I get off work at 01:00 or so, get to sleep at 03:00. When I wake up I go online and check the news.
So I see that CBS has some documents that make Bush look bad, Something that the Boston Globe printed on their front page. One look was all it took for me to realize they didn’t look like anything I’ve ever typed up on a typewriter. Really looked fishy to me.
Hey, wouldn’t you think that CBS or the Boston Globe would have a few grizzled old hands wandering around? Professionals that were pounding out pages by the thousand and stories by the bucketful in their salad days? People that would have typed up significantly more copy then myself, who noticed that something was wrong immediately even though I’m not a professional journalist or writer?
One would think that a few of them might just have made it all the way to a position as an editor. You know, the guys who have to okay a story before it actually makes it to the website or the front page.
This is kind of ironic, since I read this post on Instapundit where a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer bitterly complains about a “free-floating cadre of rightist warriors.” Seems that we’re bullying the traditional news media so much by fact checking their butts that they’re actually choosing stories that will appeal to our bias. Buying us off with conservative drivel, in other words. This has the effect of slanting the news to the Right, instead of the middle where it would be if we’d just leave the professionals alone to do their job.
I’m finding it hard to swallow that these guys actually believe that crap considering the evidence.