Matthew Sheffield pats himself on the back in an Aug. 9 post marking NewsBusters' third anniversary, bragging that "we've been featured in every major American newspaper, launched a number of stories into the national news cycle, and had a lot of fun doing it." Seems like a good time to remind folks that NewsBusters, like the rest of the MRC, has so bought into the notion of the "liberal media" that it ignores more plausible explanations of media foibles and just gets stuff wrong.
We've covered NewsBusters since the beginning, when it refused to offer "RIP" condolences to deceased non-conservative journalists. From the misquotings by Mark Finkelstein to the lies about S.R. Sidarth told by Dan Riehl to the Gore-hating of Noel Sheppard to the ranting of Warner Todd Huston, NewsBusters has been a font of distortion and occasional looniness. (Here's the ConWebBlog archive on NewsBusters.)
Sheffield concludes: "Together we are making a difference. I look forward to continuing to do that for many years to come." We'll be here to watch and report.