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How come there is no federal criminal investigation into the CBS memos?
Citizen Journal ^ | 9/23/04 | Lokisfur

Posted on 09/24/2004 3:56:00 PM PDT by Bugaloogle

Lokisfur asks: How come there is no federal criminal investigation into the CBS memos?

We now have forged US military records that were aimed at undermining the US election process and bringing down the President of the United States .

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KEYWORDS: bias; burkett; cbs; danscam; forged; illegal; kerry; lockhart; media; mediabias; napalminthemorning; rather; rathergate

1 posted on 09/24/2004 3:56:01 PM PDT by Bugaloogle
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To: Bugaloogle

That is disturbing!


2 posted on 09/24/2004 3:58:27 PM PDT by Fast1 (Kerry for an Islamic America..)
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To: Bugaloogle

If it is not prosecuted, it will definitely be repeated.


3 posted on 09/24/2004 3:59:12 PM PDT by etradervic (If Kerry is the answer, what was the question?)
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To: Bugaloogle

I have been wondering about this too. Maybe there IS an investigation.


4 posted on 09/24/2004 3:59:35 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Fast1

i think it is up to the state to do this. the AT of texas is the responsible adult in this case.


5 posted on 09/24/2004 3:59:43 PM PDT by Gibtx (Wow)
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To: Bugaloogle

How do you know there isn't one?


6 posted on 09/24/2004 4:00:27 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andy Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Bugaloogle

And where is the criminal investigation by the Texas Attorney General's office?


7 posted on 09/24/2004 4:01:18 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Bugaloogle
These memos were FABRICATED not "forged" - their content is fake & phony whereas a forgery is presumably a replication of something real. A good point from Hitchens last night.
8 posted on 09/24/2004 4:02:03 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Bugaloogle

Revolutionary woman Mary Mapes may be able to answer that. (One of her motivations for going into, uhm, journalism.) Short answer: because journalists are almost never prosecuted and jailed. Even less often than politicians.


9 posted on 09/24/2004 4:02:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Bugaloogle

For the same reason Sandy Berger isn't being grilled or arrested

GOP are scared of the MSM


10 posted on 09/24/2004 4:03:48 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Bugaloogle
Would not be surprised if there is a quiet investigation going on now.

A lady called and asked Rush about the investigation status of Sandy 'OopsIFilledMyPants' Berger. Rush opined that no further action will be taken until after the election. Annoying, but probably true in both cases.

11 posted on 09/24/2004 4:07:00 PM PDT by uvular (Release your uncensored military, senatorial, and medical records, Mr. Kerry)
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To: Bugaloogle
Any legal action brought forward by the government before the election will be discounted as politically motivated.

The Justice Department was no part in political fights. It would be a circus.

12 posted on 09/24/2004 4:08:00 PM PDT by usurper
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To: uncbob

It is a political season. The minute Ashcroft steps out on stage, he becomes the issue, not CBS. There's no rush. Let Thornburgh and Boccardi do their investigation, then deal with it after the election.


13 posted on 09/24/2004 4:08:50 PM PDT by sinkspur ("John Kerry's gonna win on his juices. "--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: Bugaloogle

From what I gathered almost any state can start an investigation... any state that aired the CBS piece. However there is a good chance that Texas will start something or already has been doing some legwork in this.


14 posted on 09/24/2004 4:10:31 PM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: Bugaloogle

Because it would seem political, make Rather a victim, fighting for the freedom of the press. Hopefully, after the election something will be done.


15 posted on 09/24/2004 4:12:59 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Steven W.
These memos were FABRICATED not "forged" - their content is fake & phony whereas a forgery is presumably a replication of something real.

Ah, but the signature on them was forged.

16 posted on 09/24/2004 4:13:59 PM PDT by koolaidsmile ("Too weird to live, Too rare to die.")
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To: Steven W.
the memos were fabrications, but... the signatures were forgery so i think both apply
17 posted on 09/24/2004 4:16:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: sinkspur

I agree, and if they think the heat is off maybe they will be stupid enough to try something again. More fuel for after the election.


18 posted on 09/24/2004 4:17:18 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick
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To: Bugaloogle
its not worth prosecuting. Just let the free market do its magic. Remember this: Rather has an enormous ego. Just knowing he's been discgraced is fitting justice as he wastes away into obscurity. His reporting towards the end of his career is well known to be just reading news gathered and produced by others. He's got to know he's reduced his impact to a mere footnote in history.

In the long run, history will remember Bush as a true gentleman leader with commitment to a vision of expanding freedom and liberty. Dan Rather will be remembered as a very small and shallow personality at best.

19 posted on 09/24/2004 4:21:31 PM PDT by QwertyKPH
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To: Bugaloogle
Dems would have investigations going of this, the Sandy Berger case, the stuff that went on in the CIA with Plame's husband and the memos in the Senate. They would then use any legal action taken for years to come to present Republicans in a bad light, can we say Nixon or Iran Contra.

It is time the Republicans got serious about the laws of the land and not let the democrats get away with this stuff any longer.

20 posted on 09/24/2004 4:21:33 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: sinkspur
Sinkspur is right.

But I have zero confidence in GOP having guts enough to pursue any of this. After election or any other time.

At times like this as David Schippers said, my mind keeps going back to FBI files.
21 posted on 09/24/2004 4:24:15 PM PDT by Muscadine
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To: Bugaloogle
Rush was asked about Sandy Berger today. Notice how quiet the media has gotten over that investigation?

His guess is that because it's an election year.....and would be too much of a distraction....everybody is laying low for now.

Maybe this is why we're not hearing much about the Feds looking into Memogate?

An investigation could possibly backfire on Bush if people perceive he's "sic" ing the Feds on Kerry. But, I do think after the Election the Feds will launch an investigation. Who knows? Maybe they already are and we're just not hearing about it.

22 posted on 09/24/2004 4:34:36 PM PDT by moondoggie
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To: Bugaloogle

..because everyone knows they are fake and knows why they were used...no investigation necessary! :-)


23 posted on 09/24/2004 4:36:55 PM PDT by housewife101
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