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CBS Fallgal Mapes Still Working Forged Doc Story
NewsMax ^ | September 22, 2004 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 09/22/2004 6:53:13 AM PDT by Kaslin

Designated Rathergate fallgal Mary Mapes is still on the job at the network's formerly great news division, despite a deluge of leaks from CBS employees fingering her as the "60 Minutes" producer who dropped the ball in the forged memo story.

"CBS News staffers say they're puzzled why Mapes is still apparently actively working on the memos story," reports USA Today in Wednesday editions.

CBS News spokeswoman Sandy Genelius refused to comment on Mapes continuing work on the memos story, but acknowledged, however, that the "60 Minutes" producer remains on CBS's payroll. The fact that Mapes is still on the job has prompted speculation that she may not be willing to walk the plank - or at least not alone.

And since her key source for the disastrous story, Bill Burkett, was also a longtime source for Dan Rather himself, suspicion continues to swirl that Mapes may have the goods on CBS misconduct that transcends her own role in Rathergate.

The Rathergate fallgal, who's been searching for dirt on President Bush's National Guard record since 1999, has spent all that time working under Rather on "60 Minutes II." She's also been a top producer on the anchorman's "Evening News" broadcasts since 1989.


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: planetofthemapes; seebsnews; stainedbluememo
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1 posted on 09/22/2004 6:53:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
CBS News faced new charges of journalistic impropriety on Sept. 21, 2004, a day after the network said it regretted using questionable documents in a report challenging President Bush's military service. At issue was a report in USA Today that the source of the documents had given them to CBS only after the network agreed to arrange a conversation between the source and the presidential campaign of Bush's opponent, Democratic Sen. John Kerry. News anchor Dan Rather is shown at a news conference in New York on October 18, 2001. (Peter Morgan/Reuters)

Dan has been play-acting at being a reporter for so many years now — the suspenders, the loosened tie, and all the other stuff that would look great if he were auditioning for a cheesy dinner-theatre revival of "The Front Page"; the over-the-top intros: "Bob Schieffer, one of the best hard-nosed reporters in the business has been working his sources. What have you managed to uncover for us, Bob?," after which Bob reads out a Democratic National Committee press release. Dan has been doing all this so long he doesn't seem to realize the news isn't just a show.

---Mark Steyn

2 posted on 09/22/2004 6:55:16 AM PDT by dennisw (Gd is against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe she is going to break the story that documents are fakes.


3 posted on 09/22/2004 6:55:38 AM PDT by Inyokern
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To: dennisw
Mary Mapes, a producer for CBS is seen in this 1999 file photo, in Jasper, Texas. Mapes was the producer on CBS's Dan Rather's report on '60 Minutes' questioning President Bush's National Guard service. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Tue Sep 21, 2:27 PM ET
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Mary Mapes, a producer for CBS is seen in this 1999 file photo, in Jasper, Texas. Mapes was the producer on CBS's Dan Rather's report on '60 Minutes' questioning President Bush (news - web sites)'s National Guard service. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

4 posted on 09/22/2004 6:56:24 AM PDT by dennisw (Gd is against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: Kaslin

People like Mapes and Rather probably have "the goods" on SeeBS as a whole.......CBS may have MORE to lose by 86ing them.


5 posted on 09/22/2004 6:56:27 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Miss Free Republic High School-198?)
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To: Inyokern

Dan already called dibs on that story.

Really.


6 posted on 09/22/2004 6:56:32 AM PDT by Fixit (John Kerry has so little faith in his campaign that he won't even resign his abandoned Senate seat.)
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To: Kaslin

Just can't let it go can they/he.


7 posted on 09/22/2004 6:56:41 AM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: dennisw

She's got a sort of "deer-in-the-headlights" thing going on in that photo.

How very appropriate.


8 posted on 09/22/2004 6:57:23 AM PDT by Fixit (John Kerry has so little faith in his campaign that he won't even resign his abandoned Senate seat.)
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To: Fixit

Rather -- "If the documents are not what we were led to believe, I'd like to break that story."


9 posted on 09/22/2004 6:58:48 AM PDT by dennisw (Gd is against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: dennisw

You know it sure seems odd how ABC, The NYTimes and AP have been coming out saying she is a die hard liberal. Even more odd is how Lockhart sez "Some producer called me..." like he doesn't know who she is.

Yowza...


10 posted on 09/22/2004 6:58:54 AM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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Planet of the Mapes...


11 posted on 09/22/2004 6:59:30 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Kaslin

The Shadout Mapes from Dune shows her loyalty.....Is Mary Mapes as well?......

12 posted on 09/22/2004 7:02:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you shoot from the hip enough times, eventually you'll shoot yourself in the a$$......)
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To: Kaslin
"CBS News staffers say they're puzzled why Mapes is still apparently actively working on the memos story," reports USA Today in Wednesday editions.

Well I'm not puzzled at all.

Remember, Dan Rather is the boss and he believes both that the story behind the documents is true and, incredibly, that the documents are not forgeries - they just can't be validated. With this mentality at the top what else could you expect from CBS News?

13 posted on 09/22/2004 7:02:27 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: dennisw

Oink oink


14 posted on 09/22/2004 7:04:06 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Kerry was for using superscript before he was against it)
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To: Kaslin

Probably looking for someone else to pin it on. McAwful is already trying to make it look like Rove did it. Maybe Mapes is creating new documents to prove it? ;)


15 posted on 09/22/2004 7:05:48 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Kaslin

Let's see, the two people who are still aqgressively working the memo/guard storyline are:

Mapes At CBS and Terrible Terry at the DNC. Connection anyone?


16 posted on 09/22/2004 7:05:54 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Kaslin
They have no other way to respond to the Swift Boats Vets, this story is needed to be kept alive no matter what, else somebody might ask JFKerry what the .ell were you doing in Paris cavorting with the enemy.
17 posted on 09/22/2004 7:06:04 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: dennisw

Give that dope Rather one of Drudge's old fedoras to complete his outfit, and give Mapes a chance to go to work for the DNC - - FULL-time. These people are not journalists.


18 posted on 09/22/2004 7:06:44 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Kaslin

She is hot on the trail of the real killers.


19 posted on 09/22/2004 7:07:22 AM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe the entire see-BS news crew can be sent over to the Sundance channel. They are always looking for some wacko to pedal their leftist drivel.


20 posted on 09/22/2004 7:07:32 AM PDT by snooker (French Fried Flip Flopper still Flouncing, be careful out there.)
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To: Fixit

Yes, he did. Just amazing. "If they documents turn out to be fakes, I'd like to break that story." News flash, Dan. The story was broken shortly after you reported using the fake, but accurate memos.

How delusional IS this guy? We all slow down a bit as we get older, but there comes a time when you need to acknowledge it and stop embarrassing yourself in public.


21 posted on 09/22/2004 7:07:34 AM PDT by .38sw
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To: dennisw

Mark Steyn always hits the nail straight at the top


22 posted on 09/22/2004 7:07:52 AM PDT by Kaslin (Stick a fork in Kerry, he is done)
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To: Kaslin

Stay out of Ft Marcy Park, ms. mapes...


23 posted on 09/22/2004 7:08:06 AM PDT by ez (TERRORISTS FOR KERRY!!!)
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To: dennisw
Rather -- "If the documents are not what we were led to believe, I'd like to break that story."

The really scary thing about Dan is that he actually thinks he did break the story with his interview of Burkett.

Also, note what he says, "if the documents are not what we were led to believe". He still is holding out hope that the documents are real. Hey Dan, get ready to break some more news. The documents are fake!

24 posted on 09/22/2004 7:09:02 AM PDT by Pete
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To: InterceptPoint
Well I'm not puzzled at all.

Remember, Dan Rather is the boss and he believes both that the story behind the documents is true and, incredibly, that the documents are not forgeries - they just can't be validated. With this mentality at the top what else could you expect from CBS News?

No puzzlement here, either. I'm thinking that keeping Mapes in the loop is just Rather's way of saving face. Taking her off the beat would be thought of by Rather as a further admission of guilt/defeat, and I think he feels he's gone as far as he will on that score with his "apology".

25 posted on 09/22/2004 7:09:06 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Kaslin

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!!


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

Dune Rather?


27 posted on 09/22/2004 7:09:30 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

More like "DONE" Rather......


28 posted on 09/22/2004 7:11:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you shoot from the hip enough times, eventually you'll shoot yourself in the a$$......)
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To: rod1
Let's see, the two people who are still aqgressively working the memo/guard storyline are:

Mapes At CBS and Terrible Terry at the DNC. Connection anyone?

Sure looks that way

29 posted on 09/22/2004 7:11:49 AM PDT by Kaslin (Stick a fork in Kerry, he is done)
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To: MizSterious

I would not be surprised if McAwful is the one who is behind it


30 posted on 09/22/2004 7:14:12 AM PDT by Kaslin (Stick a fork in Kerry, he is done)
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To: MizSterious

You're closer than you think - if she can, in any way (like really GOOD forgeries!) restore the story to credibility, she hopes that she can keep her job.
Never mind that she contacted the Kerry campaign - depends on what your definition of "ethics" is!


31 posted on 09/22/2004 7:17:56 AM PDT by Ike
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To: Kaslin

Insane.


32 posted on 09/22/2004 7:18:31 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Kaslin

I friggin' love it!
I hope SeeBS keeps Blather and Mapes...
What better icon of the lying liberal MSM than Blather...

Nixon and Reagan must be sitting up in heaven with their boxes of popcorn really enjoying this! LOL


33 posted on 09/22/2004 7:20:57 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi Travis,http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: Kaslin

Mapes and Rather have no credibility anymore. Do they not realize this?


34 posted on 09/22/2004 7:24:17 AM PDT by rushmom
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To: Inyokern
Maybe she is going to break the story that documents are fakes....
Too Late. Dan stated several days ago if the docs are fake, he wants to break that story too.
35 posted on 09/22/2004 7:24:52 AM PDT by usastandsunited
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To: dennisw

a 3 bagger.


36 posted on 09/22/2004 7:29:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Kaslin

Get her on medication...this woman is seriously impaired.


37 posted on 09/22/2004 7:31:20 AM PDT by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: Kaslin
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 like mean spirited. They're in a hole, it's time to stop digging.

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

38 posted on 09/22/2004 7:31:53 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

a 3 bagger........


One bag over the dogs head so he can't watch.


39 posted on 09/22/2004 7:32:29 AM PDT by dennisw (Gd is against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: Kaslin

She's still there because they want her to find other genuine evidence that the story is true. If she can pull it off then she will have trashed Bush successfully, proved that their original assertion that the docs were fake but the story was true was justifiable and aim the story back at Bush and away from CBS.


40 posted on 09/22/2004 7:32:43 AM PDT by DestroytheDemocrats
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To: rushmom

Mapes is also to blame for breaking the Abu Grahab story
with pictures.
She is a bitter Feminist, with a partisan ax to grind.

CBS has lost ALL credibility. Nothing they report can be believed.


41 posted on 09/22/2004 7:32:58 AM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: dennisw

Judging by that pic, even Larry Flynt won't be offering up her next gig...


42 posted on 09/22/2004 7:35:49 AM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: Kaslin

I will bet 100 dollars that the will be a made for TV movie about this where Dan and Mary are depicted as stalwart heros and conservatives as barbarians at the gate...blah blah blah.


43 posted on 09/22/2004 7:36:16 AM PDT by DestroytheDemocrats
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To: dennisw

so he can't report it to the authorities.


44 posted on 09/22/2004 7:37:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Woof !)
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To: GOPJ

Here's a scary thought. Maybe they are over on ebay looking for that elusive 70's typewriter so they can produce forgeries that at least look like real documents.

Maybe that's the real reason Mapes is still on the payroll.


45 posted on 09/22/2004 7:38:50 AM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: usastandsunited
Dan stated several days ago if the docs are fake, he wants to break that story too.

Having lost all credibility and trust, Dan Rather breaking a story is now like a dog breaking wind.

46 posted on 09/22/2004 7:39:18 AM PDT by searchandrecovery (Socialist America - diseased and dysfunctional.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The walls have ears and so do dogs


47 posted on 09/22/2004 7:40:12 AM PDT by dennisw (Gd is against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: Kaslin
Viacom owner of CBS: MTV Running Ad Saying Kids Will Be Drafted!!"

Viacom lie debunked here on Snopes.com








48 posted on 09/22/2004 8:40:01 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (What did Dan Rather know, and when did he know it?)
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To: dennisw

That pic of Mapes in 1999 from Jasper Texas....isn't that where Byrd was killed?? was she doing another false story like she did in Seattle in the late 80's that John Carlson talked about yesterday??


49 posted on 09/22/2004 8:46:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: LtKerst

HOW did Mapes get the pictures of Abu Grahib??? From Michael Moore...from Nick Berg?? How...Who??


50 posted on 09/22/2004 8:50:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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