May 27, 2006

CBS Helpfully Changes William Jefferson's Party To Republican
— Ace

Obviously, a man caught red-handed with a $100,000 bribe, with aides under investigation or indictment, presents a problem for Democrats attempting to accuse the GOP of having a "culture of corruption."

But that' a problem that the Democrats' liberal media spirit squad can fix rather easily, so that the public doesn't become "confused" about the "deeper truths" of corruption:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI director Robert Mueller signaled they would resign this week rather than give in to Congress in a dispute over an FBI raid on Rep. William Jefferson's Capitol Hill office, an administration official tells CBS News.

Top law enforcement officials at the Justice Department and the FBI indicated to their counterparts at the White House that they could not, and were unwilling to, return documents to the Louisiana Republican which were seized as part of a bribery investigation.

A Rather large typo from CBS, eh?

Multiple layers of caretaking editorial fact-checking... with some consultations with the DNC.

Thanks to Digital Brownshirt.

Posted by: Ace at 12:15 PM | Comments (35)
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1 Nah, that's just a normal reaction by the MSM. If it's criminal, it must be from a Republican. It is interesting that CBS would mistakenly label a Democrat Congressman caught red-handed in a bribery sting, as a Republican.

Is CBS still in their own reality or are have they all been diagnosed as schizophrenics?

Posted by: ErikW at May 27, 2006 12:56 PM (9dAQE)

2 CBwho now?

Posted by: rickinstl at May 27, 2006 01:16 PM (UpnQE)

3 Yeah, yeah, my grammar sucks, whatever.

I got my edumacation from public schools.

Posted by: ErikW at May 27, 2006 01:17 PM (9dAQE)

4 See, this is where I have a hard time believing it was an honest mistake. This is an avoidable bias mistake - it may have been an error, but only one spawned by the assumption that GOP is corrupt and no Democrat would do such a thing. This is sloppy. Thank God for screenshots, because unlike blogs, news websites change without updates or notification.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 27, 2006 01:31 PM (1Vbso)

5 [Inside CBS headquarters]

Editor: Another corrupt Congressman! These white male Republicans will stop at nothing!

Asst Producer: Uh, sir, in this photo, he looks black.

Editor: But, but... there are no black Republicans!

Asst Producer: Maybe we should embargo this until we can check it out.

Editor: No, no. Just run it and we will confirm he is white later.

Posted by: Terry Notus at May 27, 2006 01:42 PM (ZzEKX)

6 It would be sad/funny if it weren't so dangerous.

Posted by: Birkel at May 27, 2006 01:46 PM (YfkBe)

7 Anyone have an appropriate e-mail address for CBS? I'd look, but I've got fajitas on the stove.

Posted by: Terry Notus at May 27, 2006 01:50 PM (ZzEKX)

8 At the bottom of the page, there's a "Contact Us" button. It will open a new window for comment.

I just sent one, and remarked on the crack journalism skills of these reporters.

Posted by: Slublog at May 27, 2006 02:00 PM (aGpO3)

9 I can't believe it's been almost two hours and they still haven't corrected it.

Posted by: Dogstar at May 27, 2006 02:01 PM (Z07fE)

10 It'll get corrected at 3AM tomorrow. Going for maximum exposesure time with it.

Posted by: emdfl at May 27, 2006 02:10 PM (JaRVG)

11 I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. Un-freakin-believable!

Posted by: Redhand at May 27, 2006 02:26 PM (7G9b2)

12 "Nice one, Woodward!"
"Thanks, Bernstein!"

Posted by: Pupster at May 27, 2006 02:26 PM (9h6vV)

13 Heh. They just now changed it.

Posted by: stace at May 27, 2006 02:33 PM (A56/D)

14 Yup, they did. I wonder how many screenshots are floating around and how many people just got fired?

Posted by: ErikW at May 27, 2006 02:36 PM (9dAQE)

15 Maybe they were assuming a black guy could never be elected by Democrats in Louisianuuuuuh.

Posted by: Dave Munger at May 27, 2006 02:46 PM (8dpsl)

16 You're enjoying doing th is too much.

Posted by: shawn at May 27, 2006 02:58 PM (cqSDI)

17 See, that's the thing. If a blogger does something boneheaded, they'll leave the post as is and put an update on it saying "whoops!" with a correction. They won't delete the mistake and simply pretend it never happened. This is why blogs have more credibility these days than idiot legacy media joes.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 27, 2006 02:58 PM (1Vbso)

18 He is a Republican.

Posted by: Nancy "Our Lady of Perpetual Shock" Pelosi at May 27, 2006 03:10 PM (nbmSE)

19 "Louisiana Republican?"

Does such a thing even exist?

Posted by: Meekrob at May 27, 2006 03:13 PM (mA9tr)

20 I've got a picture of the original version here.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at May 27, 2006 03:15 PM (AlU3k)

21 Rule 1 -- If accused is a Republican, highlight it.

Rule 2 -- If accused is a Democrat, say they are a Republican.

Rule 3 -- If #3 is not possible, do not mention party affiliation.

Posted by: CBS at May 27, 2006 03:21 PM (nbmSE)

22 That's a classic example of fact checking and the way the legacy media hasn't caught up with the net.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 27, 2006 03:27 PM (1Vbso)

23 "Louisiana Republican?"

Does such a thing even exist?


I saw one with a Big Foot at a bar a few years ago. They were pounding shots of Wild Turkey.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 27, 2006 03:37 PM (gf5iT)

24 CBS

Posted by: The Machine at May 27, 2006 03:54 PM (L/jMX)

25 The party affiliation was a fake but true.

Posted by: Dan Rather at May 27, 2006 04:06 PM (BAJqo)

26 Glad someone found the 'error', See BS, and All BC are never on in my home. Nothing BC only for the local news. Communist News Network (CNN) is not allowed at all. It's too hard to watch them tell their whoppers and then wait for days for a correction that never comes.
How many more viewers will the lose before they fire the lying reporters and editors? If the layoff's continue they won't have anyone left to fire. LMAO

Posted by: Scrapiron at May 27, 2006 05:34 PM (Ffvoi)

27 Since Ford and GM advertise almost exclusevly on the antique MSM and the only people watching are the left wing anti-everything crowd, could be why GM and Ford are going under so fast. The left wing fools have convinced the world they are the poor, downtrodden, and welfare losers, so how could they possibly purchase a new vihicle. Just a thought that GM and Ford may want to check out 'before they check out'.

Posted by: Scrapiron at May 27, 2006 05:39 PM (Ffvoi)

28 Well dang!

Someone went ahead and told CBS of their, "boo boo" and they changed the paragraph: Top law enforcement officials at the Justice Department and the FBI indicated to their counterparts at the White House that they could not, and were unwilling to, return documents to the Louisiana Democrat which were seized as part of a bribery investigation

Posted by: juandos at May 28, 2006 01:46 AM (JfbHV)

29 William Jefferson has broken his silence and has sent a letter to his constituents posted here: Letter to constituents from William Jefferson

H/T Booker Rising and Nottydreads

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 28, 2006 02:06 AM (gf5iT)

30 I hope Louisana Republican was refering to a local newspaper. If they are trying to change his party affilitation on the news well this is another new low for CBS.

C Bull Shit.

Posted by: at May 28, 2006 06:09 AM (iInYK)

31 Complete Bull Shit

Posted by: justputinanynamePLEASE at May 28, 2006 06:14 AM (lbmO+)

32 More of the usial lies from the cBS News Network

Posted by: spurwing plover at May 28, 2006 08:27 AM (TPwuq)

33 He'll do time. I'll go visit him and tell him to not worry, his wife is spending the monies that we didn't find ,his daughter, also a politician, will take over the family business of stealing bribery money and lying to the other criminal.."yeah, he got the "art" and was very happy...bs

Posted by: robert the repulican at May 28, 2006 10:05 AM (UqfQI)

34 He'll do time. I'll go visit him and tell him to not worry, his wife is spending the monies that we didn't find ,his daughter, also a politician, will take over the family business of stealing bribery money and lying to the other criminal.."yeah, he got the "art" and was very happy...bs

Posted by: robert the republican at May 28, 2006 10:05 AM (UqfQI)

35 To play devil's advocate:

Read this passage:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI director Robert Mueller signaled they would resign this week rather than give in to Congress in a dispute over an FBI raid on Rep. William Jefferson's Capitol Hill office, an administration official tells CBS News.

Obviously "Rep." stands for "Representative," but a sloppy readthrough (keep in mind this is a joint story between CBS and the AP) might make you type "Republican" in a future passage.

Of course, if they left his party affiliation blank, many people might assume from the story that he's a Republican. Rush has held this theory for years.

Hence, I propose that the "Rep." abbreviation be abolished, since nobody uses the word "Representative." We should start using "Congressman/woman/person," which we should abbreviate to "Con."

It's a far more accurate shorthand, if you ask me.

Posted by: marchand chronicles at May 29, 2006 09:00 PM (Kz5M+)

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