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Rather Spoke at Democratic Fundraiser
Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2001 | Kurtz

Posted on 09/16/2004 1:29:37 PM PDT by Mighty_Quinn

Wednesday, April 4, 2001; Page A01

Dan Rather, the longest-serving and most outspoken of the major network news anchors, recently served as the star attraction at a Democratic Party fundraiser.

Donors paid as much as $1,000 for a private evening in Austin with the CBS newsman, according to an invitation obtained by The Washington Post. Rather's appearance at the March 21 gathering generated about $20,000 for the Travis County Democratic Party -- and will undoubtedly provide ammunition to critics who have long accused Rather of leaning to the left...Other hosts included Scott Ozmun, the county Democratic chairman, and Robin Rather, the anchor's daughter and a Texas environmentalist and marketing executive.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; cbs; memo; rather
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To: Mighty_Quinn
The MSM will bury, hide, spike this story because ABCNNBCBS are all connected at the hip and gargle truth from the fountain of knowledge and swallow what doesn't fit their left leaning agenda. The left wing media has become the very enemy of democracy by not just providing the news and letting the truth be known and the people decide. They enabled a rapist and lieing man in Clinton to be elected and directly cause 911. Now they are trying to elect a communist traitor with Kerry and bring down a sitting wartime president.

Hell, there own dam story is a SO WHAT episode anyway regardless of what is or is not true, because they helped elect a proclaimed draft doger in Bill Clinton and that made no difference to them.

41 posted on 09/16/2004 1:47:13 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: dha
LOL, I agree, but I sit around in my skivvies, and the talking heads call us Bloggers, How do we get it across to them that there are bloggers and then there are Freepers.
42 posted on 09/16/2004 1:47:30 PM PDT by OldSgt. (USMC, Nam Vet, HMM-165)
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To: johnny7

For some reason, when you're putting up a thread, the box they offer for additonal posts will not "take" the copy and paste links.

If you ONLY copy and paste and don't use ANY HTML at all, the links become live.

No < > of any kind.......just plain copy and paste.


43 posted on 09/16/2004 1:48:53 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Bikers4Bush
They might want to get some ice....or a tourniquet.

I say this calls for an amputation.

44 posted on 09/16/2004 1:49:09 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I am beginning to believe that the Washington Post realizes that John Kerry would be a diaster for the USA if he were to become President. They will never endorse GW Bush, but they may choose to remain neutral, which really is the same as endorsing Bush.







































































45 posted on 09/16/2004 1:49:46 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Mighty_Quinn
And the hits just keep on comin...

GOOD WORK !!!


46 posted on 09/16/2004 1:50:00 PM PDT by unixfox (Close the borders, problems solved!)
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To: stockpirate

He understands the ARMY National Guard, not the AIR naational Guard.


47 posted on 09/16/2004 1:51:06 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Mighty_Quinn
OMG this isnt a smoking gun this is a flaming banned weapon. This almost runs afoul of the 527 charters (given that Rather is just a 527 for the DNC after all.)

This in particular struck me: Rather said yesterday that he hadn't realized beforehand that the event was a fundraiser. 'I didn't ask the question, and I should have,' he said in an interview. "I take full responsibility for it. I'm responsible and I'm accountable."

DAN RATHER INTREPID INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER DID NOT "ASK"? DIDNT "REALIZE" HE WAS AT A FUNDRAISER? WHAT IS HE STUPID? DOES HE THINK WE'RE STUPID? OR IS HE JUST THE MOST SLOPPY, INCOMPETENT, DUPLICITOUS "REPORTER" ALIVE?

There is only one answer: Utterly incompetent or an unmitigated liar. What is your choice? I'm going with duplicitous liar and unadulterated DNC stooge.
48 posted on 09/16/2004 1:51:30 PM PDT by N. Beaujon (And I was giving him the benefit of the doubt on the DNC stooge/ liar charge. Not anymore.)
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To: USA_Soccer
Bill O'Reilly will do his reporting on the scandal after the election

Bill is after Dan's job and he doesn't want to burn his perspective employer. Just file him under irrelevant.
49 posted on 09/16/2004 1:51:30 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: IGOTMINE
The internet is the most empowering tool invented since Sam Colt created the revolver.

I'm sure glad Algore took the time to invent it...... ;-)

50 posted on 09/16/2004 1:51:55 PM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: ARCADIA

"perspective" s/b prospective

Man, I need more caffine.... :-)


51 posted on 09/16/2004 1:54:30 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: stockpirate

New guy here. :)

I don't think he made the documents either although I do think he was probably a go between. I think the place to look for the DNC connection is in San Antonio.
Also does anyone out there know anything about Brigadier General Tom Daniels (ret)? He's listed as a member of the Nationl Vetrans for Kerry-Edwards Steering comittee.

http://www.johnkerry.com/communities/veterans/steeringcommittee.html


52 posted on 09/16/2004 1:55:13 PM PDT by whershey
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To: Howlin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1218004/posts

THE DEMOCRATIC VIRTUAL MACHINE OF TEXAS
Various | September 16, 2004 | PretzeLogic


53 posted on 09/16/2004 1:55:35 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: Mighty_Quinn

Actually, CBS probably has hired that guy that did that show "Crossing Over" who has been communicating with Killian.

I expect the next Act to be Drather having him doing a "Crossing Over" next week. This has become a reality show.


54 posted on 09/16/2004 1:56:06 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Mighty_Quinn

55 posted on 09/16/2004 1:56:12 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: Mighty_Quinn

Good summary. The cleanest I have seen.


56 posted on 09/16/2004 1:56:34 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: Howlin; Mighty_Quinn

Ben Barnes is on the Finance Council of the Travis County Democratic Party

http://www.traviscountydemocrats.org/financecouncil.php?TCDP_Session=3b4da07baec1fc48156ed9472aa8e822


I also saw something recently that said he was a Director of the Travis County Dem Party in the past, but can't find it now, grrrr...


57 posted on 09/16/2004 1:56:45 PM PDT by Tamzee (Ted Koppel --- "....the media will need a stepstool to rise to the level of used car salesmen.")
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To: Mighty_Quinn

If Dan Rather's daughter is THE source of the phony
documents, this would go far in explaining why
Rather keeps silent on his source.
Something stinks to high heaven here.

Good work Mighty Quinn!


58 posted on 09/16/2004 1:56:57 PM PDT by Duffboy
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To: mcg1969

I think I read in a bio on VanOs (Burkett's lawyer) that he is in San Antonio. And I believe San Antonio is only about an hr from Austin. That's just next door in Texas.


59 posted on 09/16/2004 1:56:56 PM PDT by Americantoo
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To: Mighty_Quinn

Was Burkett's attorney- Van Os- present at this Robin Rather-hosted fundraiser?

I still supect Burkett's attorney, Van Os, an ambitious democrat activist with aspirations for Texas Supreme Court-is the missing link. Who is paying his fees?


60 posted on 09/16/2004 1:57:10 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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