Synchronicity: my 100-year-old father-in-law listens to CNN very loud.
So, when I heard Jack Cafferty sneering at Harry Reid for purportedly calling Gen. Petraeus “incompetent” I was surprised. But then, we have that poll, showing 23% approval ratings of (the Democratic) Congress.
Imagine my surprise when Kos himself on Daily Kos happened to comment on the bogus nature of the report, yet another bit of rumor–unsubstantiated hearsay and BS from the blog “Politico.” (You might remember them from the famous “John Edwards will drop out of the race, because his wife has cancer,” report that lit up the media pinball machine a couple months back. Yup: same schmucks.)
“Here’s what the Politico said about Reid and Petreus:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “incompetent” during an interview Tuesday with a group of liberal bloggers, a comment that was never reported.
Reid made similar disparaging remarks about Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said several sources familiar with the interview.
So what exactly was said? Who knows. It’s clear that the Politico doesn’t know. They’re basing their comments on hearsay… “
How damned corrupt is THAT, CNN?
I am getting so damned tired of the GD press corpse (sic) ragging on the blogosphere, but then they take the faintest tissue of hearsay, gossip and fabrication to character-assassinate the Democrats.
Does ANYONE doubt WHY the Congress has such a low approval rating? It’s because they are being intentionally smeared by the Reich Wing (er, sorry, RIGHT) and the laughably entitled “liberal media.”
So, do we REALLY wonder why Congress’ approval rating is so low? Gee, with “liberal press” friends like that, who needs enemies?
Or, put it another way (and remember, I’ve been writing for a living for the past three decades): were there a way to sue for journalistic malpractice, this would be a slam dunk.
My heartiest journalistic disgust on Wolf Blitzer, Jack Cafferty, and CNN.