Tuesday, September 28, 2004

CBS uses fake e-mails on draft issue

According to RatherBiased, CBS News aired a story tonight about those fake e-mail running around about the draft!

Three weeks after he denounced the internet as being "filled with rumors," the embattled CBS anchor ran a story on his Tuesday "Evening News" program hoping to stir up fear of an impending military draft.
In a story that was a textbook example of slipshod reporting, CBS reporter Richard Schlesinger used debunked internet hoax emails and an unlabeled interest group member to scare elderly "Evening" viewers into believing that the U.S. government is poised to resume the draft.
The RatherBiased posting then breaks down which far left groups was used in this totally BS report.
Also left out of the CBS story was the fact that while there are two bills in Congress that are seeking to reestablish the draft, both of them (S-89 and HR-163) are sponsored exclusively by Democrats and have been pronounced DOA by the Republican leadership.
Ye Gods! I've been harping on this for the last ten days and have included links to those very piece of legislation, yet CBS, with all of their fact checkers couldn't put this into their report...

Unless of course, that was done on purpose. RatherBaised also has the transcript and video of the report.