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Dan Rather was Forced to Retire
The Conservative Republican ^ | 2004 | Joe Berry

Posted on 01/16/2005 1:39:18 PM PST by theconservativerepublican

Breaking: Sources from a local CBS affiliate tell The Conservative Republican that Dan Rather was actually forced to resign...Stay tuned.

(Excerpt) Read more at theconservativerepublican.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Politics; Reference; Religion; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: cbs; danrather; news; propagandawingofdnc

1 posted on 01/16/2005 1:39:18 PM PST by theconservativerepublican
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To: theconservativerepublican
Breaking: Sources from a local CBS affiliate tell The Conservative Republican that Dan Rather was actually forced to resign...Stay tuned.

Do you have some memos typed in Times New Roman to back up this claim?

2 posted on 01/16/2005 1:42:40 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: theconservativerepublican
I'd just as soon see Rather stay.

Getting rid of him only gives the illusion that SeeBS has cleaned up its act and can once again be trusted as a source for news.

The fact of the matter is, SeeBS's bias is systemic. Getting rid of Rather and a few producers will do nothing to change its deceptive ways.

3 posted on 01/16/2005 1:45:15 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: theconservativerepublican
Keywords:

TOPICS: Outdoors; Politics; Reference; Religion; Science; Society;

What the heck?

4 posted on 01/16/2005 1:45:40 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: theconservativerepublican
Breaking: Sources from a local CBS affiliate tell The Conservative Republican that Dan Rather was actually forced to resign...Stay tuned.

Stay tuned? You just made a major claim. Back it up here on FR.

6 posted on 01/16/2005 1:52:26 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: theconservativerepublican
Are you trying to advertise your own blog? Is that why you excerpted it and put a second link?

Being honest and up front would work much better.

7 posted on 01/16/2005 1:52:33 PM PST by bayourod (The states and cities with large immigrant labor pools are the prosperous ones.)
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To: dirtboy

This is not exactly a surprise.

The wording of the report makes it pretty obvious he was forced out.


8 posted on 01/16/2005 1:52:54 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("War is an ugly thing, but...the decayed feeling...which thinks nothing worth war, is worse." -Mill)
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To: theconservativerepublican

You provide a link to your website ... which has absolutely NO supporting information.


9 posted on 01/16/2005 1:53:18 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: theconservativerepublican

but anyone else would have been out that day.

they wouldn't have let him wait until after the election.


10 posted on 01/16/2005 1:53:46 PM PST by ken21 (no offense intended.)
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To: rwfromkansas
The wording of the report makes it pretty obvious he was forced out.

The poster provides NOTHING to back up the claim. That may suffice for the MSM - but it don't cut it here.

11 posted on 01/16/2005 1:54:40 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: bayourod
Being honest and up front would work much better.

He seems to be a Drudge wannabee ... without sources.

12 posted on 01/16/2005 1:55:42 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: Texas Eagle
The fact of the matter is, SeeBS's bias is systemic.

Today, they turned over (De)Face the Nation to Ted Kennedy to spew his liberal bile, and refused to allow any Republicans on the show to rebut.

CBS Nixed White House Request to Rebut Kennedy

Sounds "fair and balanced" to me! /sarc

13 posted on 01/16/2005 1:58:00 PM PST by snopercod (Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. - Amelia Earhart)
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To: snopercod

Thanks for the assist.


14 posted on 01/16/2005 1:58:56 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: bayourod
Are you trying to advertise your own blog? Is that why you excerpted it and put a second link?

If you click on the link, he has no additional supporting information. Which means this claim doesn't pass muster.

15 posted on 01/16/2005 1:59:28 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: dirtboy

Then it's Blog pimping. ( I want it to be true)


16 posted on 01/16/2005 2:02:15 PM PST by Drango (Tag lines must be registered before approval.)
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To: Drango
Then it's Blog pimping. ( I want it to be true)

This is a worse offense. It's a claim of breaking news ... without the news.

17 posted on 01/16/2005 2:03:18 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: theconservativerepublican

C'mon. We are waiting for you to defend your post.


18 posted on 01/16/2005 2:08:23 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: dirtboy

true.


19 posted on 01/16/2005 2:20:19 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("War is an ugly thing, but...the decayed feeling...which thinks nothing worth war, is worse." -Mill)
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To: rwfromkansas
It's one thing to plug your opinion on a blog. It's another to say you have a news scoop - and then do nothing to back up the claim.

But hey, maybe this is some dude who was laid off from Debka...

20 posted on 01/16/2005 2:22:06 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: dirtboy

As i said in the post, that SOURCES from a CBS affiliate are telling me that Dan Rather was forced out.
Now, im hearing that 60 minutes Wednesday Night may be cancelled and that CBS is trying to figure a way to exit Dan Rather all together.

From what it looks like, people on here are trying to say I dont know what Im talking about..Go check out NewsMax--they are reporting the same thing now...


21 posted on 01/16/2005 2:22:46 PM PST by theconservativerepublican (God is Conservative!)
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To: dirtboy

I dont have a Blog, I have a news site. Everything on my site is true to my knowledge.
My site was the first to announce that Dan Rather was leaving. I posted it two days before he announced. Everyone on FreeRepublic accused me then of trying to get a few free hits, and then the day he announced...no apologies whatsoever...


22 posted on 01/16/2005 2:25:04 PM PST by theconservativerepublican (God is Conservative!)
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To: theconservativerepublican
As i said in the post, that SOURCES from a CBS affiliate are telling me that Dan Rather was forced out. Now, im hearing that 60 minutes Wednesday Night may be cancelled and that CBS is trying to figure a way to exit Dan Rather all together.

And unnamed sources tell me that Michael Moore is actual George H.W. Bush's love child.

Saying something is so does not make it so. We don't know you from Adam. Where is your proof? What affiliate is saying this? Relying on unnamed sources is a favorite tactic of the MSM - but we demand more here.

From what it looks like, people on here are trying to say I dont know what Im talking about..Go check out NewsMax--they are reporting the same thing now...

NewsMax does not exactly have the highest reliability rating.

23 posted on 01/16/2005 2:25:44 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: theconservativerepublican
I dont have a Blog, I have a news site. Everything on my site is true to my knowledge.

As opposed to being backed up by multiple sources?

My site was the first to announce that Dan Rather was leaving. I posted it two days before he announced. Everyone on FreeRepublic accused me then of trying to get a few free hits, and then the day he announced...no apologies whatsoever...

And Debka states the obvious as news from time to time as proof of their more outlandish claims. You want cred here? Start naming sources.

24 posted on 01/16/2005 2:27:21 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: dirtboy

I actually dont care what you think of me dirtboy. I came here stating the facts.
Anyone with a dog's intelligence is smart enough to know Dan Rather announced his retirement at that time because he knew he was about to be forced out. If this hadnt happened we all know Dan would still be going...Come on now...

Maybe im NOT at liberty to say exactly who told me this since it is a CBS affiliate.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1285605/posts


25 posted on 01/16/2005 2:31:43 PM PST by theconservativerepublican (God is Conservative!)
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To: dirtboy
NewsMax does not exactly have the highest reliability rating

~grin

26 posted on 01/16/2005 2:33:09 PM PST by Drango (Tag lines must be registered before approval.)
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To: theconservativerepublican
As i said in the post, that SOURCES from a CBS affiliate are telling me that Dan Rather was forced out.

Here is a locator map of CBS affiliates, just to help you show us the affiliate where the unnmamed sources made this major-league revealation to you:

Local CBS Affiliates

27 posted on 01/16/2005 2:33:14 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: andyandval

pingaling


28 posted on 01/16/2005 2:34:41 PM PST by Gewittermädchen (The best minds are not in government...Ronald Reagan)
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To: dirtboy

As opposed to being backed up by multiple sources?


I just looked over some of your posts. Maybe you need to criticize yourself some. You post articles without backing it up with "multiple" sources.
All my items on my site are backed up, unless i get a scoop from a news source. Seems you dont have a problem with Matt Drudge posting his scoops without naming an exact source do you?
As far as being laid off? No, never been laid off. I go to school fulltime and work fulltime buddy.


29 posted on 01/16/2005 2:34:43 PM PST by theconservativerepublican (God is Conservative!)
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To: theconservativerepublican
I actually dont care what you think of me dirtboy. I came here stating the facts.

Back up what you claim are the facts. CBS said the TANG memos were factual. Saying something is so doesn't make it so. And your refusal to back up your claims with anything other than a demand that we believe you puts you in the same league as Dan Rather - unlike the libs, your saying what we want to believe does not make you believable without supporting evidence.

30 posted on 01/16/2005 2:35:31 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: dirtboy

I dont need any map buddy. I know who told me, I know her name, address, email and phone number...


31 posted on 01/16/2005 2:35:45 PM PST by theconservativerepublican (God is Conservative!)
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To: theconservativerepublican

By the way, the lady that told me, is very believable, otherwise I wouldnt put it on my site.


32 posted on 01/16/2005 2:37:10 PM PST by theconservativerepublican (God is Conservative!)
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To: theconservativerepublican
I just looked over some of your posts. Maybe you need to criticize yourself some. You post articles without backing it up with "multiple" sources.

I post articles from media sources. And then typically rip them apart. Nice try. Quite frankly, your weasel words here just undermine your position.

All my items on my site are backed up, unless i get a scoop from a news source.

So, in other words, you can't back up this claim.

Seems you dont have a problem with Matt Drudge posting his scoops without naming an exact source do you?

Yes, I do. Nice try again. You want cred here? Back up your claims.

33 posted on 01/16/2005 2:37:30 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: theconservativerepublican
I dont need any map buddy. I know who told me, I know her name, address, email and phone number...

So then tell us the affiliate.

34 posted on 01/16/2005 2:38:02 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: theconservativerepublican
Seems you dont have a problem with Matt Drudge posting his scoops without naming an exact source do you?

A rather ironic defense, considering you link to Drudge on your website.

35 posted on 01/16/2005 2:46:20 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: dirtboy

Bump for dirtboy.


36 posted on 01/16/2005 2:48:18 PM PST by fatima (Go Eagles Go.)
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To: fatima

Danka.


37 posted on 01/16/2005 2:49:24 PM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: dirtboy

Nice to back up stuff,we have been there done that bump.


38 posted on 01/16/2005 3:02:55 PM PST by fatima (I don't believe in heaven Father,Father I don;t believe in heaven.Father says,Fine then go to hell.)
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To: theconservativerepublican
My site was the first to announce that Dan Rather was leaving.

Ah, I beg your pardon but I believe I heard that Rather was retiring after this political cycle from Rush in, Oh, say June or July. When Rather announced, noone was surprised.

39 posted on 01/16/2005 3:04:55 PM PST by CAluvdubya (From the RED part of California)
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To: CAluvdubya

Just like no one should be surprised that Rather was forced to resign..


40 posted on 01/16/2005 3:49:17 PM PST by theconservativerepublican (God is Conservative!)
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To: CAluvdubya

Rush gave an opinion that Dan would retire. I stated two days in advance that he would be announcing it that very week. Rush didnt name a day that Dan would announce.


41 posted on 01/16/2005 3:50:41 PM PST by theconservativerepublican (God is Conservative!)
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To: theconservativerepublican

Rush's opinion was based on the fact that someone had told him, an inside source, if you will. No different than what you are saying. If you are to be credible, then so is Rush's information. (which, by the way, was still way earlier than your info, making him first).


42 posted on 01/16/2005 3:55:48 PM PST by CAluvdubya (From the RED part of California)
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To: CAluvdubya

I remember hearing Rush say he thought Rather would retire after the election. He never said Dan will announce this week, on this day, at this certain time.
My site announced two days before he did that he would announce it that day and he did.
Thanks


43 posted on 01/16/2005 9:16:06 PM PST by theconservativerepublican (God is Conservative!)
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To: theconservativerepublican

Well, alrighty then.


44 posted on 01/16/2005 9:24:15 PM PST by CAluvdubya (From the RED part of California)
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