Gut Rumbles

November 13, 2004

warped prioroties

At CBS News, it's okay to lie about a story, use forged documents to push a political agenda and otherwise flaunt the rules of respectable journalism. But don't you DARE break into the final moments of a hit program to announce that Yassir Arafat finally died after a week of being semi-dead, almost dead, brain-dead, not dead and dead again.

They'll fire your ass for that kind of mistake. After all, CBS News has high standards.

Hell-- at least the fired producer got the story right, which is more than I can say for Dan Rather, who still has HIS job.


The documents were not forged they were fake. There are not some real documents out there somewhere that they were copied from.

Posted by: azygos on November 13, 2004 10:34 AM

I'm thinking Spellcheck is a prioroty, too.

Posted by: Velociman on November 13, 2004 11:12 AM

Good point! I had not thought of that. Also, it is not like they won't show that particular episode 20 more times before next season.

Posted by: Kim on November 13, 2004 12:29 PM

Maybe he thought those at home would like an emergency update on one of the American left's unsung heroes.

Posted by: Holden Manutz on November 14, 2004 12:19 AM

But you gotta remember, CSI NY is a hit show.
After all, who the hell watch 60 Minutes 2 any way?
Never fuck with a money winner.

Posted by: Ray on November 14, 2004 03:01 AM

Why do you folks give Fox News a pass for it's blatant deception and outright sleeze?

Doncha think that Vibrator O'Reilly should lose his job?

Posted by: Mikelx on November 14, 2004 09:37 PM

Right on! My sentiments exactly!

Posted by: Fred F. on November 14, 2004 11:05 PM
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