Re: 60 Minutes Smear Job

Fri, 07 Mar 1997 14:31:59 -0600

Ian Goddard wrote:

> It is outrageous that 60 Minutes would label citations from the
> major media as "disinformation" only when through them a picture
> that 60 Minutes has repeatedly trashed comes through. Clearly, the
> 60 Minutes coverage of my page was false, misleading, and libelous.
> But most outrageous, by not citing the web URL so that people could
> verify Ms. Stahl's claims, 60 Minutes made defamatory claims about
> my work that are proven by fact to be unverifiable, poorly researched,
> and that therefore constitute pure disinformation -- all the features
> they sought to dump on me.
> Considering that I'm pointing a finger at the military and that
> CBS is owned by a major military contractor... ahem. Also, it's
> all too clear to all who have seen the segment that 60 Minutes
> is terrified of the competition that the Internet represents,
> and that I was targeted with malice of intent.


This reminds me of a quote I came across a while back:

The function of government is to provide you with "service", the
function of the media is to supply the Vaseline.
-L. Neil Smith


Jim Morris