Thursday, September 23, 2004

David,
you should be happy to know that VDH is on the ball.

Monday, September 20, 2004

CBS has made a statement
regarding the memos. You can find the official CBS statement here, Dan Rather's personal statement here, and the CBS News story covering its own statement here.

One hopes that this isn't CBS's final word on the subject. I mean, these memos were so fake that they were discredited within hours of being released to the public. If a bunch of "pajama-wearing bloggers" (or whatever it was that Rather called the guys at Powerline et al) can debunk this story in a few hours, why did CBS's thorough "vetting process" allow this stuff to air at all? Either CBS ran rough-shod with the truth to score a political point (the DNC-CBS legion of dis-information theory), or they are mystifyingly bad at verifying information (the gob-smacking incompetence theory).

Either way, a simple apology isn't enough. In order for CBS to restore some confidence in their brand, someone big's going to have to be fired.
I love P.J. O'Rourke.
I read CEO of the Sofa shortly after it came out, and it was outstanding. I have a copy of Parliament of Whores somewhere that I need to dust off.

Anyway, the Telegraph has an excerpt from his newest book, Peace Kills: America's New Fun Imperialism here.

I need to buy this book.