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CBS to Name Panel to Exam Bush Guard Story
AP ^ | Sept. 21, 2004 | DAVID BAUDER

Posted on 09/21/2004 1:22:27 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Within the next few days, CBS News expects to name an independent panel of experts to scrutinize its reporting of President Bush's National Guard service after its defenses for airing the explosive story crumbled.

[...]

Now CBS opens its doors to an outside panel that will assign blame.

"I think it will be helpful, given the attention this story has received, for cool, collected, independent voices of unchallenged integrity to examine the process," CBS News President Andrew Heyward said.

The White House said the affair raises questions about the connection between CBS's source, retired Texas National Guard member Bill Burkett, and the Kerry campaign.

Kerry adviser Joe Lockhart said he had spoken to Burkett at the request of Mary Mapes, producer for the story. But Lockhart said he did not recall speaking about the National Guard to Burkett, and ended the call after taking a few minutes of campaign advice.

Burkett, who did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press, told USA Today that he had agreed to turn over the documents to CBS if the network would help arrange a conversation with the Kerry campaign. CBS admitted giving Burkett's number to the campaign, but said it was not part of any deal.

Burkett admitted this weekend to CBS that he lied about obtaining the documents from another former National Guard member, the network said. CBS hasn't been able to conclusively tell how he got them or even definitely tell whether they're fakes. But the network has given up trying to defend them.

(Excerpt) Read more at story.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cbs; memogate; napalminthemorning; rathergate
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1 posted on 09/21/2004 1:22:28 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

LOL

Another Communist 9-11 Commission...BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LOL!!


2 posted on 09/21/2004 1:23:22 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: ApesForEvolution

Here's the panel member list so far:

John Kerry
James Carville
Dan Rather
Fidel Castro
Hugo Chavez
George Soros
Moveon.org
M. Moore


3 posted on 09/21/2004 1:26:48 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: ApesForEvolution

"Bill Burkett, who CBS now says is their source, in fact is not an unimpeachable source as was previously claimed," McClellan said. "Bill Burkett is a source who has been discredited and so this raises a lot of questions. There were media reports about Mr. Burkett having senior level contacts with the Kerry campaign."

The Kerry campaign has said it had nothing to do with the story.

Burkett, a Democrat, sent an e-mail last month to several Texas Democrats, saying he had passed along information to Max Cleland, a former Georgia senator and Kerry supporter, about information that would counter criticism of Kerry's Vietnam War service.

Cleland said Monday he does "not have any knowledge" about documents used to support the "60 Minutes" story.

Heyward told the AP he has "no reason to believe either the Kerry campaign or the Bush campaign was involved in this."

"A lot of reporting went into this story," Heyward said. "It's not as if one person's account was taken at face value."
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4 posted on 09/21/2004 1:28:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: West Coast Conservative

What about Jason Blair?


5 posted on 09/21/2004 1:29:31 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: West Coast Conservative

Teddy the fat bloated Communist GI-American-murdering tool swimmer Kennedy is very saddened, and drunk.

Daschle actually likes his job, and, in SD, he's sinking like a barrel of millstones, so he's playing along to get along. But he's DEEPLY saddened that he's just another back-bench knee-pad Communist...


6 posted on 09/21/2004 1:29:36 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: West Coast Conservative
CBS to Name Panel to Exam Bush Guard Story

Forget about it! SeeBS, Joe Lockhart, Burkett, Max Cleland, Mary Mapes, The Demented BlatherGhoul, and the rest of the crooks are going up the river without your "panel". Just shut up and take your medicine!

******

Joseph Farah WND 9/20/04

When Dan Rather was caught red-handed passing off forged and fraudulent documents indicting the president of the United States for supposedly not fulfilling his National Guard obligations, he resorted to the Hillary Clinton defense.

One of his producers was quoted as saying: "All Dan could say was that this was an attack from the right-wing nuts, and that we should have expected this, given the stakes. He was terribly defensive and nervous."

Have you ever noticed the last refuge of scoundrels is not patriotism, as the old aphorism goes, but labeling – name-calling, reducing intelligent debate to bumper-sticker shouting.

I detest labels. Every time I use one myself, I cringe. It's not good reporting. It's not good analysis. It's not good debate to resort to using them.

Whatever happened to the good old days when reporters reported?

Did those days really exist? Or are they just phantom images of a faulty memory?

7 posted on 09/21/2004 1:29:44 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza - let them run around naked, at least the kids)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Hmmm... Who might be on that commission??

A few guesses...


8 posted on 09/21/2004 1:30:10 AM PDT by Redcloak (Vikings plundered my last tag line.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Within the next few days, CBS News expects to name an independent panel of experts to scrutinize its reporting of President Bush's National Guard service after its defenses for airing the explosive story crumbled.

They'll get a bunch of liberal hacks on the panel to whitewash Rather and the rest of the CBS DNC propaganda machine.
9 posted on 09/21/2004 1:30:28 AM PDT by saluki_in_ohio (My font's bigger than your font....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

On it like stink on kerry...


10 posted on 09/21/2004 1:30:40 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Talk about the fox guarding the henhouse. This crime needs an external investigation, starting with the Texas AG.


11 posted on 09/21/2004 1:31:27 AM PDT by Jenya (I'm a newbie here, but not to life. Don't even think of imposing your seniority on me.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

They can empanel a group to investigate but they didn’t use one man to authenticate.

Feckless idiots.


12 posted on 09/21/2004 1:31:34 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: ApesForEvolution

And Joe Lockhart does "not recall."


13 posted on 09/21/2004 1:31:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: West Coast Conservative

ROFL ............how about Hillary Rodhamten and Nancy Pelosi (The Karla Marx of the West Coast)?


14 posted on 09/21/2004 1:31:48 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza - let them run around naked, at least the kids)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Jimmy Carter will head the Communist BS commission...or a RINO. It won't be Brit Hume...


15 posted on 09/21/2004 1:33:13 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: leadpenny

The Jersey Girls.

David Gergan.

Jimmy Carter.


16 posted on 09/21/2004 1:33:15 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: West Coast Conservative; Tamsey; Howlin; Mo1; onyx; nopardons; OXENinFLA

The 9/20 Commission. The facade continues


17 posted on 09/21/2004 1:33:36 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: West Coast Conservative

exactly. the panel will chide ole dan then conclude bush lies and is satan.


18 posted on 09/21/2004 1:34:00 AM PDT by phxaz (those who associate with liberal family or friends are part of the problem.)
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To: Howlin
Al Franken

Paul Krugman

Cher

19 posted on 09/21/2004 1:34:14 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: ApesForEvolution
On it like stink on kerry...

ROFL ---

like Crust on a Pantsuit!

20 posted on 09/21/2004 1:34:37 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza - let them run around naked, at least the kids)
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To: beyond the sea

They NEVER existed...you were told they did and believed the propaganda.


21 posted on 09/21/2004 1:34:47 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: West Coast Conservative
CBS News expects to name an independent panel of experts to scrutinize its reporting of President Bush's National Guard service

And we'll believe anything they tell us, because we trust CBS News.

When Dan Rather and Mary Mapes are breaking rocks in Leavenworth, or at least updating their resumes, I may start to believe CBS stands for something other than Complete BS.

22 posted on 09/21/2004 1:35:04 AM PDT by spodefly (A bunny-slippered operative in the Vast Right-Wing Pajama Party.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

But almost NOBODY is going to believe whatever it is they decide upon to release as their findings. All this is going to do,is 1)keep the story going 2)keep US busy for weeks on end.


23 posted on 09/21/2004 1:36:53 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: South40

Listen to the Hardball rerun, perhaps Tom Shales could give CBS a lift.


24 posted on 09/21/2004 1:36:53 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Howlin

Bill Moyers and Walter Kronkite.


25 posted on 09/21/2004 1:36:57 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Howlin
THe Jersey Girls

ROFL!

The ever-vivacious and obnoxious Kristen Breitweiser as head of the panel.

26 posted on 09/21/2004 1:37:07 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza - let them run around naked, at least the kids)
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To: beyond the sea

Like crust on a blue dress...


27 posted on 09/21/2004 1:38:13 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: BigSkyFreeper; West Coast Conservative; Tamsey; Howlin; Mo1
The 9/20 Commission.

My Lord, who will be the 'TheWall' Gorelick of the commission -- The Daughter of Satan, Chappaqua Rose?

28 posted on 09/21/2004 1:40:01 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza - let them run around naked, at least the kids)
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To: nopardons
They'll just hope people will forgive and forget once they can corroborate a convincing excuse. I say BS!!
29 posted on 09/21/2004 1:40:15 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I'm sure the panel will a picture of diversity. There'll be black leftists, white leftists, female leftists...


30 posted on 09/21/2004 1:40:45 AM PDT by MozamFreepinBique (I certainly CAN prove to you there's a God, but I'd have to kill you.)
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To: South40; Howlin

Linda Round-stadt and The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel.


31 posted on 09/21/2004 1:42:01 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza - let them run around naked, at least the kids)
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To: MozamFreepinBique

Or it could be a picture of the Kerry campaign. Male and female white leftists.


32 posted on 09/21/2004 1:42:55 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: beyond the sea

Naomi Wolf


33 posted on 09/21/2004 1:43:25 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: nopardons
I hear you, but I sort of liked Eric Severied, but maybe I was a little too young to see any political point of view in his reporting.

"The major cause of problems are solutions."

34 posted on 09/21/2004 1:45:49 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza - let them run around naked, at least the kids)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Naomi Wolf

There goes my coffee! ROFL! That girl sure has thick hair.......and very little below it.

35 posted on 09/21/2004 1:52:05 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza - let them run around naked, at least the kids)
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To: West Coast Conservative
It appears that the President of CBS News was part of the problem; surely he should not be the person to select this panel?
36 posted on 09/21/2004 2:14:34 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: West Coast Conservative

Ha!!!!!

They will vanish behind closed doors until well after the election and come out with a mind-boggling numb, nowhere report that places the blame squarely on the heads of the little green men from Mars...


37 posted on 09/21/2004 2:18:47 AM PDT by Ronin (When the fox gnaws....SMILE!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
The New CBS Panel
38 posted on 09/21/2004 2:43:51 AM PDT by philo
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To: West Coast Conservative

Andy Rooney
Bruce Springsteen
The Dixie Chicks
Susan Sarandon
Bill "It depends on what the meaning of is, is" Clinton
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
The Florida State Supreme Court
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Whoopi Goldberg
Harold Raines (formerly of the nyt)
Wolf Blitzer

and Jerry Mathers as "The Beaver".


39 posted on 09/21/2004 2:47:25 AM PDT by searchandrecovery (Socialist America - diseased and dysfunctional.)
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To: searchandrecovery

bump

How about Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jayson Blair, and Mike Barnicle...........should be well respected (he he)


40 posted on 09/21/2004 2:51:40 AM PDT by Gillmeister
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To: West Coast Conservative

If CBS had the guts to fire the ossified Lefties at CBSNews and replace them with young, edgy, cheap Center/Right talent in the pattern of FoxNEWS, they could have have half the market and be making a profit by the first of the year.

Ya' hear that, CBS stock-holders? This CBS romance with the Left is costing you BIG MONEY!


41 posted on 09/21/2004 3:22:25 AM PDT by gridlock (BARTENDER: Why the long face? HORSE: Ha ha, old joke. BARTENDER: I was talking to Kerry!)
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(Excerpt) Read more at story.news.yahoo.com ...

Story ... News ... Yahoo ... Com ...

Kind of sums it all up in a nutshell. Why bother to click the link...

42 posted on 09/21/2004 3:24:59 AM PDT by gridlock (BARTENDER: Why the long face? HORSE: Ha ha, old joke. BARTENDER: I was talking to Kerry!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

A panel. A bloody stupid panel? What? To Keep the "Ratings" up while covering and whitewashing this attempt to influence a presidential election? Ah. No doubts to support Kerry's recent "dialoging" platform. A bloody stupid panel...


43 posted on 09/21/2004 3:34:32 AM PDT by Alia
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"A lot of reporting went into this story," Heyward said. "It's not as if one person's account was taken at face value."

Um, it was, Andy. Remember, you guys said Burkett was your unimpeachable source!

44 posted on 09/21/2004 3:39:35 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: West Coast Conservative

No O.J.?


45 posted on 09/21/2004 3:39:53 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (Sane, and have the papers/journal to prove it!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
CBS admitted giving Burkett's number to the campaign

This is too strange.

46 posted on 09/21/2004 3:43:13 AM PDT by kassie ("It's the soldier who allows freedom of speech, not the reporter..")
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To: DUMBGRUNT

They left off Baghdad Bob, too. He's an integral part of the 21st century's picture of jounalistic integrity.


47 posted on 09/21/2004 3:44:15 AM PDT by aBootes (Wake me up when a liberal has an original idea that does NOT involve raising taxes -- gunnygail)
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To: Redcloak

Or maybe these:

Al Franken
Michael Moore
Jennie Garfalo
Barbara Striesand
Jason Blair


48 posted on 09/21/2004 3:47:38 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("let them go naked for a while"...Theraaazaaaaa Heinz-Kerry)
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To: West Coast Conservative
More ...

Joe Biden
Hillary Cinton
Al Sharpton

49 posted on 09/21/2004 3:51:44 AM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw

and Jamie Gorelick.


50 posted on 09/21/2004 3:58:22 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer (We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.)
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