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CBS Acknowledges They Were Deceived
9-19-04 | Drudge

Posted on 09/19/2004 9:52:16 PM PDT by technomage

Matt Drudge just announced that CBS will admit, maybe as soon as tomorrow, that they were 'deceived' and are launching an intensive, in-depth investigation.


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KEYWORDS: cbsnews; damagecontrol; forgery; killian; rather; rathergate
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Does this have anything to do with the interview airing this week(?) by Dan Blather??
1 posted on 09/19/2004 9:52:16 PM PDT by technomage
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To: technomage

Which interview is that?


2 posted on 09/19/2004 9:52:49 PM PDT by bstein80 (Link to Video)
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To: technomage

Bye Bye Mr. Rather. (idiot)


3 posted on 09/19/2004 9:54:06 PM PDT by LuckyHat (Kerry burned down my village...and all I got was this lousy tee-shirt.)
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To: bstein80
Blather is in Texas interviewing someone, have not caught the name as I just turned on the radio.

Also, I see someone else posted something similar from tomorrow's NYSlimes. I should have searched for misled, rather than deceived.

4 posted on 09/19/2004 9:54:10 PM PDT by technomage
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To: technomage

In light of this event, maybe CBSNews should change its name to CBSFaerieTales.


5 posted on 09/19/2004 9:54:23 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: technomage

They won't do any such thing; the only reason Rather would go interview Burkett is if he thinks it will help HIM.


6 posted on 09/19/2004 9:54:55 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: technomage

Too little, too late.

Now they HAVE to tell us who the source is. A provider of forged documents has no right to confidentiality.


7 posted on 09/19/2004 9:54:59 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
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To: Cultural Jihad
CBSFaerieTales

That would be much closer to the truth, something See BS seems to have a problem with.

8 posted on 09/19/2004 9:55:20 PM PDT by technomage
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To: technomage
In-depth investigation into what/who? CBS/Rather/Sauron?
9 posted on 09/19/2004 9:55:21 PM PDT by bellevuesbest
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To: Cultural Jihad

I just heard it also while listening to his show. I couldn't understand even after hearing it why he was so certain this would happen tomorrow.
Maybe it was just an educated guess. I admit I wasn't listening too closely.


10 posted on 09/19/2004 9:55:50 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: technomage

HA! John Kerry's war wounds will prove to be deeper than any investigation SeeBS engages in.


11 posted on 09/19/2004 9:55:51 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: bellevuesbest
CBS/Rather/Sauron?

Aren't they one and the same?

12 posted on 09/19/2004 9:55:59 PM PDT by technomage
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To: technomage
are launching an intensive, in-depth investigation.

Like O.J. did?

13 posted on 09/19/2004 9:56:07 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: LuckyHat

No, Dan is still insisting that the message of the memos is true. Good Dan, keep dragging this out! The American people just love your attack on their president..NOT LOLOL


14 posted on 09/19/2004 9:56:15 PM PDT by Libertina (Thank God we have President Bush in the White House.)
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To: technomage

While Rather is in Texas, they're going to clean out his office and change the lock. Classic coup.


15 posted on 09/19/2004 9:56:16 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: technomage

The truth is the people were deceived by cBS via Dan Rather.


16 posted on 09/19/2004 9:56:35 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: dc-zoo

scratch what I said, here is a NYT article explaining that CBS admits it was misled, this must be drudge's source: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/20/politics/campaign/20guard.html


17 posted on 09/19/2004 9:57:27 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: technomage
My theory: Blather will come out with the 'source' of the forgeries, "breaking" the story as he announced he wanted to a few days ago.

Maybe he will be 'hard' on the source, showing how upset and mad he is and basically trying to portray himself and SEE BS as innocent pawns.

Well, maybe Blather is going to re-affirm that the source is correct and See BS bigwigs are wrong??

18 posted on 09/19/2004 9:58:28 PM PDT by technomage
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"CBS News Concludes It Was Misled on National Guard Memos, Network Officials Say" NY Times

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1221014/posts


19 posted on 09/19/2004 9:58:38 PM PDT by Rocky (Heinz Kerry: 57 positions on any issue)
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To: technomage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A34151-2004Sep19?language=printer
washingtonpost.com
CBS Talks With Suspected Source of Documents
Network to Air Interview in Effort to Resolve Dispute Over Bush Guard Memos' Authenticity
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, September 20, 2004; Page A14


CBS News plans to issue a statement, perhaps as early as today, acknowledging that it was misled on the purported National Guard memos the network used to charge that President Bush received favored treatment 30 years ago.


20 posted on 09/19/2004 9:58:46 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: technomage
They were deceived?...THEY were deceived??!!!

CBS is the be-all and end-all of vicious deceivers, with their gang of arrogant Alzheimer leftists, led by doddering old canard and mega-fraudulent Rather.

21 posted on 09/19/2004 9:58:49 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: technomage

Not going to work, Danny.

We've known they were frauds for a week. We've watched you try to convince us otherwise for a week.

IF, let's say IF CBS was initially deceived, if we take Bernie's commentary at face value on the workings of Liberal news institutions, CBS is still guilty, once it was known they were forgeries, of trying to convince the American people they were not.

Should have come clean last week. Too Late.


22 posted on 09/19/2004 9:59:02 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: technomage

I'm not buying their copout...


23 posted on 09/19/2004 9:59:05 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: technomage

Why does their "ACKNOWLEDGEMENT" matter one bit?


24 posted on 09/19/2004 9:59:10 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Mount Athos

I apologize for my THIRD post but now I'm wondering who the heck is Dan Rather's supposed UNIMPEACHABLE SOURCE. How is dan going to explain how absolutely sure he was about the story, after going on and on about how this story was so exhaustively vetted, just like every other CBS story is, exhaustively double checked and confirmed, blah blah...
What a collapse of credibility.


25 posted on 09/19/2004 9:59:21 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: technomage

Gotta love CBS'S timing. Guess they figured everyone would be glued to the 'Oil for Food' scandal. Good time to admit they were duped.


26 posted on 09/19/2004 9:59:33 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: technomage

27 posted on 09/19/2004 9:59:43 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.)
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To: Mount Athos

sounds like he may have just read the NYTs story that's coming out in the morning


28 posted on 09/19/2004 9:59:50 PM PDT by Cosmo (Dan Rather is F@$#$ed : F@#$@ed like a horned toad under a moonlit Texas sky.)
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To: technomage

Please see related thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1221014/posts

Yes, CBS execs don't sound happy with Rather's Burkett interview. Burkett didn't come out well, so CBS is throwing Burkett overboard and pleading guilty to peddling forgeries.


29 posted on 09/19/2004 9:59:58 PM PDT by plushaye (President Bush - Four more years! Thanks Swifties.)
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To: technomage

translation: CBS acknowledges that they were outwitted


30 posted on 09/19/2004 10:00:20 PM PDT by modest proposal
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To: technomage

Wow, I'm shocked if this is the case. Didn't think they'd do anything but deny until after the election.


31 posted on 09/19/2004 10:00:29 PM PDT by JZdiablo
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This election is over. Rather has blown it. I think they're trying to cut off further investigation into the link between the Kerry campaign-Rather-the docs.

I think the link between Cleland and Burkett shows a quid pro quo.

We must now ask Kerry: What did you know Senator and when did you know it?


32 posted on 09/19/2004 10:01:04 PM PDT by ChildofReagan (Deus Vult)
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They won't do any such thing; the only reason Rather would go interview Burkett is if he thinks it will help HIM.

If Burkett doesn't have the originals, which he doesn't, then I don't see how they can continue to stonewall. The brass at CBS wouldn't allow it (assuming they are sane).

33 posted on 09/19/2004 10:01:10 PM PDT by Inyokern
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To: technomage

I just heard about CBS caving in on Drudge's radio show, and he was wondering who they would pick as the fall guy.

It won't be Rather.


34 posted on 09/19/2004 10:01:33 PM PDT by Noachian (Judicial legislation, being void of representation, is tyranny)
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To: technomage

Balony!

Theuy knew full well what they were doing.


35 posted on 09/19/2004 10:01:47 PM PDT by sport
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I smell a rat (surprise).

Rather zooms off to Dallas, meets with Burkett.

They decide that Burkett should say HE was deceived by the person who gave him the docs, and that HE isn't going to say who it is, and he'll go to jail rather than reveal the source. Maybe as a bonus he says it's a mythical GOP operative who hoodwinked him.

Rather says "what can we do? we were deceived, it happens."

Rather "saves face" (in his twisted little mind), enough to survive at CBS until he retires. Burkett takes the heat (what does he care, and besides he may be getting DNC money to keep his mouth shut).

Short of a smoking gun proving what I believe is happening, only falling ratings (into the Grand Canyon) and intense outrage from affiliates and advertisers will take this guy off the air.


36 posted on 09/19/2004 10:01:53 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
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To: technomage
CBS does have a flare for the understatement. Decieved? Their credibility is as thin as a gnats a** stretched over a rain barrell and they want "decieved?"

Dewey Comptons farm news has more audience than they do.

37 posted on 09/19/2004 10:01:55 PM PDT by Adrastus (Kerry lied while good men died.)
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Deceived? I want to know, BY WHO? 10 days later...


38 posted on 09/19/2004 10:02:05 PM PDT by spyone
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TECHNOMAGE WROTE: "Blather is in Texas interviewing someone, have not caught the name as I just turned on the radio."

He flew down to Texas to interview Burkett.

39 posted on 09/19/2004 10:02:08 PM PDT by Concerned
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The Burkket interview will never see the light of day.


40 posted on 09/19/2004 10:02:11 PM PDT by Texasforever (Mainstream Media Has Been Outsourced.)
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...and are launching an intensive, in-depth investigation.

Into what? Tracking down period typewriters for next time?

41 posted on 09/19/2004 10:02:24 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: technomage

Deceived!?! They were in collusion!!


42 posted on 09/19/2004 10:02:54 PM PDT by Beth (Oh, but what do I know; I'm in my pajamas.)
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To: ChildofReagan
I think they're trying to cut off further investigation

Maybe they believe that this will indeed add another nail into the Kerry campaign and they hoping that their believe that the peeples have short memories will work in their favor.

They do think we are dumb you know!!

43 posted on 09/19/2004 10:03:39 PM PDT by technomage
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He wants to break the story..."The documents were recreations from psychic seances with the now deceased Lt Col Killian...Transcribed word for word."


44 posted on 09/19/2004 10:03:48 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: technomage

And the walls came a tumblin' down!


45 posted on 09/19/2004 10:04:02 PM PDT by writer33 (Try this link: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/books/electivedecisions.shtml)
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CBS lost all credibility when they said they were not going to investigate. They had perhaps a few hours to change their minds after Newcomer published his analysis.

The producers of this show, along with dan and the CEO, are gonna lose big time.


46 posted on 09/19/2004 10:04:43 PM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: technomage

Okay, I'll be the one to say it.

I'm shocked...shocked, I tell you.


47 posted on 09/19/2004 10:04:47 PM PDT by SerpentDove (I love HDTV...now I can count Dan Rather's sweat beads.)
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He flew down to Texas to interview Burkett.

Thanks! Found that out when I saw the other two articles posted concerning the same story.

This could get interesting and go much further than libs think it will.

48 posted on 09/19/2004 10:04:51 PM PDT by technomage
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To: technomage

I'm sure that Dan Rather wants to be the first to break this story.


49 posted on 09/19/2004 10:05:56 PM PDT by Begin (RIP RWR 1911-2004)
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BREAKING! DAN RATHER WILL BREAK STORY ABOUT FORGED DOCUMENTS!

Way to go Dan!

(sarcasm meter pushing 10& half)
50 posted on 09/19/2004 10:07:13 PM PDT by Dallas59
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