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Rather warns students of 'new' media
Bangor Daily News ^ | November 02, 2005 | Staff

Posted on 11/02/2005 2:45:16 PM PST by baystaterebel

Longtime CBS Evening News anchorman Dan Rather on Tuesday called for a return to independent journalism, telling viewers to be critical of the plethora of "new" media outlets that feign objectivity while working to advance their own - or another's - agenda.

"You need to ask yourself: Is more better, and is all that calls itself news really news," Rather told the estimated 1,400 people who filled the Maine Center for the Arts near capacity for his morning speech on the University of Maine campus. "News is something people need to know which someone, somewhere, doesn't want them to know. All the rest is advertising."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: danrather; fakebutaccurate; liarliarpantsonfire; mediabias; newmedia; rathergate; whatsthefrequency
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Forever in denial.
1 posted on 11/02/2005 2:45:17 PM PST by baystaterebel
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To: baystaterebel
Longtime CBS Evening News anchorman Dan Rather on Tuesday called for a return to independent journalism, telling viewers to be critical of the plethora of "new" media outlets that feign objectivity while working to advance their own - or another's - agenda.

Yeah, the nerve of those new media outlets pushing an agenda. Only Gunga Dan is allowed to push an agenda.

2 posted on 11/02/2005 2:46:35 PM PST by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: baystaterebel
anchorman Dan Rather on Tuesday called for a return to independent journalism, telling viewers to be critical of the plethora of "new" media outlets that feign objectivity while working to advance their own

The only difference between "New" and "Old" media Danny boy is the New media tells you right up front what their baises are, while you Dinasour clowns keep LYING about yours.

3 posted on 11/02/2005 2:47:02 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Merry Alitomas!)
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To: baystaterebel

What a fetid pile of garbage this clown is.


4 posted on 11/02/2005 2:47:08 PM PST by pissant
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To: dirtboy

Dan who?

DK


5 posted on 11/02/2005 2:47:31 PM PST by Dark Knight
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To: baystaterebel
2005 - Liberal Mount Rushmore Implodes and Crumbles

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: LIBERAL 2005 MSM THEME SONG

Broadcast journalist Ted Koppel, the face of late-night newscast "Nightline" for a quarter century, will anchor the show for the last time on November 22, but ABC News has not decided who will replace him, the network said on Thursday.

Koppel, 65, becomes the latest in a string of veteran network news anchors to sign off in recent months, following Tom Brokaw of NBC, Dan Rather of CBS and Koppel's ABC News colleague, the late Peter Jennings.

Last Time a Post this.

Throoough the years. You never let me down. You bwa ahhh ahhh!!.

6 posted on 11/02/2005 2:47:46 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: baystaterebel
Well, Dan finally TOLD THE TRUTH. That they are TRYING TO ADVANCE THEIR OWN AGENDA. He certainly did for 30 puss years! Yes, I said puss, not plus. He is puss from an ozing sore.
7 posted on 11/02/2005 2:47:55 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Socialist Dems, the MSM and Islamic murderers, ALL threats to the Republic!)
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To: baystaterebel
telling viewers to be critical of the plethora of "new" media outlets that feign objectivity while working to advance their own - or another's - agenda. "You need to ask yourself: Is more better, and is all that calls itself news really news,"

Look in the mirror, Rather.

8 posted on 11/02/2005 2:48:08 PM PST by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: baystaterebel
telling viewers to be critical of the plethora of "new" media outlets that feign objectivity while working to advance their own - or another's - agenda.

That means CBS is new media?

"News is something people need to know which someone, somewhere, doesn't want them to know. All the rest is advertising."

Oh, CBS is advertising.

9 posted on 11/02/2005 2:48:31 PM PST by Between the Lines (Be careful how you live your life, it may be the only gospel anyone reads.)
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To: baystaterebel
"You need to ask yourself: Is more better, and is all that calls itself news really news,"

Not when it's made up by lying, scumbags like you, Dan!

10 posted on 11/02/2005 2:49:00 PM PST by airborne (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't!)
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To: baystaterebel

Somebody call a Waaambulance.


11 posted on 11/02/2005 2:49:02 PM PST by halosfan2002 (Moral Clarity is a sign of good Character.)
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To: baystaterebel

Did he happen to warn students of the danger of using forged documents in news reporting?


12 posted on 11/02/2005 2:49:12 PM PST by NewMediaFan (Fake but accurate)
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To: baystaterebel
""News is something people need to know which someone, somewhere, doesn't want them to know."

Huh?

13 posted on 11/02/2005 2:49:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: dirtboy

You just nailed it.


14 posted on 11/02/2005 2:49:43 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: baystaterebel
Rather is SUCH a shabby old WHORE!!

He is so very yesterday; doesn't get yet.

15 posted on 11/02/2005 2:50:14 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: baystaterebel

It's hard enough trying to keep the fonts straight on forged documents without all those friggin' new media types messing up a well rehearsed story!


16 posted on 11/02/2005 2:51:03 PM PST by samtheman
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To: baystaterebel
...Dan Rather on Tuesday called for a return to independent journalism, telling viewers to be critical of the plethora of "new" media outlets that feign objectivity while working to advance their own - or another's - agenda.




Dan should know. He reeked of agenda when he was on the CBS Evening News.
17 posted on 11/02/2005 2:51:50 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: baystaterebel
called for a return to independent journalism Great idea Dan, you first.
18 posted on 11/02/2005 2:53:08 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: baystaterebel

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.


19 posted on 11/02/2005 2:53:18 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Liberals-beyond your expectations!)
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To: new yorker 77
The irony is, most of them left within months of each other.

[And their replacements aren't winning much in the way of high praise and accolades, either.]
20 posted on 11/02/2005 2:53:38 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: new yorker 77
ABC News has not decided who will replace him, the network said on Thursday.

Perhaps ABC will replace Ted with someone neutral, fair, and non-partisan... like Bill Moyers.

/S

21 posted on 11/02/2005 2:53:47 PM PST by RJL
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To: baystaterebel

In other words "watch out, have backup for your propaganda, smear your opponents".


22 posted on 11/02/2005 2:54:06 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: baystaterebel
"Rather warns students of 'new' media"

In related news, Saddam Hussein warned other dictators not to F***with the US Military.

23 posted on 11/02/2005 2:54:51 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: baystaterebel

This boy needs to have a dunce cap surgically attached.


24 posted on 11/02/2005 2:55:17 PM PST by Buzwardo
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To: baystaterebel
"News is something people need to know which someone, somewhere, doesn't want them to know. All the rest is advertising."

I wonder if that someone who doesn't want you to know would be using forged documents to push a fraudulant story, With the hopes of swinging a Presidential election at a time of war?

Dan Rather pines for the good old days during World War II he would have been tried for treason, He should be charged now, but for the lying media scabs which agree with his agenda and lie to protect their own.

25 posted on 11/02/2005 2:56:04 PM PST by federal
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To: baystaterebel
Longtime CBS Evening News anchorman Dan Rather on Tuesday called for a return to independent journalism, telling viewers to be critical of the plethora of "new" media outlets that feign objectivity while working to advance their own - or another's - agenda. As opposed to the dinosaurs of the "old" media, Mr. Rather?
26 posted on 11/02/2005 2:56:13 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (Wet Burqa Contest Winner)
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To: baystaterebel

"News is something people need to know which someone, somewhere, doesn't want them to know.

Yeah Dan, it all depends on the meaning of "is".


27 posted on 11/02/2005 2:57:25 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: baystaterebel

Journalism/media (broadcast and print) is one of the few 'professions' that has no mandatory licensure requirements.

Many known-names in journalism/media had little formal education.


28 posted on 11/02/2005 2:58:06 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: baystaterebel; mhking; cyborg; Shade2
Horsefeathers, Dan, horsefeathers. You don't let this new media give you a case of the Buckwheats, o-tay?

Courage.


If you want a Google GMail account, FReepmail me.

29 posted on 11/02/2005 2:58:17 PM PST by rdb3 (Does this wheelchair make me look fat?)
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To: baystaterebel
News is something people need to know which someone, somewhere, doesn't want them to know. All the rest is advertising.

Interesting take on what constitutes news. The underlying assumption is that the media knows what is true and knows the motives of all involved. VERY egotistical.

30 posted on 11/02/2005 2:58:37 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (When it's all said and done, someone starts another conversation.)
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To: baystaterebel

Projection.


31 posted on 11/02/2005 2:59:30 PM PST by savedbygrace
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To: baystaterebel

32 posted on 11/02/2005 2:59:58 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: baystaterebel

Dan learned his lesson. Next time he'll buy a used IBM Selectric on eBay, to make sure the forgeries look realistic.


33 posted on 11/02/2005 3:02:30 PM PST by TChad
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To: AnnaZ; HangFire

this is rich....


34 posted on 11/02/2005 3:02:34 PM PST by Feiny (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult)
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To: baystaterebel
We are biased.

Jim openly states our views on the home page of the web site.

Meanwhile the New York Times feigns objectivity while its views are as passionately on one side of the political spectrum as we are on the other.

The broadcast media for decades portrayed themselves as "objective" and "fair" while they lied, propagandized, slandered, buried important stories, distorted, evaded over and over and over again.

It is incredible that Rather can't figure this out, or is just doing what he did for decades (while stuck on auto-pilot)--

Lie,

Lie,

Lie.
35 posted on 11/02/2005 3:02:50 PM PST by cgbg (Boxer and Feinstein confuse the constitution with Mao's Little Red Book.)
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To: TexasNative2000
True.

Before I had cable (20 years, 1980's and 1990's), I'd watch the nightly news. Some broadcasts were at 5, some 5:30, some 6. So, I usually could catch at least 2 of the 3 networks.

I noticed a very strong resemblance. No only were the major stories almost the same, just broadcast in a different order. But some stories were almost word-for-word the same, and they were more like infomercials than news items.
36 posted on 11/02/2005 3:03:21 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: baystaterebel

I thought this was a Scrappleface thing when I first read it..............alternate realities indeed.


37 posted on 11/02/2005 3:03:28 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: baystaterebel

He's become Captain Ahab.


38 posted on 11/02/2005 3:04:50 PM PST by denydenydeny ("As a Muslim of course I am a terrorist"--Sheikh Omar Brooks, quoted in the London Times 8/7/05)
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To: baystaterebel
Bet Pravda said the same thing right after the Wall fell. Going to spend his last days being bill clinton running from his Legacy!!

Pray for W and Our Troops

39 posted on 11/02/2005 3:05:42 PM PST by bray (Iraq, freed from Saddamn now Pray for Freedom from Mohammad)
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To: baystaterebel
Saw him on C-Span recently. Talking to all the new wannabes.


Moderator: 'Do you think CBS has courage?'
Dan the man with the plan: ' . . . .(crickets) . . . .'

40 posted on 11/02/2005 3:06:20 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: Titan Magroyne

"Nice shoes, Mr. Rather. Oh, and just one more thing...
It's probably just me, but there's something about these memos that doesn't add up."
 
 

41 posted on 11/02/2005 3:06:21 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: baystaterebel
>Rather warns students...




Advice from Rather . . .
They might just as well invite
Gale Weathers to speak!

42 posted on 11/02/2005 3:10:35 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: baystaterebel
"News is something people need to know which someone, somewhere, doesn't want them to know."

That is one of the stupidest things ever said. Even for Rather. But it does reveal the National Enquirer mindset of what used to be called the mainstream media. (Apologies to the National Enquirer. At least they're honest about what they do.)

43 posted on 11/02/2005 3:14:23 PM PST by jim macomber (Author: "Bargained for Exchange", "Art & Part", "A Grave Breach" http://www.jamesmacomber.com)
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To: george76

THAT is a GREAT picture!


44 posted on 11/02/2005 3:15:12 PM PST by goodnesswins (DEMS....40 yrs and $$$dollars for the War on Poverty, but NOT a $$ or minute for the WAR on Terror!)
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To: dirtboy
 
 

45 posted on 11/02/2005 3:15:47 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: baystaterebel
" BALDERDASH"
46 posted on 11/02/2005 3:18:14 PM PST by RetSignman
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To: goodnesswins
Thanks

 
 
 

47 posted on 11/02/2005 3:19:33 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: baystaterebel
" ...telling viewers to be critical of the plethora of "new" media outlets that feign objectivity while working to advance their own - or another's - agenda."

Does that include your friends in DUmmieLand, Dan?

48 posted on 11/02/2005 3:21:22 PM PST by manwiththehands (Big Lie #1: "Islam is a peaceful religion"; Big Lie #2: Bush "lied")
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To: baystaterebel

His bitterness gives ma a warm fuzzy.


49 posted on 11/02/2005 3:22:35 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: baystaterebel

Just what young journalism students need, wisdom from a dead dinosaur. Anyone who goes to college and majors in 'journalism' is already a retard anyhow. To stupid to try and make it as a teacher.

Most will end up as perverts or state representatives.


50 posted on 11/02/2005 3:24:04 PM PST by mmercier
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