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2005.09.28

You can let people wonder if you're still Stuck On Stupid ...

... or you can open your mouth and prove you are.

Exhibit 1: Dan Rather


Marvin Kalb: You said, I believe you just said, that you think the story is accurate.

Dan Rather: Well, the story is accurate.


That's not from last year, folks! That's from a 9-26-2005 interview! Read the whole transcript (or listen to the interview if your sides can handle it) here.

Exhibit 2: Mary Mapes


Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Web sites I had never heard of before: Free Republic, Little Green Footballs, Power Line. They were hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative sites loaded with vitriol about Dan Rather and CBS. Our work was being compared to that of Jayson Blair, the discredited New York Times reporter who had fabricated and plagiarized stories.

All these Web sites had extensive write-ups on the documents: on typeface, font style, and peripheral [Bwu-ha-ha!!! -- BF] spacing, material that seemed to spring up overnight. It was phenomenal. It had taken our analysts hours of careful work to make comparisons. It seemed that these analysts or commentators---or whatever they were---were coming up with long treatises in minutes. They were all linking to one another, creating an echo chamber of outraged agreement.


Again, that has to be a blast from the past, right? Not exactly, my friend. That's a quote from her soon to be released book. Rand Simberg and John Hinderaker have more.

Yep, it sure is a shame we don't have ol' Dan and Mary to kick around any more. How will we ever get by without them?

Update: Mudville's latest Open Post is up.

Update 2: Kevin Drum, whose VRWC credential are far from "unimpeachable," says it's time for the reality based community to "face the facts" about  Rathergate. (Hat tip: Commissar)

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OMG! Talk about being stuck...lol! I really like the movie-cam thingie you have to the left. Where and how did you do that? I hope you are well. Have a great day!

Posted by: Rosemary | Sep 28, 2005 10:59:20 PM

Kevin Drum seems to have a clue. No such luck with most of his readers.

Posted by: Pixy Misa | Sep 29, 2005 3:29:43 AM

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