Friday, April 15, 2005

Mapes says blogger shots "hurt terribly"


Mary Mapes, middle, cites "digital McCarthyism."
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CBS execs like Andrew Heyward aren't the only ones bracing themselves for axed CBS producer Mary Mapes' forthcoming book, but, unlike Heyward, the bloggers she targets will undoubtedly revel in the attention.

The Anchoress gives us a glimpse of Mapes' book pitch:

“Conservative bloggers are part of the story. They have vilified me, mounted a “wilding” attack against me…we were, it seemed the first victims of a new kind of digital McCarthyism, which uses the same techniques as the old McCarthyism–rumors, slurs, false charges and ugly attacks–but now employs the Internet, talk radio and cable TV echo chamber to ricochet information around the world…meanwhile, the mainstream media…were happy to stoke the firewood on a competitor’s funeral pyre, repeating the conservative blogs, mischaracterizing events and not doing any real reporting of their own. Honestly, it hurt. It all hurt terribly….”


[TheAnchoress]

1 comment:

cacafuego said...

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