Skip to comments.D.C. Chapter and Accuracy in Media to Hold RatherGate Protest at CBS News D.C. Bureau 9/21/04
Posted on 09/17/2004 2:04:33 PM PDT by kristinn
The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us outside the Washington, D.C. bureau of CBS News as we stand with our friends Accuracy in Media to call for CBS to come cleIY @ over the forged documents story.
We will be urging the firing of CBS News President Andrew Heyward, anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes for their gross irresponsibility in foisting the forged Texas Air National Guard documents on the American people.
Accuracy in Media and the D.C. Chapter held a similar demonstration last year at the New York Times' D.C. bureau in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal where we called for the firing of Howell Raines.
When: Tuesday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The sidewalk in front of CBS News, 2020 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Bring: Signs bearing messages calling for the firing of Heyward, Rather and Mapes, as well as signs pointing out CBS' record of outrageously biased reporting.
This is a permitted demonstration.
As always, the D.C. Chapter's rules for protesting will be in effect. Briefly, they are: No violence, no profanity, no racism, no provocations, obey the law and treat all law enforcement officers with respect.
Please note: This is a non-political protest. Do not bring or wear any material advocating for or against any political candidate.
Fire Leslie Moonves? I think that is unlikely to happen as long as Sumner Redstone controls Viacom. As I understand it he and Moonves share a similar worldview, and both will support RATher. I suspect Moonves has good job security unless the CBS entertainment division's ratings really tank.
Freepers, someone artistic make a prototype stick-on FR logo to go on big labels for plain dark blue pajamas. Oooh!
I am so sorry that I'm not better on the computer with artistic stuff.
I'll be there with an updated "liars club" sign. My original had Jayson Blair at number one and Rather at number 4. I freely admitt, that I made a huge mistake. When I'm wrong, I'm wrong.
DC Chapter ping!
If not Free Republic,who?
Watching CSPAN now with 3 old media dinosaurs,they still don't get it,stick a fork in them,their done.
How about "CBS NEWS - fake and unbalanced"
I don't want The Dan to be fired. He's perfect right where he is, continuing to undermine CBS' credibility. Consider him to be akin to Col. Klink leading Stalag 13. If they got rid of him, then they might intall someone competent/credible in his place.
I'm perfectly happy merely exposing CBS for what it is and leaving their current lead anchor as its poster-child. Besides, he's too ugly to be a martyr and all of the Lord of the Rings movies have been completed [he'd have made a great Orc].
You can try and flush him, but he'll just bob up somewhere else.
This sounds like a real fun one. May be there for this one. Hope to see Brent Bozzell again. Great guy. The Accuracy In Media Group is outstanding.
You got it. That will be my sign.
please wear pajamas!
abd I'd be honored if someone would use my tagline on a sign.
I can hope, can't i?
Can't make it on the week day. Who wants to hit CBS News Washington Bureau after Face The Nation on Sunday after they tape and FReep the sidewalk news conference?
I can't be there, but I'll bump this thread back to the top.
HAHAHAHAHA! Good one!
Yeah, I'm with you there.
Bump from the Left coast.
Doing my best to bump this thread and support the DC/AIM effort! Great work, as always! We'll be with you in spirit!