Skip to comments.CBS News FReeped <--- (actual headline)
Posted on 09/10/2004 11:57:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
NEW YORK -- Yesterday, Goliath CBS News was delivered a smooth stone to the forehead by a FReeper.
A poster in the FreeRepublic.com conservative news forum mentioned something peculiar about two documents CBSs 60 Minutes claimed on September 8 were generated by now deceased Lieutenant Colonel Jerry B. Killian regarding an allegedly National Guard-evading George W. Bush in 1973.
Within minutes following the broadcast, FReeper "TankerKC" wrote this to FReeper "Howlin'":
WE NEED TO SEE THOSE MEMOS AGAIN!
Since then, news of the potential forgery glitch spread like wildfire from blog to blog and into the mainstream press - especially that of CBS competitors ABC and NBC.
(Excerpt) Read more at illinoisleader.com ...
Holy Cow .. that has got to be a record .. LOL!!!
Do you really think that is going to happen? Feebs like Rather are so stuck in the past that reality is no longer a factor to them.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather won the Quote of the Year award last night at the Media Research Centers annual Dishonors Awards Ceremony. The audience chose Rather from among the evenings top three Dishonor award winners. Rather won for his absurd defense of Bill Clintons honesty during his appearance on Fox News Channels The OReilly Factor last May 15.
Bill OReilly: I want to ask you flat out, do you think President Clintons an honest man?
Dan Rather: Yes, I think hes an honest man.
OReilly: Do you, really?
Rather: I do.
OReilly: Even though he lied to Jim Lehrers face about the Lewinsky case?
Rather: Who among us has not lied about something?
OReilly: Well, I didnt lie to anybodys face on national television. I dont think you have, have you?
Rather: I dont think I ever have. I hope I never have. But look, its one thing
OReilly: How can you say hes an honest guy then?
Rather: Well, because I think he is. I think at core hes an honest person. I know that you have a different view. I know that you consider it sort of astonishing anybody would say so, but I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.
It really wasnt much of a contest, said MRC President Brent Bozell. Rathers insistence that someone much less a President of the United States could be an honest man at his core and still lie about any number things was more than the audience could take. Rather admitted that we would consider it in his words astonishing that anyone would think that way and say so, and hes right.
That one works too.
Well, the CBS guy on O'Reilly last night that made the "pajama" remark also said their producer had been working on this for 4 years.
Four years, well then what was the holdup. Waiting for the "smoking gun"...well they got it, but the "smoking gun" seems to have blown up in their faces.
I believe it has to be intense hatred of Bush that made them so blind to their own bias that they ran with an ill-researched piece. After all, they've had every hit guy from Clark to Wilson on their show this year.
They didn't disclose the conflict of interests between the books and Viacom, etc.
They'd made lots of mistakes while trying to take down GWB, only this time it's backfired on them!
Hasn't hurt GWB a bit, but probably done irreparable damage to CBS and also spilled over to discredit the DNC (since they're standing behind the forgeries, carrying water for Rather).
Yes I do. I am a well known cynic but even I am astonished that this has happened. The only reason Rather hasn't folded is that there is an actual crime that has been committed and he and CBS knows it and they are in it up to CBS' eyball.
I guess that pretty well sums Dam Rather up.
Can't sleep, eh? Me neither. Say, this is some great stuff here!!! Yahoo! See you tomorrow at the Tailgate shindig. We'll have fun but it will be a somber time, too, remembering the fallen.
You done us proud. Thanks.
Gotta love it!
You're correct .. it was with Tony Snow
Looks like Howlin; TankerKC; Buckhead gave DAN RATHER & CBS the Mother Of All Zots!.....Viking Kitty would be proud
Not cynical enough. I am not astonished it happend. I rather expected it. And it will only get worse.
But it will work to The Presidents favor in the long run I believe.
You can't be series.
We are the genie that is NOT going back into any bottle!!! They can't get rid of us now! We are a force to be reckoned with. Yesss!
This is truly history on the road to the new media and the loss of influence of the old. It would be great to have a permanent link of that post on the main page of FR.
It was a hugh mistake on the rat's part.
You're going to be in the history books, Jim, has that sunk in yet?
Good job. Thank you.
Can it be said that they have been stuned by beepers?
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