September 30, 2004

Big Llama Yips!

Allow us to extend add our congratulations to INDC Bill for another solid piece of investigative blogging on CBS's bogus bringing-back-the-draft story, based entirely on an email scam that's making the rounds. It's not every day that someone we know gets picked up by Glenn and NRO's Kerry Spot.

Well done, indeed!

My favorite quote of the piece comes from Linda Karas, a CBS producer:

"The truth of the e-mails were absolutely irrelevant to the piece, because all the story said was that people were worried. Itís a story about human beings that are afraid of the draft. We did not say that this (e-mail) was true, itís just circulating. We are not verifying the e-mail."

I gasped when I read that. (As an aside, isn't this exactly the way the MSM has been treating junk-science environmental scaremonger stories for years? Never mind if the reports of Alar-contaminated apples are false! Never mind that the "Greenhouse Effect" is still, at best, only a theory! People are still worried about these things and therefore we're justified in running with them!)

If CBS is looking for a "feel good" story, might I suggest the new economic optimism some people are experiencing based on emails they've been receiving from various former African Heads of State promising untold wealth if only they do a minimal amount of banking work? After all, according to CBS, the veracity of the emails is irrelevant - if they're making people happy, surely that's the important point.

Posted by Robert at September 30, 2004 09:36 AM | TrackBack
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For us or against us, Llamas ... for us ... or ... against usssssss ...

Posted by: Bill from INDC at September 30, 2004 11:12 AM
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