Monday, February 07, 2005

The Watt Rebuttal

A few days ago, I posted about the Bill Moyers rant in which the veteran propagandist decries a supposed war on the environment conducted by conservatives in general and George W. Bush in particular. Christians came in for the harshest criticism, as Moyers perceives the "Religious Right" as being driven by "End Times" theology and therefore having no concern for Earth's natural resources. He cites the popularity of the Left Behind series of novels, along with quotes from well-known conservatives.

In trying to make his case, Moyers libels former Interior Secretary James Watt with grossly inaccurate quotes that were first published in a poorly researched 1990 book by a former Christian with an axe to grind. Mr. Watt, living quietly out of the public eye these days, needed to present his side of the story. Which major media outlet did he turn to in order to get his rebuttal across?

He called John "Hindrocket" Hinderaker of Power Line.

As a good lawyer, Hindrocket knows how to do proper research and uncover facts. And as a good blogger, he knows that fact checking takes precedence over pushing an agenda at any cost. This is why the MSM/Legacy Media is a dying institution. Be sure to read the whole thing.

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