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CBS 'HOAXER' BROKER
New York Post ^ | 9/22/04 | DON KAPLAN

Posted on 09/22/2004 6:50:26 AM PDT by kattracks

September 22, 2004 -- The "60 Minutes" producer on CBS's story that used phony National Guard documents is the subject of an internal investigation for arranging contact between the network's source and a top aide to John Kerry, officials said yesterday. It is believed that veteran producer Mary Mapes facilitated a phone call between Bill Burkett, a former Texas Army National Guard officer who supplied the Guard documents to CBS, and Kerry adviser Joe Lockhart.

The move would be a clear breach of ethics that could cost Mapes her job.

[snip]

Lee said the general managers of CBS stations across the country have been bombarded with complaints from viewers since the initial "60 Minutes" telecast.

"I've heard from affiliates from coast to coast and almost without exception we have taken a real roasting [from viewers] throughout this whole process," he said.

[snip]

Meanwhile, a Post photographer snapped Rather leaving his Upper East Side home yesterday flanked by two security guards. One was a supervisor for CBS security and the other was a retired Rikers Island corrections officer. A CBS spokeswoman bristled when asked about them.

"Mr. Rather has no bodyguards," snapped Rather's spokeswoman, Kim Akhtar, after eyeballing the pictures. "There have been absolutely no threats against him."

[snip]

Rather's colleague, "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney, defended the anchor yesterday dur- ing an appearance on Don Imus' radio show.

"He gives the impression of falseness sometimes that does not exist in his character," said Rooney. "I think he is a first-class guy, a good guy and an honest guy. And yet, there is something about the way he behaves sometimes that makes people suspicious of him, and it's too bad." http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/29009.htm


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: danron; memogate; planetofthemapes; rather; rathergate; stainedbluememo; suicidewatch

1 posted on 09/22/2004 6:50:26 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Meanwhile, a Post photographer snapped Rather leaving his Upper East Side home yesterday flanked by two security guards

At this point, one has to wonder if they are protecting him from himself.

2 posted on 09/22/2004 6:52:41 AM PDT by Pete
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To: kattracks
"Mr. Rather has no bodyguards," snapped Rather's spokeswoman, Kim Akhtar

Those were mental hospital orderlies.

3 posted on 09/22/2004 6:53:59 AM PDT by Inyokern
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To: kattracks
People suspicious of Dan Rather?
NOOOOOOooo!
4 posted on 09/22/2004 6:54:09 AM PDT by Panzerlied
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To: kattracks
People suspicious of Dan Rather?
NOOOOOOooo!
5 posted on 09/22/2004 6:54:09 AM PDT by Panzerlied
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To: kattracks
And yet, there is something about the way he behaves sometimes that makes people suspicious of him.

Dan Rather is becoming Richard Nixon. It's like the Picture of Dorian Grey.

6 posted on 09/22/2004 6:59:01 AM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: js1138

Folks

The media is sniffing blood on the CBS thing. Well..at least NBC is. I've flipped on the Today show twice in the last two days and Matt Lauer is beating this one for all it's worth, and is actually asking halfway decent and pertinent questions.

I know they are doing it to damage a competitor, but all I have to say is, you go Matt.


7 posted on 09/22/2004 7:05:30 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (The first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun...more than one, if possible..)
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To: kattracks

Hey Dan....WHERE'S THE APOLOGY TO THE PRESIDENT?


8 posted on 09/22/2004 7:06:44 AM PDT by Two Dawgs
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To: js1138

Has anyone checked his medicine cabinet? (hint, wink, wink.)


9 posted on 09/22/2004 7:07:23 AM PDT by Uncle George
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To: Armedanddangerous
I know they are doing it to damage a competitor...

Not anymore. They're doing it to salvage broadcast news.

Can you imagine what will happen the next time someone tries to break a story with unnamed sources? The perp will laugh in their faces, even if guilty.

10 posted on 09/22/2004 7:10:21 AM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: kattracks

THE DOCUMENT ISSUE IS DEALT WITH, FINISH THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR dnCBS... THESE ARE THE ISSUES THAT SHOULD BE IN THE PRESS EVERYWHERE AND IT WILL FINISH dnCBS

The other issues expose HOW THE MEDIA WING OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY ACTUALLY WORKS! CBS' "gold standard" included:

1. The widow and son were IGNORED
2. Document experts were IGNORED
3. Hodges was MISLED
4. The old secretary was NOT INTERVIEWED until afterward
5. Staudt, who had his character attacked in one memo, was never contacted
6. The opinions of the experts were MISREPRESENTED
7. The swift boat veterans were MALIGNED
8. George Bush's roomate DURING HIS GUARD YEARS, who AGREED TO SPEAK TO THEM WAS TURNED DOWN BECAUSE HE WAS TOO "PRO BUSH"...

And the list goes on. Fact is, this was a HIT PIECE ON BUSH. And just because dnCBS owns up to fake documents does NOT CLEAR THEIR PROPAGANDA / DNC REPORTING!!


11 posted on 09/22/2004 7:10:22 AM PDT by woodb01 (Take out the 'dnC'BS "news" trash... Make dnCBS EXTINCT)
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To: kattracks

BROKER=PERP


12 posted on 09/22/2004 7:12:16 AM PDT by DadOfFive (Better put some ice on that!)
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To: js1138

I know one of his new freeper-designated names should be

Dan Milhouse Rather.

I suspect if one really wants to get Rather's goat the best, it is via the parellel to Nixson--the "its not the crime its the coverup--Dan" and all references to Rather parroting the worst of Nixon characteristics would really get under his hyper-arrogant skin.


13 posted on 09/22/2004 7:14:14 AM PDT by rod1
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To: woodb01

We're not deaf...


14 posted on 09/22/2004 7:14:59 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: kattracks
"Mr. Rather has no bodyguards," snapped Rather's spokeswoman, Kim Akhtar, after eyeballing the pictures. "There have been absolutely no threats against him."

I believe her. These words come from a reliable source: would anyone at CBS lie to us?

15 posted on 09/22/2004 7:19:18 AM PDT by TopQuark
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To: woodb01
AHMEN!!

Shout it from the rooftops neighbor, often *and* a lot.

~& everytime you do.

...make it LOUDER than the last.

16 posted on 09/22/2004 7:21:58 AM PDT by Landru (Indulgences: 2 for a buck.)
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To: kattracks
What else is there to talk about? The whole reason CBS and the JFKerry campaign did this story was to respond to the Swift Boats Vets.

Anybody really think they want to ask JFKerry what the .ell were you doing in Paris????

No they would prefer to keep this story alive.
17 posted on 09/22/2004 7:22:07 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: kattracks

"He gives the impression of falseness sometimes that does not exist in his character," said Rooney. "I think he is a first-class guy, a good guy and an honest guy. And yet, there is something about the way he behaves sometimes that makes people suspicious of him, and it's too bad."

Oh! Please! What planet does Andy Rooney live on?......or is it just senility? Dan is as smarmy as they come and has been for years. Only an idiot would say that this guy isn't biased as h**l! Honest? I think not!


18 posted on 09/22/2004 7:24:34 AM PDT by rejoicing (F)
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To: kattracks

And yet, there is something about the way he behaves sometimes that makes people suspicious of him, and it's too bad."




Boo Hoo, perhaps it is time for Andy to go get his embalming fluid IV started. He's sounding kind of weak.


19 posted on 09/22/2004 7:24:50 AM PDT by Area51 (Diapers and Politicians need to be changed-For the same reason)
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To: Pete
I think he is a first-class guy, a good guy and an honest guy. And yet, there is something about the way he behaves sometimes that makes people suspicious of him, and it's too bad

This about the guy who had the following conversation with Bill O'Reilly

BILL O'REILLY: And I want to ask you flat out. Do you think President Clinton's an honest man?

DAN RATHER: Yes, I think he's an honest man.

O'REILLY: Do you really?

RATHER: I think -- I do. I think he's an honest man.

O'REILLY: Even when he lied to Jim Lehrer's face about the (unintelligible)?

RATHER: Listen, who among us have not lied about something?

O'REILLY: Well, I didn't lie to anybody's face on national television. I don't think you have. Have you?

RATHER: I don't think I ever have. I hope I never have. But look, it's one thing.

O'REILLY: How can you say he's an honest guy, then?

RATHER: Well, because I think he is. I think at core, he's an honest person. I know that you have a different view. I know that you consider it sort of astonishing anybody would say so. But I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.

It all makes sense in their special little Bizarro world

20 posted on 09/22/2004 7:29:01 AM PDT by tx_eggman ("There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men." --Edmund Burke)
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To: kattracks
I'm sure the "guard" story was supposed to be a one-two punch for CBS. The follow-up bunch of "documents" are probably fakes too, but they would've be rougher stuff. We might never see them now. The real folks behind the forgeries are getting cold feet.

If CBS thinks more forgeries will trump trying to push the original forgeries on the American people, they're idiots. In fact, whatever they come up with now will look mean spirited.

They're in a hole, they need to stop digging.

It's time for resignations, apologies, and a token conservative on staff. Only then will the healing process will begin...

21 posted on 09/22/2004 7:35:11 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: woodb01

Thank you! And even owning up to those things is not enough. An apology to the President would not be enough. What CBS & Kerry Campaign did is a crime and I fear that issue will be ignored. There will be no follow-through and both organizations will skate. Zell Miller said on Hannity's radio program yesterday that someone should go to jail for this; he's right. Has anyone heard if this will be pursued?


22 posted on 09/22/2004 7:35:36 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: tx_eggman

Depends on what your definition of "honest" is.


23 posted on 09/22/2004 7:45:13 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: kattracks
And yet, there is something about the way he behaves sometimes that makes people suspicious of him...

I think the same was true of Al Capone.....

24 posted on 09/22/2004 8:08:36 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: kattracks
Viacom owner of CBS: MTV Running Ad Saying Kids Will Be Drafted!!"

Viacom lie debunked here on Snopes.com








25 posted on 09/22/2004 8:40:17 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (What did Dan Rather know, and when did he know it?)
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To: kattracks
The curtain has been lifted....the sheeple have seen how the MSM is the puppet of the Demoncrat Party.

Dan Rather is a CONSTANT reminder for the sheeple NOT to TRUST what the MSM says......:)

The MSM and the Demoncrat Party are Partners in Crime.

26 posted on 09/22/2004 9:00:57 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rejoicing

"He gives the impression of falseness sometimes that does not exist in his character," said Rooney."

Well, I'm glad Andy has cleared this one up. It's all been a mistake, guys. Andy says Dan just radiates falseness!

(/sarcasm off)


27 posted on 09/22/2004 1:27:30 PM PDT by Owl558 (Pardon my spelling)
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To: kattracks

Let's pretend ...

Brit Hume on FNC ran a piece ...
1. Kerry got an dishonorable discharge

2. Brit waved around the discharge papers

3. O'Neill was a guest saying Kerry was a traitor and got kicked out of the Army

4. Brit had cleared the story with Bartlett who said he checked with the Navy and the papers looked OK to him.

Then oops ... the papers were forgeries. A couple of weeks later, Brit says sorry, my news producer made a simple mistake. We call the Bush campaign all the time for info.

So I would assume the MSM would chalk it all up as 'it was just an honest mistake'. Welcome back Brit, and way to go FNC. High fives all around for the way you handled the crisis.

Don't you just love it.


28 posted on 09/22/2004 1:29:32 PM PDT by snooker (French Fried Flip Flopper still Flouncing, be careful out there.)
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To: kattracks
"Mr. Rather has no bodyguards," snapped Rather's spokeswoman, Kim Akhtar, after eyeballing the pictures. "There have been absolutely no threats against him."

and no one has threatened to dump wet spaghetti on him and no one has screamed obscenities over his ridiculous lies and NO ONE, NO ONE has accused him of being a commie pinko. NO ONE.

absolutely not.

29 posted on 09/22/2004 4:51:55 PM PDT by wildwood
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