15. September 2004 · Comments Off on So, what is it, Dan: · Categories: General, Media Matters Not

This from Ratherbiased.com:

CBS News is scheduled to release a statement to the media shortly but chances are that the Eyemark Network is going to stick to its story.
While the release is being carefully crafted with the assistance of the Viacom legal department, Dan Rather and his associates are directing members of the media to an interview which Rather did with the highly influential New York Observer media columnist Joe Hagan in which the 72-year-old anchor blasts his critics in no uncertain terms.

“I think the public, even decent people who may be well-disposed toward President Bush, understand that powerful and extremely well-financed forces are concentrating on questions about the documents because they can’t deny the fundamental truth of the story,” Rather told the paper. “If you can’t deny the information, then attack and seek to destroy the credibility of the messenger, the bearer of the information. And in this case, it’s change the subject from the truth of the information to the truth of the documents.

“This is your basic fogging machine, which is set up to cloud the issue, to obscure the truth,” he said.

So first it’s “some guy in his living room in pajamas,” now it’s the vast right-wing conspiracy.

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