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Meet The Press Smears Bloggers And Internet Reporting

Thomas Freidman and Tom Brokaw on Meet the Press in an unbelievable rant

Bloggers simply played videos of Van Jones in his OWN WORDS, and that is a problem because it hurt someone on their side. The Meet the Press panel said nothing of Van Jones ties to Black Nationalism, nothing on whites committing Columbine style crimes, nothing of his impersonation of Bush as a crack head and that he's a self professed Communist...

TOM BROKAW on internet news, this coming from a guy who's news organization chose not to touch the Van Jones story...
"Well, I've--one of the things I've been saying to audiences is this question comes up a lot, and a lot of people will repeat back to me and take it as face value something that they read on the Internet. And my line to them is you have to vet information. You have to test it the same way you do when you buy an automobile or when you go and buy a new flat-screen television. You read the Consumer Reports, you have an idea of what it's worth and what the lasting value of it is.

You have to do the same thing with information because there is so much disinformation out there that it's frightening, frankly, in a free society that depends on information to make informed decisions."
"The internet is an open sore of untreated, unfiltered information"

But when someone on the left uses a YouTube video to smear someone on the right, it is brilliant journalism, an example here...

One word caught on camera, "Macaca," ended George Allen's chances of running for President, cost him his Senate seat, and handed entire control of the Senate over to the Democrats, cheered on by the left and MSNBC. Using a person's own words is great journalism if you're a liberal


The man who shot the video was profiled for Time Magazine's Person of the Year...