Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Does the Truth Even Matter Any More?

From Larry Johnson posting on Josh Marshall's TPM Cafe:


By Larry Johnson

"While watching the MSNBC program, CONNECTED, COAST TO COAST with Ron Reagan, a man from the Evergreen Foundation was on air spinning the myth that the President had to "beg" the Governor of Louisiana to take action.  Having been on this show several times I called one of the bookers, Susan Durrwatcher, to alert her to the fact that this man was misrepresenting what happened.  I offered Susan the following objective, documented facts (see timeline below).  Susan thanked me for my "opinion" and said "we just have a different perspective".  Stunned, I asked her by what standard of journalism that an objective fact was mere opinion?  I asked her to simply look at the documents and correct the record.  She declined.  I asked her to remove me from the MSNBC list of contacts.  I'm sure MSNBC won't miss me and I am certain I will have a happy life without having to subject myself to their unprofessional approach to journalism."

So MSNBC has given up on the truth.

Oh well. It was an outdated concept anyway.

1 comment:

Samurai Sam said...

Bravo to Johnson, anyway. Nice to see some integrity in the field of journalism.