Wednesday, January 05, 2005

 

Cake and Eat It Too!

If we are to distrust the credibility of journalism now because of one little(probably intentional) mistake on the part of Dan Rather and CBS, does this lack of credibilty also apply to their war coverage in Iraq, or is it just reserved for information potentially critical of George Bush? Does it apply to anything reported from now on?

It's funny how the Bush administration can tell so many lies that we lose track of them, even get bored of them, while even the slightest tidbit of error in examining Bush's character gets blown up like it was the Pearl Harbor of journalism. We can't have double standards in our expectations of honesty in journalism. If we expect error-proof inspection of George Bush, we must also demand the truth about Iraq and other things that the government keeps us in the dark about. You can't have your cake and eat it too.


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