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USA TODAY TO REPORT THAT BURKETT WOULD ONLY TALK TO CBS IF IT SERVED AS INTERMEDIARY TO DNC!!
Scarborough Country- msnbc | 9/21/2004 | USA TODAY

Posted on 09/20/2004 7:21:23 PM PDT by sinkspur

Heard on Joe Scarborough--talking about it now.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billburkett; cbsnews; coverup; dnc; kerry; lockhart; lurch; mapes; mcauliffe; rathergate; seebsnews; stainedbluememo
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1 posted on 09/20/2004 7:21:24 PM PDT by sinkspur
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To: sinkspur

No freaking way! bump


2 posted on 09/20/2004 7:22:09 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Memo Depot: where trusted news anchors shop)
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To: sinkspur

Huh? What is "it"?


3 posted on 09/20/2004 7:22:27 PM PDT by johnd01
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To: sinkspur

Give Burkett some credit. He can at least identify the fastest route to the center of the DNC.


4 posted on 09/20/2004 7:22:59 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: sinkspur

I'm TV deprived, can you keep us updated?


5 posted on 09/20/2004 7:23:02 PM PDT by Stonedog (Mr. Blather... tear down this STONEWALL!!)
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To: sinkspur

And Rather expects us to believe that Burkett is his "unimpeachable source?"


6 posted on 09/20/2004 7:23:17 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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To: johnd01
CBS. Burkett needed a contact at the DNC, and Mary Mapes gave it to them.

A coordination of political contacts by the DNC.

7 posted on 09/20/2004 7:23:32 PM PDT by sinkspur ("John Kerry's gonna win on his juices. "--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: sinkspur

Someone better set up a direct link between a suicide prevention site and the DUmmies...


8 posted on 09/20/2004 7:23:37 PM PDT by demnomo
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To: sinkspur

Ongoing live thread here...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1221959/posts


9 posted on 09/20/2004 7:23:53 PM PDT by Blue Screen of Death (/i)
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To: t2buckeye

No, that would be Rather's daughter.


10 posted on 09/20/2004 7:24:03 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against Jean-France Kerry.)
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To: sinkspur
CtheBS can't cover it up anymore. The story is blown now.
11 posted on 09/20/2004 7:24:34 PM PDT by eggman (With CBS and lies as with cats and hairballs - expect the unexpectorated.)
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To: demnomo

heres the link!
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-09-20-cbs-documents_x.htm


12 posted on 09/20/2004 7:24:41 PM PDT by staticmh
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To: johnd01

That SeeBs is an arm of the DNC, or that the DNC is an arm of SeeBS. It's kind of like a Moebius loop.


13 posted on 09/20/2004 7:24:42 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Memo Depot: where trusted news anchors shop)
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To: an amused spectator

hmm .. now this is what you call a rumor .. pure and simple. There is nothing to back this up. Let's not get carried away until there is something more substantial to go on.


14 posted on 09/20/2004 7:24:42 PM PDT by CometBaby (You can twist perceptions .. reality won't budge!)
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To: demnomo

I just came from DUmmyland, they are threading about where they are going to move to after Bush wins. I say sayanora, commies.


15 posted on 09/20/2004 7:24:55 PM PDT by Stonedog (Mr. Blather... tear down this STONEWALL!!)
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To: sinkspur

The network's effort to place Burkett in contact with a top Democratic official raises ethical questions about CBS' handling of material potentially damaging to the Republican president in the midst of an election. This "poses a real danger to the potential credibility of a news organization," said Aly Colón, a news ethicist at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-09-20-cbs-documents_x.htm?csp=24&RM_Exclude=Juno


16 posted on 09/20/2004 7:24:57 PM PDT by narses (If you want ON or OFF my Catholic Ping List email me. +)
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To: demnomo

Scarborough is covering this all very well right now. CBS is investigating Mapes' association with Kerry campaign.


17 posted on 09/20/2004 7:24:59 PM PDT by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance seem to have the least for my views.)
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To: sinkspur

Stay in papers
Just stay in papers


18 posted on 09/20/2004 7:25:35 PM PDT by skaterboy
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To: demnomo

Why would we do that? ;)


19 posted on 09/20/2004 7:26:13 PM PDT by TheBigB (I'm 100% correct. I have documents that say so.)
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To: demnomo
Someone better set up a direct link between a suicide prevention site and the DUmmies...

No! I'm not that compassionate.

20 posted on 09/20/2004 7:26:14 PM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the Pajamarazzi!)
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To: an amused spectator

Yikes .. no sooner did I post that then someone put up the link to the story.

My bad. :(


21 posted on 09/20/2004 7:26:14 PM PDT by CometBaby (You can twist perceptions .. reality won't budge!)
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To: sinkspur
Wow!! And from an Unimpeachable Source!!!!
22 posted on 09/20/2004 7:26:28 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kerry: He began by trashing the VN Vets. He ends by trashing the NG. Such class is rarely seen.)
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To: sinkspur

What a soap opera this is turning out to be.


23 posted on 09/20/2004 7:27:02 PM PDT by mlbford2 (Brothers of the Pajamajahadeen, I declare a pajama fatawa against CBS)
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To: demnomo

Someone better set up a direct link between a suicide prevention site and the DUmmies...



WHY?


24 posted on 09/20/2004 7:27:50 PM PDT by Ethyl
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To: staticmh

"At Burkett's request, we gave his (telephone) number to the campaign," said Betsy West, senior CBS News vice president.

LOL!


25 posted on 09/20/2004 7:28:11 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://www.drunkenbuffoonery.com/mboards/)
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To: CometBaby

Scarborough is reading from a news dispatch on the air. MSNBC is saying USAToday is reporting it in tomorrow's paper. So it sounds more than just rumor. Unless of course MSNBC wants to join Rather.


26 posted on 09/20/2004 7:28:24 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: t2buckeye
And Rather expects us to believe that Burkett is his "unimpeachable source?"

No, that was "unimpeachable sources"
"This report was not based solely on recovered documents, but rather on a preponderance of evidence, including documents that were provided by unimpeachable sources..."

See: Max Cleland's August 25th Texas Road Trip
27 posted on 09/20/2004 7:28:34 PM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: Ethyl

"I am NOT a Crook"

--John Kerry, Sept 21, 2004


28 posted on 09/20/2004 7:28:47 PM PDT by HTuttle
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To: Ethyl
WHY?

Because this story is rapidly sinking there candidates swiftboat.

29 posted on 09/20/2004 7:29:23 PM PDT by Stonedog (Mr. Blather... tear down this STONEWALL!!)
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To: mlbford2

"Soap Opera"

More like Watergate. Blockbuster movies. Congressional Investigations, reelection of President Bush in a landslide. Oh my God. You are the master of understatement:-) LMAO


30 posted on 09/20/2004 7:29:45 PM PDT by charleston1 (No prisoners.)
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To: an amused spectator

You should have seen H&C. Hannity is calling on the Kerry campaign and DNC to release phone records.

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE DEM HACK EAT CROW!


31 posted on 09/20/2004 7:29:57 PM PDT by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: mlbford2
What a soap opera this is turning out to be.

More like "Tales From the Darkside" to me. :-)
32 posted on 09/20/2004 7:30:05 PM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: sinkspur
That would explain why Joe Lockhart went to AP, to get his part of the lie story out first.
33 posted on 09/20/2004 7:30:07 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: sinkspur

Color me skeptical.

USA Today?

The paper that hired Michael Moore as a correspondent to the RNC yet quashed Ann Coulter as too partisan to cover the DNC?

USA Today? They will now investigate Dan Rather and CBS looking for co-ordination with the DNC?

BWWWHHAAAAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!


34 posted on 09/20/2004 7:30:15 PM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Socialism Is the Enemy of Mankind, Democrats Its Traveling Salesmen)
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To: sinkspur

Yep. It's all coming together now. I liked Tony Blankely's comment about how Lockhart needs to be out within 48 hours, and that this is now at the H.R. Haldeman level.


35 posted on 09/20/2004 7:30:42 PM PDT by B Knotts ("John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security.")
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To: sinkspur

I heard it, too.

I said it last week: this is their Watergate.


36 posted on 09/20/2004 7:30:49 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: sinkspur
This is WAY to easy....something's fishy in lalaland!! Why would loony Burkett rat out the DNC so quickly...something stinks!
37 posted on 09/20/2004 7:31:51 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: fooman
Hannity is calling on the Kerry campaign and DNC to release phone records.

This is exactly why Cleeland and Lockhart got their stories ou there so fast. They knew someone was going to start looking at phone records.

38 posted on 09/20/2004 7:31:58 PM PDT by Stonedog (Mr. Blather... tear down this STONEWALL!!)
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To: sinkspur
Rathergate is about to go critical
39 posted on 09/20/2004 7:32:01 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: t2buckeye

Rather knows Burkett is not an "unimpeachable source". There must be someone else.


40 posted on 09/20/2004 7:32:05 PM PDT by gilliam
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To: Enduring Freedom

The world changes. Stay static at your own loss.


41 posted on 09/20/2004 7:33:02 PM PDT by HTuttle
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To: Enduring Freedom
USA TODAY has a copy of the phony documents, as well as two more, also likely phony.

USA TODAY was had too, and wants its pound of flesh.

42 posted on 09/20/2004 7:33:11 PM PDT by sinkspur ("John Kerry's gonna win on his juices. "--Cardinal Fanfani)
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To: counterpunch

The Axis of Weasels - Kerry campaign, DNC, CBS


43 posted on 09/20/2004 7:33:19 PM PDT by eggman (With CBS and lies as with cats and hairballs - expect the unexpectorated.)
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To: RoseofTexas
Why would loony Burkett rat out the DNC so quickly...something stinks!

Because Burkett has some serious paranoia issues, and now feels like CBS and the DNC are trying to burn him. Which they are.

44 posted on 09/20/2004 7:34:08 PM PDT by Stonedog (Mr. Blather... tear down this STONEWALL!!)
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To: Howlin

Watergate is nothing compared to what FDR's brwonshirts and this is!

Remember liddy was just trying to (illegally) document demos with prostitutes.


45 posted on 09/20/2004 7:34:24 PM PDT by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: fooman

Yes, particularly Mo Dean.


46 posted on 09/20/2004 7:34:59 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: eggman

In 30 years you'll all be able to tell your kids you were there then.


47 posted on 09/20/2004 7:35:09 PM PDT by HTuttle
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To: demnomo

>>>Someone better set up a direct link between a suicide prevention site and the DUmmies...<<<



NO!!


48 posted on 09/20/2004 7:35:16 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: RoseofTexas

This has Clinton's fingerprints all over it. As soon as the Clinton people get hired, all hell breaks loose. All for Hillary '08


49 posted on 09/20/2004 7:35:26 PM PDT by bakatare
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To: Howlin
Yep. Did you hear Carl Cameron, today, say that Kerry himself was telling the press they needed to pay attention to the 60 Minutes story on Bush's National Guard service?

According to campaign Carl, Kerry was saying this in mid-August.

This goes all the way to Kerry. After losing the election, he may have to resign his Senate seat.

50 posted on 09/20/2004 7:35:38 PM PDT by sinkspur ("John Kerry's gonna win on his juices. "--Cardinal Fanfani)
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