Purity Of Essence
By Ed Driscoll · September 20, 2005 11:02 AM · Oh, That Liberal Media! · The Gulag Archipelago · The Perfect Storm
In some sort of thankfully rare harmonic convergence of idiocy, two television news veterans simultaneously go coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs, as Hugh Hewitt notes. First up is Dan Rather:
I am going to have to ask the Columbia Journalism School folks about the "new journalism order." Before long, Rather will be blaming the Bilderbergers for the forged docs.Of Captain Dan The (now retired, thank God) Newsman, Roger L. Simon writes:
'Honest' Dan Rather comes back from the dead to set us straight in an 'emotional' speech about the media at Fordham Law.Speaking truth to power is certainly a concept that Ted Turner has never heard of. Whether it's Cuba, the Soviet Union, or Iraq, Turner's never met a totalitarian regime he didn't want to prop up with sympathetic coverage.
And these days, North Korea is no exception. One man's Hell on Earth is another man's fun vacation getaway, as Ted describes Kim Jung Il's rotting death trap of a country to Wolf Blitzer, who walks a thin line between being absolutely incredulous, but respectful towards the man who founded the network that employs him:
WB: You spent some time recently in North Korea, Ted. Did this agreement come to you as a surprise?As Duane Patterson (who also has an audio clip of Ted taking Wolf through the looking glass) writes, "End of lunacy".
Turner sounds like he's entered a reverse image of the same alternate reality that General Ripper inhabited in Dr. Strangelove--I wonder what his thoughts on fluoridated water are.
People are thin and ride bicycles instead of cars? What an evil man Ted Turner is to not recognize that countless people have starved to death because of this psycho in pajamas. Wolf at least asked the appropriate questions to follow up, but you know he's having a bad day when he gets into an argument with the founder of the network he works for, and knows he's arguing with a crazy person. No wonder Turner doesn't see a problem with Kim Jung Il. Crazies don't often see problems with other crazies.Walter Duranty, call your office!
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