August 27, 2008
Editor’s note: Mark Davis’ article was pulled from the Dallas Morning News. See the addendum below for a link to a screen capture of the article.
It’s no longer simply the neocon bloggers spreading lies about Alex Jones. Now the Dallas Morning News has engaged in slander. Mark Davis, described as a “radio guy and contributing columnist” to the newspaper’s “opinion blog,” writes:
Conservative writer and blogger Michelle Malkin was apparently attacked by violent idiots yesterday, egged on by one of the most repugnant human beings attending this convention — and the competition for that title is crowded.
I refer to the cretinous Alex Jones, who hosts what passes for a radio talk show on a few stations unwise enough to carry it. His blend of 9/11 conspiracy bunk and other baseless scaremongering makes him a complete idiot, a designation which gives him plenty of innocent company. But in shouting “Kill Michelle Malkin!” at a protest yesterday, he reveals himself to be not just a dismissible loon, but a despicable soul whom I would identify as a blight on my industry if I actually considered him to be a part of it. (Emphasis added.)
In short, according to the Dallas Morning News, Alex Jones called for Michelle Malkin to be murdered. Infowars, Prison Planet, and no shortage of blogs and websites have spent the last two days revealing this for what it is — a complete lie, in fact a neocon dirty trick.
It really is quite amazing the Dallas Morning News would be so careless. It has committed libel, as there is plenty of irrefutable evidence that Alex Jones did not call for Malkin’s murder.
In the opinion of this writer, the Dallas Morning News not only needs to apologize and print a retraction, it needs to fire Mark Davis for violating journalistic ethics.
But then I forgot — the corporate media has no ethics.
As probably should be expected, the Dallas Morning News has pulled Mark Davis’ libelous article. Well, we had the foresight to capture the page. See it here.
Mike Hashimoto writes the following: “I posted on this blog yesterday some commentary by talk-show host Mark Davis regarding the Democratic National Convention. A portion of that commentary has come under fire as being inaccurate. Accordingly, we have taken that post down.”
Of course, this is less than worthless. Simply moving Davis’ comments to the memory hole is not going to wash. Obviously, the Dallas Morning News is coming under intense pressure, thanks to the supporters of Alex Jones.