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Dan (Rather) Wants Second Go At Bush! (Still Insists Memogate Story Is True!)
New Yoork Post ^ | Don Kaplan

Posted on 09/28/2005 5:59:23 AM PDT by MindBender26

September 28, 2005 -- DAN Rather wants to reopen the investigation into President Bush and the National Guard story that resulted in the Memogate scandal and led to his early departure from the anchor desk. But his bosses at CBS have forbidden him to go back at it, he said.

"CBS News doesn't want me to do that story," Rather said. "They wouldn't let me do that story,"

Rather continues to insist that the story was correct and suggested in the interview that he and the network may have been set up by some outsider.

"There are some strange, and to me, still mysterious things," he said. "Certainly unexplained things that happened about how it got attacked and why, even before the program was over," Rather said.

The report, delivered by Rather last September, was discredited two weeks later after drawing fire, first from politically conservative Web logs and later from mainstream media.

"I believed in the story," Rather said. "The facts of the story were correct.

"One supporting pillar of the story, albeit an important one, one supporting pillar was brought into question," he said. "To this day, no one has proven whether it was what it purported to be or not."

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"Rather continues to insist that the story was correct and suggested in the interview that he and the network may have been set up by some outsider.

"There are some strange, and to me, still mysterious things," he said. "Certainly unexplained things that happened about how it got attacked and why, even before the program was over," Rather said."

The man is truly now in the Art Bell league.

"One supporting pillar of the story, albeit an important one, one supporting pillar was brought into question," he said. "To this day, no one has proven whether it was what it purported to be or not."

Hey, Dan... did anyone prove to you that the Earth is flat?

And if he doesn't know why and how FReepers knew story was BS within 5 minutes of his pontificating broadcast, then he has no idea of the power of FR, the Internet.... or the Truth.

1 posted on 09/28/2005 5:59:23 AM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

Dan, you're crazy and need a lobotomy.


2 posted on 09/28/2005 6:00:51 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: MindBender26

hey danno - take your tin foil hat and STFU!


3 posted on 09/28/2005 6:00:52 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: MindBender26

I guess he really wants the new media to drive the stake through his heart, not just wound him.


4 posted on 09/28/2005 6:01:04 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: MindBender26

If it's true, then why won't Dan tell us who his source is? To this day, he will not tell us where he got the fake documents.


5 posted on 09/28/2005 6:01:09 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Tijeras_Slim

This guy is going to spend the last years of his life in some home muttering.... "it was true, it was true, it was true......"


6 posted on 09/28/2005 6:02:06 AM PDT by kjam22
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To: MindBender26

What's the frequency.... ?????


7 posted on 09/28/2005 6:02:57 AM PDT by xcamel (No more RINOS - Not Now, Not Ever Again.)
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To: MindBender26

The poor man clearly has real emotional/psychological problems. I wonder, is he destined to "ride off into the sunset" chasing this story.

HEY DAN! LET IT GO! IT AIN'T REAL! ACCEPT IT AND MOVE ON!


8 posted on 09/28/2005 6:03:12 AM PDT by Virginia Queen (Virginia Queen)
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To: MindBender26

This folks........

Shows the power of liberal indoctrination.

This guy would walk off the cliff thinking his upside down view of things is correct.


9 posted on 09/28/2005 6:03:16 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (You upgraded to Linux? No, I'm not surprised your computer works properly now. Amazing, no?)
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To: MindBender26
How dare the masses question the elites is Rather's thinly veiled mantra.
10 posted on 09/28/2005 6:03:50 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: MindBender26

The thing that's so unbelievable is that fifteen years ago, he'd have simply have gotten away with his BS and John the F'ing gigolo Kerry would be president of the United States, simple as that.


12 posted on 09/28/2005 6:04:17 AM PDT by tamalejoe
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To: Brilliant

Dan is getting exceptionally contorted on this one. The story is true, but it was a set up to embarrass CBS with a bad story. And the set up was done through Burkett, who has been a Bush hater for decades and insisted he was telling the truth? Wow, Karl Rove is powerful. He even put an idiot like Dan Rather in charge of the story. That was brilliant.


13 posted on 09/28/2005 6:04:40 AM PDT by Williams
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To: MindBender26

Dan Is Stuck On Stupid!


14 posted on 09/28/2005 6:05:27 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: MindBender26

Whatever happened to Dan's Rasputin, Mary Mapes? I'm sure she landed a cushy job with some lefty media outlet.


15 posted on 09/28/2005 6:06:07 AM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: kjam22

Dan is right, the memogate story is true. What Dan doesn't know is that the true part of the memogate story is about MSM bias, not W's ANG service.


16 posted on 09/28/2005 6:06:13 AM PDT by magslinger (Te matarč mi preciosa y tů perrito tambičn.)
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To: MindBender26
"Certainly unexplained things that happened about how it got attacked and why, even before the program was over," Rather said."

I just read a post explaaining it. Seems that if you are not a registered user, or not logged in, the times are displayed in Pacific Time. Buckhead's post was at about 11:59 Eastern time, but to those not logged it, it would appear at 8:59 Pacific Time. Mapes & Co looked at the time, but ignore time zone.

17 posted on 09/28/2005 6:06:28 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: MindBender26

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http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1227809/posts

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18 posted on 09/28/2005 6:06:29 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: MindBender26

I'm sure if he tunes into the correct frequency, he'll receive some important information to prove his story.


19 posted on 09/28/2005 6:07:28 AM PDT by atomicweeder
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To: massgopguy

20 posted on 09/28/2005 6:07:44 AM PDT by veronica ("America has been killing people on this continent since it was started." PMS/ Peace Mother Sheehan)
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To: MindBender26

CRACK POT ALERT!


21 posted on 09/28/2005 6:08:36 AM PDT by dagoofyfoot
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To: massgopguy

Dan Rather has lost his mind.


22 posted on 09/28/2005 6:08:48 AM PDT by Cruz
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To: MindBender26

What a maroon.


23 posted on 09/28/2005 6:10:06 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: MindBender26
"Rather continues to insist that the story was correct and suggested in the interview that he and the network may have been set up by some outsider.

Dan, you ignorant slut. At most, ONE of these two can be correct, since they are mutually exclusive. Either some "outsider" set you up (the bomb!) by feeding you a false story, OR the story is true & therefore there was no setup, OR neither one happened and you're just a bitter old moron.

24 posted on 09/28/2005 6:11:24 AM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: MindBender26

The thing that is disappointing is that many in the left follow Dan's brand of logic, (illogic?).

Dan went to Baghdad but I never saw Dan and Baghdad Bob in the same place at the same time.
Baghdad Bob has disappeared, do you think there's any chance Dan IS Baghdad Bob?

I have this document here... just printed it... it's a total fake, but the content is accurate. It's from Saddam, it says Dan is really Baghdad Bob, and is Saddam's lover.


25 posted on 09/28/2005 6:12:36 AM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: MindBender26
if he doesn't know why and how FReepers knew story was BS within 5 minutes of his pontificating broadcast, then he has no idea of the power of FR, the Internet

He doesn't. He says so (unwittingly) in his interview with Marvin Kalb. See also Powerline on Mary Mapes. She says in her book that she'd never heard of FR, Powerline, or Little Green Footballs before they ruined her show.

Now that's shocking when it comes from leading journalists. It means they're completely unaware of the beliefs and views of a very large and powerful segment of the public. It means they're isolated, blind, and self-absorbed to an extent I never would have believed if they hadn't said so.

26 posted on 09/28/2005 6:14:16 AM PDT by liberallarry
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To: MindBender26
bout how it got attacked and why, even before the program was over," Rather said.

He got that from Mary Mapes who read Buckhead's initial post but didn't know that the default time zone on FR's time stamp is PST.

27 posted on 09/28/2005 6:14:56 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: MindBender26
It just goes to show the amount of blind hatred the liberal MSM have against President Bush and the conservative movement. Here's a man [Dan] that conspired to bring down this President and was called on the bogus charge by none other than our own "Buckhead". He says the charges are true, but doesn't have one of ounce of evidence to back up his claim. You can add "delusional" to whatever else he may be.
28 posted on 09/28/2005 6:15:01 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: MindBender26

"One supporting pillar of the story, albeit an important one, one supporting pillar was brought into question,"

Hello.

Earth calling Dan.

This was the only support of the fake story. All the principals told you the story was fake.

But then what does the truth matter when you are a Bush Hater.


29 posted on 09/28/2005 6:15:57 AM PDT by ImphClinton (Four More Years Go Bush)
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To: MindBender26
Danno, I know how you feel. The Klintoons, filegate, 50+ Arkancides, Vince Foster, Global Grossing...... have never been adequately explained either. Shove your fraudulent memo!
30 posted on 09/28/2005 6:16:15 AM PDT by evolved_rage (Democrats want Hell on Earth too....)
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To: MindBender26
FAKE BUT ACCURATE. Dan's epitaph.
31 posted on 09/28/2005 6:17:51 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Troubled by NOLA looting ? You ain't seen nothing yet.)
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To: MindBender26

It's official Dan is now a moonbat, well he has always been a moonbat, but now it is official!


32 posted on 09/28/2005 6:17:53 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: MindBender26

33 posted on 09/28/2005 6:18:22 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: massgopguy
Dan, you're crazy and need a lobotomy.

Seems to me that he's already had one.

34 posted on 09/28/2005 6:18:37 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: massgopguy
Dan, you're crazy and need a lobotomy.

Seems to me that he's already had one.

35 posted on 09/28/2005 6:18:41 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: MindBender26

Well Dan, there's an old saying about these things. "Sometimes you ride the bull, and sometimes the bull rides you." And if you make another run at President Bush, you'll get the horns again, ya twit.


36 posted on 09/28/2005 6:18:45 AM PDT by Enterprise (The modern Democrat Party - a toxic stew of mental illness, cultism, and organized crime.)
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"This National Guard story is still hotter than a Laredo parking lot."


37 posted on 09/28/2005 6:20:23 AM PDT by falcon1966
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To: MindBender26
Ok Dan...here some more things that are fake but "accurate".....














38 posted on 09/28/2005 6:20:39 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: MindBender26

Hey Dan,

Nice try! You are a slimy scumbag just like your hero Bill Clinton. You both got caught in a lie before national and international TV. No matter how much you both try to spin your versions of your despicable acts against the American people, we will never forget the truth: That you are both low-life, lying scumbags.


39 posted on 09/28/2005 6:21:21 AM PDT by Riptides
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To: MindBender26

Rather needs rest. We all know his leftist Democrap daughter was behind this ham-handed effort to get Bush. Most in the MSM know that too but won't lift a finger to find out who the real culprits were. Danny boy has totally lost what little of a mind he may have had.


40 posted on 09/28/2005 6:22:21 AM PDT by Cautor
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To: Trueblackman
Dan, Dan, Dan.... Get back to the typewriter before your head explodes.


41 posted on 09/28/2005 6:22:37 AM PDT by demkicker (Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?)
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To: MindBender26

Please Dan, by all means, put that final nail in the coffin of the Mainstream Media.


42 posted on 09/28/2005 6:22:58 AM PDT by nuffsenuff (Don't get stuck on Stupid - General Russ Honore Sept 21, 2005)
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To: MindBender26

It's gotta drive him insane. After such a long career, having THIS as his legacy. I love it. He's an idiot.


43 posted on 09/28/2005 6:22:59 AM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Bush haters are insane.)
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To: liberallarry

"It means they're isolated, blind, and self-absorbed to an extent I never would have believed if they hadn't said so."

That comes from living in Manhattan and only working with, reading about, watching tv shows about, and living near people who think exactly like you do. Running every thought through a party-platform filter and squashing any independent though helps too.


44 posted on 09/28/2005 6:26:06 AM PDT by ko_kyi
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The facts of the story were correct.

Well, DUH. The facts of every story are correct. The trick is in realizing that the story contained very few facts.

45 posted on 09/28/2005 6:27:27 AM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell)
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"One supporting pillar of the story, albeit an important one, one supporting pillar was brought into question," he said. "To this day, no one has proven whether it was what it purported to be or not."

If nobody had proven whether it was what it was purported to be, why did CBS use it as an important supporting pillar of their story?

Most insane people put more effort into reconciling the contradictions in their fantasy worlds than this...

46 posted on 09/28/2005 6:28:01 AM PDT by gridlock (IF YOU'RE NOT CATCHING FLAK, YOU'RE NOT OVER THE TARGET...)
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To: MindBender26

Remember danny, "if it isn't true it should be, it captures the essence of what your trying to say"


47 posted on 09/28/2005 6:30:55 AM PDT by JamminJAY (This space for rent)
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To: conservativecorner

psychosis is what I call it.

They have simply become soo blind by their pathological hate for republicans and conservatives, they have lost all critical perspective of what is real and what isn't.

They thrived when they had complete control over what information the public was provided. They could say whatever they wanted, no matter how biased, and there was no outlet to judge this or for people to defend themselves.

But now with the internet and other news sources, its blown their monopoly right out of the water. It's killing Dan that the liberal elites have lost soo much power. That they can't control the news and media anymore. That their lies can be easily debunked and displayed to the public.

Stick a fork in the liberal media monopoly. It's done.




48 posted on 09/28/2005 6:33:14 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: MindBender26
The story was "researched" for years by CBS and the best "proof" they had was a forgery. A forgery so transparent it was discovered before the show ended.

If Rather wants to open this up so the nation can see exactly how biased, nutty, and abusive the MSM is, let him. Why not expose the lies and hatred of the liberal MSM? This is the same 60 Minutes that took a real tape of Clinton and Jennifer Flowers and showed how it was probably a fake. Didn't they set up the lie about Food Lion? There must be hundreds of lies they've pushed over the years - if this is opened up, it's open for all of us... It's time to stand with Rather - come on CBS, tie your credibility to fake documents and the man who hates conservatives.

49 posted on 09/28/2005 6:36:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (When incentives are switched, patterns change. Until then, it's same old, same old.)
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To: MindBender26
"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad," wrote Shakespeare.

Danny boy is in the process of being destroyed right before our eyes.

50 posted on 09/28/2005 6:37:31 AM PDT by laz (They can bus 'em to the polls, but they can't bus 'em out of the path of a Cat 5 hurricane.)
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