Tuesday, May 31, 2005

deep blog revealed!

Amnesty International calls Guantanamo a “gulag.”
What did Dick Cheney think of this allegation? "Frankly, I was offended by it. For Amnesty International to suggest that somehow the United States is a violator of human rights, I frankly just don't take them seriously." One must admire Dick Cheney’s candor. Two “frankly”s in as many sentences! Not many would dare this.

And President Bush?
He called the Amnesty International charges “absurd.” Such a big word from such a little boy!

Deep Throat Revealed!
Does anybody even care any more?

Anonymous sources
In all the breast-beating, forelock-tugging, and brow-beating over the use of anonymous sources by the news media, we should probably remember that Deep Throat was the granddaddy of anonymous sources. We should also remember that the press always wants to identify sources. It’s the sources that don’t want to be identified.

Stop presses. Now.
Fox News London bureau chief said in an op-ed piece for Wall Street Journal Europe:

“Even we at Fox News manage to get some lefties on the air occasionally, and often let them finish their sentences before we club them to death and feed the scraps to Karl Rove and Bill O'Reilly. And those who hate us can take solace in the fact that they aren't subsidizing Bill's bombast; we payers of the BBC license fee don't enjoy that peace of mind.

“Fox News is, after all, a private channel and our presenters are quite open about where they stand on particular stories. That's our appeal. People watch us because they know what they are getting. The Beeb's institutionalized leftism would be easier to tolerate if the corporation was a little more honest about it.”

So, somehow, because it’s a public company, the BBC’s “leftism” is less tolerable than Fox News’ “rightism?” I am intrigued by conservatives’ urges for the media to admit liberal bias, which seems to exist only in the minds of conservatives. Because conservative media, at least on this side of the pond, NEVER admit to bias. They are fair-minded, level-headed, and fair. Until you admit to being a liberal, of course, or not. Then they club you to death and feed the scraps to Karl Rove and Bill O’Reilly.

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