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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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KEYWORDS: alabama; buckhead; burkett; bush; fr; howlin; killian; korb; memogate; memos; rather; rathergate; tankerkc; texas
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To: Howlin; Fawnn
Howlin : Need some research?
Fawnn : I save EVERYTHING!
Thanks!



121 posted on 09/18/2004 10:13:26 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (MAKE SURE YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED AND VOTE Nov 2nd!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

You're welcome! LOL!!!


122 posted on 09/18/2004 10:14:46 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Fawnn

See, you were ahead of the media!


123 posted on 09/18/2004 10:15:36 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (MAKE SURE YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED AND VOTE Nov 2nd!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

You know, I was drawing pictures of girls wearing go-go boots when I was in the 4th grade. (Only at that age, I thought skirts and sweaters would look neat with majorette boots.) Too bad I didn't have the marketing savvy then to know those boots would morph into go-go-boots and be a big deal once I got to 7th grade.

Had I truly been ahead of the media, I'd have PJs ready to sell. Someday my ship will come in and I'll collect. LOL


124 posted on 09/18/2004 10:20:39 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Fawnn

My ship came in once.

I was at the airport. LOL


125 posted on 09/18/2004 10:23:18 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (MAKE SURE YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED AND VOTE Nov 2nd!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

LOL!!!

I used to have a Ziggy poster that said: "Opportunity knocked and I was out back taking out the garbage." ;)


126 posted on 09/18/2004 10:25:49 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Howlin

Good job on this. It disgusts me that the media has revealed Buckhead's name, and are trying to read something sinister into his posts. Look how many people were posting different comments about various aspects of the documents, and most of those comments have proven to be right on the money.


127 posted on 09/18/2004 10:59:13 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1220316/posts


128 posted on 09/18/2004 11:01:29 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Howlin

Excellent idea to put this together.


129 posted on 09/18/2004 11:18:01 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: King Prout; Howlin

Bookmarking for historical value.

Howlin, thanks for all your work. A labor of love, I know.


130 posted on 09/19/2004 12:21:33 AM PDT by Watery Tart (Dammit, Jim, I'm a FReeper, not a blogger! </bonesvoice> || VRWPJC)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!!!!!!!


131 posted on 09/19/2004 3:09:30 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Howlin
You aren't thanked enough for your part in this whole thing. Thanks for demanding attention to the topic and providing the threads.

They're the threads read 'round the world!

132 posted on 09/19/2004 3:23:10 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (The Final Score: Buckhead 1, Talking Head 0)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Howlin
Thanks for the ping, Tonk.

WOW!! Thanks for putting this all together, Howlin!

133 posted on 09/19/2004 3:33:45 AM PDT by exhaustedmomma (I still believe in a place called, The USA. God Bless and keep her.)
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To: King Prout; Howlin


134 posted on 09/19/2004 3:47:44 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Howlin; Jim Robinson; Bob J; doug from upland; yall


In fact, FreeRepublic.com will have the HIGHEST number of new signups this week EVER since records have been kept!

So far this week, we've had 2,038 signups through yesterday. So today's signup will be adding to that.

The old record was the week of week of 3-17-2004, when we had 1,972 new signups (if my Excel spreadsheet tallied them all up correctly):

Chart: Signups

Chart: Signups
Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
2004.09.13 280 329 367 390 369 303 n/a
2004.09.06 203 201 169 249 277 345 242
2004.08.30 157 161 159 178 204 223 133


< snip >

2003.03.24 343 253 281 214 202 181 153
2003.03.17 182 257 333 350 289 248 313
2003.03.10 153 149 155 149 120 126 114


Chart: Signups


135 posted on 09/19/2004 4:41:37 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: 4mycountry; TheBigB; VRWCmember; Zavien Doombringer; jriemer; mhking; glock rocks; Watery Tart; ...
Ping to the VK/ZOT list, just fyi (post #135) .....

136 posted on 09/19/2004 4:43:33 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP; All
Shalom & Blessings!

There is NO Controversy...

It is very plain and clear that there are the Socialist - Democrat LIES which CBS perpetuates continually and then there is...THE TRUTH which FREE REPUBLIC STANDS FOR!

THANK YOU JIM ROB for making FREE REPUBLIC the Very Best!

GOD BLESS!

PS # 1: Those Sign - Up Numbers are TERRIFIC!

PS # 2: KEEP The Democrat LIARS out of The Whitehouse...

VOTE FOR: BUSH / CHENEY 2004!

137 posted on 09/19/2004 6:57:01 AM PDT by Simcha7 ((The Plumb - Line has been Drawn, T'shuvah/Return for The Kingdom of HaShem is at hand!))
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To: Howlin

Thanks for the indexing work here.

A title like, "The night the MSM, CBS, Blather and 60 Minutes, lost it, thanks to Freepers in their Pajamas!", keeps running through my mind.


138 posted on 09/19/2004 7:14:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop lying to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: King Prout; Travis McGee; LeanWrite

Travis challenged the liars at AP, and others helped. Then leanwrite via a phone call got the lying Nation of Islam Iman to admit that he wasn't a Seal.


139 posted on 09/19/2004 7:20:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop lying to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: OSHA

"That's nothin'! Over at Dispeptic Ungulates they've outed Buckhead as a republican!"

OMG! Next they will label Buckhead as a conservative Freeper!


140 posted on 09/19/2004 7:21:53 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop lying to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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