In his newsletter version of the G-File today, Jonah Goldberg noted “Left-wing Pranks = Journalism, Right-wing Pranks = Evil Lies:”
I’m not sure what I make of this story about a prank caller pretending to be one of the Koch brothers. But I do have one minor observation. How is that when a left-wing blogger pretends to be someone he’s not and catches a Republican in what amounts to a “sting,” it’s a vital source of news, but when right-wing types conduct stings at Planned Parenthood or ACORN, it’s all an elaborate and dangerous fraud? I’m sure somebody at Media Matters for America will explain it to me when they’re done smelling their fingers.
But then, just yesterday, I received an email from CNN’s PR department titled, “Parker Spitzer tonight — Anstey: Al Jazeera English is independent.”
And as free of bias as CNN.
But hey, when you’re trying to nail the nefarious connections of this week’s Emmanuel Goldstein (or this decade’s Richard Mellon Scaife, but I repeat myself), you gotta do what you gotta do. Lest their radical rightwing neocon deathbeast agenda of drug legalization, gay marriage and reduced defense spending becomes the law of the land.