Wednesday, August 10, 2005

See No Evil! Hear No Evil! Speak No Evil!

I have been a little busy this week and as a result, have not been able to maintain my normal blogging routine. Pundit Junior started 1st Grade this week, and needless to say, things have been a little different around here. He seems to be handling it rather well! Mom and Dad are a different story, but we're slowly coming around as well.

Another person who has been busy this week is John in Carolina. He took it upon himself to take on Melanie Sill, editor of the Raleigh News and Observer regarding the Air America scandal. I'm sure you are aware of it, but apparently the stench hasn't drifted Ms. Sill's direction yet.

He provided this to try to help her along:

The scandal has been widely reported in all New York City newspapers except the liberal Times. For instance, here and here. National newspaper columnists have reported on it. Here’s Mark Steyn’s column. Bloggers have reported, with Michelle Malkin and Ed Morrissey on top of the story every day. I just Googled “Air America loan scandal” and got more than 330,000 hits.

Here's Ms. Sills response to John:


I'll repeat this brief response on the blog... we've checked our news
services repeatedly and do not find this story. In searching blogs I
find repeated references but no original reporting. Thus I'm not
certain at this point what "story" exists on Air America, but if a
story is reported and distributed we will look at publishing it. I'd
point out that this is an example of conspiracy theories without basis.
You accuse me and The N&O of bias -- where is any evidence of this?

Best regards,
Melanie Sill

John provided 5 different sources plus 330,000 Google hits to Ms. Sill and she was still unable to find any evidence of a story. There is an elephant in the room, and she is staring out the window pretending it doesn't exist. This is the textbook definition of bias, in my opinion.

John is calling on anyone who can provide any additional information that might clear things up for Ms. Sill, to contact her via her blog. I doubt it will help. After all, if she can ignore a single elephant in the room, it's probably not much of a stretch to believe she could ignore an entire herd.

Note: Captain Ed and Michelle Malkin have been all over this story since the moment it broke. Just follow the links and scroll to your heart's content.


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