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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: Howlin

Good job, Howlin.
Bookmarked.


61 posted on 09/18/2004 4:56:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Howlin

Bump! I always thought it strange that the MSM has focussed on one guy. With FR it's never just "one guy." Even before I had read the thread in particular I knew that.


62 posted on 09/18/2004 5:08:05 PM PDT by stands2reason (Limousine Liberal--a man who has his cake, eats his cake, and complains that other people have cake.)
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To: Howlin
Excellent! I'm glad you were the one to do this, Howlin. You and all the others participating that night deserve mega-accolades! As it turned out, my earlier fears that FR wouldn't get the credit were definitely unfounded, weren't they? LOL! But even so, this thread was greatly needed to ensure an accurate history and to officially document and summarize FR's role in taking down Dan Blather and SeeBS.

IMHO, someone needs to make sure this gets done every single time FR does something like this in the future. < climbing up on soapbox again... > Otherwise, the MSM will continue to distort the image of bloggers & FReepers (a.k.a. "those pesky, pajama-clad, piss-ant people). The MSM hasn't admitted it yet, but their maniacal, obsessive control over the "news" and what the sheeple know is officially over. They are toast and I'm so thankful I'm alive to see it. (Does this mean I have to change my name again? ;-)

Anyway, fantastic job with this thread and with everything that you, Buckhead, TankerKC, A Citizen Reporter, et al did to expose SeeBS as the frauds they are.

As mattdono said above, EAGLES UP!

63 posted on 09/18/2004 5:31:38 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)
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To: stands2reason
I always thought it strange that the MSM has focussed on one guy. With FR it's never just "one guy."

They know that.

The exposure of Buckhead is an attempt to silence the Pajama People through the threat of public exposure.

64 posted on 09/18/2004 5:34:07 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)
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To: Howlin

bttt


65 posted on 09/18/2004 5:36:39 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too!--Weinie)
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To: Howlin
Thanks for putting this together. It puts the lie to the theory that the deconstruction of the forgeries was the work of an "RNC operative".

The proportional fonts are the initial tip off, as anyone who used a typewriter before the era of word processing can instantly see.

Let them spin their paranoid fantasies, whether they really believe them or not. It brands them with the "mark of the tinfoil hat".
66 posted on 09/18/2004 5:48:12 PM PDT by Semi Civil Servant (Edward R. Murrow, call your office.)
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To: Howlin

Thanks Howlin! It was something, to watch all of this unfold.What an intelligent group of people we have here at FR.


67 posted on 09/18/2004 5:56:50 PM PDT by tapatio (Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.)
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To: Howlin

I second that emotion! I have been bragging to people for a few years about FR...can't tell you how many times in the last week I have heard people say "So THAT'S Free Republic"!

Proud to be among you and gald y'all have my back....


68 posted on 09/18/2004 6:18:36 PM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Vote Catholic Not Kerry)
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To: Howlin; Buckhead; TankerKC; mhking; rdb3; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Neets; Darksheare; scott0347; ..

massive "bookmark this thread" ping


69 posted on 09/18/2004 6:18:43 PM PDT by King Prout (civilization is a veneereal disease)
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To: King Prout; Howlin; yall
And if I might add this: in my humble opinion, it was
Free Republic at its best; I'm proud to be among you.

Dittos from Texas, Howlin! :^D


70 posted on 09/18/2004 6:23:09 PM 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: Howlin; TankerKC; Buckhead

Excellent. Bookmarking. Hat's off to you all.


71 posted on 09/18/2004 6:24:24 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: Howlin

Proud of you guys-bump


72 posted on 09/18/2004 6:26:02 PM PDT by JPJones ("We'll cross all our tee's and dot all our.....lower case j's")
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To: Howlin
And if I might add this: in my humble opinion, it was Free Republic at its best; I'm proud to be among you.

I will second that! (but you know you are one of my heroettes! :-) )

73 posted on 09/18/2004 6:27:24 PM PDT by ladyinred ("John Kerry reporting for spitball and typewriter duty.")
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To: MeekOneGOP; Howlin; Buckhead; Travis McGee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1219326/posts?page=1

here's the next round of pyjama-warriors beating up the old media, with TMG on point.


74 posted on 09/18/2004 6:30:22 PM PDT by King Prout (civilization is a veneereal disease)
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To: Howlin; Buckhead; TankerKC; mhking; rdb3; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Neets; Darksheare; scott0347; ..

travis wins round two of the new war against the old media

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1219326/posts?page=1


75 posted on 09/18/2004 6:32:42 PM PDT by King Prout (civilization is a veneereal disease)
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To: Howlin; Jim Robinson; ActiveDutyUSMC; dakine; bkwells; chookter; Hacksaw434; thumperusn; Hostel; ...
Free Republic Historical PING!

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76 posted on 09/18/2004 6:36:49 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (MAKE SURE YOU ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED AND VOTE Nov 2nd!)
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To: Howlin; All

You have done us proud.
You have ALL done us proud.

Thank you.


77 posted on 09/18/2004 6:39:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: Howlin

Bumping, Bookmarking and grinning, ear to ear!

Howlin, you did A GREAT THING HERE!!!!!!


78 posted on 09/18/2004 6:39:22 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Will the REAL buckhead please stand up?)
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To: Howlin

salute!


79 posted on 09/18/2004 6:40:06 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Howlin
a hearty well done to all!!!

What's the Frequency Kenneth??? 47 !!!

80 posted on 09/18/2004 6:44:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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