Saturday, October 20, 2007

ABC Misleads About Limbaugh Letter; WaPo Outright Lies About It

Perhaps hoping to one-up a fellow traveller, Z. Byron Wolf, who merely grossly mislead the public at the ABC Blog, Washington Post writer Neely Tucker has lied outright about the controversy between Senate Dems and Rush Limbaugh:
The letter in question is an Oct. 2 two-pager from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to Clear Channel Communications CEO Mark Mays lambasting the syndicate's Rush Limbaugh, who had recently criticized U.S. troops who were against the war in Iraq.

"Phony soldiers," blasted Limbaugh.

"Beyond the pale," Reid blasted back. "Unpatriotic," he added.
Everyone conversant with the incident knows that Limbaugh was referring to Jesse MacBeth and others who have impersonated soldiers and become darlings of the antiwar left until being exposed as frauds. Tucker had to have ignored the transcripts and audio recordings that Limbaugh has posted the public portion of his website.

I suppose we should be used to this sort of blatant propaganda masquerading as journalism by now, but Neely Tucker should be counseled by his masters that outright lies, especially ones easily exposed, are generally ineffective mind control tools.


Confederate Yankee, who notes that ABC is busy deleting critical comments at their blog.
Don Surber, who points to the ABC blog as a reason more and more people distrust the media these days.