Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alabama; buckhead; burkett; bush; fr; howlin; killian; memogate; memos; rather; rathergate; tankerkc; texas
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-160 last
To: Howlin; Buckhead

I'm new to this since the Rather/CBS forgery/fraud/hoax, this episode started, but I realize I am home!

and with proper salutations to Stanley Kubrick and his classic Dr. Strangelove, I offer this: (in Slim Pickens Voice)

Now look FReepers (boys), I ain't much of a hand at makin' speeches. But I got a pretty fair idea that something doggoned important's going on back there. And I got a fair idea of the kind of personal emotions that some of you FReepers (fella's) may be thinking. Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human beings if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelings about bringin down the MSM (nuclear combat). But I want you to remember one thing, the folks back home is a countin' on ya, and by golly we ain't about to let 'em down. Tell you somethin' else. This thing turns out to be half as important is I figure it just might be, I'd say that you're all in line for some important promotions and personal citations when this thing's over with. That goes for every last one of you, regardless of your race, color, or your creed. Now, let's get this thing on the hump. We got some typing (flying) to do.


151 posted on 09/19/2004 11:45:27 AM PDT by Nova Reservist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 150 | View Replies]

To: Mia T

fyi


152 posted on 09/19/2004 3:50:49 PM PDT by jla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mike Fieschko
Thank you. Great thread!
153 posted on 09/19/2004 7:53:43 PM PDT by Nita Nupress ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Hillary Clinton, 6/28/04)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 111 | View Replies]

To: potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo; Smartass

Bookmarking


154 posted on 09/20/2004 8:03:23 PM PDT by ntnychik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: All

Great thread. Was on vacation and had no internet when this story broke. When I finally heard about it I knew it had to involve Freepers.

Bravo!


155 posted on 09/22/2004 10:46:17 AM PDT by tangodown
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 154 | View Replies]

To: Howlin

bookmarked


156 posted on 09/26/2004 9:51:38 PM PDT by USA_Soccer (Try a better (free + open source) browser -> Mozilla Firefox @ mozilla.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg

bttt


157 posted on 01/11/2005 5:51:11 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg

bttt


158 posted on 01/11/2005 9:45:15 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Howlin
I'm tired of hearing we are whackos.

Get used to it. After all, we have been called a "bastion of right wing lunacy".

;-)

But seriously, there is a certain amount of GOOD, patriotic whackoism of folks who care as much about the country as you and many others here! They call us whackos because of a subconscious envy in them!

159 posted on 01/12/2005 4:30:28 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and the north end of a south bound mule.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Howlin

We the people...bump.


160 posted on 01/12/2005 5:02:43 AM PST by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-160 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson