September 11, 2004

raising the bar...

I love this title, for a NY Post story: RATHER FORGES AHEAD

Note the Dan Rather says there's no "definitive evidence" that the memos are forgeries. His evidentiary standards for criticizing CBS seem higher than those for smearing Republicans...

And PowerLine writes about a Fox interview with someone from CBS who had worked with 60 Minutes:

...The CBS guy, Jonathan Klein, was infuriating. He kept reciting 60 Minutes' supposedly stellar record, and sneered at bloggers as a bunch of guys sitting around the living room in their pajamas who lack the wonderful "checks and balances" in place at 60 Minutes. Consequently, he never addressed any substantive questions. Moreover, he actually defended the show's policy of not interviewing anyone believed to be a Republican or a Bush supporter in the "investigation" process leading up to the broadcast of the story. He explained that the refusal to speak to anyone suspected of Republicanism was a sign of careful journalism--this way, there was no danger that bias could enter into the story. Unbelievable...

Posted by John Weidner at September 11, 2004 8:33 AM
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