Is the far-left "news" organization Raw Story credible or not? Consider the last headline from this screengrab of their site:
The last link in that graphic claims that Fox News' Tony Snow is tied to a white supremacist group because the site MartinLutherKing.org contains a column he wrote in 1999 about Kwanzaa. The MLK site is apparently a front site for a white supremacist group, which has a link to the latter group's site at the bottom of the page.
Does that mean that Tony Snow writes columns for a racist site? Let's do the extremely easy detective work that RS apparently doesn't know how or conveniently forgot to do.
Take a close look at the article in question. Notice anything... different just above Snow's name?
Yes, that's right, there are two dates given just above his byline:
Dec. 31, 1999/22 Teves, 5760
The second form of the date is... from the Jewish calendar. In fact, the Snow column first appeared at the... Jewish World Review.
In other words, if RawStory is to be believed, not only does Tony Snow have links to a white supremacist organization but so does a Jewish publication.
Of course, what probably happened is the MLK site obtained reprint rights through a third party or from JWR without either of those groups being aware of their true nature. Or, they just copied and pasted the article.
Since there's an extremely large chance that that's true, that means that there's an extremely small chance that Raw Story's implication is true in any way.
While I've linked to RawStory and BlueLemur in the past, in the future I will make sure and verify everything I read there before linking again. I no longer consider them an even marginally credible source.
Miscellania · Sat, 12/24/2005 - 14:03 · Importance: 1