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Posted on 09/13/2004 7:26:03 AM PDT by MaineRepublicEdited on 09/13/2004 7:31:08 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
W ASHINGTON - These days, CBS News anchor Dan Rather and his colleagues at the network's magazine program 60 Minutes IIare enduring an unusual wave of second-guessing by some of the public and fellow journalists.
For that, they can thank "Buckhead."
(Excerpt) Read more at concordmonitor.com ...
Hey, if it's LA Times via some other paper, don't the excerpting rules still apply? Though I wonder if they apply if it's being reproduced in a forum specifically named in the piece.
I resent that! I'm no amateur. As we speak I being paid to Freep!
Being called loony is fame? Not the last time I looked.
"And what happens when this stuff gets into the mainstream, and it eventually turns out that the '60 Minutes' documents were perfectly legitimate, but because there's been so much reporting about what's being reported, it has already taken on a life of its own?"
Finally, they (the MSM) are getting close to gaining the perspective we have all had for decades. They do exactly this each and every day they engage in their self-styled "hallowed" occupation of journalism. They distort the truth into lies so badly that most people cannot discern substance from fiction.
Finally, at last, the shoe is on the other foot. Only in this case they are concerned that they cannot tell the fiction that they prefer from the facts they wish to suppress.
Yeah, that was an attempt at marginalization by a Left-wing lunatic.
"And what happens when...it eventually turns out that the '60 Minutes' documents were perfectly legitimate..."
Jeffrey Seglin, a professor at Emerson College in Boston.
That's when the alarm clock goes off, Jeff, and you realize you're dreaming.
"But apparently the entire thing was cooked up by a couple of amateurs on Free Republic."
They can't handle the TRUTH! OBTW, mine are silk pj's!
Oh, get OVER yourself already. If someone posts something demonstrably untrue on Free Republic, they will get called on it.
On the other hand, if a Reuters publishes something factually untrue, it will get picked up by 1,000 "news" outlets around the world without a whisper of dissent by the Old Media.
Jeffrey L. Seglin writes "The Right Thing," a weekly column on general ethics syndicated by the New York Times Syndicate. In the column, he regularly offers solutions to ethical dilemmas posed by readers who Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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He is the author or co-author on more than a dozen books on business and writing. He has written for publications including the New York Times, Fortune, FSB, Salon.com, Time.com, Sojourners, MIT's Sloan Management Review, Harvard Management Update, Business 2.0, ForbesASAP, CIO, CFO, MBA Jungle, among others. He regularly contributes commentaries to Public Radio's Marketplace.
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Name: Jeffrey L. Seglin
I never realized that I was a part of the bastion of right wing lunacy. I always thought the anarchists living in the wilds of the Dakotas were the right wing lunatics--not me!
Jim Jordon really points out how out of step the liberal left is with mainstream America.
And I don't even wear a straightjacket!!
"HEHEHHEHE!!! Freerepublic.com, the 'bastion of right wing lunacy'.
And I don't even wear a straightjacket!!"
The 'Rats have Al Gore and Howard Dean running around unmedicated and unrestrained, but WE are the lunatics?
I have spoken with Mr Seglin, and he is registering on FR to discuss and review this.
Please, thank him for his cooperation.
"Being called loony is fame? Not the last time I looked."
Tut tut now, don't go getting your Freepa..jamas in a knot.
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