April 01, 2008

Kettle Lectured by Kettle Over Pot Relationship

Over at Patterico's, Mary Mapes rips into the L.A. Times for falling for forged documents.


Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 1, 2008 06:36 AM

At first I thought it was an April Fools joke, but no, Mapes is still trying to justify her TANG story on Bush.

Posted by: daleyrocks at April 1, 2008 09:40 AM

Who in the world would give Mapes a forum?

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at April 1, 2008 11:01 AM

Heh. She believes that the "right wing bloggers" that brought to light her 'creative journalism' are controlled by the Bush Administration.
Still beating the drum. And no one cares.

Posted by: Penfold at April 1, 2008 11:54 AM

Enduring the burble of loons like this dreadful liar is not the highest price liberty claims. But it's plenty high.

Posted by: megapotamus at April 1, 2008 02:05 PM

I suspect that Mapes has crossed the line to where she now believes her own lies.

Posted by: C-C-G at April 1, 2008 06:44 PM

I think it's reprehensible that people like The Nation continue to exploit Mary.

In our family, we occasionally refer to a former female student of my wife's as "The Deer Rider." This poor girl would tell fantastic stories to her classmates and teachers of how she regularly rode a deer to school, had remarkable magic powers, etc. She was a regular target by all the kids, and no matter how much the teachers and counselors would try to help, she would not budge from her amazing stories. It didn't help that her parents though she was a remarkably creative student who the teachers and students "just didn't appreciate her gift." With lack of correction at home, she was screwed.

Mary Mapes is a deer rider. Dan Rather encouraged her imagination and led her to believe the only way she'd be appreciated was for her special sort of creative powers. Competence was never attainable for mediocre Mary, so the capacity to believe in her delusions became her substitute.

If you have some pity on the unfortunate, say a prayer for Mary. I have to believe she only wanted love and respect, and apparently never had parents nor peers to showed her the correct way those items are attained.

Posted by: redherkey at April 1, 2008 11:22 PM