A week later and I could be there. I'll be in DC the 25th through the 30th, so if anything fun is happening during that time, please let me know.
If I can, I'll be there with a "FAKE AND INNACURATE" sign..LOL
The Republican talking points for the past day-and-a-half has been: Rather needs to be fired. Some couch it within the context of CBS's credibility, but the bottom line is the same. They want to end Rather's career. "Here's how we play hardball in Texas," etc. To do so would send a chill down the spin of any investigative reporter that came sniffing around the administration in the future. A clear attempt to quiet the so-called free press.
[Yet another rightwing plot to keep progressive reporters from using honest "forgery" to attack the fascists!!!]
I wish Rather would do a story on the kangaroo court he's being subjected to.
["This is Dan Rather reporting and tonight I am doing a special story about the rightwing cabal attacking me for merely using forged documents. COURAGE!"]
If firing a newsperson gives a news organization credibility ... Faux News would have to fire their entire organization.
[I say FIRE everybody at FOX News and replace them with experienced forgers!]
Rather will fight and win. Let them waste their time and energy. He is the top journalist and doesn't have to kiss anyone's ass.
[Dan already has your head up his ass.]
Look. Rather could clear all this up in five minutes. He could: 1) provide the original document and have it examined by a panel of neutral experts or 2) At least provide a generalized description of the source. ("Sources close to ____________") would suffice nicely. This method is used all the time to provide information without divulging the identify of the source, yet for some reason, CBS won't even do that.
[What? Do I detect a slight bit of rationality on this DUmmie Board? I say BAN this poster!!!]
Well, since Rather and CBS seem to be the last hold-out of "fair and balanced", it's no wonder that the conservatives are screaming for action. I STILL think that CBS was set up. And it smells like Rove to me.
[Absolutely! Karl Rove secretly flew to Austin, TX in an SR=71 spy plane. Then he faxed forged documents to CBS from the local Kinkos and flew back to Washington without anybody knowing he was gone. Devious. Sneaky. A typical ROVIAN plot!!!]
I wrote a letter of support to Dan Rather and recieved a nice responce from CBS: Thank you for taking the time to write. Your support is appreciated. As you can imagine, we've been inundated with negative emails. It's refreshing to hear from a viewer such as yourself. We strive for the highest level of journalistic integrity and will continue to do so, no matter what the cost. A free society demands free, unmuzzled media expression. Selena, CBS Evening News
["Thank you for taking the time to write. Your blind support is appreciated. As you can imagine we've been inundated with negative e-mails from rightwing fascists. It is refreshing to to hear from a clueless viewer such as yourself. We strive for the highest level of journalistic forgery and will continue to do so, no matter what the cost to our veracity. A free society demands free unmuzzled media forgery. Dan R.---SeeBS Evening News."]
Dan Rather knows who Karl Rove is. The biggest weakness with a person like Rove is that they always assume everyone else is an idiot. I wonder if Karl isn't the fly in the web this time, too.
[And Dan Rather probably knows that Karl Rove is the evil genius behind Global Warming. Our Danny Boy is on to all the devious Rovian plots. There's no fooling him!]
Rather is going to raise the ratings on 60MIN 11. And he couldn't find a better way as far as I am concerned.
[That was a genius idea of Rather to use forged documents to boost his ratings. Way to go, Dan!]
Maybe it's because I've watched a poker tournament, but I think Dan Rather is playing a little "Texas Hold 'Em" with everyone. In the face of all the controversy with the documents, he's been suspiciously calm. I don't believe he's dealt his trump cards yet. Either he CAN prove that the docs are genuine, or he can prove that someone tried to set him up. Or maybe he has additional evidence that will definitively seal Bush's fate.
[Or maybe he is waiting to prove that the Hitler Diaries are real or...or maybe Dan Rather is just waiting for you to pull your head out of his butt.]
Go FReepers. Get this fraud FIRED!!
WEAR YOUR 'JAMMIES!
Kristinn, there's a big grand opening gala of the new Museum of the American Indian that day, with a tribal procession and opening ceremonies from 12 to 1. You might want to see if that will hinder what you are doing, or whether your protest will get lost in the coverage of the other event.
Go get em Kristinn..
We are all expecting some good pix too..
at the rate this story is going we can perhaps expect some good pix from MSNBC, Fox, CNN etc...
Be safe ! Have fun!
Good Luck DC Freepers and wear your bunny slippers!
I would also urge the firing of Les Moonves.
my tagline would make a nice sign....
I think we might just schedule another protest in Texas.
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.
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.
please wear pajamas!
abd I'd be honored if someone would use my tagline on a sign.
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?