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Rather Still Insists Forged Documents Are Real!!! (Has he gone psychotic?)
Chicago Tribune ^ | Jeff Zeleny / John Cook

Posted on 09/21/2004 9:59:35 AM PDT by MindBender26

In an interview Monday evening, a repentant Rather conceded it had been a mistake to broadcast the documents. But even though he could not vouch for their authenticity, he said he still did not believe that they were fakes.

"Do I think they're forged? No," Rather said.

"But it's not good enough to use the documents on the air if we can't vouch for them, and we can't vouch for them."

What kind of reporter would I be if I put something on the air in which I believed, and as soon as it's attacked and under pressure, you run, you fold, you fade, you side-wind? That's not the kind of person I am, and it's not the kind of reporter I am."

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Dan, the last few days have taught everyone in America exactly what kind of reporter you are.

The question now is, can Rather be trusted by CBS, or America, to report about anything?

Forget about the documents for a moment. Is Rather even qualified to tell us about where a hurricane is headed or about airline safety, new medical treatments or the best place to invest money?

This is truly a disturbed man who can not deal with reality.

1 posted on 09/21/2004 9:59:35 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

Dan Rather is crazy.


2 posted on 09/21/2004 10:01:15 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: MindBender26

Karl Rove's mind control implant is obviously continuing to function within normal parameters.


3 posted on 09/21/2004 10:01:27 AM PDT by ScottFromSpokane (Re-elect President Bush: http://spokanegop.org/bush.html)
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To: MindBender26

Perhaps a vision of Lucy Ramirez came to Dan in a dream, urging him to stay on frequency.


4 posted on 09/21/2004 10:01:28 AM PDT by per loin (This tagline has not been censored!)
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To: MindBender26

he needs to go ......


5 posted on 09/21/2004 10:01:36 AM PDT by Gibtx (Wow)
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To: MindBender26
"gone psychotic"?
6 posted on 09/21/2004 10:01:45 AM PDT by AmishDude (FR: Hundreds of voices are shouting, spitting, and clamoring for attention at any given moment.)
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To: MindBender26

Rather has to claim that they are real. If he admits the obvious, i.e., that they are fake, he will have to reveal everything that he knows.


7 posted on 09/21/2004 10:02:04 AM PDT by djpg
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To: MindBender26

"They are real, but I don't have any evidence that they are real."


8 posted on 09/21/2004 10:02:16 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: MindBender26

This is reminiscent of the Taliban fighting ferociously around Tora Bora, which tipped off the U.S. they must be protecting someone very important....

Methinks Dan is just a Taliban journalist defending a much bigger fish.


9 posted on 09/21/2004 10:02:53 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (The message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...)
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To: MindBender26



He's a senile old fart.


10 posted on 09/21/2004 10:03:11 AM PDT by Repairman Jack
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To: MindBender26

This is the point I've been making since yesterday's "apology" that wasn't.

Saying "we can no longer vouch for the authenticity of the memos" is not at all the same as saying "we believe they were forgeries."

Dan still believes the memos are real, and wants viewers to believe it also, even if he can't prove them to be authentic.


11 posted on 09/21/2004 10:03:18 AM PDT by tdadams ('Unfit for Command' is full of lies... it quotes John Kerry)
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To: MindBender26

Time for Dan to call Eva into the bunker....and get hitched...


12 posted on 09/21/2004 10:03:25 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: MindBender26

13 posted on 09/21/2004 10:03:28 AM PDT by Petronski (What did Max Cleland know and when did he know it?)
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To: MindBender26

LoL.

Really makes you wonder .................


14 posted on 09/21/2004 10:03:30 AM PDT by nuconvert (Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.)
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To: MindBender26

"Do I think they're forged? No," Rather said.

Amazingly pathetic.


15 posted on 09/21/2004 10:03:54 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: MindBender26

It's really starting to look like Rather has a mental disability....


16 posted on 09/21/2004 10:04:13 AM PDT by smiley (Watch out Dems! I'm a William F. Buckley Conservative!!)
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To: djpg

From the heights of arrogance he's soaring to, he will hit the ground very hard. His prideful emotions are overriding his sense of self-preservation.


17 posted on 09/21/2004 10:04:19 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Uncle Hal
> I'm not trying to be cute here, but you are right.

A few years ago, another network anchor told me he was sure Rather was crazy. This man knows him well, and feels sorry for him, but his comment was very direct: "Dan Rather is crazy. His producer tries to hold him together, but Dan is crazy."

(The show producer, not the field or segment producer Mapes.)
18 posted on 09/21/2004 10:04:50 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Dan Rather should simply go away quietly, forever.)
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To: MindBender26
Thanks Dan! Your hopeless denials are keeping the legs on this story. If you would have just admitted day one that you were duped and apologized, this story would have run its course.
19 posted on 09/21/2004 10:05:13 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: MindBender26
Oh, please, can someone do a .gif morphing Rather into William Tager? Please.
20 posted on 09/21/2004 10:05:20 AM PDT by doug from upland (Dan Rather is a journalist like Michael Moore is a pole vaulter.)
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To: MindBender26
Has he gone psychotic?

No, he always was, and never has been trustworthy.

21 posted on 09/21/2004 10:05:30 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: AmishDude

Well, for Rather, it's a very short trip....


22 posted on 09/21/2004 10:06:40 AM PDT by tje
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To: ScottFromSpokane; Uncle Hal

Every time I think of Dan Rather now, that little five note organ melody from "Close Encounters" runs through my head.


23 posted on 09/21/2004 10:07:05 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Dan Rather should simply go away quietly, forever.)
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To: MindBender26
"...he said he still did not believe that they were fakes."

Dan has a point. The paper is real. The ink is real. You can touch them. They have mass. How can they be fakes?

24 posted on 09/21/2004 10:07:06 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: MindBender26

It depends on your definition of "real". Dan's got the same perception-vs-reality problem as Bill Clinton, who didn't think oral sex was sex and didn't think he and Monica were alone.


25 posted on 09/21/2004 10:07:47 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: MindBender26

Bill Kristol said on Fox this morning that Rather's rhetoric sounds like something out of the old Soviet Union. This goes one step further. Captain Dan is living in a world of denial. Agreed, Rather is psychotic and the psychosis is called, liberalism.


26 posted on 09/21/2004 10:07:49 AM PDT by Reagan Man (.....................................................The Choice is Clear....... Re-elect BUSH-CHENEY)
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To: Frank_Discussion

I'm Dan Rather and it is impossible that I could ever be wrong! And if I am, then it's not me that needs correcting, it is reality that should bend to my will.


27 posted on 09/21/2004 10:08:22 AM PDT by LuckyHat (Kerry burned down my village...and all I got was this lousy tee-shirt.)
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To: Repairman Jack

Dan Blather is an altered toad.


28 posted on 09/21/2004 10:09:23 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (We have to stop Kerry for our grandkids sake!!!!!!!! GO W)
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To: per loin

LUCY....I'm Home!

I think perchance this is the Lucy he was thinking of. Remembering when CBS had great ratings and a stranglehold on the news but no more.

Oh Danny boy, the pipes the pipes.....


29 posted on 09/21/2004 10:09:55 AM PDT by 50 Cal (Next time you think nobody cares if you exist just don't pay the IRS!)
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To: Carry_Okie

Once again, I believe that there is more to this than meets the eye. The DNC did this for a reason. As inept as we believe them to be, they put Clinton in office, twice. Something is up and it almost seems that they are leading the Pubs down a path. To where I cannot be sure, but they know something which will climax(always knew I could get this word in without referring to sex) with the October suprise.

My bet? Terayzah has a breakdown and Kerry will need to tend to her. HILLARY TO THE GREEN ROOM PLEASE!!


30 posted on 09/21/2004 10:10:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Control the information given to society and you control society.)
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To: LuckyHat

"...it is reality that should bend to my will."

That's it! Dan's a 'Potential'.

"There is no Spoon."


31 posted on 09/21/2004 10:12:27 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: MindBender26
Rather "...said he still did not believe that they were fakes.

"'Do I think they're forged? No,' Rather said...."


Pray tell then for what was he apologizing, in what way was he misled?
32 posted on 09/21/2004 10:12:46 AM PDT by Chummy ("I Rather Know when I See BS." RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: Carry_Okie

CBS better not get caught in one more lie. If they are...


33 posted on 09/21/2004 10:14:33 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: MindBender26
"Do I think they're forged? No," Rather said.

Let me see now. If they can't be proved to be authentic it means they are either forgeries or legitimate documents. There is no in between! So if Rather does not think they are forged then by default he personally still believes they are legitimate. He is making a total idiot of himself because he has no other choice except to insist they are real because he must continue to keep the pubic believing that he was duped. Or maybe he is delusional and he really does the documents are legit in which case he needs medication.

34 posted on 09/21/2004 10:14:41 AM PDT by DestroytheDemocrats
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To: MindBender26
I do believe Dan is following this type of logic:

If the forged documents are genuine forged documents, then they are authentic forged documents, as opposed to forged documents that are not truly forged, but fake forged documents.

So, if they are authentic forged documents, the information contained in them must be true, even if it is false.

CompleteBS needs to go shopping for a nice white coat with buttons in the back for good ole Danny boy.
35 posted on 09/21/2004 10:15:11 AM PDT by stefeb
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To: Reagan Man
For some reason, this man keeps coming to mind:


36 posted on 09/21/2004 10:15:38 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: MindBender26

This just in....the pen is blue!

37 posted on 09/21/2004 10:16:11 AM PDT by N. Theknow (N. Theknow - Proud Member - Vast Right Wing Googling Pajama Monkeys)
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To: doug from upland; Lady Jag
can someone do a .gif morphing Rather into William Tager?

Lady Jag is just your expert...she did one at my behest of Michael Moore stuffing his face with twin hot dogs.

38 posted on 09/21/2004 10:16:25 AM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: Frank_Discussion
"There is no Spoon."

Funny!

39 posted on 09/21/2004 10:16:41 AM PDT by DestroytheDemocrats
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To: MindBender26

Usually a corporation of even modest size makes an effort to identify employees with diminished capacity and puts them into some employee assistance program or terminates them before they do something dangerous, like get themselves on the news.


40 posted on 09/21/2004 10:17:07 AM PDT by blackdog (Proudly wearing Free Republic pajamas, just to piss off Dan Rather.)
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To: Howlin

Tell me you can think of Rather and not hear those five organ notes from "Close Encounters" run through your head.

:~)


41 posted on 09/21/2004 10:17:37 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Dan Rather should simply go away quietly, forever.)
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To: MindBender26

Hey Dan Rather.........How many portions are there in one can of strawberries?


42 posted on 09/21/2004 10:18:31 AM PDT by blackdog (Proudly wearing Free Republic pajamas, just to piss off Dan Rather.)
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To: MindBender26
Banish him to the Island of the filibusteros!!
43 posted on 09/21/2004 10:18:40 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Howlin

It's always been shakey journalism. The way 60 Minutes handled Love Canal debacle back in the 70s was a travesty. Hooker Chemical got pilloried in return for being willing to grant an interview while a lot of other worse offenders got off scott free. I would hate to know how many more notches in ol' Dan's microphone got similar treatment.


44 posted on 09/21/2004 10:19:00 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Always Right
he said he still did not believe that they were fakes."
Maybe he means that the copies he has are real copies of faked documents.
45 posted on 09/21/2004 10:19:03 AM PDT by Sir Cumference
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To: MindBender26

I don't hear that, but I do see an organ when I look at him.


46 posted on 09/21/2004 10:20:00 AM PDT by blackdog (Proudly wearing Free Republic pajamas, just to piss off Dan Rather.)
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To: MindBender26
Just called Corrupt Broadcasting System and asked, "why should I believe anything Dan Rather says anymore?"

His response was we hope you have Faith in what he says. I said, he destroyed my Faith in what he says. Goodbye!

Pray for W and Our Troops

47 posted on 09/21/2004 10:20:12 AM PDT by bray (Nam Vets Rock!!)
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To: Reagan Man
Rather's rhetoric sounds like something out of the old Soviet Union.

Guess we won't be seeing Dan on reviewing stand next May Day. He'll be airbrushed out of all the CBS News promos. Hey, Dan, be real careful, watch out for cosmodrome fires, they kill a surprising number of politboro members, according to Pravda.

48 posted on 09/21/2004 10:20:26 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Islam: Men defend most violently, not what they know to be true, but what they fear may be false.)
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To: LuckyHat
Dan Rather says, "I might not always be right, but I am never wrong."
49 posted on 09/21/2004 10:20:48 AM PDT by Sir Cumference
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To: stefeb
"Do I think they're forged? No," Rather said."

If he does not think they are forged it can only mean he STILL thinks they are legit. Because he should really answer "I don't know" given the fact that the documents can't be authenticated.

Wierd!!!

50 posted on 09/21/2004 10:20:53 AM PDT by DestroytheDemocrats
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