Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Drudge Goes Mainstream, CBS Goes Irrelevant

Remember when the Drudge report was the alternative to the mainstream media. It was only about ten years ago when he ran the story about Clinton and Monica that the CBSer's and the NBCer's wouldn't touch. It put him on the map, but the map is starting to look like one of those UN efforts with some countries missing.

Last week Drudge twice reported imminent civil war in Iraq. There wasn't.

This week he's shilling for CBS of all people. Again a contrived opinion piece is presented as 'News'. CBS did a poll after spending two weeks slamming Vice President Cheney, ignoring the Iranian nuclear threat and the story about the Jewish kid killed in Paris by a Muslim who wanted to go to heaven. The rest of the world doesn't matter to these people, they appently have a mission and so they release a 'poll' about the presidents popularity, and guess what? It's down. This is news.

Some of CBS's prose ... "The troubling results for the Bush administration come amid reminders about the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina and negative assessments of how the government and the president have handled it for six months. "

"For the first time in this poll, most Americans say the president does not care much about people like themselves. Fifty-one percent now think he doesn't care, compared to 47 percent last fall. [Like themselves ? Sheesh.]

"Americans were evenly split on whether or not Cheney's explanation of why there was a delay in reporting the accident was satisfactory."

After two weeks of pounding on the VP, dressing up like children at 'show and tell' the country was only 'evenly' split? I suspect there will be some follow up stories, maybe some memos from the seventies indicating Cheney never got a boy-scout gun safety badge, or something equally Mary Mapish.

Keeping the uncertainty alive through innuendo is a full time job for some at CBS.
I wrote about last weeks drivel, how they compare the message to the messenger and pretended that was news too; good news for them.

Good work CBS.

Italics Mine

PS - Looking back on it, I bet that butcher that Dan Rather humiliated live on Sisty Minutes twentt-five years ago was innocent. I bet Dan had the Grade 'A' stamp in his pocket the whole time.


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