Skip to comments.Last remaining CBS document expert says "CBS is wrong"
Posted on 09/19/2004 6:05:26 AM PDT by Mooner
The CBS quotations of Pierce come from a 'Professional Opinion' memo Pierce sent to "60 Minutes" staff on Sept. 14, which was then posted as a PDF document on the CBS News Web site (along with Pierce's home address in the letterhead). But to hear James Pierce tell it, his experience seems to parallel that of James and Will.
This columnist contacted Pierce by telephone Sept. 16. He said he was unable to talk specifically about the work he has been doing for CBS, because - contrary to how CBS News portrays it - he says he has not yet in fact rendered a definitive conclusion on all, or even some, of the documents in question.
According to Pierce, his 'Professional Opinion' letter was only a preliminary opinion, not a final judgment. "They didn't inform me that they were using it for that purpose," Pierce said, referring to the "Professional Opinion" memo. "CBS is wrong."
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Anyway.. this Free Republic is a very interesting thing. I see in the core of it .. the ideas that are underlying the Open Source movement. The seminal paper on this is The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric Steven Raymond. His arguments about software development are very much applicable to the news. Perhaps you can do a trend piece on this.
In this story, I have seen alot of self congratulations around here. And, they are deserved. But I have also seen the power and goodness of real journalists really digging for a story, opposing journalists that believe you have the story and then find the facts to support it.
Free Republic has lots of threads and lots of conjecture but folks also are here because they are sick of spin. So in the exchange, real info gets shared. The ethos of quoting here and asking for links and sources rather than analyzing our navels is all part of this.
This place is a sausage grinder for the truth. You will notice in the news thread tons of postings of info that runs contrary to the main world view of many who lurk here. This isn't a place to bury your head in the sand. But I prefer it here to any place I have ever seen. Drudge gets the headline and he is also very fair, not because he agrees with the things he posts, its just cause they seem important (as if I know what Drudge thinks). The MSM needs to catch up.
Anyway, I look for great things from you now that you have found at least one good source, lol!
omstrat, Good job! That all helps.
I've called Directors of Viacom's Board to express my outrage. I think going through the "Corporate" channels is a good tactic, because business responds to shareholder interests and complaints a lot faster than bureaucratic government entities (like the Navy or the FCC) do.
One other little thing I do is that I WILL NOT let "Pauline Kael Democrats" indulge in their smug denigrations of President Bush without being challenged. Whenever they make some remark like, "Bush is stupid," I confront them with the truth. It's a small thing, but Liberals are basically sheep and cowards. They only support Kerry because they think it makes them part of the in-crowd, and because they think it will bring them approbation.
It comes down to this, Liberals think putting down the President is like wearing a smashing new outfit on which they expect to get compliments. It really sets them back when you point out that what they're wearing is not only ugly, but it makes them look ugly too.
Like Buckhead said, "Freepers collectively possess more analytical horsepower than the entire news division at CBS,..."
The more, merrier.
Welcome to FR. We've got quite a few FReepers in Georgia.
That is one of the funnies picture / quips I have seen on this topic
Saying FR is addicting is an understatement....i'm on it off and on all day - FNC on the TV and FR on the computer. I sit here and laugh myself sick some evenings...and darn it, I missed seeing Miss Alabama get crowned Miss America last night because I was sitting here reading as usual...
It seems to me that all of the people CBS and Rather thought they had behind them on the 'documents' from the Sept. 8th 60 Minutes broadcast are running away from them faster than scared bunnies.
Welcome to a place where real blood flows!
This from an old-timer.
Mooner: You did the right thing by announcing your arrival...
omstrat: Is 77034 still as humid and traffic-choked as ever? BTW, how many miles is it across town now? Forty-five years ago, it was fifty-seven miles to my girlfriend's house -- and we both lived inside the city limits... :-(
Welcome to FR
My viewpoint (and I'm sure I'll see feedback on this!) is not that Free Republic is necessarily GOP or conservative, but rather that it consists of thinking people who prefer dealing in truth and constitutionality. (All three of which set us apart from the DUh types)
Welcome aboard FR!!
The fact that there are more memos not yet published is veeery interesting. Rumor has it that he WH has seen them.
Well, as one person's tagline says, the Constitution defines conservatism. Therefore, in my opinion, the truth always emanates from the Constitution and therefore the truth leads to conservativsm. Not to mention that history proves conservative ideas are the only one which lead to economic prosperity, individual liberty, and true national greatness.
Yep... classic Freeperitis... and there is no cure... thank goodness :-)
Welcome, welcome, welcome!
I hope you can do without sleep!
I've been here a week now so I 'm pretty new as well.This site has ruined my life. I havent slept in a week , dont eat much anymore and have gone to work like a zombie ..AND IM LOVING IT !!!!!!
HAHAHA! Yup, you've got the bug! Freepers forever!