When is a first strike not a first strike?
When it's Anticipatory Retaliation.

September 15, 2004

You've Got To Be Kidding

Bravo Romeo Delta

Of all the asinine...

Ok, CBS basically is hedging on the veracity of the Rathergate documents and is now shifting to the notion that even if the documents aren't authentic, they contain 'legitimate' information.

Of all the 'the dog ate my homework' excuses I've ever heard, this is clearly a cake-taker.

When this whole flap unfolded, one of the first thoughts to cross my mind is that someone would claim they were retyped versions of originals. But I immediately dismissed that out of hand, because it would be incredibly silly to do that and then photocopy a signature on to the new copy.

Evidently, the threshold for silliness is not what I thought it was.

I then noted the Juan Williams defense that they were 'true' even if inauthentic.

And I thought that was a triumph of post-modernist bull.

But then the CBS has pulled the most credibility damaging, foolish, and damned near impossible to back out of without losing face tack of all. The *mumble, mumble, cough* defense. They've managed to basically dress up journalism in the "if you wish hard enough, your dreams can become true" school of investigation. Wanting to keep mum about the source of the documents is one thing, but this kind of elision and misdirection is something else altogether.

This is just contemptible. Plain disgusting. Beyond rejection or dismissal.

Iím left aghast and not just the content of the article, but the fact that they built up anticipation for this.

The other media outfits should tear this apartÖ bloodís in the water.

Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at September 15, 2004 10:40 PM

Retaliatiory Launches

Not sure the mainstream media will tear it apart, but bloggers sure will. If you've never been to Wizbang (www.wizbangblog.com) now would be a really good time to visit and bring your hip boots with you.
~C

Posted by: firstbrokenangel at September 16, 2004 06:32 AM

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