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Thursday, September 09, 2004

On the off chance that WaPo's Michael Dobbs hasn't already put me on his "spam" list ...

Jim Geraghty's Kerry Spot, after quoting from Friday's WaPo front-page piece on the CBS forgeries, argues:

Many Kerry Spot readers hold the mainstream media in low esteem - and not undeservedly so. But when a mainstream newspaper treats a hot topic with this much detail and hits "one of the club" like CBS so hard, they ought to be applauded.

I agree entirely, and had already fired off my own email of congratulations — and encouragement: 

FROM:  William J. Dyer
DATE:  Thursday, September 09, 2004 11:00 PM
TO:  Michael Dobbs (WaPo) [[email protected]]
CC: Mike Allen (WaPo) [[email protected]]; Howard Kurtz (WaPo) [[email protected]]

Mr. Dobbs,

Bravo on a fine and timely article on the CBS documents!  Congrats too to Mr. Kurtz for his assist, and to Mr. Allen, whose bemusement covering the WH reaction to this was obvious.

True glory awaits you if you can bust Kerry's records stonewall, however.  Four-fifths of America still doesn't know the key fact that you reported almost three weeks ago — that Kerry's engaged in a cover-up of documents that probably would either justify his medals once and for all, or blow them to hell.  If the former, why the cover-up?

The only way Kerry will ever relent on his cover-up is if you guys — meaning you, Michael Dobbs of the Washington Post in particular — create intolerable pressure on him.  And all you have to do to do that is to tell — again, in more compelling fashion, and again, and again — the undeniable fact that you already reported. 

Pick one of the fact witnesses from either side at random and do a really thorough Q&A — not the superficial questioning that your mainstream media colleagues have done on every fact witness so far — and there you have a peg to hang a story on to remind the public of the cover-up.  Rinse and repeat until Kerry comes clean.

Best regards,

- Bill Dyer a/k/a Beldar

Note:  Those email addresses are on WaPo's website, so I'm not violating anyone's privacy.  They want us to give them feedback, eh?  So — let's!

Posted by Beldar at 11:52 PM in Mainstream Media, Politics (2006 & earlier), SwiftVets | Permalink


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(1) MaDr made the following comment | Sep 10, 2004 12:33:37 AM | Permalink

Beldar -

You're smokin'. Every post today gets a five star.

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