October 29, 2003

According to Mader

In Mader's blog, he makes a great point about Boykin...could it be journalistic misconception in writing?

Perhaps. I am currently searching for some type of transcript of the speech, but I have not found it yet. If anyone can help me, I would be very appreciative.

However, according to Congress, the general should be reprimanded--so it seems like something is there. hmmm.

Continued coverage coming on GIRL MEETS WORLD. hehehe. I sound like a real reporter. hehehe.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at October 29, 2003 2:46 PM

You won't find a transcript of Boykin's speech. Y'know why? Because the journalist who 'broke' the story has categorically refused to release the transcript...or indeed even full sentences from the General's speech.

Posted by: Elana S at October 29, 2003 11:26 PM

Yeah, I know. Mader himself e-mailed me last night to enlighten me on the subject.

I hope that they will release it soon though. It could be held as libel evidence for Boykin if he ever contests the writings vilifying his conduct.

If it comes out and it is not posted here. Please leave a message for me. Thanks all.

Posted by: Amanda at October 30, 2003 9:41 AM

That's really fascinating... here's a great example of how blogs can potentially affect the news. If it does turn out that Boykin's words were misrepresented, the blogosphere will call attention to it, even if the reporter's editors would prefer that the issue just die away quietly. In the absence of other information, this certainly sounds like Boykin has been wronged.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at October 31, 2003 2:21 PM

FYI, I found this referenct to NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg, a grande dame of public broadcasting news, saying, of General Boykin, I hope hes not long for this world.

The link is on a site devoted to exposing liberal bias in the media, and as such is openly biased, so you can take the report's commentary with a grain of salt... but if the transcript included in the article is accurate, it doesn't make Totenberg look terribly open-minded or willing to tolerate dissenting opinions.


Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at October 31, 2003 2:28 PM
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