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CBS News FReeped <--- (actual headline)
Illinois Leader ^ | Friday, September 10, 2004 | by Arlen Williams

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 CBS’s 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!

{snip]

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 ...


TOPICS: Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004electionbias; cbsjumpedtheshark; cbsnews; civilwarii; culturewar; fr; fraud; freeped; freerepublic; frinthenews; hoax; killian; mediabias; memo; ratherbiased; smackdown
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To: Jim Robinson

Gotta love it!


51 posted on 09/11/2004 12:33:48 AM PDT by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: dawn53
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.

You're correct .. it was with Tony Snow

52 posted on 09/11/2004 12:34:14 AM PDT by Mo1 (FR NEWS ALERT .... John Kerry over dosed on Botox and thinks he's Bob KerrEy)
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To: Jim Robinson; Howlin; TankerKC; Buckhead

Looks like Howlin; TankerKC; Buckhead gave DAN RATHER & CBS the Mother Of All Zots!.....Viking Kitty would be proud


53 posted on 09/11/2004 12:34:56 AM PDT by tophat9000 ("Blackrock Bob" (aka DAN RATHER)....is in full denial)
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To: Texasforever
"Yes I do. I am a well known cynic but even I am astonished that this has happened."

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.

54 posted on 09/11/2004 12:35:42 AM PDT by blackbart.223
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To: Jeff Chandler

You can't be series.


55 posted on 09/11/2004 12:36:58 AM PDT by hobson
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To: Jim Robinson

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!


56 posted on 09/11/2004 12:38:16 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


57 posted on 09/11/2004 12:38:27 AM PDT by microgood
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To: hobson

It was a hugh mistake on the rat's part.


58 posted on 09/11/2004 12:38:33 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Thank you Rush Limbaugh-godfather of the New Media.)
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To: Jim Robinson

You're going to be in the history books, Jim, has that sunk in yet?

Good job. Thank you.


59 posted on 09/11/2004 12:42:15 AM PDT by VxH (The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
It was a hugh mistake on the rat's part.

Can it be said that they have been stuned by beepers?

60 posted on 09/11/2004 12:45:22 AM PDT by dasboot (<img src="XXX">)
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To: Howlin

Whoo Hoo Howlin! We can all say we knew you when. Always knew you would make the headlines sooner or later! :-) So proud of you!


61 posted on 09/11/2004 12:46:26 AM PDT by ladyinred ("John Kerry reporting for spitball and typewriter duty.")
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To: Jim Robinson
Listening to Laura, Bill Benett, Rush and Hannity today, all were psyched - Rush seemed poetic. Watching Fox News (and CBS tonight) was surreal... participating in supporting our President... in a very real sense... being part of it... it's just amazing.

Congratulations, everyone!

62 posted on 09/11/2004 12:47:42 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (CEO, VRWC: When you think treason, don't think Benedict Arnold - think JOHN FORGED KERRY!)
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To: Howlin; TankerKC; Jim Robinson

Just goes to show that Freepers are the smartest & have the news, the info etc. long before the national news meida. Soon they will all be coming here for the news, like all of us Freepers do! Way to go Freepers!!


63 posted on 09/11/2004 12:48:15 AM PDT by blondee123 (Mayor Koch understands that if we don't win the war on terrorism, nothing else will matter)
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To: dasboot

>>Can it be said that they have been stuned by beepers?<<

More like stunned by Freepers.


64 posted on 09/11/2004 12:48:58 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Thank you Rush Limbaugh-godfather of the New Media.)
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To: not2worry; Howlin; TankerKC; Jim Robinson

I went to bed early tonight but something just told me I needed to wake up, put my machine back together again and see what was happenning on Rathergate.

Jim is gonna need a mainframe to handle the additional traffic that will come from the worldwide recognition of this
awesome site...


65 posted on 09/11/2004 12:50:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Jim Robinson

This is like Monica and impeachment all over again...


66 posted on 09/11/2004 12:51:12 AM PDT by IncPen (Every Word From Kerry's Mouth is a Dishonorable Discharge... & the only 180 Kerry hasn't done is...)
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To: valleygal

So true, all of us can say we were there when a few people from Free Republic kicked CBS and Kerry ass.


67 posted on 09/11/2004 12:53:45 AM PDT by Casloy (qs)
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To: GummyIII; nutmeg; Valpal1; cyncooper; redlipstick

Check this out!! WOOhoo~!


68 posted on 09/11/2004 12:55:41 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: lowbridge

CBS needs a new product...yesterday.


69 posted on 09/11/2004 12:55:56 AM PDT by des
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To: VxH
"You're going to be in the history books"

______________________________________________________
You're right... And the overall impact of this is incredible. The turning point in journalistic history. Think about it. Dittos on the thank you. And to think, I was present @ the revolution.
70 posted on 09/11/2004 12:56:58 AM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: Mo1

That former CBS exec slurring pajama-wearing cybersleuths was WEAK bump.

Congrats to Bunkhead Howlin Tanker KC and Jim Rob. What the heck congrats to all FReepers.


71 posted on 09/11/2004 12:58:07 AM PDT by Kryptonite
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To: Jim Robinson

They will have to pry mine off a cold, dead finger :)


72 posted on 09/11/2004 12:59:18 AM PDT by des
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim-
the site is on the money.

I have linked and posted many of the comments made by Freepers on my site, take a look. http://www.hundredpercenter.com/

Good Job


73 posted on 09/11/2004 12:59:33 AM PDT by HundredPercenter
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To: MizSterious; spectre; Southflanknorthpawsis

This is great! Maybe ya'll can ping to your ping lists...


74 posted on 09/11/2004 12:59:51 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Hey, Kim!! Yes, I've been lurking on this thread...as I did yesterday on several threads. I'm lovin' it. Good to "see" you!!


75 posted on 09/11/2004 1:02:33 AM PDT by GummyIII (Good judgement comes from experience and experience--well, that comes from bad judgement.)
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To: Jim Robinson
TankerKC and Howlin...what can we say...you did it! You caught the fraud and exposed it to the world. Wow.

Red

76 posted on 09/11/2004 1:03:51 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I love the 1st Amendment...Zell Miller can speak the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson
It's so thrilling to be a part of this and watching it all come down. Way to go guys and thanks a million Jim Rob for this awesome site!!!
77 posted on 09/11/2004 1:07:52 AM PDT by codyjacksmom (A hugh series Stuned beeber user since 08/04.)
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To: GummyIII

Good to see you too! I've not been online...had no idea this is where it all "started".... :) Another amazing Freeper investigation!

Allergy season has started here.... SNEEZE!


78 posted on 09/11/2004 1:08:11 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: GummyIII

Hey, I thought *I* was up late..you are up really late girlfriend! I'm outta here for now..

A Sweetdreams Bump!


79 posted on 09/11/2004 1:09:36 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Jim Robinson
Man, I bet those original VRWC Secret Decoder Rings are bringing in a pretty penny these days on E-Bay. Especially those with the built-in brain wave ray detectors and automatically deploying tinfoil-hat protection device.

Second only to the VRWC mug that changes ovaltine into a magic elixir that makes one able to detect lies and slander amid the blather of the MSM. With mug and ring we are invincible!

Red

80 posted on 09/11/2004 1:14:26 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I love the 1st Amendment...Zell Miller can speak the truth.)
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To: Howlin
LOLOLOL....just heard the pajama comment....on O'Reilly

Red

81 posted on 09/11/2004 1:15:33 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I love the 1st Amendment...Zell Miller can speak the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Howlin; TankerKC; Buckhead
You guys are all...

Sorry, bad pun... couldn't help myself ;-)

Congratulations!!!

82 posted on 09/11/2004 1:17:08 AM PDT by Tamzee (Dan Rather... All the News that's Fit to Forge)
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To: Mo1

Who'd a thunk that the new function of showing the views would become so relevant!


83 posted on 09/11/2004 1:18:33 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: Howlin

Mine have feet.


84 posted on 09/11/2004 1:18:35 AM PDT by kattracks (http://www.swiftvets.com/)
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To: Howlin

You have to whip out that ping list of yours... I know Freepers would be thrilled to see the headline and article :-)

Free Republic a.k.a. Partisan Pajama People LOL


85 posted on 09/11/2004 1:20:31 AM PDT by Tamzee (Free Republic .... Partisan Pajama People :-))
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To: Yaelle

Pretty hard to stuff people wearing pj's into a bottle, eh?


86 posted on 09/11/2004 1:20:50 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: ladyinred

LOL...And we thought those American Idol threads were something else!!!!


87 posted on 09/11/2004 1:21:46 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: kattracks
If you wear footie p.j.'s then you're gonna have to change your screenname ;-)


88 posted on 09/11/2004 1:23:36 AM PDT by Tamzee (Free Republic .... Partisan Pajama People :-))
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To: Jim Robinson

Al must be ready to hang himself for inventing the internet.


89 posted on 09/11/2004 1:25:20 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam.)
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To: Jim Robinson

90 posted on 09/11/2004 1:28:48 AM PDT by The Raven (<==Click screen name for some good quotes)
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To: dasboot

Who'd o' thunk it.


91 posted on 09/11/2004 1:30:10 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam.)
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To: Howlin; Jim Robinson; TankerKC; Buckhead
Live Thread: CBS Evening News (Dan tells us why we're all wrong)
Posted by Howlin
On News/Activism 09/10/2004 6:18:38 PM EDT · 1,295 replies · 48,507+ views

"...priceless."

(back to bed)

92 posted on 09/11/2004 1:31:58 AM PDT by unspun (RU working your precinct, churchmembers, etc. 4 good votes? | Not "Unspun w/ AnnaZ" but I appreciate)
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To: Jim Robinson; Howlin; amom; Alamo-Girl; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; xzins; Ragtime Cowgirl; All

Thanks for the site and for the post, JimRob. I knew we found something special when we were channel surfing and ran across that freeper rally protesting the shenanigans of i42 in October 98 on CSPAN.

I saw those Freeper signs and heard the freeper speakers and knew I was home. We had just bought our first computer and knew absolutely NOTHING about net surfing. We saw the web site address on CSPAN and after the thing was over we rushed in to the computer to see what it was all about. We havent left yet!

Journalistic history was made here this week. I celebrate with all here for that victory. Warmest congrats to Howlin and all on the Live Threads.

I also would encourage all to reserve a small place in their hearts and minds to being ever watchful and jealous of this precious free commodity that AlGore was so thoughtful to invent for us. The rage of the dragon is thrashing around and will make obvious and covert moves to shut the net and other alternative media down.

I know I can count on my fellow FReepers to sound the horns and ring the alarm bells when the dragon stirs. I also know that I can count on my fellow FReepers to respond vigorously to those alarms. By God's grace, we shall, together, chop off the tail of that dragon for good and all!


93 posted on 09/11/2004 1:39:39 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Father in Heaven, take command of America and her Mission, her leaders, her people, and her troops!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Version 2


94 posted on 09/11/2004 1:46:51 AM PDT by The Raven (<==Click screen name for some good quotes)
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To: Jim Robinson

CNN Headline News a few minutes ago said a former Japanese official had said GW told him some time ago that his father had pulled strings to get him into the Texas Air National Guard. In the next breath, CNN said that the documents Rather and CBS had produced looked to be bogus since a doc. expert said they were likely computer generated. So it seems as if CNN is hanging over both sides of the fence here. Slam Bush as best they can, then slide the shiv into CBS. Didn't catch the name or rank of the Japanese govt. official, sorry.


95 posted on 09/11/2004 1:47:16 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Jim Robinson

for seven or eight years, i have been telling everyone that the internet, more specifically freerepublic, is gutenberg's vision writ large. nice to see the rest of the world finally sees it my way.


96 posted on 09/11/2004 1:54:42 AM PDT by johnboy
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To: Jim Robinson

Nice hobby you have here Jim, keep up the excellent work.


97 posted on 09/11/2004 2:02:03 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Hey JohnJohn, I take Responsible Charge of my work, are you able to say the same of yours?)
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To: Jim Robinson
CBS News FReeped <--- (actual headline)

Do we get an entry in the next edition of the dictionary, too?

98 posted on 09/11/2004 2:44:20 AM PDT by Flyer (I will never reference my tag line in my posts)
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To: Jim Robinson

Schadenfreude!


99 posted on 09/11/2004 2:45:06 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: not2worry
Just up for night time snack.

Guess Al Gore could just shoot himself in the foot for inventing the Internet.

If you've seen Al lately, you'll notice that he's been having 'midnight snacks' all day long!

100 posted on 09/11/2004 2:58:32 AM PDT by uglybiker (EGO sum non taedium pardus)
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