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'60 Minutes' source has a long history of disparaging Bush
Washington Post ^ | 9-22-04

Posted on 09/22/2004 9:59:39 AM PDT by truthandlife

The man CBS News touted as the "unimpeachable source" of explosive documents about President Bush's National Guard service turns out to be a former Guard officer who has denounced Bush as a liar with "demonic personality shortcomings."

Over the past three years, retired Lt. Col. Bill Burkett has given dozens of newspaper and television interviews accusing the president and his aides of destroying documents and stealing elections. In e-mail messages to an Internet chat group for Texas Democrats, he has also said that the "Bush team" sent "goons" to intimidate him at his ranch in Baird, Texas.

"They can go to hell," the retired officer, 55, wrote in a March 29 posting. "I'll continue to defend the freedom of this nation -- not the liars who have wrested its helm."

Burkett's allegations against Bush and leaders of the Texas National Guard were featured prominently in a controversial book, "Bush's War for Re- election," by a former reporter, James Moore, that was published in February. The book led to Burkett's briefly becoming a TV talk-show celebrity, with his allegations of corruption and favoritism in the National Guard.

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


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KEYWORDS: 60minutes; bashing; bush; cbs; rathergate; stainedbluememo

1 posted on 09/22/2004 9:59:40 AM PDT by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife

"You'll never prove I am NOT the Queen of the space unicorns!NYARRR!!"
-Dan Blather.


2 posted on 09/22/2004 10:02:45 AM PDT by EvilRightWingRepublican
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To: truthandlife
Viacom owner of CBS: MTV Running Ad Saying Kids Will Be Drafted!!"

Viacom lie debunked here on Snopes.com









3 posted on 09/22/2004 10:04:04 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (What did Dan Rather know, and when did he know it?)
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To: truthandlife

The Washington Post is calling CBS biased. Words fail me.


4 posted on 09/22/2004 10:04:23 AM PDT by Spok
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To: truthandlife
"an Internet chat group for Texas Democrats, "

Anyone know which group that is?

5 posted on 09/22/2004 10:05:06 AM PDT by bayourod (The parrot is dead. Honor your guarantee now Dan Rather.)
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To: truthandlife

6 posted on 09/22/2004 10:08:29 AM PDT by NewMediaFan (Fake but accurate)
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To: truthandlife
When CBS was going to release that statement last week, I signed up to receive news emails from them. I just received this alert from CBS News. Note how they characterize the documents.

CBS News has named former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and ex-Associated Press President Lou Boccardi to independently review "60 Minutes Wednesday's" use of memos purportedly written by President Bush's National Guard commander.

"Puportedly written by"?? It sounds like they have reverted back to their position last week!

7 posted on 09/22/2004 10:09:45 AM PDT by Pete
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To: truthandlife

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, even after Rathergate started
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"...
9. CBS CONTACTED A DEMOCRAT PARTISAN, Burkett, looking for the documents, Burkett did not call dnCBS

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!!

GREAT Graphic about the MSM and DNC Collusion

http://www.kerry2faces.com/scandalMag.jpg


8 posted on 09/22/2004 10:33:12 AM PDT by woodb01 (Take out the 'dnC'BS "news" trash... Make dnCBS EXTINCT)
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To: bayourod

Yahoo....TexasDemocrat2.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1220332/posts


9 posted on 09/22/2004 10:34:58 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: truthandlife

Seems appropriate that Burkett raises Simmethal bulls at his ranch near Baird...

In fact, if you feel like sending him a note, you can find his e-mail address under "cattle for sale:"
http://www.texassimmentalsimbrah.com/cattleforsale.html


10 posted on 09/22/2004 10:41:44 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: truthandlife
he saved himself from death by taking a dose of cattle penicillin that turned out to be three times the correct dosage for his body weight.

The disease that he imagines that he had was, as I recall, amoebic encephilitis.

Penicillin would only be effective for a bacterial infection. Amoeba's are procaryote cells (ie, with a nucleus), just like us, bacteria are not.

Perhaps some FReeper biology geeks can confirm this.

11 posted on 09/22/2004 10:43:02 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen)
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To: woodb01

4a. The old secretrary changed her story, THEN was interviewed.


12 posted on 09/22/2004 10:43:30 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: truthandlife

"Unimpeachable source..."


13 posted on 09/22/2004 10:44:33 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: Redbob

I cannot find the original article where she said she knew nothing about Bush's service, just that there were spoiled privileged kids in the unit..Then she became an expert on Bush's service.


14 posted on 09/22/2004 10:50:13 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: Spok

The Washington Post is calling CBS biased. Words fail me.



I hear ya. There can be no question, the Post goes out of its way to cast Bush in a negative light. Even their Sunday Business section gets in weekly digs. For them to sanctimoniously characterize CBS as biased is, well, simply, er.....I give up, words fail me.


15 posted on 09/22/2004 10:59:14 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: truthandlife
'60 Minutes' source has a long history of disparaging Bush

And a long history of helping Democrats!

16 posted on 09/22/2004 11:00:29 AM PDT by RJL
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The Kerry Kampaign and CBS ought to be real concerned about Burkett. He strikes me as unstable and the type who could blurt out some real damaging stuff. Give him time.


17 posted on 09/22/2004 11:02:38 AM PDT by Starboard
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The Kerry Kampaign and CBS ought to be real concerned about Burkett. He strikes me as unstable and the type who could blurt out some real damaging stuff. Give him time.

That's why Lawyer Van Os has referred him to other attorneys to sue CBS for "defamation of character." Then Burkett's attorney can tell him not to make a peep to the media during the pre-trial and trial phase lest he jeopardize his case. CBS will stall on a civil trial as long as possible, again to keep Burkett quiet, then on the eve of the trial, will suddenly settle with Burkett. Part of the settlement, of course, will be Burkett's silence. CBS is smart: It will use perfectly legal, "legitimate" means to, in effect, pay Burkett off.

18 posted on 09/22/2004 11:07:54 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Starboard
The Kerry Kampaign and CBS ought to be real concerned about Burkett. He strikes me as unstable and the type who could blurt out some real damaging stuff. Give him time.

Good point, Burkett may transfer some of his hatred from President Bush to his new enemies at CBS. When he does, it will be good to know that he's "unimpeachable".

19 posted on 09/22/2004 11:11:29 AM PDT by RJL
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To: MEG33

Thanks


20 posted on 09/22/2004 12:07:59 PM PDT by bayourod (The parrot is dead. Honor your guarantee now Dan Rather.)
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To: truthandlife
CBS spokeswoman Kelli Edwards, asked about Mapes' actions, said: "It's obviously against CBS News standards and those of every other reputable news organization to be associated with any political agenda."

So you are admitting that taking part in a fundraiser, as Rather did, was against your standards? Then why is he still employed? CBS is demonstrably not a reputable news organization. For the last several days our noses have been rubbed in that.

21 posted on 09/22/2004 12:33:08 PM PDT by Fatuncle (Free Republic: the latest in reality programming.)
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Burkett's allegations against Bush and leaders of the Texas National Guard were featured prominently in a controversial book, "Bush's War for Re- election," by a former reporter, James Moore, that was published in February....

Moore was one of Burkett's staunchest defenders until the "60 Minutes" program, but said Monday that he no longer knew whether to believe him. "I've got so caught up in the white noise of political skullduggery that I no longer trust anything anyone tells me," Moore said.

Is James Moore going to pull his book, since it was based on Burkett's lies? I don't think so.

22 posted on 09/22/2004 12:47:28 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: Fatuncle
Speaking of fund raising, here's part of what Disengenuous Dan, the star attraction at the Democratic event, said:

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Rather said yesterday that he hadn't realized beforehand that the event was a fundraiser. "I didn't ask the question, and I should have," he said in an interview. "I take full responsibility for it. I'm responsible and I'm accountable."

But the Texas native stopped short of calling his appearance a mistake or saying he would not have attended had he known in advance that he was being used to raise money.

http//www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A34557-2001Apr

23 posted on 09/22/2004 1:52:29 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Redbob

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1218125/posts
***ALERT*** Inconsistencies in Marian Carr Knox's Story ***Bloggers Take Note***
Within this post is this link

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.mpl/nation/2796630


24 posted on 09/22/2004 1:57:14 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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