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Bush Officials Want CBSNEWS Moderator Off Debate
DRUDGE REPORT ^ | Sept 20.2004 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 09/21/2004 1:38:04 PM PDT by kingattax

Just hours after CBSNEWS admitted it cannot prove the authenticity of documents used in a 60 MINUTES story about President Bush's National Guard service, top Bush advisers are recommending a CBS reporter be removed as moderator of a planned presidential debate, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

(Excerpt) Read more at drudgereport.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbsnews; drudge; presidentialdebates

1 posted on 09/21/2004 1:38:06 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

CBS should be completly flushed down the toilet. Give it to FOX.


2 posted on 09/21/2004 1:39:45 PM PDT by mmyers
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To: kingattax

Who would that have been? Anyone with CBS is suspect.


3 posted on 09/21/2004 1:39:55 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: kingattax

Ha, here comes the charges of White House "intimidation" of the Media!


4 posted on 09/21/2004 1:40:59 PM PDT by Guillermo (It's the 99% of Mohammedans that make the other 1% look bad.)
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To: mmyers

Brit Hume from FNC would be perfect!


5 posted on 09/21/2004 1:41:09 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: mmyers

YES!

Brit Hume


7 posted on 09/21/2004 1:41:30 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: kingattax

I may be the lone dissenter, but I think that Bush should go and face them head on. I think that Kerry looked like such a whiner in the face of the swiftvet adds! Bush has had to deal with Michael Moore, Farenheit 9/11, pop culture icons, mainstream press coverage, and the original CBS document mess. I think he should just go in there, stand strong, and take down both Kerry and CBS.


8 posted on 09/21/2004 1:42:05 PM PDT by KsSunflower
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To: kingattax

Bush is well justified in not allowing these biased conivers and liars from moderating. Insist on Brit Hume.

Blessings, Bobo


9 posted on 09/21/2004 1:42:28 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: cweese

I feel very guilty that I am ROTFLMAO.


10 posted on 09/21/2004 1:42:51 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: kingattax

Great way to keep Rathergate in the media until Blather retires.

I'm glad his faux-pology is being taken with a grain of salt.

Keep hammering the MSM Bush. Give'em hell.


11 posted on 09/21/2004 1:42:55 PM PDT by JiggyMac
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To: kingattax

I know this was reported on here last night.


12 posted on 09/21/2004 1:43:07 PM PDT by GOPyouth (De Oppresso Liber! The Tyrant is captured!)
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To: mmyers

I think the FCC should suspend the SEE-B.S. broadcasting license until such time as See-B.S. names all the names.


13 posted on 09/21/2004 1:44:16 PM PDT by stumpy (M)
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To: KsSunflower
"adds"

oops! ads

14 posted on 09/21/2004 1:44:23 PM PDT by KsSunflower
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To: All

Brit Hume is a logical choice.

It's about time that someone from Fox News got an opportunity to moderate the debate.

However, if we don't get Hume, then who else should be the moderator?


15 posted on 09/21/2004 1:45:48 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: kingattax

Bush should leave the cBS moderator on. When he gets a goofball question, he can ask, "Did Dan give you that question?"


16 posted on 09/21/2004 1:46:35 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: kingattax

A classy, statesman-like slap at CBS.


17 posted on 09/21/2004 1:46:53 PM PDT by Spok
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To: kingattax

Unless Sheiffer could be prevailed upon to ask Kerry some hardballs--think he feels enough pressure to atone for CBS's failure to commit journalism?


18 posted on 09/21/2004 1:53:46 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: kingattax

Yep, they should demand it, or that debate is cancelled.


19 posted on 09/21/2004 1:53:51 PM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: KsSunflower

I agree to some extent, but...this may be the WH's way of keeping the story up front. The media would love nothing more than to bury this story, and even if it dies down, this snub almost guarantees a rehash of the CBS events during the debates...when many more people will be paying attention.


20 posted on 09/21/2004 1:54:23 PM PDT by cwb (John Kerry: Still attacking Vietnam Vets after 35 years.)
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To: kingattax

excerpts from insight magazine.......The failure of Dan Rather and CBS News to properly check their sources is not merely an isolated incident of partisan politics. It is representative of a widespread rejection of objectivity within the news media.
The shocking truth of why major news organizations often do not perform the most elementary tasks of fact checking is that facts are a decidedly secondary consideration to them. Promoting their own subjective view is all that matters.Such mainstream advocates of what is known as the "new journalism" explicitly devalue, even outright repudiate, a rigorous commitment to facts and truth in the news. After all, "objectivity really isn't the way to report."
These excerpts say it all..............


21 posted on 09/21/2004 1:54:41 PM PDT by outlaw1_2003
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To: mmyers

Bri Hume gets my vote as well!


22 posted on 09/21/2004 1:55:41 PM PDT by BubbaBobTX
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To: stumpy

can the news division be separated for a temporary suspension while allowing the soaps, sports, etc. to continue to run ? It's their news division that's causing, and has long since caused, CBS's problems.


23 posted on 09/21/2004 1:56:16 PM PDT by EDINVA (a FReeper in PJ's beats a CBS anchor in a suit every time)
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To: OrioleFan
Bush should leave the cBS moderator on. When he gets a goofball question, he can ask, "Did Dan give you that question?" heh heh
24 posted on 09/21/2004 1:57:36 PM PDT by kjam22 (What you win them by, is what you win them to)
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To: MplsSteve
However, if we don't get Hume, then who else should be the moderator?

Ann Coulter.

25 posted on 09/21/2004 1:58:50 PM PDT by TheBigB (I'm 100% correct. I have documents that say so.)
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To: TheBigB
ok...ok....that calls for an Ann pic


26 posted on 09/21/2004 2:01:06 PM PDT by kingattax (The Lettpad Dog always has the best view)
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To: kingattax
I think the budding controversy over whether Bob Schieffer should remain a debate moderator has some huge implications that are not yet appreciated. I've summarized them on my blog.
27 posted on 09/21/2004 2:05:31 PM PDT by dpwiener
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To: kingattax
Bob Scheiffer is one of those "journalists" whose only credentials are wearing a trenchcoat and reminiscing ad nauseum about their first big "scoop:" November 22, 1963.
28 posted on 09/21/2004 2:05:35 PM PDT by AnnGora ((Hold on to your lugnuts...it's time for an overhaul!))
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To: kingattax
On the wall in Buckhead's Trophy Room.


29 posted on 09/21/2004 2:06:38 PM PDT by bootyist-monk (<--------------------- Republican Attack Machine)
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To: kingattax

I just got off the phone with 2 cbs people and they are taking up for rather!!!!!!
I am so ticked!!


30 posted on 09/21/2004 2:07:50 PM PDT by Attn to Detail (NEED 2 SENATORS FOR NC! Has had 1 for too long.)
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To: TheBigB

Yeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Forgot about her.

The Dems would go absolutely ballistic and say she's too partisan to handle the chore.

The only difference between Ann Coulter and Dan Rather/Peter Jennings/Bob Schieffer is that Ann will admit her partisan leanings.


31 posted on 09/21/2004 2:08:24 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: KsSunflower
Heck, why didn't anyone give a plum spot to someone from The National Enquirer or Al Jazeera?

CBS has been caught collaborating with the DNC. This is not about fairness or beating them on the own territory. It's refusal to recognize CBS as a legitimate news organization until they clean up their act.
32 posted on 09/21/2004 2:08:25 PM PDT by GoLightly (If it doesn't kill ya, it makes ya stronger.)
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To: kingattax

How about Bernie Goldberg, longtime CBS newsman. He may have retired but would probably be willing to do the job.


33 posted on 09/21/2004 2:10:17 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: kingattax
This is quintessential Bush/Rove strategery here IMO.

Just keep poking around in this to keep the fire smoldering. Don't want to pour gas on it and have it burn up too quickly.
34 posted on 09/21/2004 2:11:37 PM PDT by IamConservative (A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.)
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To: TheBigB
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"The media will spend weeks going through pay stubs for Bush's National Guard service in Alabama in the waning days of war, but if Kerry tells them exotic tales of covert missions into Cambodia directed by Richard Nixon, they don't even bother to fact-check who was president in December 1968."
- Ann Coulter


35 posted on 09/21/2004 2:13:24 PM PDT by glock rocks ("Bush is playing chess, and Kerry is playing checkers." - Dick Morris)
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To: MplsSteve

The Bushies should insist on Brit Hume or no debate. Brit is one of the most-respected newsmen on the air on THE most-watched cable news channel. The only reason anyone would object is because he's on FOX.


36 posted on 09/21/2004 2:14:11 PM PDT by TheBigB (I'm 100% correct. I have documents that say so.)
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To: kingattax

good idea.


37 posted on 09/21/2004 2:15:39 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: My2Cents
Who would that have been? Anyone with CBS is suspect.

Bob Schieffer. He's a bigger Bush hater than Danny Boy. A real a-hole.

38 posted on 09/21/2004 2:16:54 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (And everything under the sun is in tune...but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

A great choice.

A Dem...but a fair-minded one.

The MSM would never allow him to do it. They regard him as a traitor for exposing their partisan mind-set.


39 posted on 09/21/2004 2:17:33 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Guillermo
Ha, here comes the charges of White House "intimidation" of the Media!

I was thinking the same thing. They should probably just let me be... Anything that "reporter" says will be looked on with a bit of mistrust anyway.

40 posted on 09/21/2004 2:42:39 PM PDT by CMOTB (This space intentionally left blank in respect to Gores mind)
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To: CMOTB

Oops Me=It. I'll proofread better next time :)


41 posted on 09/21/2004 2:49:51 PM PDT by CMOTB (This space intentionally left blank in respect to Gores mind)
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To: bootyist-monk

It's a Danalope!
Rare but this one looks like it got caught in the internet
headlights.


42 posted on 09/21/2004 2:52:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kingattax

Give Debka a turn!! Or Newsmax!!!! LOL!


43 posted on 09/21/2004 3:03:15 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: cookcounty

Drudge. :-)


44 posted on 09/21/2004 3:23:25 PM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

big time


45 posted on 09/21/2004 3:35:17 PM PDT by kingattax (The Lettpad Dog always has the best view)
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To: tet68

Danalope. Love it!


46 posted on 09/21/2004 4:43:51 PM PDT by bootyist-monk (<--------------------- Republican Attack Machine)
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To: kingattax
The League of Women Voters or whoever is sponsoring the debates should do this.

I was going to suggest something else but I didn't want to give the Kerry camp any help in shooting themselves in the foot.

47 posted on 09/21/2004 4:49:11 PM PDT by N. Theknow (N. Theknow - Proud Member - Vast Right Wing Googling Pajama Monkeys)
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To: OrioleFan

Not a bad idea. This rathergate story is getting buried, so the white house should yank CBS's press credentials, request someone else besides CBS to moderate the debate (like Fox, or better yet, a BLOGGER), and generally play hardball regarding the rules and TV involvement until they get a direct apology and Rather's resignation. On top of that, Bush can STILL ask if Dan gave you that question...

As long as they keep this story on the front burner, they can lose all the debates & still win the election.


48 posted on 10/03/2004 3:24:44 PM PDT by Kevin OMalley (Kevin O'Malley)
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