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DAN'S PRODUCER DIGS IN (Mary Mapes Fights For Her Job)
New York Post - Page Six ^ | 12/10/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson

Posted on 12/09/2004 10:33:02 PM PST by kattracks

WITH the CBS News investigation of Memogate almost done, Mary Mapes, the producer who obtained the fake memos used in Dan Rather's George Bush-bashing report, is fighting to save her job and her reputation. The sleuths at ratherbiased.com report Mapes wrote up a 68-page statement in her own defense and has been lobbying to convince the CBS probers that Rather's exposé on Bush's National Guard service was accurate, even if the documents obtained from a crackpot Texas Democrat were bogus. Rather acted preemptively by quitting as the "Evening News" anchor.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004electionbias; badhairdecade; mapes; marymapes; maryyourefired; mediabias; planetofthemapes; rathergate; zogbyism
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1 posted on 12/09/2004 10:33:02 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks

Blah blah blah...GUILTY AS CHARGED!


2 posted on 12/09/2004 10:33:45 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: kattracks

Its accurate even if its a lie. Gee, now have we heard that defense before?? ;-)


3 posted on 12/09/2004 10:35:02 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Try that in court.

Your Honor. Even though all my own examiners claim the deed is fake it is still accurate. I really should get Trumps fortune. Doesn't matter he hasn't even died yet.


4 posted on 12/09/2004 10:41:40 PM PST by ImphClinton (Four More Years Go Bush)
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To: kattracks

She's going with Rathers final losing line of defense, the documents might be fake, but the story is true?


5 posted on 12/09/2004 10:41:40 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: kattracks
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow...
6 posted on 12/09/2004 10:41:58 PM PST by Gum Shoe
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To: kattracks

She'd made a great Nazi...No lie is to big as long as it gains you power.


7 posted on 12/09/2004 10:42:03 PM PST by Cutterjohnmhb
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To: kattracks

...TickTickTickTickTickTickTick...


8 posted on 12/09/2004 10:44:49 PM PST by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: kattracks
Mary Mapes, the poster child for Hillary in 08.

CBS will keep her on, I am willing to bet on it.

She will be portrayed as a courageous journalist, just doing her job.

Viacom will never admit to the American public what their agenda truly is.

9 posted on 12/09/2004 10:47:08 PM PST by smoothsailing (Eagles Up !!)
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To: smoothsailing
CBS will keep her on, I am willing to bet on it.

I don't think so. In situations like this, they need a sacrificial lamb. A fall guy. (Or in this case, a fall girl.) Everything will be blamed on Mary Mapes, and darling Dan will be put out to pasture in a blaze of glory.

10 posted on 12/09/2004 10:50:53 PM PST by Bryan
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To: mondonico

And let's not forget Heyward. He's gotta go too. Once Rather publicly apologizes for slandering the President with forged documents, accounts should be square.


11 posted on 12/09/2004 10:52:37 PM PST by Bonaparte (Of course, it must look like an accident...)
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To: kattracks

FGS

12 posted on 12/09/2004 11:10:28 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: kattracks
These people will never get it.

Mapes should have been axed the week the scandal broke.

13 posted on 12/09/2004 11:12:47 PM PST by Bullish
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To: ForGod'sSake

Wooooo (shudder).
CBS should do the honorable thing, like Admiral Boorda, and put Mapes in the anchor chair.


14 posted on 12/09/2004 11:14:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: kattracks
Mary Mapes is as relevant to the world of factual news as the checkout clerk at my local grocery.

Ditto for Mr. Rather and Mr. Heyward. And Viacom, for that matter.,

15 posted on 12/09/2004 11:16:19 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: kattracks

She spent five years chasing the story. What was the purpose? It was to do damage to the president and help the DemocRAT. It was agenda-driven journalism. She should be out on her butt. Why didn't she report on John Kerry in Paris negotiating with the commies? What about his phony reports for purple hearts? What about the frauds at the Winter Soldier hearings? She did none of those.


16 posted on 12/09/2004 11:21:07 PM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: kattracks
Flashback

Father Says CBS 'Rathergate' Producer Mapes Had An Ax to Grind

But Mapes' father sees a political agenda behind his daughter's work. Don Mapes, 76, was a recent guest on a radio talk show hosted by John Carlson on KVI in Seattle.

He said, "I'm really ashamed of what my daughter has become. She's a typical liberal. She went into journalism with an ax to grind, and that was to promote radical feminism."

17 posted on 12/09/2004 11:25:50 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: kattracks

I could be wrong but in my mind this woman is more guilty than Dan. She's the one that put it all together and presented it to Dan and he was the idiot that bought it. His own Ego and Hate for Bush did him in. She has to go no matter what.


18 posted on 12/09/2004 11:30:54 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: Bonaparte
Once Rather publicly apologizes for slandering the President with forged documents, accounts should be square.

Absolutely Not !

Rather should have been suspended as soon as the scandal broke.

He came back and made a second try at W. Remember the Al Qa Qa flap? That was good old Dirty Dan in action again.

My own opinion is that the White House should have pulled the press credentials for CBS.

19 posted on 12/10/2004 12:14:03 AM PST by CurlyDave
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To: kattracks
How is it that she's still drawing a check from CBS in the first place?
20 posted on 12/10/2004 12:18:42 AM PST by RichInOC (Dan Rather may be a real-life Ted Baxter, but you, Mary, are no Mary Richards.)
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To: kattracks
THIEF IS TO FENCE AS FORGER IS TO RATHER.
21 posted on 12/10/2004 12:28:14 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Handsome woman.


22 posted on 12/10/2004 12:28:35 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: fish hawk
I could be wrong but in my mind this woman is more guilty than Dan. She's the one that put it all together and presented it to Dan and he was the idiot that bought it. His own Ego and Hate for Bush did him in. She has to go no matter what.

You are not wrong. On TV magazine shows, the producers are the ones who do 90% of the work. This was Mapes's baby from start to finish; Dan would never even have heard of the "memos" if it weren't for her.

If this were an episode of "Law & Order," Dan would be the accessory who gets immunity about 20 minutes into the show in exchange for his testimony, while Mapes would be the master criminal, fighting and screaming for the rest of the hour until she finally gets convicted and sent off for 25 to life.

Well, assuming Dan would ever admit to having done anything wrong in the first place, anyway.

23 posted on 12/10/2004 12:28:59 AM PST by Dont Mention the War (W2: Coming January 20, 2005! Be There!)
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To: CurlyDave
I agree. A lot of things should have happened. He should have been arrested for interfering with a federal election. He and CBS should have been sued for slander by the Bush family. FCC should have revoked CBS' broadcast license for their conspiracy to interfere in the election.

Realistically, though, we're not going to see any of this happen, are we?

24 posted on 12/10/2004 12:30:44 AM PST by Bonaparte (Of course, it must look like an accident...)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Yikes. I just put my leftover Subway back in the fridge. :-)


25 posted on 12/10/2004 12:52:21 AM PST by wolficatZ
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To: kattracks

It's the bloggers fault.


26 posted on 12/10/2004 12:53:33 AM PST by Guillermo ("But they're European cut vinyl pirate pants" - Rudy Canoza)
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To: Hank Rearden

yes, STRIKING! lol


27 posted on 12/10/2004 1:21:12 AM PST by Jazzman1
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
28 posted on 12/10/2004 1:24:56 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: LdSentinal
He said, "I'm really ashamed of what my daughter has become. She's a typical liberal. She went into journalism with an ax to grind, and that was to promote radical feminism."

That's kind of intense, for a father to publicly diss his daughter. Probably didn't go over real well in the Mapes family.

29 posted on 12/10/2004 1:39:56 AM PST by wideminded
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To: kattracks

Ho ho ho

And a bottom of rum

The ax falls today, Mary.


30 posted on 12/10/2004 1:42:32 AM PST by Nick Danger (Want some wood?)
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To: kattracks

Boy, in that picture she already has the deer in the headlights look.


31 posted on 12/10/2004 1:48:30 AM PST by 12B
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To: 12B

What, me lie?


32 posted on 12/10/2004 1:55:41 AM PST by kattracks
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To: Gum Shoe
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow...

Looks like her garden is getting washed out

33 posted on 12/10/2004 2:01:18 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Is she on drugs or just one of the living dead?


34 posted on 12/10/2004 2:59:26 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: kattracks
Mapes wrote up a 68-page statement in her own defense

No doubt on company time using CBS resources.

Mapes, even more than Rather, must go. If not, CBS has zero integrity and believability.
35 posted on 12/10/2004 3:02:23 AM PST by Beckwith (John Kerry is now a kept man . . .)
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To: kattracks
"Mapes wrote up a 68-page statement in her own defense and has been lobbying to convince the CBS probers that Rather's exposé on Bush's National Guard service was accurate, even if the documents obtained from a crackpot Texas Democrat were bogus."

It's the Zogby Defense!
36 posted on 12/10/2004 3:25:10 AM PST by KS Flyover
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To: kattracks
Mapes wrote up a 68-page statement in her own defense

I would LOVE to read this. I'll bet every crackpot who has made the false allegations is cited as "evidence" that the story is true even though the documents are faked.

She'll get canned but have sympathizers aplenty in the media so will continue to try to push her agenda in some other way in some other venue, is my prediction.

37 posted on 12/10/2004 5:28:49 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: kattracks

The report's accuracy is exceeded only by her exceptionally good looks.


38 posted on 12/10/2004 5:30:29 AM PST by bert (Don't Panic.....)
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To: chiefqc
"Is she on drugs or just one of the living dead?"

Answer: Both! She is a poster girl of the Raving Lunatic Lefty Mediots in the Media.

39 posted on 12/10/2004 6:04:05 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Writers of hate GW/Christians/ Republicans Articles = GIM=GAY INFECTED MEDIOTS!)
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To: kattracks; Travis McGee; weegee; MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Danny, quit hogging the trash cans. Move over and make room for Mary!

After Mary and Dan, who's next at cBS?

40 posted on 12/10/2004 6:12:04 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Writers of hate GW/Christians/ Republicans Articles = GIM=GAY INFECTED MEDIOTS!)
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To: smoothsailing

She could always work for NPR or A$$ America.


41 posted on 12/10/2004 6:12:48 AM PST by steve8714 (Urban sprawl and citizens' guns will save this country.)
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To: kattracks; Travis McGee; weegee; MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo; Ernest_at_the_Beach

42 posted on 12/10/2004 6:14:56 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Writers of hate GW/Christians/ Republicans Articles = GIM=GAY INFECTED MEDIOTS!)
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To: Gum Shoe
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow...

with some the cBS of course.

43 posted on 12/10/2004 6:14:56 AM PST by PjhCPA (Armed with what?.....SPITBALLS!!!)
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To: Hank Rearden

44 posted on 12/10/2004 6:15:16 AM PST by maggief
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To: kattracks

I heard a rumor that Rather was leaving See BS. Any truth to it?
I see he’s still there.


45 posted on 12/10/2004 6:15:46 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: R. Scott

He's stepping down as anchor at CPS in March, according to the current timetable. They SAY he's still going to do Sixty Minutes II. We'll see.


46 posted on 12/10/2004 6:18:58 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: R. Scott

CBS...


47 posted on 12/10/2004 6:19:22 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: smoothsailing
Viacom will never admit to the American public what their agenda truly is.

Viacom is in to damage repair and was putting the heat on Rather.

48 posted on 12/10/2004 6:21:13 AM PST by Zechariah11
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To: Grampa Dave

Bush lied!!


49 posted on 12/10/2004 6:21:23 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: kattracks

FIVE YEARS this witch has spent fabricating a story about Bush's service record

Yet when there are serious discrepancies in Kerry's record - not a damn thing!

That says it all....


50 posted on 12/10/2004 6:22:10 AM PST by Wil H
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