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Mary Mapes Hits Bloggers and MSM in Upcoming Book
Editor & Publisher ^ | October 07, 2005 2:15 PM ET | E&P Staff

Posted on 10/07/2005 5:16:26 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie

NEW YORK Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post might have a bigger scoop than he thought. In his online column this morning, as a final, almost throwaway item, he quoted from the first chapter of the forthcoming book by former CBS producer Mary Mapes that covers, among other things, her controversial experience with the Dan Rather/Bush/National Guard “60 Minutes” segment.

Among the excerpts: "I was incredulous that the mainstream press -- a group I'd been a part of for nearly twenty-five years and thought I knew -- was falling for the blogs' critiques. I was shocked at the ferocity of the attack. I was terrified at CBS's lack of preparedness in defending us. I was furious at the unrelenting attacks on Dan. And I was helpless to do anything about any of it."

He said he had drawn the brief excerpts from the first chapter, which had been posted (as sometimes happens with new books) at amazon.com. He also provided a link. But the link goes to a dead Amazon page. In fact, the book (which is due out on Nov. 8) seems to have disappeared completely from Amazon, except for its audio version (Mapes narrates herself).

Barnes and Noble still has the book, which is called “Truth and Duty, “ online, with the Nov. 8 pub date (and no excerpt). The book is still featured at the site of the publisher, St. Martin's Press, which promises an excerpt--but not until pub day.

Calls to a publicist at St. Martin's have not yet been returned.

One clue in the mystery is that Kurtz writes that he had been meaning to get to this item “for some time,” so perhaps the excerpt got pulled a few days ago. But it doesn't explain why the entire book has gone missing at Amazon.

Among the excerpts quoted by Kurtz:

-- “And right now, on the Internet, it appeared everything was falling apart. I had a real physical reaction as I read the angry online accounts. It was something between a panic attack, a heart attack, and a nervous breakdown. My palms were sweaty; I gulped and tried to breathe. . . . The little girl in me wanted to crouch and hide behind the door and cry my eyes out."

--"Faxing changes a document in so many ways, large and small, that analyzing a memo that had been faxed -- -in some cases not once, but twice -- -was virtually impossible. The faxing destroyed the subtle arcs and lines in the letters. The characters bled into each other. The details of how the typed characters failed to line up perfectly inside each word were lost."

--"To these people, there was no such thing as unbiased mainstream reporting, certainly not when it came to criticism of the president, no matter how tepid. To them, there was Fox News and everything else -- and everything else was liberal and unfair."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: danrather; election2004; mapes; marymapes; rathergate; yourefiredmapes
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"To these people" she says WE ARE THESE PEOPLE.

This made my day.

1 posted on 10/07/2005 5:16:30 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: PJ-Comix

MAPING.


2 posted on 10/07/2005 5:18:05 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Read the DUmmie FUnnies!)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

"Truth" and Doody? What kind of title is that for a book written by a Liberal liar whose own father thinks she's a freak.


3 posted on 10/07/2005 5:19:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Eat crap and die Mapes. All your memos are belong to Buckhead.


4 posted on 10/07/2005 5:20:26 PM PDT by planekT (Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
"And I was helpless to do anything about any of it."

Memo to Ms. Mapes: It is almost impossible to defend a lie, especially one so crude and obvious as the memo you tried to foist on us. Give it up already!

5 posted on 10/07/2005 5:20:30 PM PDT by drt1
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To: FlingWingFlyer

She should just write MWAAAAAAHHH and be done with it. It would save a lot of trees in the making of the book.


6 posted on 10/07/2005 5:20:57 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: JustAnotherOkie
She's blaming faxing for the the exact location of each single character on the page mapping directly to that created by MS Word?

What a moron.
7 posted on 10/07/2005 5:21:18 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Cindy - The new 'C' word! I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
“And right now, on the Internet, it appeared everything was falling apart. I had a real physical reaction as I read the angry on line accounts. It was something between a panic attack, a heart attack, and a nervous breakdown. My palms were sweaty; I gulped and tried to breathe. . . . The little girl in me wanted to crouch and hide behind the door and cry my eyes out."

How such a fragile person gained a position of management is mind boggling.
8 posted on 10/07/2005 5:22:58 PM PDT by neb52
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To: JustAnotherOkie
“And right now, on the Internet, it appeared everything was falling apart. I had a real physical reaction as I read the angry online accounts. It was something between a panic attack, a heart attack, and a nervous breakdown. My palms were sweaty; I gulped and tried to breathe. . . . The little girl in me wanted to crouch and hide behind the door and cry my eyes out."

That should be put to music. Party music.

Something along the lines of Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot" so we can conga line around the internet in party hats.

9 posted on 10/07/2005 5:24:07 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
“And right now, on the Internet, it appeared everything was falling apart. I had a real physical reaction as I read the angry online accounts. It was something between a panic attack, a heart attack, and a nervous breakdown. My palms were sweaty; I gulped and tried to breathe. . . . The little girl in me wanted to crouch and hide behind the door and cry my eyes out."

Sounds like somebody got "busted"...heehee.

10 posted on 10/07/2005 5:24:21 PM PDT by Shortstop7
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To: neb52

Didn't like getting caught in a lie. What a skank, probably has yellow front teeth.


11 posted on 10/07/2005 5:24:42 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Mary Mapes is no Mike Wallace. Mike would have found out who Lucy Ramirez was. Mapes is a hack. Her own "examiners" said so. The one she put on said he didn't do documents, only signatures. Mapes hired this guy, whose only claim to handwriting fame was an article about how to tell if a woman is good in the sack from her penmanship.


12 posted on 10/07/2005 5:24:43 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (If Osama Was A Piece Of Ass - Clinton Would Have Nailed Him)
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To: drt1
--"Faxing changes a document in so many ways, large and small, that analyzing a memo that had been faxed -- -in some cases not once, but twice -- -was virtually impossible. The faxing destroyed the subtle arcs and lines in the letters. The characters bled into each other. The details of how the typed characters failed to line up perfectly inside each word were lost."

Didn't someone follow up on Buckhead's work and copy the document, like 50 times or something, making a copy of a copy, and so forth? Seems like I remember that happening at the time. The result was that there was not enough of a change to amount to the discrepancies in the font type.

Nice try, Mary. Repeat the lie long enough, and maybe some poor schlubs will believe it.

13 posted on 10/07/2005 5:25:18 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (Just up the road a piece.......)
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To: MarkeyD

Mapes is just another moron....however many liberals will
believe her whining. The more she whines the more I love it.


14 posted on 10/07/2005 5:25:34 PM PDT by Duffboy
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To: JustAnotherOkie
A badge of honor!


15 posted on 10/07/2005 5:25:38 PM PDT by airborne (My hero - my nephew! Sean is home! Thank you God!)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
The faxing destroyed the subtle arcs and lines in the letters.

Faxing a document many times can turn a typewritten 1973 memo into something that looks exactly like it was created in Word2000 and printed on a laser printer.

It's just weird.

16 posted on 10/07/2005 5:26:07 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Mapes is just a liberal member of...

Reap and sew!

17 posted on 10/07/2005 5:26:41 PM PDT by Colonial Warrior ("I've entered the snapdragon part of my life....Part of me has snapped...the rest is draggin'.")
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To: Doctor Raoul

Mary's probably not getting her I's dotted and T's crossed very often any more.


18 posted on 10/07/2005 5:26:42 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: JustAnotherOkie
--"Faxing changes a document in so many ways, large and small, that analyzing a memo that had been faxed -- -in some cases not once, but twice -- -was virtually impossible. The faxing destroyed the subtle arcs and lines in the letters. The characters bled into each other. The details of how the typed characters failed to line up perfectly inside each word were lost."

So now it's a crummy document, but when she used it, it was iron clad...

19 posted on 10/07/2005 5:26:46 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (If Osama Was A Piece Of Ass - Clinton Would Have Nailed Him)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Wow! It's really tearing up the sales charts at Amazon.com.

Amazon.com Sales Rank:
Today: #255,086 in Books
Yesterday: #155,355 in Books


20 posted on 10/07/2005 5:26:58 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Does this mean FR can sue for slander after it's published?


21 posted on 10/07/2005 5:27:34 PM PDT by Babsig (www.genesysitsolutions.com)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I get the feeling that outside of FR nobody really knows who she is. :P


22 posted on 10/07/2005 5:29:06 PM PDT by neb52
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To: Doctor Raoul

Damn, Doc... every time I meet you I gain even more respect for you...


23 posted on 10/07/2005 5:29:39 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: cincinnati65
Don't know if they ever did the copying/faxing thing but, one thing I do know, faxing an out of alignment document will NEVER result in it getting into alignment.

Her charge that faxing this document somehow made all of those old typeface letters come into complete alignment with the typeface of MS Word is so ridiculous that I'm insulted. The same lameness that attended the original lie, too obvious to fly!

24 posted on 10/07/2005 5:31:09 PM PDT by drt1
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To: JustAnotherOkie

It seems to be true. I just searched Amazon for Mary Mapes, and all I got was a book by another Mary Mapes about Indianapolis and a bunch of children's books by Mary Mapes Dodge, who evidently was a better and more honest person than her descendant.

As a rule Barnes & Noble pushes liberal books and hides conservative ones, whereas Amazon appears to be fairly impartial.

I imagine this is temporary, until after the announced publication date. I can't imagine Mapes would be stupid enough to remove her book from one of the biggest outlets.


25 posted on 10/07/2005 5:31:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

"wanted to crouch and hide behind the door and cry my eyes out."

People that lie and get caught sometimes have this reaction.
Many little children do this when they get caught fibbing to their parents!


26 posted on 10/07/2005 5:33:00 PM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: Paleo Conservative

That's odd. You provide a working link to the book, yet when I searched for Mary Mapes I failed to find it.

You have to give her credit. She has leapt from #255,000 on the list to around 155,000, which is a whole 100,000 better than yesterday!


27 posted on 10/07/2005 5:34:41 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Everyone's a bad guy, except for me -- and I have the memos to prove it!


28 posted on 10/07/2005 5:35:19 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Paleo Conservative

Bizarre! Now I find that if I click on your link, about two times out of three I get a "looking for something" notice, and then if I click again I find the book. Something strange is going on with their server.


29 posted on 10/07/2005 5:37:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
They tried, and got caught.


30 posted on 10/07/2005 5:37:45 PM PDT by SuperSonic (Don't just complain. Do something productive! >> www.clubforgrowth.org <<)
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To: Cicero

It's a pretty slow website.


31 posted on 10/07/2005 5:38:10 PM PDT by JustAnotherOkie
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To: JustAnotherOkie
... The little girl in me wanted to crouch and hide behind the door and cry my eyes out ...

Oh, I'm just getting all choked up. Maybe she just needed some milk and cookies.

32 posted on 10/07/2005 5:39:51 PM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: Cicero; Paleo Conservative

Somebody has this backwards. You say from 255000 to 155000, and Paleo said 155000 to 255000. I couldn't find it.


33 posted on 10/07/2005 5:42:28 PM PDT by commonguymd (My impatience is far more advanced than any known technology.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Faxed, not faked, but true argument?


34 posted on 10/07/2005 5:44:22 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Paleo Conservative
As the article notes, the book itself is nowhere to be found on Amazon's site (audio only) which to me is just amazing. Amazon has everything when it comes to current books. I'm befuddled to say the least but would guess that the actual book is an embarrassing excercise in trying to cover the LMSM's collective asses.

I also noticed that the editorial review of the audio version does not disclose the reviewer and their employer.

What a crock!

35 posted on 10/07/2005 5:44:31 PM PDT by torchthemummy ("Dems preach to their moonbat choir while the Pubbies sing to the audience. " - TTM)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Screw Mary Mapes. She should be in jail.


36 posted on 10/07/2005 5:44:32 PM PDT by KStorm (The lib idea of national security is thus: which fox do we want to guard us hens?)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
--"Faxing changes a document in so many ways, large and small, that analyzing a memo that had been faxed -- -in some cases not once, but twice -- -was virtually impossible. The faxing destroyed the subtle arcs and lines in the letters. The characters bled into each other. The details of how the typed characters failed to line up perfectly inside each word were lost."

--"To these people, there was no such thing as unbiased mainstream reporting, certainly not when it came to criticism of the president, no matter how tepid. To them, there was Fox News and everything else -- and everything else was liberal and unfair."


That's called avoiding reality and the truth at all cost....typical lib- stick your head in the sand and hope for the best...
37 posted on 10/07/2005 5:45:06 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Still lying I see. She must be related to Bill Clinton. They have the same vice.


38 posted on 10/07/2005 5:46:12 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is all my fault okay?)
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To: neb52
My palms were sweaty; I gulped and tried to breathe. . . .

Hmmmm, that sounds just like Hillary's reaction when she found out about Monica. Does Mapes use the same ghostwriter?

39 posted on 10/07/2005 5:46:57 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

She still never explains why the supposed "memos" look like they were written with Word. If the memos was genuine then there she should be able to show how they were written using using 1970's typewriter technology.


40 posted on 10/07/2005 5:46:58 PM PDT by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Image hosted by Photobucket.com I gulped and tried to breathe... i wonder what her mentor the BEAST will have to say about this??? sounds like what it said about SlickWillie in it's own book of lies.
41 posted on 10/07/2005 5:47:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Cicero
She has leapt from #255,000 on the list to around 155,000, which is a whole 100,000 better than yesterday!

Better re-eyeball that earlier post, Ciss.

Today: #255,086 in Books

That was Rank 155,355 YESTERDAY

RANK 255,086 TODAY

The book, one month before published release date, is dropping faster than a bag of dirt. Gotta really be making the publisher happy, what with Amazon pulling the excerpts because of a steady drumbeat of ridicule on the 'net.

BWHA-HAHAHAHAHAHA!

42 posted on 10/07/2005 5:55:06 PM PDT by woofer
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To: JustAnotherOkie

even the skanks Father thinks she's a POS!!!

http://www.theweekly.com/news/2004/September/17/Rathergate.html

But Mapes' father sees a political agenda behind his daughter's work. Don Mapes, 76, was a recent guest on a radio talk show hosted by John Carlson on KVI in Seattle.

He said, "I'm really ashamed of what my daughter has become. She's a typical liberal. She went into journalism with an ax to grind, and that was to promote radical feminism."

He confessed to being disappointed in his daughter's role in the controversy. He said, "When I heard about 60 Minutes, I suspected she would be the producer of the show."

In an interview with Talon News, Don Mapes said his suspicion was because that he believed, "Dan Rather and she have been working on this ever since Bush was elected."

In commenting on the Wednesday's 60 Minutes show, he said, "It was a farce, it was fraud. I'm sorry as a father that my daughter was the producer of it."

His fatherly instinct showed through when he said, "To give her the benefit of the doubt, I believe she has been had."

But he also chastised his daughter for being intellectually dishonest.

He said, "She ought to look closer at George Soros or Michael Moore."

Mary Mapes declined several opportunities to comment for this article.


43 posted on 10/07/2005 5:58:52 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: ops33
I loved how all the DUmmies were desperately trying to reproduce the memos on 70's vintage equipment.
44 posted on 10/07/2005 5:59:14 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Cindy - The new 'C' word! I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
One clue in the mystery is that Kurtz writes that he had been meaning to get to this item “for some time,” so perhaps the excerpt got pulled a few days ago. But it doesn't explain why the entire book has gone missing at Amazon.

I've heard that Amazon wasn't supposed to post the excerpt until the release date and now Amazon is in the doghouse.

PJ-Comix's brutally funny comments on Mapes' book.DUmmie FUnnies 10-04-05 (Mary Mapes Spins Fiction---Book Excerpt)

45 posted on 10/07/2005 5:59:29 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (We were promised someone in the Scalia/Thomas mold. Maybe next time.)
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To: dead
"My palms were sweaty; I gulped and tried to breathe. . . . The little girl in me wanted to crouch and hide behind the door and cry my eyes out."

Sounds like a quote from DU to me.

46 posted on 10/07/2005 6:00:17 PM PDT by Rocko (this post kills fascists...and communists)
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To: Colonial Warrior
Oooh! Mary, look what fell out of your barrel! You were supposed to serve up this little treat to American people hot, steaming, and covered in flies!


47 posted on 10/07/2005 6:09:39 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission (Manure, the foundation for the developement of Western European Civilization ...)
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To: MarkeyD
I loved how all the DUmmies were desperately trying to reproduce the memos on 70's vintage equipment.

Golly, does that mean any one of them can reproduce the memo on a Selectic and give it to CBS* and call it truth? Damn, wouldn't surprise me one bit.

*CBS stands for Controlled By Satan.

48 posted on 10/07/2005 6:09:45 PM PDT by KStorm (The lib idea of national security is thus: which fox do we want to guard us hens?)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Rather and Mapes - Thanks to FreeRepublic in the toilet. Flush.


49 posted on 10/07/2005 6:11:58 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: Charles Henrickson; Repub4bush; feefee; KJC1
I was shocked...I was terrified...I was furious...I was helpless to do anything about any of it.

My, my, my, my, my! Poor little self-centered victim, she should go on tour with mama sheehan. The Moonbat Girl Tour!

Cindie

50 posted on 10/07/2005 6:12:14 PM PDT by gardencatz (You go girl...and take those tacky shoes with you!)
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