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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Kerry Tales, Part XLVII; CBS Bias, Take 2 

Kerry demonstrates he's a nuanced nut again. And CBS's holiday from anti-Bush bias is over.

Last week, a desperate John Kerry intimated that a second Bush Administration might re-institute the draft:
Answering a question about the draft that had been posed at a forum with voters, Kerry said: "If George Bush were to be re-elected, given the way he has gone about this war and given his avoidance of responsibility in North Korea and Iran and other places, is it possible? I can't tell you."
The campaign says Kerry opposes the draft.

The draft "buzz" isn't just from Kerry: Except: the draft scare is vomitive nonsense; a hoax. And they say Republicans are negative campaigners who use scare tactics and wedge issues. Of course, the "they" includes CBS--so consider the source. And boycott CBS.

More (more CBS bias!):

CBS's cover-up has begun--ineptly! Charles Johnson's Little Green Footballs spotted CBS retroactively "correcting" the last night's transcript. Command Post has a good summary.

Simply put, the transcript as broadcast (and cached here) used to say:
What worries the Coccos is the continuing need for more troops in dangerous places. And the machinery for a draft is already in place: all men have to register when they turn 18. The head of the Selective Service believes he could start drafting people quickly.
The transcript on CBS's web site now says:
What worries the Coccos is the continuing need for more troops in dangerous places. And the machinery for a draft is already in place: all men have to register when they turn 18. Beverly Cocco is so concerned she is involved with the organization "People Against the Draft."

The head of the Selective Service believes he could start drafting people quickly.
Of course, CBS hasn't invented time travel. So falsifying the transcript doesn't change yesterday's broadcast (watch the captured screen video here), nor the archived contemporaneous comments on Command Post. Next up--CBS discovers an 18 1/2 minute gap in last night's newscast.

Reckless indeed. And stupid too. Which is consistent with the three rules of scandals:
  1. Few recall the crime.


  2. Most remember the cover-up.


  3. Everyone forgets rule # 2.

Still More:

Kerry and CBS aren't going to like today's NY Post's editorial on the draft scare-tactic and non-story:
[T]here isn't the faintest hint of evidence to support such claims [about re-starting the draft].

So, if there is any legitimate story here, it is that Kerry & Co. are blowing smoke.

Instead, Dan Rather runs with what amounts to an unpaid ad for the Kerry-Edwards ticket.

Is he a moron, incapable of learning anything from the forged-memo fiasco?

Or just a Democratic shill?

On reflection, what difference does it make?

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1 Comments:

Boycott CBS?

...Done.

Liberals seem to contradict themselves as a habit, I've noticed. Who's using fear to scare people into siding with them now?

By Blogger Nick, at 10:32 PM, September 29, 2004  

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