Skip to comments.FOR THE RECORD: CBS Memos Controversy on Free Republic
Posted on 09/18/2004 3:26:50 PM PDT by Howlin
In the interest of the historical importance of things that happened on this forum last week and, most importantly, to try to provide and document an accurate record of exactly what happened here on the evening of September 8, 2004, and the following morning, I have compiled a listing of ALL of the postings that occurred on Free Republic concerning CBS and Dan Rather 60 Minutes show from 8:00 PM EDT on Thurdsay, September 8, 2004, up until about 9:00 AM EDT on the morning of Friday, September 9, 2004, when the rest of the internet "caught up."
I am posting this thread for two reason.
First, to document the facts as we all know them to be -- and to try to put to rest the dubious claims that have been made concerning exactly how this all came about and exactly who "brought" it about.
Perhaps I am doing this to try to set the record straight, so as no one else will believe we are anything other than who we are: a bunch of really cool people (in Freeperware) from all across this country and from all walks of life with a passion for this country and for the truth who are lucky enough to know a man like Jim Robinson who decided to make this his life's work and give us all a place to rant/vent/question/opine/whine/relish the events that go on about us.
And, secondly, to remind everybody that even though Buckhead, TankerKC, and myself are the names mentioned in the blogs and articles concerning that night, it was, as it always is here on Free Republic, many, many posters; numerous questions were raised BEFORE the famous post #47.
And if I might add this: in my humble opinion, it was Free Republic at its best; I'm proud to be among you.
Note to MSM researchers: Here is the true story of how it was "done" in hours, not the 5 years CBS took to concock the "story."
If you guys are part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy could you get me in? :-)
Booked for historic reference. I truly believe that what has happened with these documents, how and how quickly they were exposed will be taught in journalism classes long into the future. Interestingly enough,
CBS seems to be inadvertently assuring the story will not go away soon.
And you are correct it was (is) Free Republic at its best.
This is a saver. Thanks, Howlin.
Thank you for putting this together ...
Hint to the MSM if you're lurking .. it wasn't just the fonts that tipped Freepers off that they were fake
There sure were alot of people on that thread contributing.
Too bad the MSM didn't take the time to research all that happened. Once again, they glossed over everything and everyone except that which they were looking for...to nail Buckhead.
You guys are awesome. Everyone here is awesome. Proud to hang out here with such a group of talented, intelligent people (who also have a sense of humor!)
It's been quite a week...and as I said before, I got nothing done around here!
We're in our pajamas all the time but we never sleep!
I think I took naps only for days!...FR ROCKS!
You're here; you're in. Tell all your friends.
Thank you....from a proud, Midwestern WHACKO-O!!! Bookmarked, in all its glory, for posterity!!!!!!
Good job, Howlin.
Bump! I always thought it strange that the MSM has focussed on one guy. With FR it's never just "one guy." Even before I had read the thread in particular I knew that.
IMHO, someone needs to make sure this gets done every single time FR does something like this in the future. < climbing up on soapbox again... > Otherwise, the MSM will continue to distort the image of bloggers & FReepers (a.k.a. "those pesky, pajama-clad, piss-ant people). The MSM hasn't admitted it yet, but their maniacal, obsessive control over the "news" and what the sheeple know is officially over. They are toast and I'm so thankful I'm alive to see it. (Does this mean I have to change my name again? ;-)
Anyway, fantastic job with this thread and with everything that you, Buckhead, TankerKC, A Citizen Reporter, et al did to expose SeeBS as the frauds they are.
As mattdono said above, EAGLES UP!
They know that.
The exposure of Buckhead is an attempt to silence the Pajama People through the threat of public exposure.
Thanks Howlin! It was something, to watch all of this unfold.What an intelligent group of people we have here at FR.
I second that emotion! I have been bragging to people for a few years about FR...can't tell you how many times in the last week I have heard people say "So THAT'S Free Republic"!
Proud to be among you and gald y'all have my back....
massive "bookmark this thread" ping
And if I might add this: in my humble opinion, it was
Free Republic at its best; I'm proud to be among you.
Dittos from Texas, Howlin! :^D
Excellent. Bookmarking. Hat's off to you all.
Proud of you guys-bump
I will second that! (but you know you are one of my heroettes! :-) )
here's the next round of pyjama-warriors beating up the old media, with TMG on point.
travis wins round two of the new war against the old media
You have done us proud.
You have ALL done us proud.
Bumping, Bookmarking and grinning, ear to ear!
Howlin, you did A GREAT THING HERE!!!!!!
What's the Frequency Kenneth??? 47 !!!
Nice work Howlin! Bump to you and THANK YOU!
Too bad we weren't here for GWHB. Woulda made a big difference.
Great job! Thank you.
I enjoyed reading this thread. Thanks for making that possible.
Slowly but surely the Free Republic is causing people to stand up and take notice. With the passing of the MSM's stranglehold on shaping the national debate, we become a stronger, more accountable nation.
Thank you for your contributions.
Not bad for a chat room.
PS....I'm in my jammies.
ooooo! can't slip NOTHIN' past them DUmmy-type pampers-clad sloothes!
Thank you for the great effort putting this together. I, too, am proud of being a member of FR, where intelligent people get their news.
Thanks for posting this, Sweetie!
Thanks Howlin,this REALLY needed to be done for posterity.As always,YOU are THE Queen of the "live thread" and now,compilation. :-)
Just wondering. Have you been outed by the press as a conservative yet?
Thanks for the ping! :-)
Shocked....Shocked I am. LOL
He did make one last post the next day, (look at the irony in this:)
"Posted by pacocat to eno_
On News/Activism 09/09/2004 9:52:17 AM CDT · 100 of 265
Last night, on 60 Minutes, Bartlett wasn't questioning the authenticity of the material--he was debating what it meant.
It's over 12 hours since this story broke and no one from the White House or the campaign has questioned the veracity of these documents. The segment was taped ven before that. You think the White House can't verify a document that fast?
I bring this point up because I think there might be a better use of time---actually addressing what the memos say."
Since that post, there has been no sign of the pacocat, 'round these parts!
Good Job pulling all reference material together.
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