Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: CBS defense of Rather hints at bigger story (FR and Buckhead mentioned)
Posted on 09/18/2004 7:05:14 AM PDT by badfreeper
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I believe this is pretty close to what Bernard Goldberg said in his article. I also heard Bernie say it on Hannity's radio program.
By now just about everybody on the planet also thinks they're junk, except for that dwindling number of misguided people who watch the ''CBS Evening News'' under the misapprehension that it's a news broadcast rather than a new unreality show in which a cocooned anchor, his floundering news division and some feeble executives are trapped on their own isle of delusion and can't figure out a way to vote themselves off it.
"How in the world did someone other than Killian's family get his privet records when at least two family members are still alive?"
That's one of the questions which has no answer since the documents were never part of Killian's records. The original reason no one asked of course is that these "ethical journalists" never discuss anonymous sources, or their handiwork.
Ah yes, but what you don't realize is that is an entirely true statement. Since the one who furnished the memos will never be elected president, he is obviously "unimpeachable".
"They had a whole eight-weeks timeline laid out, with various people breaking various aspects of it as if by coincidence, and it would, as you speculate, have led up to that old charge they used in 2000, that Bush was a druggie."
I believe this is exactly right. Depending on how well the smear campaign went, they would have ended with charges that GW was an unstable risk for relapse, or preferably float a story that he had been back on drugs during his term in the White House.
CBS would of course have been in the middle of it all, coming up with carefully planted stories to move the saga along at critical points.
That passage is a beautiful thing! LOL!
Smear campaign? Did I hear you say smear campaign? Why does the name Sasso come to mind?? That's his specialty.
CBS seems to be clinging to ol' Rather still though.
GO AHEAD AND LIE! NOBODY WATCHES YOU ANYMORE ANYWAYS!
I guess, they expect people to forgive, forget and get fooled again.
Thanks for posting what may be the original thread for this oped.
The link below is an index thread by Howlin with the Freeper exposure of the fraud and the lies that followed:
I noticed Susan Ostrich on Fox yesterday. She was quite subdued and almost sounded pro-Bush. I think sumthin's up.
I missed Estrich but posted the same thing about seeing Joe Trippi on Hardball last night. A few other freepers confirmed my report of his tone and demeanor and we had the same idea; sumthin's up.
I said I think he knew an investigation was coming and coming quick.
Our DIL saw the vile mouthed O and felt that the O knows that her involvement in this mess is about to be exposed. She agrees with both of you.
This is like the Wilson/Plame blogs/lies and spins that suddenly stopped after the 9/11 report showed that it was a massive lie with no truth.
"I totally agree: the "source" of the forged documents is even more radioactive than the documents themselves. It is either the sKerry campaign, the DNC, or the Shrillary cadre. Don't you think it is one of these?"
How about covert involvement by all three along the way for close to 5 years.
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