Tuesday, September 28, 2004

CBS hoax redux?

Instapundit links to an article entitled, "CBS Does It Again: Network Uses Phony Documents to Promote Draft Conspiracy":
Three weeks after he denounced the internet as being "filled with rumors," the embattled CBS anchor ran a story on his Tuesday "Evening News" program hoping to stir up fear of an impending military draft.

In a story that was a textbook example of slipshod reporting, CBS reporter Richard Schlesinger used debunked internet hoax emails and an unlabeled interest group member to scare elderly "Evening" viewers into believing that the U.S. government is poised to resume the draft.
Update: Bill from INDC Journal has the scoop via three interviews with CBS--a good example of original blogosphere reporting.