by Scoobie Davis
Eric Boehlert on a Phony Journalist Corrupting Young Minds
I'm glad that Eric Boehlert reported on the spectacle of discredited Moonie Times reporter Bill Sammon addressing Christian journalism students on the need for a "moral compass."
I knew about this event over a month ago when I did a Google search of "Bill Sammon" and found this article from the Baptist Press news service. I was disturbed that the article's author, David Roach had presented Sammon's Connecticut River smear against Al Gore (read Boehlert's post) as "[a]nother moment for bringing moral clarity to news coverage."
I called Baptist Press and spoke to the editor about that and also mentioned another flagrant example of Sammon's journalistic misconduct: the deliberate and methodical distortion of a Washington Post article to convey the exact opposite of what the article reported in order to libel Gore (also click here for my article discussing the wider implications of Sammon's misconduct). The editor listened to what I said and I believe I got my message across to him.
UPDATE: In other Moonie news, it seems that Neil Bush loves Asia. He's gone from Thai hookers to promoting South Korean messiah Sun Myung Moon's 100-day Universal Peace Federation tour. Perhaps Reverend Moon promised Neil an opportunity to bless some wombs.