Well, tonight is Dan's last night... an end to a rather biased (ahem) career. Rathergate was merely the final exclamation point on his career of journalism on behalf of the liberal worldview, as Brent Bozell's Media Research Center has demonstrated so well on their website here, here, here, and here.
But what do we really know about this episode? What has Rathergate really taught us? Here are the key points that I learned:
- the Mainstream Media (MSM) often times treats "partisan political operatives" of the left as unimpeachable and objective sources.
- When presented with information from the Left, the MSM will perform a cursory review and corroboration (or none at all).
- When caught and exposed, the MSM will attack its critics as "partisan political operatives." (perhaps a bit of projection here?)
- After stonewalling, the MSM will launch an investigation that will not answer the tough questions, will not address the key issue at hand, and will not correctly assign responsibility. Once completed, the MSM will consider this the end of the discussion.
I won't hold my breath...
Courage indeed, Dan... puhleasse...
ARC: St Wendeler