Great Moments In Journalism

3 comments April 16th, 2010at 11:37am Posted by Eli

Why on earth would anyone outside the wingnut welfare state hire a disgraced right-wing asshat like Ben Domenech?

The White House ripped CBS News on Thursday for publishing an online column by a blogger who made assertions about the sexual orientation of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, widely viewed as a leading candidate for the Supreme Court.

Ben Domenech, a former Bush administration aide and Republican Senate staffer, wrote that President Obama would “please” much of his base by picking the “first openly gay justice.” An administration official, who asked not to be identified discussing personal matters, said Kagan is not a lesbian.

CBS initially refused to pull the posting, prompting Anita Dunn, a former White House communications director who is working with the administration on the high court vacancy, to say: “The fact that they’ve chosen to become enablers of people posting lies on their site tells us where the journalistic standards of CBS are in 2010.” She said the network was giving a platform to a blogger “with a history of plagiarism” who was “applying old stereotypes to single women with successful careers.”

The network deleted the posting Thursday night after Domenech said he was merely repeating a rumor.

So…  Kagan is rumored to be openly gay?

Um.

Entry Filed under: Media,Teh Gay,Wankers

3 Comments

  • 1. spocko  |  April 16th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star!?

    We do. We do.

    This isn’t a whisper campaign this is a paid smear, and I know that it shouldn’t be a smear, but to the conservatives it is.

  • 2. Eli  |  April 16th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I have to admit that I’m kind of curious to see how the Republican senators try to make that a disqualifier without admitting that they’re homophobes.

  • 3. Charles  |  April 17th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    No, no, Eli. The talking point for judges is discrimination. Sonia Sotomayor was a racist because she called herself a Latina. So Kagan will be accused of being anti-heterosexual because she’s rumored to be a lesbian.

    Here’s the official list of talking points for the Party of No:
    1. Social Benefits: Government takeover.
    2. Judges: Discrimination.
    3. Regulation: Anti-business.
    4. Negotiation with Iran: pro-terrorist.
    5. Negotiation with N. Korea, Cuba: pro-communist.
    6. Arms control: soft on terrorism and communism.
    7. Ribbon-cuttings: waste of taxpayer money.
    8. Kissing babies: biological terrorism
    9. Petting dogs: Anti-cat
    10. Petting cats: Anti-dog

    Anything else: un-American.

    Glad I could help.


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