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FOR THE RECORD: CBS Memos Controversy on Free Republic
Free Republic ^ | September 18, 2004

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.


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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

bump


81 posted on 09/18/2004 6:45:47 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~Poetry is my forte. ~)
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To: Howlin

Nice work Howlin! Bump to you and THANK YOU!


82 posted on 09/18/2004 6:48:20 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Howlin

Too bad we weren't here for GWHB. Woulda made a big difference.


83 posted on 09/18/2004 6:54:53 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: Howlin

Great job! Thank you.


84 posted on 09/18/2004 6:58:04 PM PDT by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: King Prout
That's nothin'! Over at Dispeptic Ungulates they've outed Buckhead as a republican!
85 posted on 09/18/2004 6:58:48 PM PDT by OSHA (Don't call them forgeries. Dan wants to be the one to break that news.)
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To: Howlin

I enjoyed reading this thread. Thanks for making that possible.


86 posted on 09/18/2004 7:01:30 PM PDT by syriacus (CBS: You should have replaced Walter Cronkite with ROGER MUDD.)
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To: Howlin
You are terrific and so are your sentiments about the Free Republic. This forum is informative, entertaining and thought-provoking. As importantly, it is civic consciousness-raising in a way most of us had not experienced in such a rich way until the advent of the Free Republic.

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.

87 posted on 09/18/2004 7:02:06 PM PDT by Zebra
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To: Howlin

Not bad for a chat room.

PS....I'm in my jammies.


88 posted on 09/18/2004 7:02:08 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: OSHA

ooooo! can't slip NOTHIN' past them DUmmy-type pampers-clad sloothes!


89 posted on 09/18/2004 7:02:27 PM PDT by King Prout (civilization is a veneereal disease)
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To: Howlin

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.


90 posted on 09/18/2004 7:04:13 PM PDT by zip ((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans))
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To: King Prout
Unbelievable! A child can tell they are a fraud comparing an authentic pentagon document signed by the real Jerry Killian and the fraud CBS has perpetuated!! There is no way even a novice could be fooled! Dan Rather is a perpetrator! http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/daily/graphics/guard_091404.html
91 posted on 09/18/2004 7:05:40 PM PDT by Blast_Master
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To: Howlin

Thanks for posting this, Sweetie!


92 posted on 09/18/2004 7:06:16 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Proud to be associated with pajama wearing news gatherers)
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To: Howlin

Thanks Howlin,this REALLY needed to be done for posterity.As always,YOU are THE Queen of the "live thread" and now,compilation. :-)


93 posted on 09/18/2004 7:06:32 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Howlin

Just wondering. Have you been outed by the press as a conservative yet?


94 posted on 09/18/2004 7:08:02 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: King Prout

Thanks for the ping! :-)


95 posted on 09/18/2004 7:08:46 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: OSHA
Oh my goodness....Buckhead is a (gasp) REPUBLICAN? Who woulda thunk it? LOL
96 posted on 09/18/2004 7:13:22 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

Shocked....Shocked I am. LOL


97 posted on 09/18/2004 7:15:37 PM PDT by OSHA (Don't call them forgeries. Dan wants to be the one to break that news.)
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To: OSHA
Oh me,oh my,I wonder what it all means. I'm a REPUBLICAN (gasp) too. :-)
98 posted on 09/18/2004 7:17:04 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Howlin
Hey, I'd forgotten about that pacocat character on here that night.

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.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/08/60II/main641984.shtml

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!

99 posted on 09/18/2004 7:22:18 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: Howlin

Good Job pulling all reference material together.


100 posted on 09/18/2004 7:28:20 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (What did Kerry know and when did he know it?)
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