Sunday, March 26, 2006

What goes around comes around

We learned from Abbe Buck that someone leaked an 18-month old email from Good Morning America’s John Green which said "Bush makes me sick." "If he uses the 'mixed messages' line one more time, I'm going to puke."

Journalists look at newsmakers day-in and day-out. Of course they will develop opinions. Of course they like some more than others. It is only human. The question is, do they present the news in a way that permits viewers to make their own judgments?

Right now the staff of GMA and ABC News are wondering who leaked this to Matt Drudge. Someone is playing enforcer. Imagine the level of fear and distrust. Do you think this is going to improve quality at ABC News?

Now you have a glimpse of how your government has been working over the last thirty years. For years ABC, along with every other news organization, has been angling for leaks from self-serving anonymice. Now they have a taste of their own medicine. I wonder how they like it.

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