Skip to comments.Dan Rather claims that his Fraudulent Story on George Bush was "True" on the Today Show
Posted on 10/14/2015 8:47:31 AM PDT by marktwain
Matt Lauer pushes a rewrite of history with the movie "Truth". On the Today Show, at about 08:44 central time, Lauer gave discredited Dan Rather the opportunity to rewrite history. Lauer shamelessly promots the movie based on the book written by Mary Mapes, who uncritically accepted the fraud that advanced the narrative she was promoting.
Rather made the outrageous claim that the story that he promoted to stop President George Bush's re-election bid was "true". It echoes his response at the time that the fraudulent documents that he used in his attempt to discredit President "Dubya" Bush were "Fake, but accurate".
This is eerily reminiscent of George Orwell's novel "1984". If you control the past, you control the future. With the making of the movie, "Truth", based on the book, written by Mary Mapes, an attempt is made to re-write history and portray the fraudulent manipulation of the public as "Truth". It is not surprising that Mapes and Rather are portrayed as innocent "victims".
I was a member of one of the online communities whose hard work and dedication showed incontrovertibly that the documents Rather's story was based on were a crude fraud.
The timing made clear that they were intended to influence the elections and elect the Democrat, John Kerry, through the mechanism of the fraud. Dan Rather may not have known of the fraud, at the time, but his response shows that he did not care about the truth. It shows that he was careful to have "plausible deny-ability". He wanted Bush out of the White House, and a Democrat in. That was far more important than the truth. Here is an excerpt from a review of Mapes book that details the evidence she wishes to sweep under the rug:
I have been through chapter one of Marry Mapes' book; I also have been through the Thornburgh-Boccardi report. There are so many misrepresntations of fact in Chapter One, I will not waste my time with the rest of the book.The reviewer goes to considerable length to show the fraud in just the first chapter of Mapes book.
Free Republic web logger "Buckhead" is not the only person with decades of computer publishing experience who spotted the CBS memos as not 1970s typewritten documents. Mapes sets "Freeper blogger Buckhead" up as a demonized strawman to distract attention away from the documents themselves.
I worked at Kingsport Press for thirty-four years in computer assisted typesetting, starting with IBM 1130 punching paper tape to drive Linotype linecasters, through the VideoComp and Linotron typesetters, ending with various Mac and Win PCs producing PostScript.
When I followed Joseph Newcomer's demonstration on the Web that the CBS memos were typeset recently and were not typewritten in the 1970s, it was like Composition 101. I followed along with PDFs of the four CBS memos downloaded from their website. Plus a PDF of an authenticated Lt Col Killian memo promoting Lt Bush in Nov 1970. Plus my experience typesetting hundreds of books and quarterly journals, and creating dozens of fonts for the VideoComp, Linotron, and Postscript typesetters.
The fact that another typesetter "Buckhead" found the same flaws confirms my observations.
Nice and safe. I’d like him to tell Rush or Levin the same thing.
"We are the Media, Kenneth. WE CAN re-write history."
Dan, like most liberals cannot tell the truth and rewrite history to suit their needs.
Keep up the lies F...bag.
How can they report this with a straight face! What liars we have in the MSM.
Those memos were true and accurate!
Also, it proves that Bush had a time machine! Darth Cheney built it along with his weather-control machine and airplane hologram projector!!111eleventyone!
We know dan, “fake but accurate”, we heard ya the 1st time.
dan rather...... the Pete Rose of the lib media world.
Just speaking with college my kid texting
That child was about two feet tall, just figuring out how to talk when this story came out
This media is scrambling to figure out how to manipulate this election and it goes all the way to Fox News
The Five is out of control. They’re not allowed to discuss Trump nor Bush because crush girl Dana and her sidekick, Gutfeld, are not in control of their behavior when the discussion goes to Trump
Yesterday, Dana used photos of a lunche she attended with W, to talk Bush, in the one more thing round up, apparently she’s allowed to campaign for Bush during that segment.
The both of them still hammer Bolling for even saying Trump which he does no longer on that show.
He should do a Trump one more thing
Anyway, this rather story is almost twenty years old
They must distract from a ridiculous debate where their front runner got a way too generous 20 against an aging socialist not even a registered dem
And the voters are not interested in any of it
But this story, as well as dragging it out, is pure insanity
I would like to ask him what he thinks of obama. any fake but accurate stories there?
Dan is DEAD....someone cover him up!!
Notice Dan Rather had to go on NBC to explain that his bosses at CBS were wrong when they made him apologize and claimed all that fraudulent story that he and Mary Mapes put on the airwaves was exactly that, a giant fraud.
The last couple of lines say everything.
Reminds me of another high-profile “Fake but Accurate” document.
I remember this quite well. When confronted with the accusations they used a forged document they responded that they had hired experts to vet the document before they ran with the story. These experts were interviewed and every single one said they told CBS before the piece aired they could NOT verify the authenticity of the document.
Kenneth is nuttier than Queeg.
He knows it’s true. Brian Williams confirmed it.
“It was all BUSH’S fault I lost my mind!”
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