Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Left Wing Blogs Defend Newsweek

I have gone over to the 'Dark Side'. It seems I have attracted the ire of several bloggers around town, perhaps due to my outing by Kurtz yesterday. Below is one interesting example.

NEWSSPEAK in the Dark Side

In what appears to be a reactionary defense of Newsweek following multiple viewings of ‘Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith’, I have once again been called out for suggesting that Newsweek cheerled themselves to a conclusion before having a single verified fact, and believing they should be accountable for the results. Specifically, the statement addressed to me is:

‘No, Newsweek didn’t Slander US Soldiers, Cause Deaths.’ lists several definitions of slander. The top two are:

1. Oral communication of false statements injurious to a person's reputation.
2. A false and malicious statement or report about someone.

Now, whatever world you live in, I would say that Newsweek’s actions certainly fall within these parameters in regards to US Soldiers. And certainly death was the result. Perhaps libel would have been more appropriate though.

I would have addressed this yesterday, but judging only by the url and limited by my schedule, I assumed it was a porn site. It is actually a fairly educational example of the arrogance towards those of us that reject our spoon fed news when it wanders outside of the bounds of reality. As an example, the writer assumes that I am religious.

'with the tacit cooperation of the ever-compassionate religious thought police.'

All who disagree must be religious fanatics out to save your soul. I just want a media that knows the facts before it reports inflammatory information. I also want Newsweek held accountable for their actions.

I would like to thank the writer on one point, on behalf of myself and the other right wing fanatic control freaks. It seems we have been delegated a great amount of power over MSM and the Government.

'Witness the Dark Side of the blogosphere: partisan blogger hacks shout “liberal media bias” at the top of their lungs, the Government drops napalm on Newsweek, and they retract the story. notice a pattern here?'

May the source be with you.

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