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.
You're welcome! LOL!!!
See, you were ahead of the media!
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
My ship came in once.
I was at the airport. LOL
I used to have a Ziggy poster that said: "Opportunity knocked and I was out back taking out the garbage." ;)
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.
Excellent idea to put this together.
Bookmarking for historical value.
Howlin, thanks for all your work. A labor of love, I know.
They're the threads read 'round the world!
WOW!! Thanks for putting this all together, Howlin!
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 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
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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
Ping to the VK/ZOT list, just fyi (post #135) .....
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!
PS # 1: Those Sign - Up Numbers are TERRIFIC!
PS # 2: KEEP The Democrat LIARS out of The Whitehouse...
VOTE FOR: BUSH / CHENEY 2004!
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.
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.
"That's nothin'! Over at Dispeptic Ungulates they've outed Buckhead as a republican!"
OMG! Next they will label Buckhead as a conservative Freeper!
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