Daily Archives: January 11, 2005

Rather's rather lame response

The Anchoress has Dan Rather’s rather lame response to the “Report” (via TKS [formerly known as The Kerry Spot]). I agree that it’s lame, about as lame as his “apology”.

Lest anyone have any doubt, I have read the report, I take it seriously, and I shall keep its lessons well in mind.

Dan Rather

Of course the Report didn’t find any evidence of political bias, and that’s what he’s really interested in.

Side by Side Analysis of Swift Boats-Rathergate

Lorie over at Polipundit has an excellent post on the massive differences between how the MSM covered Rathergate and the Swift Boat Veterans. Click here for More Thoughts on Rathergate.

In an earlier post (Nov 22) here I noted:

Newsweek’s Periscope on Unfit for Command
In Newsweek’s Persicope section, page 9 there is a short article by Susannah Meadows about the all the political books that used to be on the front tables at the bookstores. In this article she says: “Even the conservative imprint Regenery isn’t giving up yet on O’Neill’s book [Unfit for Command], the now largely discredited attack on Kerry’s military service. The publisher is planning to market its remaining copies as the book that brought the candidate down.” (emphasis mine). Is it largely discredited because the liberals say it is? I still haven’t seen any proof of its being discredited. Haven’t seen Kerry’s records (still hasn’t signed the Form 180) proving that what John O’Neill says isn’t true.

The MSM has always just dismissed the Swift Boat Veterans out of hand, yet even after 5 years of “investigation” Mary Mapes could never come up with anything valid about her accusations about President Bush. Yesterday on Fox News they had a regular DNC hack, Jenny. She keeps drinking that kool-aid. She repeated the line that Bush has never come out and said he wasn’t awol and he’s never said he didn’t get special treatment and the questions raised about his service are still valid… She never mentions that Kerry never signed the 180, that he hasn’t answered any of the questions that still hang over his head…

Death by Committee – Redux

Drew at Darn Floor has a new post about the Dutch and physician assisted death. I wrote about the Groningen Protocol and my disabled daughter here.

Drew has written about an English assisted suicide law and now the Dutch are considering assisted suicide for “people who may not be ill, but consider themselves as ‘suffering through living.'”

Drew’s last paragraph:

When someone feels his life is not worth living, it falls to us — fellow members of the human race — to show him that his life has value. It is abhorrent and repulsive that anyone — but especially doctors — would inform someone in despair that, no, his life is not worth living and he ought to just kill himself.