is probably going to crash --- so you should jump off as soon as you can.

If they are forged then SH*t -- people should be fired immediately.

If not....well, then it's information that should be out there.

Let's wait and see -- at least these alleged forged documents won't be used to get us INTO a war.

Posted by: Mannaz on September 11, 2004 04:16 PM

What country should we "liberate"next?the pnac says it should be iran or syria......keep the sheeple scared

Posted by: frank on September 11, 2004 06:08 PM

There is no news to cover at the protests by the right. They don't destroy other people's property, block all of the traffic in the area or generally act obnoxious. No story in a well behaved protest.

Posted by: Dan on September 11, 2004 09:10 PM


Posted by: Elephant Shuffle on September 12, 2004 04:04 AM

Would an infinite number of monkeys typing at random eventually produce the entire works of TANG memos?

Posted by: Jack on September 12, 2004 09:12 AM

Mary Mapes the producer of the CBS 60 minutes report was formerly a producer at a Seattle television station, she is known for being a ultra liberal with an agenda.

John Carlson is a talk show commentator for Seattle Radio Station KVI 570,
Sept. 10, 2004
KVI's John Carlson said Mary Mapes use to be a News producer at KIRO TV in Seattle until moving on to CBS 60 Minutes about 10-12 years ago. He worked with her and said she was the most liberal person at KIRO and had a very leftist view when producing the news program. John said when he heard the story break at CBS, that he bet Mary Mapes is behind it. It has been announced that Mary was the one to go out and obtain the bogus documents.

Mary's father just called the John Carlson show. I was expecting him to give John He$# for talking about his daughter, but he said he is ashamed of her. He knows of her leftist views.

Posted by: Jack on September 12, 2004 11:21 AM

I got a question that has nothing to do with forgeries or protests.

You said that CBS "shit in its own hat", and by context I can tell that's a BAD THING. But when you have all your shit in one sock, that's a GOOD THING.

I've always admired how well the word "fuck" can multitask. I don't think there's another word in the English language that can be put to so many meanings. Is "shit" almost as versatile as "fuck"? What other uses do you have for it?

Posted by: shell on September 13, 2004 11:08 AM
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