Saturday, February 21, 2009

Moyers Outed as Homophobe, Presser-Scripter, General All-round Creep

My flesh crawls whenever this odious hypocrite's smug mug stains the TV screen on PBS: Moyers' willingness to script Johnson new conferences with the sanctimonious interview he gave to Buzzflash in October 2003. He observes that modern journalists "who don't serve a partisan purpose and who try to be disinterested observers find themselves whipsawed between these corporate and ideological forces" and goes on to complain about the White House press corps, saying:
I think these forces have unbalanced the relationship between this White House and the press. Frankly, even if we had tried it in LBJ's time, we wouldn't have gotten away with the kind of press conference President Bush conducted on the eve of the invasion of Iraq—the one that even the President admitted was wholly scripted, with reporters raising their hands and posing so as to appear spontaneous.
Where does the guy who planted questions at LBJ news conferences, who told Nancy Dickerson that previous press secretaries had done it, and who told her that planting questions was necessary get the moxie to accuse the Bush press corps of participating in a scripted news conference?

Bill O'Reilly was onto this phony dwarf long ago, and it's just now that the libs are waking up to this opportunistic two-faced moron. Jack Shafer of Slate is downright adamant:
Bush isn't the only president to have relied on the list approach. Barack Obama favors it, too, something that Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carol Marin was complaining about in early January, before the Obama inauguration and well before his first news conference (Feb. 9). As you may recall, Obama made no effort to conceal his reliance on a list as he called on reporters. I await Moyers' "expose" of the Obama administration's blatantly scripted news conferences.

I'd go further and hope PBS yanks this impostor ASAP. Knowing the production values and straight-party-line dishonesty of this "public" network which is actually an affiliate of the Democratic National Committee, ain't gonna happen soon.
UPDATEDonald Duncan at American Power has pointed out the excellent Wall Street Journal piece on Moyers, which has this sanctimonious little prig "forgetting" about siccing the FBI on Goldwater's staff in retaliation for the Walter Johnson Affaire during the '64 Election. Judge Silberman 's comments are worthy of note, and Moyers should now be on the carpet, if the MSM has any investigative genes left in its DNA [which I question, when it comes to Democrats].

1 comment :

Donald Douglas said...

WSJ had a great editorial on this yesterday.

Moyers is a disaster, but a perfect example of the left contingents.