Originally Posted by Steve4192
Appearance of political bias? Appearance?
That just SCREAMS political bias. Leaking that source to the Kerry campaign before the story even went on the air could have stolen all their thunder if Kerry decided to go public with it ASAP. What could the Kerry campaign have contributed to the story? What could CBS have gained by leaking the info to Bush's political rival? Nothing. How many TV producers will risk a 'scoop' like that for no reason whatsoever?
It seems pretty clear that Mapes had a political agenda in mind when putting together this piece. The agenda may or may not have ended with Mapes, but her actions make it pretty clear that it was more than just an appearance of bias.
Absolutely correct, Steve. Mary Mapes was/is a known Bush-Hater. This is public knowledge at CBS and anyone who knows Mary will tell you that. I would say Kerry supporter, but she is driven by hatred for our president (not by love for Kerry). CBS should have known better than to let her handle this story. They know now and wear egg on their face b/c of it. It will take some time to regain the credibility that they once had b/c of this.
Real leftists will tell you the real truth though... Mary lost her job b/c our president and his economic plan sucks!