SWIFT BOAT LIES
send this to 5 people! "Like most bloggers, I have my beefs with the mainstream media. But you know what? They produce an awful lot of damn fine original reporting.
Case in point. In August the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth charged that John Kerry had lied about the events that led to his Silver Star. In order to figure out if the SBVT account was true, Nightline sent a crew to Vietnam, where they visited the hamlets of Tran Thoi and Nha Vi and interviewed the local villagers to get their recollections of what really happened 35 years ago. You can read the resulting story yourself, but it's summarized pretty easily: Kerry was right and SBVT honcho John O'Neill wasn't.
But there was also this:..."
posted by Postroad
on Oct 15, 2004 -
Where's Thursday, May 6 ? - Nightline "disappears" show segment
- OK, I've waited almost 2 weeks. Now, it's official - Nightline "disappeared" it's own show
. On Thursday May 6, 2004, Nightline featured, prominently, a call for a phased US pullout from Iraq by Retired Lieutenant General, William Odom
- Ronald Reagan's head of the National Security Agency. Odom recommended turning the whole mess over to the UN. Mention of Odom or the segment is kind of hard
to pry out of ABC . You can buy
a transcript though, so this isn't really
posted by troutfishing
on May 20, 2004 -
You tell'm Ted! (nyt link)
Koppel is first to publically denounce accusations that Nightline
is irrelevant or lacks a competitive edge in the late night wars. David Letterman is still strangely silent about rumors that ABC is trying to steal him from CBS to replace Ted Koppel's long-running news program. Perhaps after publically ribbing Oprah Winfrey & getting the cold shoulder, Letterman has learned when not
to open his mouth? ..nah!
posted by ZachsMind
on Mar 5, 2002 -