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Monday, March 15, 2004  

Kwiatkowski follow-up

Of course, whenever someone emerges from the inner sanctum with stories of what they saw, snipers start peering through their scopes. And so it was following the Kwiatkowski story in Salon (below). The response, according to a follow-up in Salon today:

Kwiatkowski's right-wing critics could not challenge her facts, not a single one, so they immediately reached for the tar brush. The Wall Street Journal smeared her as "something of a right-wing crank." Max Boot, a conservative columnist for the Los Angeles Times, trashed her as "flaky." Then Clifford May, a hit man for the Republican National Committee, was given free reign by John Gibson, host of Fox News' "The Big Show," to drag the 20-year Air Force veteran through the mud after Fox turned off her microphone -- one more bold display of the network's commitment to fairness and balance. Once she was silenced, Gibson and May smeared Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski as an "anarchist" with "radical associations" to political weirdoes like Lyndon LaRouche.

posted by Jeff | 2:57 PM |
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