Monday, August 22, 2005

When media watchdogs attack...

Keith Olbermann has taken note of Rush Limbaughs baseless accusations against Cindy Sheehan in a very deserved award of The Worst Person In The World to the drug addled blow-hard wingnut. This in turn generated a supposed "expose" by conservative media watchdog blatherhead Brent Bozell. Heres a link to his site if you must see it, but I'd encourage you not to in the interest of not driving up the hits and increasing his ad revenue.

The odd thing here is that Olbermann is spot on in his criticism of what Rush in fact said and this is proven with the transcript of Rush's show that can be found in the 1st link above. Bozells criticism of Olbermann is in supposedly not understanding the meaning of Rushs attack. But the fact of the matter is that in reaching for his point, Rush made a stupid comment: (I mean, Cindy Sheehan is just Bill Burkett. Her story is nothing more than forged documents, there's nothing about it that's real, including the mainstream media's glomming onto it, it's not real.)That on its face is a morbid lie. Whether Rush was making some grandiose statement of media bias, or commenting on monkeys flying out of his butt, his statement was an embarrasment. And Rushs reaction in taking the featured statement out of the transcript of his program on his own website and also removing said statement as a feature on the front page to paying subscribers of his website more tends to prove Olbermanns point than Bozells. It seems to me that someone purporting to be a watchdog of media affairs would be at least nominally interested in factually commenting on actual events in the media than attempting to divine the meaning of an embarrasing comment from a spaced out wingnut. But of course Bozelle being a wingnut himself cant be bothered with such things as facts and reality and so on.

Are there other forums/blogs that are more specific for this topic? I have not found one.
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