Friday, April 16, 2010

Your "Liberal" Media

CBS News had the bright idea of using former Bushite staffer and veteran plagiarist Ben "Copy Boy" Domenech for their blog site, and guess what happened? Copy Boy used the CBS site to falsely allege that Solicitor General Elena Kagan, a possible Supreme Court nominee, was a lesbian, despite being told that was false. The CBS site initially failed to pull Copy Boy's attempted smear, but did later, saying "after looking at the facts we determined that it was nothing but pure and irresponsible speculation on the blogger's part." Get that? After looking at the facts. Why not try looking at the facts before you publish a lie?

Former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who is a fighter and should be the Administration's spokesperson, blasted CBS:
"The fact that they've chosen to become enablers of people posting lies on their site tells us where the journalistic standards of CBS are in 2010." She said the network was giving a platform to a blogger "with a history of plagiarism" who was "applying old stereotypes to single women with successful careers."
The fact that this has passed from a lying Rethug operative to CBS News to the mainstream media in general demonstrates how the right-wing gets smears and falsehoods into wider currency, and demonstrates that the "liberal" media is more often than not a lazy, willing accomplice.

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