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FROM WITHIN CBS - ANNOUNCEMENT TO STAFF LATER THIS MORNING
National Review Online (The Kerry Spot) ^ | 9/20/2004 | Jim Geraghty

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.

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KEYWORDS: cbs; cbsnews; cbsretraction; rather; rathergate; stainedbluememo; wagfinger4camera
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An internal announcement? Hmmmm...
1 posted on 09/20/2004 7:36:07 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: Rutles4Ever

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."


2 posted on 09/20/2004 7:37:07 AM PDT by TheBigB (Souveniiiirs, noooovelties, paaaarty tricks...)
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To: Rutles4Ever

It's a modified, limited hangout. ;)


3 posted on 09/20/2004 7:37:33 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Rutles4Ever

Will there be a public apology to our President? Will he expose the DNC/Kerry connection? If not, it really doesn't matter.


4 posted on 09/20/2004 7:37:47 AM PDT by sarasotarepublican
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To: Rutles4Ever

tick tock tick tock tick tock......oh, the irony......


5 posted on 09/20/2004 7:37:59 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: Rutles4Ever

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.


6 posted on 09/20/2004 7:38:17 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Kill all Islamic terrorists now. Then they cannot kill our sons and daughters tomorrow)
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To: Rutles4Ever; Americanwolfsbrother

No if only it were really true that Gunga Dan was going to take the fall for this today.


7 posted on 09/20/2004 7:38:38 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("Be vwey vwey quite! I am hunting DU Twolls! ---Elmer Fuwd Free Republic member and cartoon icon)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

"Mistakes were made."


8 posted on 09/20/2004 7:38:40 AM PDT by Petronski (Pajamarazzi power!)
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To: Rutles4Ever

"We are deeply saddened..."


9 posted on 09/20/2004 7:39:16 AM PDT by cwiz24
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To: MindBender26

it's probably a meeting to tell them to shut up and quit gossiping.


10 posted on 09/20/2004 7:39:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Rutles4Ever

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."


11 posted on 09/20/2004 7:39:26 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: Petronski

Gotta use passive voice-- a fave of liberals.


12 posted on 09/20/2004 7:39:45 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

cbs admits rather lied


13 posted on 09/20/2004 7:39:47 AM PDT by freddiedavis
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To: Rutles4Ever
I was amused by the picture next to the blurb:

Hey! Check out that guy back there! Whatta loser!

14 posted on 09/20/2004 7:39:54 AM PDT by JennysCool (Funny how militant environmentalists always ruin the lawn)
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To: TheBigB

Five million to the first guy that wants to take the ball!


15 posted on 09/20/2004 7:40:05 AM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Rutles4Ever
However, many staffers has been told to gather around 11 a.m. for an announcement of some sort

Oh, man. Here we go again. At what point is it moved to 12 then 1 then 2 then...

Another day of "Refresh".

16 posted on 09/20/2004 7:40:57 AM PDT by Pete
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To: Rutles4Ever
On Monday, Sep. 13 Dan Rather told CNN:

"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..."

17 posted on 09/20/2004 7:41:35 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-1986)
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To: Rutles4Ever

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.


18 posted on 09/20/2004 7:42:02 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Rutles4Ever

My bet is that Dan Rather WON'T fall on his sword. He'll have to be pushed out the door.


19 posted on 09/20/2004 7:42:03 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: tioga

>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!


20 posted on 09/20/2004 7:42:26 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Kill all Islamic terrorists now. Then they cannot kill our sons and daughters tomorrow)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

From a lamp post maybe? That would be too sweet!


21 posted on 09/20/2004 7:42:30 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Rutles4Ever
I find the timing suspicious.
22 posted on 09/20/2004 7:42:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Gotta use passive voice-- a fave of liberals.

The passive voice was used.

23 posted on 09/20/2004 7:43:18 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Rutles4Ever

"Dan has decided to begin serving his 5 months now"


24 posted on 09/20/2004 7:43:29 AM PDT by Awestruck (The artist formerly known as Goodie D)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
My bet is that Dan Rather WON'T fall on his sword

I agree. He has no shame.

25 posted on 09/20/2004 7:43:53 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (POP - Political Operative in Pajamas)
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To: Rutles4Ever

The toughest job in America next year will be a college recruiter for CBS.


26 posted on 09/20/2004 7:44:00 AM PDT by VRWC_minion ( I'll send email telling you where to send check.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Is Dirty Dan going to commit hairy canary or something?


27 posted on 09/20/2004 7:44:04 AM PDT by GaltMeister (I'm just a Pajamahadeen cog in the wheels of the VRWC.)
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To: cwiz24
"We are deeply saddened..."


28 posted on 09/20/2004 7:44:27 AM PDT by TBarnett34 (The Democrats: 9/10 girlie-men in a 9/11 world)
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To: Rutles4Ever
As much as I would hope for Dan to resign and admit to being a shill for the Dems I don't expect it. We all have to remember that liberals believe they are "anointed" with near total omniscience. Still it sounds to me like the tune might be changing, even if the song remains the same.
29 posted on 09/20/2004 7:44:43 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: TheBigB
"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.""

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."

30 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:04 AM PDT by chs68
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To: Americanwolf
Mistakes were made, and we're going to hire more fact checkers. The Bush economy had caused staff cuts at CBS, compromising their ability to adequately do their jobs.

It was Bush's fault.

31 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:25 AM PDT by blackdog (Proudly wearing Free Republic pajamas, just to piss off Dan Rather.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

CBS News is issuing pajamas to all staff...


32 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:28 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

So who is getting the pink slip?


33 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:28 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Rutles4Ever

New rumor at another network,

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."

34 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:34 AM PDT by MindBender26 (NEW)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Monday Morning Massacre?


35 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:35 AM PDT by Tallguy (If the Kerry campaign implodes any further, they'll reach the point of "singularity" by election day)
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To: Rutles4Ever

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.


36 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:38 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Rutles4Ever

Will Dan wag his finger at the camera, or has the DNA results come in from the stained blue memo?


37 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:42 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Rutles4Ever
...to gather around 11 a.m. for an announcement of some sort.

This gives Limbaugh plenty of time to digest the new information.

38 posted on 09/20/2004 7:45:48 AM PDT by rface (Ashland, Missouri - monthly donor /bad speller - I am a FReeper not a BLOGGER)
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To: MindBender26

what network?


39 posted on 09/20/2004 7:46:15 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Rutles4Ever
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."


40 posted on 09/20/2004 7:46:27 AM PDT by harrycarey
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To: Rutles4Ever

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.


41 posted on 09/20/2004 7:46:50 AM PDT by jpl (John Kerry is the 2-7 offsuit in the great Presidential poker game.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

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.


42 posted on 09/20/2004 7:47:01 AM PDT by per loin (This tagline has not been censored!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

43 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:01 AM PDT by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: Rutles4Ever

You MUST read the article on National Review.com:

http://www.nationalreview.com/kerry/kerryspot.asp

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 didn’t 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.
END OF QUOTE

My favorite: A separate apology for insulting the intelligence of those who use Microsoft Word, or who ever used a typewriter.

tee-hee


44 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:18 AM PDT by i_dont_chat
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To: tioga
...it's probably a meeting to tell them to shut up and quit gossiping.

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.

45 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:19 AM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Dan rating are down, this is an excellent opportunity to dump him. In fact management may have even been throwing him some rope (memogate).


46 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:33 AM PDT by jpsb (Nominated 1994/2004 "Worst writer on the net")
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To: Brilliant
Mapes and Rather out.

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.

47 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:51 AM PDT by VRWC_minion ( I'll send email telling you where to send check.)
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To: MindBender26
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."

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.

48 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:52 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: harrycarey

Dan Finis. CBS almost Finis.
Whose next?


49 posted on 09/20/2004 7:48:57 AM PDT by snakeoil (A+Bert)
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To: Petronski

"Mistakes were made."

 

“Mistakes were made…

            Yes I admit it.

Crimes were committed…

            And Hillary did it!”

50 posted on 09/20/2004 7:49:37 AM PDT by streetpreacher (Bush did not lead this country into an unjust war; Kerry led this country out of a just war.)
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