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  •  I am absolutely gob smacked (1+ / 0-)
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    that you would say this:

    "I can't recall ANY other widely covered scandals by pundits or people with role's like Sharptons...Black or White."
    Really?!?!?! You know, I just can't take the time to list in how many ways you're wrong.  So wrong that it's too huge for me to take on in a reply comment.

    I will say this. If you think the Sharpton/Brawley controversy is the epitome of scandal in journalism, well, then I just don't know where you've been.

    Hint from recent news. Bob Woodward just accused the White House of threatening him. Pretty serious, and certainly as serious as anything in the Sharpton/Brawley controversy.

    Woodward was proven wrong, by any reasonable analysis,  but he's still out there holding to his point, while trying to pull it back at the same time, and certainly not apologizing for it. And I guaranfuckingtee you Bob Woodward will not be banished for this, or judged as harshly as you have judged Al Sharpton.

    And that doesn't even begin to discuss the role of the mostly white media in the shameful build up to the Iraq war, and all the lies that encompassed.

     

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 07:04:57 PM PST

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    •  Or the New York Times' yellow journalism (1+ / 0-)
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      against Wen Ho Lee. They did admit they went too far, but when will that poor guy ever get his job and reputation back?

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:07:05 AM PST

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      •  I'm not familiar with the Wen Ho Lee story. (1+ / 0-)
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        off to the google!  And I will learn something today.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 06:54:41 AM PST

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