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
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When do we get an after action report! Would love to see some pics.
I had to work and was unable to attend this Freep myself, so I've only heard a few bits of news from the Freep from Kristinn. But...
I'm sure the intrepid DC Chapter members will have a report up soon.
Right Kristinn, staytrue, sauropod, hellinahandcart, etc???
Excellent Fisking, BTW.
Accusing Rove, et al. of a plot to raise CBS's ratings? Reminds me of the charge that the impeachment of Clinton was AN ATTEMPTED COUP ... which ... would have put Gore in office ... and almost certainly led to a Gore victory in 2000 ... Ah yes ... LSD-flashback logic ...
We were waiting for kristinn and Bill F to start an after-action thread. Kristinn arranged the thing, and BillF has the pics.
All I can say is, there were three guys in pajamas. kristinn and staytrue put theirs on OVER their clothes.
My husband, on the other hand, wore his on the streets of downtown DC. Kinda like Vinnie the Chin. :D
I had a great time, wish you could have all been here. There were an above-average amount of cameras, and I've already seen us on FOX (thought I don't remember FOX being there) and heard us on the CBS newsbreak on WBAL. Hope there's more.
Howdy. We had 15 people by my count (including AIM and RatherBiased.com people).
FReeper attendees included kristinn; billf; bmwcyle; staytrue; TBP; sauropod; hellinahandcart; nina0113; tellw. Three of us were in pajamas (kristinn, staytrue and myself).
I kept feeling like RainMan walking around downtown DC in pajamas (10 minutes 'till Wapner).
I offered to give Microsoft Word classes in how to make forged documents (using Office73) ;-). Some of the people reading the signs couldn't help laughing at that one.
We kept asking, "What did Dan Rather know and when did he know it?"
One blonde in a green skirt came out and gushed, "Dan Rather is the man!"
We were asked if we were paid by somebody. Somebody asked us if we worked for CBS. I told them, no, we were the new media!
Had a couple of nutcases accost us too. One guy kept ranting about being the "true" minority, the Native Americans. He ranted on about Custer.
Another guy accused us of "stepping over the homeless" to protest See-BS news.
There were several newsie types that passed us on the sidewalk that said "What about FOX News?!!" We asked them, what documents did FOX forge? They seemed to be incensed at the very existence of FOX News.
While driving today, I heard a news report from ABC radio (nation-wide feed) about this FReep. They mentioned both Free Republic and Accuracy in Media. They said there were signs that said "Rather Biased". They also quoted "What did Dan know and when did he know it?".
Thank you! Love the pics. I really love the PJ's!
What about FOX News? Hahahahahahahaha! WHAT ABOUT FOX NEWS?!!! What does that have to do with the price of tea in China or document experts in New York?
Let's look at Fox News:
Brit Hume - former star reporter with ABC
Typical Panel: Juan Williams - liberal WaPo reporter
Moira Liasson - NPR liberal talker
Mort Kondracke - establishment liberal
Fred Barnes - conservative writer/tv
Bill O'Reilly - personally worked with Dan Rather for years.
Greta Van Susteren - former CNN host
Alan Colmes - liberal radio talker
Sean Hannity - conservative radio talker
Shepherd Smith - don't know background or politics
John Gibson - conservative, populist, independent
Fox News gives a broader spectrum of opinion than any other news operation out there. The idea that Fox News is right wing is nuts.
The RatherBiased.com people had their own T-shirts.
Which is not a bad idea.
I am (cough) rather disappointed that we weren't shown on FOX chanting "what did Rather know? When did he know it?"because it was funnier, but the "Rather, Mapes and Heyward have to go" bit WAS the main message, and they had a good shot of one of my signs, so I'm pleased.
In some people's minds, FOX has done far worse than CBS.
Don't ask them WHAT, because they can't give you anything more specific than "they lie all the time".
If you saw some of the protests outside the convention last month, "#$%& FOX News!" was one of the more heartfelt cheers.
It could have been t-shirts. I was driving and laughing, so may have gotten it a little mixed-up.
Sorry I couldn't make it to the freep today -- but, all of you did a wonderful job. The signs turned out to be AWESOME and it was a brilliant idea to greet people coming and going from the CBS building with "COURAGE" and "FORGE ON"!
Fox News' crime was to offer an alternative to the liberal monopoly on news and be successfull. Fox News garned more eyeballs on 3 of 4 nights during the Rep Con than network news coverage.
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