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Bob Schieffer Responds to my email!
My email account | Today! | Bob Schieffer

Posted on 09/16/2004 8:58:19 AM PDT by watsonfellow

CBS is redoubling efforts to determine if these documents are phony. If so, you'll hear it first from Dan Rather.And that is how it should be. Bob Schieffer

My email to him

Dear Mr. Schieffer,

I believe you do yeoman's work weekly on your television program.

That being written, I believe that you cannot possibly serve as one of the moderators for the presidential debates.

You are affiliated with an organization that is heavily pushing what every other news organization in America (not right wing ones, but mainstream, The NY Times, the LA Times, ABC News etc...) a set of forged documents to attack the President.

Your organization, CBS, instead of recanting has decided to take the opposite approach and push itself into the abyss.

The only possible answer as to why CBS is doing this, is because of their strong distaste for our President.

CBS has ceased to be liberally biased and has become outright partisan.

If you do not distance yourself from CBS News or speak against their partisan journalism, then you have no place at the moderators table.

I remain,

Faithfully yours,


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fraud
I would give out his email but that strikes me as being rude and I don't want anyone to send him anything nasty...he seems to me to be a stand up guy.
1 posted on 09/16/2004 8:58:22 AM PDT by watsonfellow
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To: watsonfellow

Maybe you should paraphrase his response since you posted this thread.


2 posted on 09/16/2004 9:00:11 AM PDT by secret garden (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: watsonfellow

The e-mail response you received from BS is a fake.


3 posted on 09/16/2004 9:00:58 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: watsonfellow

I don't think Bob Scheiffer is a bad person. I think he is certainly more credible than Dan Rather. But I don't think he should be a moderator either since he is part of a corrupt news network. Maybe he should think about applying for a job at Fox.


4 posted on 09/16/2004 9:01:03 AM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan ( We want a Bush landslide in November!!!)
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To: watsonfellow
CBS is redoubling efforts to determine if these documents are phony. If so, you'll hear it first from Dan Rather.

Actually, we've heard it from everyone else first. Dan would be dead last.

5 posted on 09/16/2004 9:02:02 AM PDT by Semi Civil Servant (Edward R. Murrow, call your office.)
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To: watsonfellow

How can we hear it first from them if they heard it first from us? Does Buckhead work for CBS?


6 posted on 09/16/2004 9:02:02 AM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: watsonfellow

Shieffer is as phony as the memos are. And what's the point of your post without a copy of Shieffer's e-mail?


7 posted on 09/16/2004 9:02:06 AM PDT by San Jacinto ("This is Dan Rather---'forging' ahead'")
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To: watsonfellow

doh?

Doogle


8 posted on 09/16/2004 9:02:14 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th AF...Wolf Pack...408MMS ....Ubon,Thailand in "69" Night Line Delivery.AMMO)
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To: secret garden

POST his email


9 posted on 09/16/2004 9:02:32 AM PDT by mmyers
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To: secret garden
I would give out his email but that strikes me as being rude

Clue: The title of your vanity is also rude.

10 posted on 09/16/2004 9:04:34 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Alan Go!!!)
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To: watsonfellow
A real 'stand up' guy?

I wish someone at CBS would stand up!

11 posted on 09/16/2004 9:04:42 AM PDT by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: watsonfellow

I can't believe you got so excited about a canned response that is supposedely from BS. Big deal....


12 posted on 09/16/2004 9:05:04 AM PDT by demkicker (I'm Ra th er sick of Dan)
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To: mmyers
NOOOOOOOO! His email is posted at the top of my post!!!! What I meant in my comments was I don't want to give out his email ADDRESS!!!!

The few lines at the beginning is the sum of the response I recieved back from him.

13 posted on 09/16/2004 9:06:02 AM PDT by watsonfellow
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To: watsonfellow

Post it, please, or freepmail it to me, and I'll post it.


14 posted on 09/16/2004 9:06:35 AM PDT by VMI70 (...but two Wrights made an airplane)
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To: San Jacinto

I think his e-mail is the first two lines...


15 posted on 09/16/2004 9:06:42 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: watsonfellow
My dear watson... Bob Shieffer would run you over in his 'Rascal' if he had you in his sights!

...he seems to me to be a stand up guy. How do you know? Ever see him standing up?!

16 posted on 09/16/2004 9:06:59 AM PDT by johnny7 (“Kill'em... kill'em all!” -'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: demkicker

Big deal? Well it is something because I have sent a few hundred emails in the past few days to sponsors, CBS execs, affiliates, etc and I have recieved two back, a very long and detailed one from Borders and now this one.


17 posted on 09/16/2004 9:07:21 AM PDT by watsonfellow
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To: watsonfellow
Good to know that they're aware of the disgust with them.

Of course it's not just CBS but all the networks who stand accused.

18 posted on 09/16/2004 9:07:21 AM PDT by mrsmith ("Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice... Hillary Rodham Clinton ")
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To: secret garden; watsonfellow
Ooooops...
Sorry, SG...
#10 was meant for WF
19 posted on 09/16/2004 9:07:21 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Alan Go!!!)
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To: San Jacinto

He did post Schieffer's email, in fact it is his first line

"CBS is redoubling efforts to determine if these documents are phony. If so, you'll hear it first from Dan Rather.And that is how it should be. Bob Schieffer "


20 posted on 09/16/2004 9:08:03 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Use in a well ventilated area)
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To: watsonfellow; Buckhead

Heard it first from Buckhead.

I'm not likely to ever hear it from Rather as I don't watch.


21 posted on 09/16/2004 9:08:21 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth...)
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To: watsonfellow

Disregard my last post--sorry


22 posted on 09/16/2004 9:08:31 AM PDT by VMI70 (...but two Wrights made an airplane)
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To: watsonfellow
While a little unclear, it seems to me that you have posted Schieffer's response with the first sentence of your post. It is a boilerplate response, but a response nonetheless. As far as his e-mail address, there is nothing "rude" in posting it.

Lando

23 posted on 09/16/2004 9:08:51 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (A Fair and Balanced Decision - GWB in 2004)
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To: watsonfellow

CBS should not waste time or effort defending Rather's integrity - that is a lost cause, the equivalent of convincing everyone the docs are real. Rather, CBS should read just this line from the Drudge Report,..."And in the nation's top market, New York, Rather finished not only behind NBC NIGHTLY NEWS and ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT -- but also pulled less audience than reruns of the SIMPSONS, WILL & GRACE and KING OF QUEENS." Good-night, Dan.


24 posted on 09/16/2004 9:09:01 AM PDT by MarkT
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To: Willie Green

That's okay, Willie. I knew what you meant. ;)


25 posted on 09/16/2004 9:09:15 AM PDT by secret garden (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: watsonfellow
CBS is redoubling efforts to determine if these documents are phony. If so, you'll hear it first from Dan Rather.

?!

I think Mr. Schieffer (or whoever actually wrote this) has been hitting the bottle.

26 posted on 09/16/2004 9:09:43 AM PDT by ScottFromSpokane (Re-elect President Bush: http://spokanegop.org/bush.html)
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To: watsonfellow

His response sounds as phony as Dan Rather's. He is still saying that have not proved that these documents are phony and until someone does he will assume they are authentic and smear the President with these documents.

Dan Rather, CBS News and by complicity, Bob Schieffer, have turned Journalism ethics on its head. They should have moved "heaven and earth" to prove these documents were authentic (beyond a shadow of a doubt) before they used them to attack a sitting President in time of War and just before an election. Note: They will continue to smear the President with these documents until someone proves to them these documents are false. That is backwards and they never used this standard to smear their darling, Bill Clinton. Remember: Juanita Brodderick never got interviewed on CBS.

I have blasted Dan Rather, CBS News, 60 Minutes, Bob Schieffer, John Roberts and all of the slime at CBS for smearing a President with "forged" documents.


27 posted on 09/16/2004 9:09:50 AM PDT by daviscupper
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To: watsonfellow

CBS claims they are redoubling their efforts to prove these documents true or false. This tells me that CBS will continue to search for an expert until they find one that gives them their desired answer...and that is that the documents are real. This behavior is so reminiscent of the convicted felons I spent 23+ years working with. If they didn't get the desired answer to their request the first time, they'd continue on up the chain of command until they found someone who would acquiesce.


28 posted on 09/16/2004 9:10:10 AM PDT by mass55th (It's the superscript, stupid!!!!)
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To: Semi Civil Servant

CBS is redoubling efforts to determine if these documents are phony. If so, you'll hear it first from Dan Rather.

0 X 2 = 0


29 posted on 09/16/2004 9:11:14 AM PDT by wing
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To: watsonfellow

Yea, well ya might want to tell ol' Bobby that anyone who can tie their shoes knows those docs are bogus...

And his buddly Dan Blather had better turn in his resignaton 'cause the jig is up!



Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling...
From glen to glen and down the mountainside
The summer's gone and all the roses falling,
'tis you, 'tis you must go...


30 posted on 09/16/2004 9:11:42 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi Travis,http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: watsonfellow
Yea, well ya might want to tell ol' Bobby that the whole world knows those docs are bogus...

And his buddy Dan Blather had better turn in his resignation 'cause the jig is up!



Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling...
From glen to glen and down the mountainside
The summer's gone and all the roses falling,
'tis you, 'tis you must go...
31 posted on 09/16/2004 9:13:14 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi Travis,http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: wing
First, sorry if I wasn't clear earlier. The email I recieved from Bob is posted at the very beginning of the post.

Second, when I wrote "I don't want to post his email" I meant email address.

Third, my excitement is perhaps a result of my frustration at having emailed hundreds and having only recieved two back.

Four, well as cbs news people go (beggars can't be choosers) Bob seems to be the closest one to an ind. voice there is (see his comments in South Dakota) which isn't saying much, but at least it's something!

32 posted on 09/16/2004 9:14:14 AM PDT by watsonfellow
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To: watsonfellow
Sorry, but I don't think its "something" because that's exactly what Rather said last night. The response is nothing more than a canned talking point.

So what if they are redoubling their efforts to determine if the documents are phony? EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS THEY ARE! Now we're supposed to believe that an 86 year old woman remembers whether or not someone missed a Dr. appointment 35 years ago?

CBS is TOAST
33 posted on 09/16/2004 9:15:26 AM PDT by demkicker (I'm Ra th er sick of Dan)
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To: watsonfellow
You might tell Bob in your next email that it is impossible for us to hear it first from Dan Rather. The country is already a week ahead of CBS on this story.

CBS has lost the handle on what constitutes breaking a story. You actually have to be the first reporter to publish a thing. You don't "break a story" by announcing that at long last you know a thing if the entire rest of the country has known it for a week.

34 posted on 09/16/2004 9:17:10 AM PDT by VadeRetro
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To: San Jacinto

The first couple of lines IS Shifter's email - the poster's grammar leaves a little to be desired, I think he was talking about Shifter's email ADDRESS at the end of his post.


35 posted on 09/16/2004 9:21:58 AM PDT by Positive (There's nothing sadder than seeing a group of great ideas being murdered by a bunch of brutal facts!)
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To: watsonfellow; San Jacinto
Shieffer is as phony as the memos are. And what's the point of your post without a copy of Shieffer's e-mail?

Well?

36 posted on 09/16/2004 9:58:52 AM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: watsonfellow

Schieffer has been spouting garbage for years. I would not characterize him as a stand up guy based on a brief, boiler-plate email.


37 posted on 09/16/2004 10:08:23 AM PDT by what's up
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

Do you ever watch his Sunday morning news show? He is horrible! At least as bad as Rather.


38 posted on 09/16/2004 10:09:34 AM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: watsonfellow

He did not adress the substance of your note to him.
What you received is a NON-RESPONSE.


39 posted on 09/16/2004 10:13:53 AM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry deserves to be the last casualty of the Vietnam War.)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

But BS is an active, committed Democrat from Texas. He is by no measure a non-partisan.


40 posted on 09/16/2004 10:21:16 AM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: watsonfellow

Bob Schieffer has struck me as being a fair reporter. He must be mortified by all of this.


41 posted on 09/16/2004 12:41:34 PM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com)
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