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Fired CBSer Cries Foul (Mary Mapes: names FreeRepublic.com as "the birth of political jihad")
NY Post ^ | 10/5/5 | Adam Buckman

Posted on 10/05/2005 7:01:20 AM PDT by dead

October 5, 2005 -- THE producer at the center of last year's "Memogate" scandal at CBS News says she was derailed by a vast right-wing conspiracy.

The producer, Mary Mapes, is one of four CBS staffers fired last January in the wake of the scandal.

She is convinced she was the victim of a group of loosely associated Internet bloggers "with a harsh political bent" who pounced on CBS News minutes after the airing of the now-infamous Texas Air National Guard story on "60 Minutes 2" in September 2004...

"Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic, Little Green Footballs, Power Line," writes Mapes...

"They were hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative sites loaded with vitriol about Dan Rather and CBS."

"This was something else, something new and fundamentally frightening," Mapes writes. "I had never seen this kind of response to any story.

"It dawned on me that I was present at the birth of a political jihad."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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1 posted on 10/05/2005 7:01:28 AM PDT by dead
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To: dead

I'm proud..


2 posted on 10/05/2005 7:02:00 AM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: dead
OOOOh cool...I credit Mapes for my tagline.

Just playing the part.

3 posted on 10/05/2005 7:02:43 AM PDT by BureaucratusMaximus (Hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative loaded with vitriol about everything liberal.)
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To: dead

I am SO HAPPY she "feels" that way!!!!


4 posted on 10/05/2005 7:02:57 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Free Speech is a Right. Being Wrong is Just...Wrong.)
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To: dead
"It dawned on me that I was present at the birth of a political jihad."

No, dummy. The jihad started long ago.
You were there when the other side fired back.

5 posted on 10/05/2005 7:03:18 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Hey Mary, Put some ice on it!


6 posted on 10/05/2005 7:03:32 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want yo"ur opinion they will give it to you.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Proud....and still LAUGHING MY A@@ OFF!


7 posted on 10/05/2005 7:03:44 AM PDT by jp3 ("Who cares what entertainers think about international affairs." Johnny Carson, Dec. 1967)
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To: dead

We are strawmen, hear us roar....


8 posted on 10/05/2005 7:03:45 AM PDT by misterrob
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To: JustAnotherOkie

We are not jihadists, Mary. We're constitutionalists. And get used to it: we're not going away.


9 posted on 10/05/2005 7:03:51 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: dead

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!


10 posted on 10/05/2005 7:03:59 AM PDT by M203M4
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To: dead

That's what happens when you LIE Mary! Get over it you twit!


11 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:07 AM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: dead

Cool, I've always wanted to declare a Fatwa.


12 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:14 AM PDT by dfwgator (Flower Mound, TX)
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To: dead
From DemocraticUnderground.com, that fateful morning:


13 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead; Buckhead; PJ-Comix
Fired CBSer

There, fixed it.

14 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:25 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (SeeBS.)
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To: dead

Proud to be a FREEPER........


15 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:29 AM PDT by just me
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To: dead

A whining, moaning, groaning liberal who really and truly believes that all of history ended in 1974 - when Nixon resigned.

These people have no idea of what America is like.


16 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:31 AM PDT by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: dead

Poor Mary, she can't help it, she was born with a silver lie in her mouth.


17 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:52 AM PDT by right right
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To: dead
"They were hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative sites loaded with vitriol about Dan Rather and CBS."

And we were fighting the hard-core, politically angry, hyperliberal MSM loaded with vitriol about George W. Bush.

18 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:56 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: dead
Mapes forgot to mention that these "hateful" sites were also loaded with what proved to be accurate data unraveling her concocted story.....

Of course Ms Mapes herself harbors no burning hate for GWB - after all she only perused the fake Guard story for what - 5 or 6 years?
19 posted on 10/05/2005 7:04:56 AM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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"Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic..." writes Mapes...

Got the ZOT, 'ey...

20 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:04 AM PDT by LRS
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To: dead
And to think, I was a member when "political jihad" was just a gleam in JimRob's eye!

In before the birth!

21 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:04 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: dead


Well, Mary, if you weren't wrong "all the time" to begin with...if you had any facts or measure of context, you wouldnt have anything to worry about would you?

Typical lib...always a victim, but mostly a victim of their own stupidity and absurdity.


22 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:12 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: dead

We are the Pajamahadeen. And yes, Mary, you should be frightened.


23 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:12 AM PDT by Spiff (I think that looters AND people who continue to misspell "Martial Law" should be shot.)
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To: dead

Amazing how anyone around here has the gall to ever question a story by the MSM.

Shame on us for not being sheep!


24 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:13 AM PDT by Sometimes A River (If you don't agree with Bush and the GOP Congress 100%, go back to DU)
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To: dead

Liberaleze for "caught redhanded".


25 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:13 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic, Little Green Footballs, Power Line," writes Mapes...

right. I wonder if she's heard of drudge?

26 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:14 AM PDT by Dutchgirl ("We recognize your right to be an ignorant moron," -Just A. Nobody.)
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To: dead

Somehow she fails to mention the fact that she got caught committing a fraud....


27 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:17 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: dead
"I would have gotten away with it, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids!"


28 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:21 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: dead
I dunno. I thought her pushing phony documents might have had something to do with her problems.
29 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:27 AM PDT by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: dead
No, the "jihad" wasn't born that day.

Mary seems to have forgotten the leftwing lathering up over alleged "forgeries" about Niger yellowcake being sold to Saddam Hussein.

Then there's the day the Democrats in Congress voted to de-fund the Cambodian army. That was a good one. Ended up as one of history's greatest mass slaughters ~ 1/3 of the Cambodian people ended up dead.

These people like Mapes and Rather have a lot to account for and today, with the internet, we are ready to make them pay the price every single time.

Eventually, of course, Mapes has to be sent to prison for something, and no doubt we'll find what it is.

30 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:30 AM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again? How'bout a double sarcasm for this one)
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To: dead
"This was something else, something new and fundamentally frightening," Mapes writes. "I had never seen this kind of response to any story.

It is amazing how these elitists are shocked that everyone does not agree with their liberal viewpoints.

31 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:38 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: dead

Throw this drama queen a tissue.


32 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:41 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: dead

"This was something else, something new and fundamentally frightening," Mapes writes. "I had never seen this kind of response to any story.
____________

"...something new and fundamentally frightening."

Egg-sell-ent...egg-sell-ent....


33 posted on 10/05/2005 7:05:47 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Free Speech is a Right. Being Wrong is Just...Wrong.)
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To: dead

"Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic, Little Green Footballs, Power Line," writes Mapes..."

THIS was her downfall. If she had been in the business for this long and not heard of these sites it is obvious she was a VERY POOR researcher. If you weren't aware of us or little green footballs, by then your were doomed before you put the paper in the typerwriter.


34 posted on 10/05/2005 7:06:06 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: dead

A whining, moaning, groaning liberal who really and truly believes that all of history ended in 1974 - when Nixon resigned.

These people have no idea of what America is like.


35 posted on 10/05/2005 7:06:06 AM PDT by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: dead
Memo to Mary Mapes:
Typical Idiot!
Click the Pic

36 posted on 10/05/2005 7:06:13 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: dead

37 posted on 10/05/2005 7:06:16 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

the Pajama Patrol thanx mrs Mapes for the kind compliment.


38 posted on 10/05/2005 7:06:38 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: right right

And a silver bug up her a$$...


39 posted on 10/05/2005 7:06:41 AM PDT by RockinRight (Why are there so many RINOs?)
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To: dead

40 posted on 10/05/2005 7:06:46 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: dead
Apparently the word "pajamahadeen" was just to much for her. Incidentally, it made it into Wikipedia, yet with no reference to Free Republic.
41 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:06 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: dead

Poor Mary. LOL.


42 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:06 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: dead

Freeper Akbar!!!


43 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:10 AM PDT by Perseverando
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You say potato, I say po-tah-to, you say "political jihad", I say "the truth".It's so hard now to make things up and report them. Poor Mary.
44 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:21 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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"They were hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative sites loaded with vitriol about Dan Rather and CBS."

So, I suppose that MoveOn, ANSWER, and all the other socialist groups that attended the "peace rally" a couple of Saturdays ago consisted of people who were polite, pleasant, well-groomed, and articulate.

45 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:23 AM PDT by kromike
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"loaded with vitriol about Dan Rather and CBS."

But for Jim's posting rules, profanities would be included. Stated simply, a lot of us hate those who like to cheat, lie and support anti-American causes....

46 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:35 AM PDT by eureka! (Hey Lefties: Only 3 and 1/4 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: Izzy Dunne
"It dawned on me that I was present at the birth of a political jihad."

Typical MSM newsie - she's years late. The birth was '96 or '97 - and some sites even earlier...

47 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:54 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: dead
Don't worry, Mary.

FR is now on a jihad against the President.

48 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:56 AM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: dead
"Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic, Little Green Footballs, Power Line," writes Mapes...

Hehehehe...

49 posted on 10/05/2005 7:07:56 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

LOL


50 posted on 10/05/2005 7:08:08 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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