Skip to comments.FROM WITHIN CBS - ANNOUNCEMENT TO STAFF LATER THIS MORNING
Posted on 09/20/2004 7:36:07 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
My source familiar with discussions within CBS says that the discussions of "Dan falling on his sword" have been "muttered all over the place, but there is nothing solid - so far just "rumor and speculation." However, many staffers has been told to gather around 11 a.m. for an announcement of some sort.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
From CBS: "We have examined all the documents thoroughly and have come to the conclusion that it's all Karl Rove's fault. Thank you and good day."
It's a modified, limited hangout. ;)
Will there be a public apology to our President? Will he expose the DNC/Kerry connection? If not, it really doesn't matter.
tick tock tick tock tick tock......oh, the irony......
Friend at FOXNews in DC has heard nothing concrete. Says there is a lots of "chatter" at CBS and in/out CBS, but that is to be expected.
No if only it were really true that Gunga Dan was going to take the fall for this today.
"Mistakes were made."
"We are deeply saddened..."
it's probably a meeting to tell them to shut up and quit gossiping.
This morning the ever clueless Bob Schieffer was on Imus and when asked about the NYT article said "Believe or not I didn't get my Times this morning."
Gotta use passive voice-- a fave of liberals.
cbs admits rather lied
Hey! Check out that guy back there! Whatta loser!
Five million to the first guy that wants to take the ball!
Oh, man. Here we go again. At what point is it moved to 12 then 1 then 2 then...
Another day of "Refresh".
"I know that this story is true. I believe that the witnesses and the documents are authentic. We wouldn't have gone to air if they would not have been (sic). There isn't going to be--there's no--what you're saying apology? I want to make clear to you, I want to make clear to you if I have not made clear to you, that this story is true..."
I heard this announcement was going to be to everyone, not just staff. I heard they are going to admit that the documents are most probably no legit. After that I have no idea what they'll say....probably that they still support the story and Dan Rather.
My bet is that Dan Rather WON'T fall on his sword. He'll have to be pushed out the door.
>it's probably a meeting to tell them to shut up and quit gossiping.
Worst thing they could do. They are talking to people who get paid to report high level gossip!
From a lamp post maybe? That would be too sweet!
The passive voice was used.
"Dan has decided to begin serving his 5 months now"
I agree. He has no shame.
The toughest job in America next year will be a college recruiter for CBS.
Is Dirty Dan going to commit hairy canary or something?
I think you forgot something.
It's just a guess, but I bet the announcement will read like this: "From CBS: "We have examined all the documents thoroughly and have come to the conclusion that it's all Karl Rove's fault. Courage."
It was Bush's fault.
CBS News is issuing pajamas to all staff...
So who is getting the pink slip?
Rather will take all blame, sort-of. "I did nothing wrong, but I'm the captain of the ship. It's my fault. I'm sorry. Now shut up and go get another story."
Monday Morning Massacre?
Mapes and Rather out. That's the only way this can end, and even then, it will be a tough trek back from the road to oblivion.
Will Dan wag his finger at the camera, or has the DNA results come in from the stained blue memo?
This gives Limbaugh plenty of time to digest the new information.
Rather is a megalomaniac and will never voluntarily leave. He'll have to be dragged out of the chair kicking and screaming or else he'll die in the middle of a broadcast some day.
Under Texas law, felonies have been committed. CBS must either offer up a "fall guy/gal" or claim that they do not know the source of the documents.
You MUST read the article on National Review.com:
This is a hoot!
Jim Geraghty reporting on the apologies owed by Dan Rather:
UPDATE: What do I mean by biggest, most spectacular apology of all time? Resignations would be nice. An apology to the first lady, for claiming she had no evidence the documents were forged. An apology to President Bush. An apology to Killian's widow. An apology to Killian's son. An apology to the two doubtful document experts who were ignored. An apology to Marcel Matley and James Pierce, whose views were apparently misrepresented. An apology to Hughes, who was asked to verify a fake document over the phone. An apology to every skeptic, who Dan Rather initially called "partisan political operatives." An apology to every computer and typewriter expert who Dan Rather pretended didnt exist. A separate apology for insulting the intelligence of those who use Microsoft Word, or who ever used a typewriter. An apology to CBS viewers, who apparently Rather thought he could treat like Montel Williams. An apology to Mrs. Knox, who was not interviewed before the initial story.
An apology to Retired Col. Walter Staudt, who was accused of pressuring others in the Texas Air National Guard to help George W. Bush in the memo.
And this is off the top of my head.
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My favorite: A separate apology for insulting the intelligence of those who use Microsoft Word, or who ever used a typewriter.
That's what I was thinking. I've been through a few of those at jobs past. They're real morale-builders. Typically a sign that sphincters are tightening at the management level.
Dan rating are down, this is an excellent opportunity to dump him. In fact management may have even been throwing him some rope (memogate).
Rather's boss has to go. The lousy ratings and now this. He will do the dirty work to get rid of Mapes and Rather so his successor won't. The only delay is for the lawyers to review the separation doc's.
I agree. Rahter will say the memo's are most likely not legit and he's sorry....BUT, the story will be pursued and Dan will be on top of it. Let's move on....
I say, NOPE! Not that easy Danny Boy. You mislead America in the 4th quarter of a Presidential election and a slippery apology just ain't gonna get you off the front pages.
Dan Finis. CBS almost Finis.
"Mistakes were made."
Mistakes were made
Yes I admit it.
Crimes were committed
And Hillary did it!
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