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.
Good job, 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.
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!
They know that.
The exposure of Buckhead is an attempt to silence the Pajama People through the threat of public exposure.
Thanks Howlin! It was something, to watch all of this unfold.What an intelligent group of people we have here at FR.
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....
massive "bookmark this thread" ping
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
Excellent. Bookmarking. Hat's off to you all.
Proud of you guys-bump
I will second that! (but you know you are one of my heroettes! :-) )
here's the next round of pyjama-warriors beating up the old media, with TMG on point.
travis wins round two of the new war against the old media
You have done us proud.
You have ALL done us proud.
Bumping, Bookmarking and grinning, ear to ear!
Howlin, you did A GREAT THING HERE!!!!!!
What's the Frequency Kenneth??? 47 !!!
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