In Mapes’ alternative reality, everybody but her is to blame. From money-grubbing network executives to misogynistic scape-goaters to conservative witch-hunters it’s Mary versus the world.
Mapes still refuses to own up to developing and running a story that was factually errant and for which she failed to conduct due diligence in authenticating. As to whether her judgment was clouded because of her antithesis toward President Bush – well, we won’t even bother going there because it ultimately is beside the point and we all know the answer.
Without credibility a reporter is simply another source of noise to be tuned out.
Any further questions?