Monday, February 14, 2005

Even Nixon Coughed Up His Tapes

When you're right, you're right, and The Pink Flamingo Bar and Grill is absolutely right here. Bloggers in general and conservative bloggers in particular have no reason to apologize for their part in the investigation of the Eason Jordan scandal and Jordan's eventual resignation. On the contrary, the bloggers who pursued the Jordan story did so with dogged determination and a relentless pursuit of the truth in the face of mainstream media "professional courtesies" extended to Jordan and CNN.

The only bloggers who should be ashamed are those on the left who referred to "lynch mobs" and "blog-thuggery" in an attempt to obfuscate the facts. Also, those bloggers who linked to hysterical stories about "lynch mobs" and "blog-thuggery" and called them voices that "matter" should be ashamed of their conduct.

A grossly biased man with poor judgement has resigned from a responsible position at CNN that, nominally at least, requires objectivity and sound judgement. CNN should thank the bloggers for helping them get rid of dead wood. And CNN should demand the videotape of the discussion in question. Watergate couldn't end until Nixon surrendered the tapes.