posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 10:25 AM
The firings were well deserved for numerous reasons. It's not as clear cut as people think. The problem is not that these CBS news people "went
after Bush". Who cares, that's what Media types do. They're always going after someone with a dragged up skeleton. It's routine. The same way
I wake up in the morning and have a coffee, media people wake up in the morning and try to ruin someone's day. No shock there.
So why the firings? Well, because they damaged the entire business. If you're going to involve yourself in politics and try to impact election
results, you better make it good. You'd better not leave yourself open. They did. They used stupid, pathetic, shabby forgeries that a child could
have done a better job at, and they went public with it without taking care of themselves first.
When you assault someone's character you do so in a thorough manner. You don't leave yourself open for a counterassault. CBS dropped the ball.
CBS couldn't handle a character assault on a political candidate because they had no patience, felt they were invincible and went forward with an
unprepared, unpolished, and unresearched scam.
Am I calling the media professional liars? Well maybe. I can tell you this... they WILL report a document without authenticating it. It happens all
the time. They place their bets. If it's wrong, they'll issue a correction/retraction on page 30 tomorrow but the damage is usually already done.
CBS caused this themselves. They went to the nation. They broadcast the garbage on a national TV show without being responsible enough to either
authenticate the thing or cover themselves well. They did neither. A very stupid choice when deciding to insert yourself into a campaign which is
precisely what they did. And they lost. And they lost credibility, and they lost reputation and they lost face. Not because they're anti-Bush,
whatever, so's half the country. But because a national news source is not supposed to air full stories based on frauds that could have been printed
Enquirer, Weekly World News, CBS in that order, and that's why heads rolled. Not because of who won the race but because of who lost their