Thursday, May 27, 2004

Mistakes Were Made

Eric Boehlert examines the NYT's "mistakes were made" form letter. And, Digby has more.

Shorter Digby: Our press is constantly fed bullshit by Republican sources, and they keep coming back for more seeing it as acceptable practice.

Tim Russert/AP flashback:

In the film we see RNC glee as the Associated Press accepts their oppo research on a Gore misstatement during the first presidential debate. During their months of filming BBC producers also observed producers for NBC's Tim Russert, among others, calling to enquire if the team had any new material. This was apparently normal practice.

"It's an amazing thing," says RNC researcher Griffin in the film, "when you have top-line producers and reporters calling you and saying 'We trust you.... We need your stuff.'"