Friday, September 09, 2005

RatherGate: One Year Later

Power Line pats themselves on the back with regard to their leading the charge in blowing the lid off the CBS News and Dan Rather's nasty Big Lie smear against Dubya using forged documents as their smoking gun.

Demonstrating the power of the medium, within twelve hours after Scott did his original post, Drudge reported that CBS News executives were meeting to discuss the crisis.

Have things changed in the ensuing year? Well, sure. I think the MSM are more careful about documents now, and perhaps about other claims that can readily be fact-checked. My own impression, though, is that, far from having ameliorated since last year, the liberal bias of the MSM has, if anything, worsened. I think the fact that alternative media now exist has prompted some reporters and editors to abandon even the pretense of objectivity.

Still, the world hasn't been quite the same since "The Sixty-First Minute" and the many efforts by other bloggers--and above all, as we always emphasize, their readers--on that fateful day exactly one year ago, and it never will be.

From Air ScameriKKKa and Able Danger to revealing the truth of the failures of the Louisiana governor and New Orleans mayor in the Katrina disaster while the MSM has been furiously trying to make Dubya the scapegoat for the existance of weather itself, the Blogosphere has been a crucial source of Truth against the Big Lies of the fascist Left.

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