DATE: 3/24/2004 08:32:00 AM
Leave it to Imus - Radio personality Don Imus called CBS reporter Lesley Stahl a "gutless, lying weasel" for backing out of an interview in which he planned to ask her about the conflict-of-interest story surrounding CBS and its promotion of Richard Clarke's new book. It's nice to see someone in the major media finally criticizing Stahl, who never seems to find a Bush-hater she wasn't willing to interview and softball.
The media is losing viewership and readership. More and more people are going to the web and to talk radio for their news. Heck, it's gotten so bad that "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central is more likely to report accurate news than any of the big three networks. The network media's refusal to change its ways or even examine its biases will eventually lead to its demise. People have learned to live with some measure of media bias. What news consumers cannot live with, though, is an organization who lies and covers the truth in order to maintain those biases.