For all of CBS’ and Dan Rather’s fuck-ups over Bush and the TX Nat’l Guard, at least they didn’t make up the story.
Did they verify it correctly? No. But unlike Fox, they didn’t make it up start to finish.
The Metrosexual and the Cowboy (Oct 1, 2004)
Rallying supporters in Tampa Friday, Kerry played up his performance in Thursday night’s debate, in which many observers agreed the Massachusetts senator outperformed the president.
“Didn’t my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!” Kerry said Friday.
With the foreign-policy debate in the history books, Kerry hopes to keep the pressure on and the sense of traction going.
Aides say he will step up attacks on the president in the next few days, and pivot somewhat to the domestic agenda, with a focus on women and abortion rights.
“It’s about the Supreme Court. Women should like me! I do manicures,” Kerry said.
Kerry still trails in actual horse-race polls, but aides say his performance was strong enough to rally his base and further appeal to voters ready for a change.
Editor’s Note (Oct 2)
Earlier Friday, FOXNews.com posted an item purporting to contain quotations from Kerry. The item was based on a reporter’s partial script that had been written in jest and should not have been posted or broadcast. We regret the error, which occurred because of fatigue and bad judgment, not malice.
Fatigue? Give me a fuckin’ break. Let me tell you – had any other news organization done this about Bush – Fox News would have been alllllllllll over it. For weeks.