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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

She's Back! But Mary Mapes is Still in an Alternative Reality Universe of Her Own Making

The title of her book is "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power." It's all about how the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy made all those redneck suckers in Red State America believe that poor little enlightened Mary and her brave White Knight, Sir Dan Rather of East Liberaldom, used fake documents in their "60 Minutes" scoop about President Bush's National Guard record.

Powerline's Scott Johnson, author of the justly-famous "61st Minute" post that started the avalanche of facts that exposed the Mape/Rather fiasco, has an opening observation here. Oh, how I would dread being the object of that man's wrath.

Hugh Hewitt makes the point here that the book itself is not the most significant aspect of its publication; rather how the major reviewers in the MSM treat it will be a circling of the wagons by defenders of the dying media.