November 29, 2007

Your Worthless Media

This is only going to get worse, dudes:

A Washington Post article on how Sen. Barack Obama "has had to address assertions that he is a Muslim" reported that an "early rumor about Obama's faith came from Insight, a conservative online magazine. The Insight article said Obama had 'spent at least four years in a so-called madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia' " [emphasis in original]. But rather than citing the investigative reports conclusively debunking the smear, or providing his own reporting on whether the school Obama attended was, in fact, a madrassa, Bacon reported only that "Obama denied the rumor," portraying the issue as a "he said/he said" dispute.
Give us a fucking break. That story has so thoroughly discredited that the only time it should be worthy of commentary is to illustrate just how lowly and corrupt right-wing media organizations are. But, here we are, six months later, pretending that there is an actual "debate" about reality. Pathetic.


JasonC