Friday, April 15, 2005

Pot Calling the Driven Snow Black

The Jawa Report links to a post by the Anchoress, who has printed an excerpt from an upcoming book by Mary Mapes. Mapes is the CBS producer who was let go in the wake of the Dan Rather Memogate scandal. In the excerpt, Mapes accuses bloggers of "digital McCarthyism" for relentlessly pursuing the fake memo story.
“Conservative bloggers are part of the story. They have vilified me, mounted a “wilding” attack against me…we were, it seemed the first victims of a new kind of digital McCarthyism, which uses the same techniques as the old McCarthyism–rumors, slurs, false charges and ugly attacks–but now employs the Internet, talk radio and cable TV echo chamber to ricochet information around the world…"
"Rumors, slurs, false charges"? Classic case of psychological projection. I've got your "digit" right here, Mary. In Brazil, this gesture means "good luck". But we're not in Brazil.