|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Friday, February 20, 2004
in his blog:
When someone commented that Kerry scandal was barely mentioned in the media, while barrels of ink have been used to print allegations that Bush dodged National Guard service, Gillmor became a poster child for smug media incuriousness:
(It would have taken Gillmor all of 15 minutes to find out that National Guard records are notoriously incomplete, if he had bothered to visit weblogs written by people (Sensing, Cole, Hobbs) whose knowledge of the military is more extensive than that afforded by watching Apocalypse Now. And why does Bush need to prove a negative? Does Kerry need to document where he was sleeping for each night since he married Theresa Heinz?)
Here's another comment:
Those plucky broadcasters at CBS, trying to maintain media integrity in a sea of sludge! Somebody get me a handkerchief!
Less that 48 hours after this comment was posted, Mickey Kaus reported that "Kerry gets a Mulligan from CBS, whose producer gives him a second chance to nail a too-long sound bite." Was it Cronkite who would have done the same thing, or Savareid?