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Last updated on June 10th, 2017 at 04:32 am
Former British conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith on blogging:
Mainstream TV can no longer say what it wants without fear of correction. Online diaries, written by teachers, soldiers and numerous other people with real knowledge of subjects, are fact-checking ill-informed broadcasters …
You would also expect this electronic revolution to be good for the Democrats, but the American left’s relationship with the internet has been disastrous. The internet has sunk a knife into Bill Clinton’s moderate Democratic party … The dailykos.com site of a Democratic consultant gets 500,000 hits a day. That site’s memorial to four American contractors murdered in Iraq was “screw them”. Hatefulness also pours out of the popular websites of Michael Moore and MoveOn.org.
Hatefulness … and madness! A DailyKos operative believes he has located the connection between Jeff Gannon and the bogus CBS memos:
It now appears that Jeff Gannon could be the thread that unravels the real story behind the TANG/CBS forgeries. I have put together a case here that if looked at carefully by the blogosphere would show that the TANG forgeries were made by the White House, probably Dan Bartlett, and then given to Bill Burkett by a former associate of Karl Rove, Roger Stone.
It’s so obvious! Meanwhile, the New York Times reports that journalists at Gannon’s relatively unknown level aren’t unusual at White House press conferences:
Mr. Guckert’s nom de plume, Jeff Gannon, and the Talon News service he worked for did not set off any alarm bells in a room that also includes a representative from The Corporate Crime Reporter, The India Globe and Les Kinsolving, the host of a provocative radio talk show.
“This is an irritant that we deal with, people who try to hijack the briefing for ideological reasons,” said Ron Hutcheson of Knight Ridder, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “A few people are in there just to get across their points of view. But it’s the kind of thing we put up with, because nobody can quite figure out how to deal with it.”
Tip to DailyKos: that India Globe guy was the second gunman. Think about it. Wheels within wheels, my friends.
(Via J.F. Beck)
UPDATE. Senior “Political” “Editor” for CBS “News” Dotty Lynch: “When Jeff Gannon, White House ‘reporter’ for Talon ‘News,’ was unmasked last week, the leap to a possible Rove connection was unavoidable.”