Sunday, September 26, 2004
The way it is today isn't how it was
/snip/A few days after "60 Minutes" claimed to have 30-year-old memos from George W. Bush's National Guard commander, a former CBS executive vice president, Jonathan Klein, sneered at the critics who claimed the old memos had to be modern forgeries written on a computer. "You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of check and balances (of professional journalists) and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing," Klein said on Fox News on Sept. 10./snip/
/snip/As it turned out, the pajama brigade beat the pants off CBS News in reporting and analysis. It took outsiders, bloggers and CBS competitors, to provide checks and balances./snip/"