Friday, January 14, 2005

"Blog" Makes Dictionary

What's the newest word getting into the dictionary for the new year? Miriam Webster's editors announce it is "blog" -- defined as "a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer."

...struck a telling blow at anchor Dan Rather and his CBS TV "60 Minutes II" by quickly analyzing and questioning the proportionally spaced fonts used in the so-called National Guard records of George W. Bush

....The Georgian first challenged CBS in a posting on the FreeRepublic.com Web site. "I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old," he wrote barely four hours after Mr. Rather's Sept. 8 show unveiled its "scoop." Within minutes, other bloggers were using their Internet superhighway to further analyze the typefaces -- not known to have been used in 1972 typewriters

As the Wall Street Journal later noted editorially, "this is potentially a big cultural moment." It underscored that the widespread challenge to Mr. Rather -- to his "reporting" credibility -- "means that the liberal media establishment has ceased to set the U.S. political agenda." [read more]
We've made it! Maybe not all of us are as famous, but we are important just the same. I did not know too much about type set in 1972, but who's to know I won't be the one to break a story? Who's to know you won't break story? I do know who won't break a story...MSM. Why not? They do not report. They dig for dirt against people they do not like, they cover up for people they do like. Hey, they remind me of J. Edgar Hoover. Too bad they don't have his good sense to love his country. Have a great day.

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