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Posted on 01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST by 1Old Pro

Report just issues, mapes finally fired


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1 posted on 01/10/2005 7:02:46 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

Where do you see this? - sorry- I'm at work


2 posted on 01/10/2005 7:04:01 AM PST by RushCrush (We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it.-Marge Simpson)
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To: 1Old Pro

What a crock! What about Rather? Mapes is the scapegoat. Sounds like a good sex discrimination case. Fire the female underling, not the male supervisor.


3 posted on 01/10/2005 7:04:18 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: 1Old Pro; Admin Moderator
Might as well move this thread into breaking..
4 posted on 01/10/2005 7:04:18 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: 1Old Pro

If they fired Mapes, then either they're saying Dan was a "poor soul misled by the wiles of a female reporter" or they need to fire Dan, too.


6 posted on 01/10/2005 7:04:42 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: 1Old Pro

That must be some doozy of a report if they finally fired here -- guess she is taking the fall for Rather?


7 posted on 01/10/2005 7:04:50 AM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Increase Republicans in Congress in 2006!)
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To: 1Old Pro

About F'in time


8 posted on 01/10/2005 7:04:55 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Brilliant

Mapes is the scapegoat, Rather let off scott free. Two others asked to resign.


9 posted on 01/10/2005 7:05:17 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

MSNBC reporting now as the report evidently is literally just released.

Four employees being fired. The documents are forgeries (menaing I hope other media outlets like ABC can quit saying "alleged" to be faked)


10 posted on 01/10/2005 7:05:20 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: 1Old Pro

I am shocked.......Yawn......shocked , I say........snore...


11 posted on 01/10/2005 7:05:27 AM PST by Red Badger (And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you FReep!........)
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To: 1Old Pro

Just heard it WCBS 880 AM (Newsradio 88 in NYC)

What a crock and whitewash----saying they " could't determine that the documents were fraudulent"

cBS live to BS another day.


12 posted on 01/10/2005 7:05:45 AM PST by fastattacksailor (The US without the UN is like not having your mother-in-law with you on your honeymoon)
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To: 1Old Pro

The first fall girl.


13 posted on 01/10/2005 7:06:05 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
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To: xzins

One left wing ideologue down at CBS; four to go.


14 posted on 01/10/2005 7:06:07 AM PST by gaspar
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To: xzins

You are right they need to fire Dan Rather too.


15 posted on 01/10/2005 7:06:10 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: PhiKapMom
guess she is taking the fall for Rather?

Exactly, wonder if she'll talk now that she's a disgruntled EX-employee.

16 posted on 01/10/2005 7:06:24 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

What's the frequency, Mary?


17 posted on 01/10/2005 7:06:25 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: 1Old Pro
Prediction: She'll be hired by the sundance channel to run Stewart Smalley's show...
18 posted on 01/10/2005 7:06:30 AM PST by frog_jerk_2004
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To: sgtbono2002; All

Wonder what the DUmmies are saying....anyone willing to venture over?


19 posted on 01/10/2005 7:06:40 AM PST by RushCrush (We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it.-Marge Simpson)
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To: fastattacksailor
What a crock and whitewash----saying they " could't determine that the documents were fraudulent"

We didn't seem to have much trouble.

20 posted on 01/10/2005 7:07:13 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: cyncooper
The documents are forgeries (menaing I hope other media outlets like ABC can quit saying "alleged" to be faked)

Not admitted....it's still a media "escape clause".

21 posted on 01/10/2005 7:07:14 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

22 posted on 01/10/2005 7:07:17 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: 1Old Pro

She had better put some ice on that.


23 posted on 01/10/2005 7:08:10 AM PST by Preachin' (Democrats know that they can never run on their real agenda.)
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To: sgtbono2002
You are right they need to fire Dan Rather too.

HELL no. He does more to galvanize and motivate our side than Michael Moore does.

24 posted on 01/10/2005 7:08:22 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: 1Old Pro
Rathergate report to be released at 10 am eastern!!
  Posted by milwguy

25 posted on 01/10/2005 7:08:58 AM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: 1Old Pro
for the record:

(CBS) Four CBS News employees, including three executives, have been ousted for their role in preparing and reporting a disputed story about President Bush’s National Guard service. The action was prompted by the report of an independent panel that concluded that CBS News failed to follow basic journalistic principles in the preparation and reporting of the piece. The panel also said CBS News had compounded that failure with “rigid and blind” defense of the 60 Minutes Wednesday report. Asked to resign were Senior Vice President Betsy West, who supervised CBS News primetime programs; 60 Minutes Wednesday Executive Producer Josh Howard; Howard’s deputy, Senior Broadcast Producer Mary Murphy. The producer of the piece, Mary Mapes, was terminated. The correspondent on the story, CBS News anchor Dan Rather, is stepping down as anchor of CBS Evening News. The panel said a “myopic zeal” to be the first news organization to broadcast a groundbreaking story about Mr. Bush’s National Guard service was a key factor in explaining why CBS News had produced a story that was neither fair nor accurate and did not meet the organization’s internal standards. The report said at least four factors that some observers described as a journalistic “Perfect Storm” had contributed to the decision to broadcast a piece that was seriously flawed. “The combination of a new 60 Minutes Wednesday management team, great deference given to a highly respected producer and the network’s news anchor, competitive pressures, and a zealous belief in the truth of the segment seem to have led many to disregard some fundamental journalistic principles, “ the report said. The piece was aired during a tight and hotly contested presidential race between Mr. Bush and Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry. The timing of the story prompted charges of political bias against CBS News. While the panel found that some actions taken by CBS News encouraged such suspicions, “the Panel cannot conclude that a political agenda at 60 Minutes Wednesday drove either the timing of the airing of the segment or its content.” The story, which aired last Sept. 8, relied on four documents allegedly written by one of Mr. Bush's Texas Air National Guard commanders in the early 1970s, Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, who is now dead. Questions about the authenticity of the documents were raised almost immediately. After a stubborn 12-day defense of the story, CBS New conceded that it could not confirm the authenticity of the documents and asked former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and former Associated Press President Louis Boccardi to conduct an independent investigation into the matter. Their findings were contained in a 224-page report made public on Monday. While the panel said it was not prepared to brand the Killian documents as an outright forgery, it raised serious questions about their authenticity and the way CBS News handled them. The panel identified 10 serious defects in the preparation and reporting of the story that included failure to obtain clear authentication of the documents or to investigate controversial background of the source of the purported documents, retired Texas National Guard Lt. Col. Bill Burkett. The producer of the piece, Mary Mapes, was also faulted for calling a Joe Lockhart, a senior official in the John Kerry campaign, prior to the airing of the piece, and offering to put him in touch with Burkett. The panel called Mapes’ action a “clear conflict of interest that created the appearance of political bias.” The panel noted that the Guard segment was rushed on the air only six days after 60 Minutes Wednesday had obtained the some of the documents from Burkett and that preparation of the piece was supervised by a new management team of executive producer Josh Howard and senior broadcast producer Murphy. A key factor in the decision to broadcast the piece was a telephone conversation between Mapes and Maj. Gen. Bobby Hodges, Killian’s commanding officer. Mapes told the panel Hodges confirmed the content of the four documents after she read them to him over the phone. Hodges, however, denied doing so. He also told the panel he had given Mapes information that should have raised warning flags about the document, including his belief that Killian had never ordered anyone, including Mr. Bush, to take a physical. Hodges said that when he finally saw the documents after the Sept. 8 broadcast, he concluded they were bogus and told Rather and Mapes of his opinion on Sept. 10. “This alleged confirmation by Major General Hodges started to march 60 Minutes Wednesday into dangerous and ultimately unsustainable territory: the notion that since the content of the documents was felt to be true, demonstrating the authenticity of the documents became less important.” Mapes’ telephone conversation with Hodges was part of a vetting process that the panel concluded was wholly inadequate, largely because it had to be done so quickly. The key executives vetting the piece were West, Howard, and Murphy. After rushing the piece to air, the panel said, CBS News compounded the error by blindly defending the story. In doing so, the news organization missed opportunities to set the record straight. “The panel finds that once serious questions were raised, the defense of the segment became more rigid and emphatic, and that virtually no attempt was made to determine whether the questions raised had merit,” the report concluded. The panel believes a turning point came on Sept. 10, when CBS News President Andrew Heyward ordered Betsy West to review the opinions of document examiners who had seen the disputed documents and the confidential sources supporting the story. But no such investigation was undertaken. “Had this directive been followed promptly, the panel does not believe that 60 Minutes Wednesday would have publicly defended the segment for another 10 days,” the report said. The panel made a number of recommendations for changes, including: Appoint a senior Standards and Practices Executive, reporting directly to the President of CBS News, who would review all investigative reporting, use of confidential sources and authentication of documents. Personnel should feel comfortable going to this person confidentially and without fear of reprisal, with questions or concerns about particular reports. Foster an atmosphere in which competitive pressure is not allowed to prompt airing of reports before all investigation and vetting is done. Allow senior management to know the names of confidential sources as well as all relevant background about the person needed to make news judgments. Appoint a separate team, led by someone not involved in the original reporting, to look into any news report that is challenged. ©MMV, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

26 posted on 01/10/2005 7:08:59 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: RushCrush

CBSNEWS.COM!!!


27 posted on 01/10/2005 7:09:12 AM PST by bobsatwork
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To: 1Old Pro
(CBS) Four CBS News employees, including three executives, have been ousted for their role in preparing and reporting a disputed story about President Bush’s National Guard service.

The action was prompted by the report of an independent panel that concluded that CBS News failed to follow basic journalistic principles in the preparation and reporting of the piece. The panel also said CBS News had compounded that failure with “rigid and blind” defense of the 60 Minutes Wednesday report.

Asked to resign were Senior Vice President Betsy West, who supervised CBS News primetime programs; 60 Minutes Wednesday Executive Producer Josh Howard; Howard’s deputy, Senior Broadcast Producer Mary Murphy. The producer of the piece, Mary Mapes, was terminated.

The correspondent on the story, CBS News anchor Dan Rather, is stepping down as anchor of CBS Evening News.

The panel said a “myopic zeal” to be the first news organization to broadcast a groundbreaking story about Mr. Bush’s National Guard service was a key factor in explaining why CBS News had produced a story that was neither fair nor accurate and did not meet the organization’s internal standards.

The report said at least four factors that some observers described as a journalistic “Perfect Storm” had contributed to the decision to broadcast a piece that was seriously flawed.

“The combination of a new 60 Minutes Wednesday management team, great deference given to a highly respected producer and the network’s news anchor, competitive pressures, and a zealous belief in the truth of the segment seem to have led many to disregard some fundamental journalistic principles, “ the report said.

The piece was aired during a tight and hotly contested presidential race between Mr. Bush and Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry. The timing of the story prompted charges of political bias against CBS News.

While the panel found that some actions taken by CBS News encouraged such suspicions, “the Panel cannot conclude that a political agenda at 60 Minutes Wednesday drove either the timing of the airing of the segment or its content.”

The story, which aired last Sept. 8, relied on four documents allegedly written by one of Mr. Bush's Texas Air National Guard commanders in the early 1970s, Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, who is now dead. Questions about the authenticity of the documents were raised almost immediately.

After a stubborn 12-day defense of the story, CBS New conceded that it could not confirm the authenticity of the documents and asked former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and former Associated Press President Louis Boccardi to conduct an independent investigation into the matter.

Their findings were contained in a 224-page report made public on Monday. While the panel said it was not prepared to brand the Killian documents as an outright forgery, it raised serious questions about their authenticity and the way CBS News handled them.

The panel identified 10 serious defects in the preparation and reporting of the story that included failure to obtain clear authentication of the documents or to investigate controversial background of the source of the purported documents, retired Texas National Guard Lt. Col. Bill Burkett.

The producer of the piece, Mary Mapes, was also faulted for calling a Joe Lockhart, a senior official in the John Kerry campaign, prior to the airing of the piece, and offering to put him in touch with Burkett. The panel called Mapes’ action a “clear conflict of interest that created the appearance of political bias.”

The panel noted that the Guard segment was rushed on the air only six days after 60 Minutes Wednesday had obtained the some of the documents from Burkett and that preparation of the piece was supervised by a new management team of executive producer Josh Howard and senior broadcast producer Murphy.

A key factor in the decision to broadcast the piece was a telephone conversation between Mapes and Maj. Gen. Bobby Hodges, Killian’s commanding officer. Mapes told the panel Hodges confirmed the content of the four documents after she read them to him over the phone.

Hodges, however, denied doing so. He also told the panel he had given Mapes information that should have raised warning flags about the document, including his belief that Killian had never ordered anyone, including Mr. Bush, to take a physical.

Hodges said that when he finally saw the documents after the Sept. 8 broadcast, he concluded they were bogus and told Rather and Mapes of his opinion on Sept. 10.

“This alleged confirmation by Major General Hodges started to march 60 Minutes Wednesday into dangerous and ultimately unsustainable territory: the notion that since the content of the documents was felt to be true, demonstrating the authenticity of the documents became less important.”

Mapes’ telephone conversation with Hodges was part of a vetting process that the panel concluded was wholly inadequate, largely because it had to be done so quickly. The key executives vetting the piece were West, Howard, and Murphy.

After rushing the piece to air, the panel said, CBS News compounded the error by blindly defending the story. In doing so, the news organization missed opportunities to set the record straight.

“The panel finds that once serious questions were raised, the defense of the segment became more rigid and emphatic, and that virtually no attempt was made to determine whether the questions raised had merit,” the report concluded.

The panel believes a turning point came on Sept. 10, when CBS News President Andrew Heyward ordered Betsy West to review the opinions of document examiners who had seen the disputed documents and the confidential sources supporting the story.

But no such investigation was undertaken.

“Had this directive been followed promptly, the panel does not believe that 60 Minutes Wednesday would have publicly defended the segment for another 10 days,” the report said.

The panel made a number of recommendations for changes, including:

Appoint a senior Standards and Practices Executive, reporting directly to the President of CBS News, who would review all investigative reporting, use of confidential sources and authentication of documents. Personnel should feel comfortable going to this person confidentially and without fear of reprisal, with questions or concerns about particular reports.

Foster an atmosphere in which competitive pressure is not allowed to prompt airing of reports before all investigation and vetting is done.

Allow senior management to know the names of confidential sources as well as all relevant background about the person needed to make news judgments.

Appoint a separate team, led by someone not involved in the original reporting, to look into any news report that is challenged.

©MMV, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

28 posted on 01/10/2005 7:10:09 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: RushCrush

Pretty much ignoring it, as they tend to do with stories that they don't like


29 posted on 01/10/2005 7:10:20 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: 1Old Pro

Link to report in PDF format

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/complete_report/CBS_Report.pdf


30 posted on 01/10/2005 7:10:37 AM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: 1Old Pro

This can't be...

there's nothing about it on Drudge!!

< /sarcasm>


31 posted on 01/10/2005 7:10:48 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Common Sense is an Oxymoron)
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the Panel cannot conclude that a political agenda at 60 Minutes Wednesday drove either the timing of the airing of the segment or its content.

The Panel is the only entity that cannot.

32 posted on 01/10/2005 7:11:40 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 1Old Pro
Mapes is the scapegoat, Rather let off scott free. Two others asked to resign.

Mapes is responsible for her report...scapegoat....I think not... The big question is did they clean house and send the message that CBS "wants" but has not "earned" the trust of the public. This scandal has forever tarnished this network. It will never recover.

I stopped watching it 10 years ago...and was never invited back...

33 posted on 01/10/2005 7:12:17 AM PST by cbkaty
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To: Keith in Iowa

As I speed read this, am I missing the graf that says: "The forgery was detected within twelve hours by pajama-clad bloggers on the internet's Free Republic website?"


34 posted on 01/10/2005 7:12:37 AM PST by 50sDad ( ST3d - Star Trek Tri-D Chess! http://my.oh.voyager.net/~abartmes)
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To: cyncooper



"Myopic zeal" ---


35 posted on 01/10/2005 7:13:20 AM PST by onyx
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To: Brilliant
Yep, Rather was at least as culpable as Mapes, and ultimately it was his decision to air the so obviously faked documents. His 'retirement' allows him to leave with dignity, though he deserves no such break. He's a faker, always has been a faker, and will be remembered as a faker.
36 posted on 01/10/2005 7:13:41 AM PST by Space Wrangler
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Exactly, wonder if she'll talk now that she's a disgruntled EX-employee.

I wouldn't count on it. CBS probably went to great lengths to ensure she has a nice cushy job somewhere else to step right into. Her "firing" is strictly for appearance, a dog-and-pony show to appease us rubes. I guarantee you that CBS and the rest of the MSM will continue to push the "fake but accurate" line of BS, even though they have admitted that the memos are forgeries.

Hard core elite leftists always look out for one another, and their contempt for us "little people" knows no bounds.

37 posted on 01/10/2005 7:13:43 AM PST by CFC__VRWC
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To: sgtbono2002; gaspar
The should fire Dan over this just because his response was so blamed stupid.

He should get the ax for stupid.

Do they do that?

("Hi," this is Brit Hume for Fox News. Dan Rather was fired today for being stupid. The stupid clause has been in the bylaws of most networks, but has rarely been used.

In citing "stupid" as the main reason for firing Dan, CBS's official website notes that 'while the stupid law is probably phony, they felt the substance was nonetheless accurate.'")
38 posted on 01/10/2005 7:14:20 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: 1Old Pro
The panel called Mapes’ action a “clear conflict of interest that created the appearance of political bias.”

That has to be the understatement of the report! They actually went farther on this report then I thought they would -- no wonder the President of CBS News has been groveling at the White House. If CBS was willing to release this much, behind the scenes it has to be a lot worse IMHO.

39 posted on 01/10/2005 7:15:02 AM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Increase Republicans in Congress in 2006!)
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To: dead
“the Panel cannot conclude that a political agenda at 60 Minutes Wednesday drove either the timing of the airing of the segment or its content.”

THEN I SUGGEST THEY READ FURTHER DOWN IN THEIR OWN REPORT

The panel noted that the Guard segment was rushed on the air only six days after 60 Minutes Wednesday had obtained the some of the documents from Burkett

40 posted on 01/10/2005 7:15:23 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: onyx

Thanks--"myopic".

I call it "intentional deceit", myself.


41 posted on 01/10/2005 7:15:28 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: 1Old Pro; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
Download PDF FileComplete Independent Panel report on CBS News

Download PDF FileExhibits and Appendices for report (to be posted soon)

Download PDF FileOfficial CBS News reaction and actions taken
42 posted on 01/10/2005 7:15:41 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: 1Old Pro
"The panel called Mapes’ action a “clear conflict of interest that created the appearance of political bias.”

The panel called Mapes’ action a “clear conflict of interest that showed her absolute political bias.”

There - Now it's correct.

43 posted on 01/10/2005 7:15:44 AM PST by drt1
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The producer of the piece, Mary Mapes, was also faulted for calling a Joe Lockhart, a senior official in the John Kerry campaign, prior to the airing of the piece, and offering to put him in touch with Burkett. The panel called Mapes’ action a “clear conflict of interest that created the appearance of political bias.”

You think?

I am outraged that the report did not call the forged documents outright fakes. Ridiculous.

44 posted on 01/10/2005 7:16:13 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (I am poster #48)
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To: 1Old Pro
“the Panel cannot conclude that a political agenda at 60 Minutes Wednesday drove either the timing of the airing of the segment or its content.”

yeah right. Gov. Thornburgh is obviously a Rhino.
45 posted on 01/10/2005 7:16:14 AM PST by bilhosty
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To: bobsatwork

CBSNews.commies?


46 posted on 01/10/2005 7:16:20 AM PST by RinkRat23
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To: cyncooper
Four employees being fired. The documents are forgeries.

Is Rather included? < /rhetorical question>

47 posted on 01/10/2005 7:16:27 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: 1Old Pro

Why didn't they shove Dan Rather out of the door in his underwear?


48 posted on 01/10/2005 7:17:01 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: cyncooper

Me too cyn.
I am rather delighted it's MONDAY, not Friday afternoon.
This is delicious.
Won't Rahter have to report this news...lol?


50 posted on 01/10/2005 7:17:40 AM PST by onyx
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