Monday, September 20, 2004


This story from USA Today investigates 'inappropriate contacts' between CBS and senior officials of the DNC. Here's a couple of graphs:

[Burkett told USA TODAY that he had agreed to turn over the documents to CBS if the network would help arrange a conversation with the Kerry campaign.

The network's effort to place Burkett in contact with a top Democratic official raises ethical questions about CBS' handling of material potentially damaging to the Republican president in the midst of an election. This "poses a real danger to the potential credibility of a news organization," said Aly Colón, a news ethicist at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.]

All I'm saying for now is that this is gonna get gooood! I think Mapes is definitely headed toward the sword for CBS, but she shouldn't be alone.