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So, here is a producer that made a mistake but will take the fall for the network, yet when Dan screwed up they kept him on, inspite of the outrage and his poor judgement. Can anyone explain to me why they would do this?

I did a search and found another story she worked on: Lawsuit Seeks Casket Photos

Melissa McDermott

If all this slime makes you feel like you need a shower, perhaps taking a moment to look at the faces of our Veterans will help you forget about CBS.

Veterans gather at memorials in D.C. area - Including AMAZING photo's of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1 posted on 11/14/2004 11:57:16 AM PST by Former Military Chick
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CBS News has fired the producer responsible for interrupting the last five minutes of a hit crime drama with a special report on the death of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, a network source said on Friday.

ROTFLOL! This just made my whole day. Woohoo!

2 posted on 11/14/2004 11:58:48 AM PST by Prime Choice (STFU ACLU.)
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To: Former Military Chick

Mapes' rectum is puckering.


3 posted on 11/14/2004 11:58:56 AM PST by martin_fierro
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NOW, where is NOW. This is blatant descrimination. Crickets...


4 posted on 11/14/2004 11:59:34 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Former Military Chick

Exactly. Really tells you where CBS’s priorities are.


5 posted on 11/14/2004 12:02:11 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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Veterans gather at memorials in D.C. area - Including AMAZING photo's of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Um...this links to an article entitled, "Sobered Gay Rights Groups Vow to Change Public's Mind (hello knock knock -- last election)"

6 posted on 11/14/2004 12:02:53 PM PST by Prime Choice (STFU ACLU.)
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No, no, no. This is different from Rathergate.

This one cost them money. Rathergate was just, y'know, political.

Keep writing any company that advertises on See-BS that until Rather is tossed you'll by from someone else.

7 posted on 11/14/2004 12:03:12 PM PST by woofer
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To: Former Military Chick

The masters of the MSM are getting more and more jumpy!


8 posted on 11/14/2004 12:04:09 PM PST by eagle11 (You can't build a party platform on a social welfare safety net most Americans hope they don't need!)
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Of course by that standard it doesn't make sense.

The right call, in my book, would have been to just runs an NBC News ticker at the bottom of the screen, just saying that Arafat had passed away, and saying tune in at 11PM (only 10 mins later) for the full report.

Prepare a special 2 minute thingy for the local affils to run. It was probably 'in the can' anyway.

The producer made a very bad call. Rather made an even worse call, but he has more 'stroke' with the brass and that's what counts.

Actually, I would have chewed out the producer for the bad call and fired Rather. It appears that while the producer of the Arafat breaking news story got canned, I don't think Rather even got chewed out.

There is no justice in corporate or otherwise heirarchical environments. I worked in NYC law firms for eight years and they were run so poorly I can't begin to tell you!


9 posted on 11/14/2004 12:05:02 PM PST by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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Mind-boggling. The utter lack of critical thinking displayed by CBS bigwigs is no longer shocking- but always worth noting for reference.


10 posted on 11/14/2004 12:06:00 PM PST by SE Mom (God Bless our troops.)
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Granted, Rather should've been gone the Friday after he "broke" (irreparably) the fake docs story. But in this case Melissa McDermott is just the reader, not the producer. CBS didn't name that dimwit, and whoever it is will just get kicked down to one of the CBS owned&operated stations or go across the street to another network. Melissa will keep reading whatever she's handed. Business as usual, so expect more of the same stupidity.


11 posted on 11/14/2004 12:06:01 PM PST by WestTexasWend
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To: Former Military Chick

...but what she reported wasn't forged, I don't get it :{)


13 posted on 11/14/2004 12:08:59 PM PST by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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Veterans gather at memorials in D.C. area - Including AMAZING photo's of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

14 posted on 11/14/2004 12:09:42 PM PST by Former Military Chick (Lets keep the MSM to the grind stone, stories like this should not be ignored.)
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What a joke. So people missed three minutes of a TV show. CBS is acting like the Producer committed some sort of criminal act. All of this while they continue to bury their heads in the sand about the runaway bias in the news division, which is the real problem. Their priorities are still screwed up. Their ratings are already in the basement. You'd think they would get a clue at some point.


15 posted on 11/14/2004 12:12:04 PM PST by orangelobster
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What?
No two month investigation ?
It just shows that SeeBS can move quickly if
their sensibilities are violated.
18 posted on 11/14/2004 12:13:30 PM PST by oldbrowser (You lost the election.....................Get over it.)
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Can anyone explain to me why they would do this?

Fiction supercedes reality at SeeBS

21 posted on 11/14/2004 12:16:56 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Former Military Chick
Big deal...I wonder what Mary Mapes is holding over CBS to keep her sorry rear employed... She must have some really damning material.
25 posted on 11/14/2004 12:20:02 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Former Military Chick; Grampa Dave; devolve
I wish they would FIRE the LIAR!


28 posted on 11/14/2004 12:38:05 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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Which network was it that cut off the critical final seconds of an NFL playoff game with "Heidi"?


32 posted on 11/14/2004 1:31:11 PM PST by Alouette (When the wicked perish, there is jubilation! Proverbs 11:10)
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CBS News has been under intense scrutiny since veteran anchor Dan Rather ran a controversial report on President Bush's military record based on documents whose authenticity came under fire.

Whose authenticity came under fire? There isn't so much as one chance in a gazillion that those docs were genuine, yet Reuters will only say they "came under fire." Dolts.

34 posted on 11/14/2004 1:40:23 PM PST by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has never led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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Good grief. Melissa McDermott.

I remember her from here in KS. Good reporter.

Good to see the producer get the axe though....obviously they should not have run a report so close to the evening news.


36 posted on 11/14/2004 2:42:15 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("War is an ugly thing, but...the...feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse." --J.S. Mill)
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