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"More Lies, More Echoes in the Chamber"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 9/25/2004 @ 9:22 am PT...
Laws were broken in the Rather case, not so here. I'm sure this gentleman who works for the WaTimes will be disciplined. Certainly his story, while quoted by alot of bloggers (even me!), does not carry the gravitas of an national news broadcast. I don't see how this is "more lies", pretty much every other instance of Kerry flip-floppin has been documented. I've got to go drink some more kool aid now...
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 9/25/2004 @ 12:39 pm PT...
Scof, for a start, *if* laws were broken in the Dan Rather case, it was certainly not by Dan Rather. And all the Kool-aid drinkers now calling for a "CBS Boycott" and a Rather resignation etc., are not doing so because of broken laws.
As well, it would seem that Rather believed the story he was reporting to be true. Perhaps foolishly? Perhaps hastily? I don't know, but he was not purposely reporting a lie. McCaslin PURPOSELY REPORTED A LIE. Simply made up the story out of whole clothe. He had the tape, and yet he simply made up words for Kerry instead of transcribing what was both on the video tape in front of his eyes, and the transcript that he could easily have gotten from Lexus/Nexus.
Now the Rather story, has been highly publicized as containing errors. How much has the McCaslin story --- which was highlighted all day on the world's #1 Website (Drudge) and the #1 News Channel (Fox) and the #1 and #2 National Radio Shows (Rush/Sean) --- been publicized as being wrong? No, it was reported as right. And nobody will hear of the corrections.
And, like the bulk of the other referenced "Kerry flip-floppin" it's complete nonsense. But the impression has been sold, and bought by the American people. Erroneously. Mission Accomplished.
And now let's boycott CBS and Rather some more for having made an honest mistake, instead of an incidious and aggregious lie.
See the difference?
(Thanks for stopping by Scof! Please don't be a stranger!)
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 9/25/2004 @ 12:46 pm PT...
By the way, Scof, I didn't see the reference to the story that you mentioned you had on your Blog. Can you point me to it?
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 9/25/2004 @ 5:03 pm PT...
Laws were nroken? i have heard some righties mention that as well. Yet the man who gave them to CBS has not been arrested or questioned. Interesting. Apparently this Administration doesn't want to find the ultimate source of these documents. That, and perhaps, the fact that a memo to file is not really a federal document. forging it wouldnt be as illegal (actually not illegal at all) as say leaking the name of an undercover CIA agent.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 9/27/2004 @ 10:34 am PT...
I basically used that quote, or was debating and used it as evidence, when conversing with Balta over at his blog. I do have some commentary on this story:
if you care to check it out. It'll be up this afternoon. thanks for the invite, i'll make sure to keep checkin you out here.