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CBS Memo Scandal Results in Firings (Free Republic and Buckhead mentioned)
The National Ledger ^ | January 10, 2005 | CK Rairden

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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TOPICS: Free Republic; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buckhead; coverup; danrather; marymapes; memogate; rathergate

1 posted on 01/12/2005 5:47:51 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

They were talking about Buckhead on CNN January 9th on the Paula Zahn show.


2 posted on 01/12/2005 5:55:47 AM PST by mysterio
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To: AmericanMade1776
"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."

"I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."

The moral values of the Left. (They're still baffled by the 2004 Presidential Election.)

3 posted on 01/12/2005 5:57:43 AM PST by Savage Beast (9/11 was never repeated--thanks to President George W. Bush!)
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To: mysterio

It is truly Amazing, what Buckhead initiated here at Free Republic, in changing the face of TV news.


4 posted on 01/12/2005 5:58:53 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: AmericanMade1776
It's changing the face of the news only in the respect that there will be fewer viewers. Their agenda has not changed and will not change.

Unfortunately, it is FNC that is changing, moving to the left to become CNN lite.

5 posted on 01/12/2005 6:07:15 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH)
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To: Savage Beast

Dan Rather lied, but he lied about the truth.


6 posted on 01/12/2005 6:10:15 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Could someone tell me how to set up a tagline? Any help is appreciated. Thanks)
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To: AmericanMade1776

It was Buckhead and Mrs. Buckhead, who fed the idea to the Little Green Footballs blog.


7 posted on 01/12/2005 6:10:35 AM PST by Paradox (Occam was probably right.)
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To: Paradox

Did not know there was a Mrs. Buckhead Freeper , or blogger. Is her name Mrs. Buckhead?


8 posted on 01/12/2005 6:46:10 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Rather "withdrew" his apology. No one was sure who accepted it in the first place.


9 posted on 01/12/2005 6:51:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times: No cliches!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

10 posted on 01/12/2005 6:52:27 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: AmericanMade1776
In case anyone missed it:

Info can be found on this thread:

FreeRepublic just made "the Grapevine" on Brit Hume's show on Fox News...

11 posted on 01/12/2005 6:53:20 AM PST by CedarDave (I have a new puppy; unlike the Dems he will quit whining when he grows up.)
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12 posted on 01/12/2005 6:54:21 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: AmericanMade1776

ROTFLMAO!!!


13 posted on 01/12/2005 6:55:46 AM PST by CedarDave (I have a new puppy; unlike the Dems he will quit whining when he grows up.)
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To: CedarDave
Thanks for the update, Fox is Fair and Balanced. Unlike CBS.


14 posted on 01/12/2005 6:56:33 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: CedarDave

15 posted on 01/12/2005 7:00:32 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: AmericanMade1776

16 posted on 01/12/2005 7:03:18 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Consider him permanently smeared.


17 posted on 01/12/2005 7:06:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times: No cliches!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off.


18 posted on 01/12/2005 7:26:19 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Could someone tell me how to set up a tagline? Any help is appreciated. Thanks)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

It is so sad that I can't stop laughing.


19 posted on 01/12/2005 7:27:30 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Could someone tell me how to set up a tagline? Any help is appreciated. Thanks)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I just know that his wife posted this information to the LGF site. That part of the story came "out" when Buckhead was "outed".


20 posted on 01/12/2005 8:07:13 AM PST by Paradox (Occam was probably right.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Let's not forget TankerKC too! He was the one who posted at 8:19 PM as "60 Minutes" was still airing.
21 posted on 01/12/2005 8:35:06 AM PST by Heatseeker
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To: Heatseeker

Thanks for setting the record straight.

FRankly, this adulation thing for any citizen freeper doing his or her 'duty' is a bit much. Andy Warhol must be tittering.

The hoopla is great but at least folks should get the whole story straight.

(adjusts asbestos undies)


22 posted on 01/12/2005 8:38:31 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: NormsRevenge
FWIW, I've seen several posts by TankerKC saying the same thing, i.e. that it wasn't just him and sharing credit with everybody. Classy.
23 posted on 01/12/2005 8:57:15 AM PST by Heatseeker
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To: Paradox

Always a good woman behind a Good Man.


24 posted on 01/12/2005 1:47:38 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: Heatseeker

Thanker! Tanker KC,Too!


25 posted on 01/12/2005 1:48:39 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( The Year of Freeping Dangerously)
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To: mysterio

I am suggesting that we coin a new phrase..

The Dan Rather Syndrome.....

The Dan Rather Syndrome, is where your boss has you take the blame for a cluster F.... and he has you take the fall.

For example:

"I got fired as a result of the Dan Rather Syndrome.. My Boss made me take the hit for his f... up..."

Let this be Rather's legacy.....

nikos


26 posted on 01/12/2005 6:10:40 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: AmericanMade1776

Again, Salutes to Buckhead.....He crashed their system...awesome!


27 posted on 01/13/2005 3:30:45 AM PST by Route101
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To: Route101

btt


28 posted on 01/13/2005 3:43:12 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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