September 16, 2004

"I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things"

Betsy's Page points to this George Neumayr article on Dan Rather's version of "Truth", and how it's OK to lie to advance that "Truth" (the title of this post is a quote from Rather about Bill Clinton). I won't excerpt it - it's good enough to read whole - but the basic thesis is that Dan Rather thinks it's OK to lie about anything as long as the "good people" are lying and the "bad people" are the targets. It's yet another bit of evidence of the essential infantilism of the modern Left.

UPDATE: And Mrs. du Toit has a post on trust that is well worth reading, and only tangentially related to the CBS meltdown.

OK, I will excerpt one bit:

Perhaps Dan Rather's liberal defenders who now accept "core truth" fables owe author Gary Aldrich an apology. Shouldn't they now say to him, "Your story about Bill Clinton taking women to the D.C. Marriott, which predated the country's introduction to Monica Lewinsky, wasn't technically true but it contained a basic truth about Clinton. He was doing that sort of thing with women"? And shouldn't they also apologize to Mark Fuhrman? "Sure, you may not have followed every collection technique properly, but that's okay. O.J. was guilty," they should now say.

Donald Sensing talks about why this matters.

Posted by Jeff at September 16, 2004 03:36 PM | Link Cosmos
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