|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
In one hour, CBS News will "clarify" its claims about the authenticity of the forged Bush national guard memo (which is such a blatant forgery that I'm not going to bother with niceties like alleged or scare quotes). If this "clarification" is anything like earlier statements, whatever small shred of credibility remains to CBS is due to be further diminished.
The Sioux City Journal reports that Bob Schieffer, CBS' chief Washington correspondent and host "Face the Nation," said that he hopes CBS does more reporting to prove that the memos are genuine. There is a hopeful development in this story, in that CBS may be abandoning the making-shit-up approach (savaged by Evan Kirchhoff and twelve billion others):
If CBS is going to descend to primitive snivelling, why stop with just the one shibboleth about confidentiality of sources? There are many more sacred cows available:
Update: Schieffer will moderate the third presidential debate (scroll to the end of the comments).