Skip to comments.CBS Memo Scandal Results in Firings (Free Republic and Buckhead mentioned)
Posted on 01/12/2005 5:47:51 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
CBS News announced on Monday morning that it had asked three executives to step down and has fired producer Mary Mapes. The announcement was the result of a near four month investigation into a story that aired in September by CBS news anchor Dan Rather that claimed George W. Bush received preferential treatment in the Texas Air National Guard.
In part, the story was based on memos that were quickly challenged in the new media as fraudulent. Within minutes a poster on a Free Republic message board with the screen name of Buckhead made challenges to the authenticity of the memos. By the next morning several members of the blogosphere were dismantling the memos piece by piece. Michelle Malkin has a nice round up of the history of how the story was covered in the new media.
The fact that the story was discredited nearly instantly didn't seem to matter to Dan Rather who defended the story for 12 full days. He stubbornly refused to acknowledge his mistakes and still demanded that President Bush answer the "charges" even though the story was falling to pieces.
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They were talking about Buckhead on CNN January 9th on the Paula Zahn show.
The moral values of the Left. (They're still baffled by the 2004 Presidential Election.)
It is truly Amazing, what Buckhead initiated here at Free Republic, in changing the face of TV news.
Unfortunately, it is FNC that is changing, moving to the left to become CNN lite.
Dan Rather lied, but he lied about the truth.
It was Buckhead and Mrs. Buckhead, who fed the idea to the Little Green Footballs blog.
Did not know there was a Mrs. Buckhead Freeper , or blogger. Is her name Mrs. Buckhead?
Rather "withdrew" his apology. No one was sure who accepted it in the first place.