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.
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.