February 7, 2007

I've had it with the traditional media. Had it. They are the laziest of bums. Remember when being a journalist meant actually researching a subject? Not anymore. Now you just keep repeating smears prompulgated by the not-even-trying-to-hide-their-bias Moonie Times with nary a fact-check to stop them from smearing our new Speaker of the House. Was CNN nearly as concerned with Hastert and the very real likelihood that he knew and turned a blind eye to Foley's peccadillos?

Think Progress:

Last month, when a right-wing publication smeared Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), CNN helped debunk the report and called out media outlets that ran with the false story. Anderson Cooper told viewers: "That's the difference between talking about news and reporting it. You send a reporter, check the facts, and you decide at home."

Now, the Washington Times (owned by the same entity that published the Obama smear) has launched a series of attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), claiming that Pelosi is "demanding permanent access to a large military jet for herself, her staff, other Members and supporters."

As with the Obama smear, the Times story is based entirely on quotes from unnamed sources. Yet, instead of investigating the report, CNN's Lou Dobbs has covered the story every day for six straight days - Feb 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 - amplifying the attacks and repeating the inaccuracies.

Read TP's fact-checking here...maybe not as interesting as SIX DAYS of inaccurate reporting, but still, you'd think the truth would seep in at some point.

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