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Friday, September 10, 2004

Funniest line I've read tonight: New name for CBS fraudulent documents scandal

From PrestoPundit, who got the concept from PoliPundit, who got the idea from her readers (but says it might also have originated independently at Captain's Quarters):

RATHERGATE. The CBS forged documents story has a name.

(For the .html challenged who'd like to copy this format, it's done using the superscript instruction — Ra<sup>th</sup>ergate.)

Posted by Beldar at 01:47 AM in Humor, Mainstream Media, Politics (2006 & earlier) | Permalink


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(1) Al made the following comment | Sep 10, 2004 2:47:14 AM | Permalink

You need an addenda to your parenthetical note: Please note that the command wasn't available in 1973. Check any web page of the era you like for verification.

(Waits patiently for someone to say 'Was so!')

(2) Dan S made the following comment | Sep 10, 2004 7:04:40 AM | Permalink

But shouldn't this have a set of modern single quotes around it too?

Hmm, that might take inserting special characters though, and I never remember the syntax for that... either.

(3) aileron made the following comment | Sep 10, 2004 7:09:00 AM | Permalink

That's very funny.

The MSM may be the biggest fraud of my lifetime. First CNN admits that it chose not to report the truth in Iraq to gain access to Saddam, the NYT apparently has an entire culture of deliberate false reporting, the AP (not to be outdone) shamelessly makes up story that crowd booed and Bush did nothing (when Bush offered wishes for speedy recovery to Clinton), and now CBS is incapable of determining that documents are forgeries when it takes the blogosphere less than two hours to figure it out.

Did I forget to mention that NBC (Today Show) is doing three days on Kitty Kelly's book. Kitty Kelly a discredited muckraker whose book relies almost exclusively on anonymous sources (the few sources that have been revealed appear to dispute her account).

Hats off to Powerline and others for doing the MSM's job.

(4) Karen made the following comment | Sep 10, 2004 9:29:58 AM | Permalink

Parhaps we should be thankful that the Democrats and Mainstream Media have, together, produced a tabloid-quality campaign for Kerry. They have been quite good at manipulating facts and images in order to manipulation emotion. The calm, logical approach of many of the bloggers keeping tabs on them is a real contrast. This campaign just begs for destruction by either straight-on logic or satire.

Memorable to me will be MoveOn.org and BushHitler, Michael Moore with Jimmy Carter in a presidential box at the Democratic Convention (actually, Moore is WORSE than tabloid-quality because he is so clever) and John Kerry's inspiring, triumphant approach to the convention by boat with his loyal Band of Brothers, being cheered by a bunch of anti-war Deaniacs.

But there is so much more . . . .

(5) Marc made the following comment | Sep 10, 2004 9:51:35 AM | Permalink

Actually it may have come from this post at RatherBiased. They end their missive with this:

"One thing is certain, however. Microsoft needs to fix its Auto Correct feature to properly spell CBS’s star anchor’s name: Dan Rather.”

Thanks for the "preview" function. Obviously the HTML for superscript got striped out. "th" in Rather should reflect the code.

Kind of kills the comedic value doesn;t it?

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