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Ousted CBS Producer Mary Mapes Comes Out Swinging
The Washington Post ^ | Novermber 9, 2005 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 11/08/2005 9:48:08 PM PST by Senator Goldwater

After a year of silence about the biggest scandal in CBS News history, Mary Mapes has plenty to say -- about George W. Bush, Karl Rove, Les Moonves, her father, bloggers, the mainstream press and others who she believes contributed to her downfall. What took her so long? "I was extremely battered," she said in an interview yesterday. "I'd had months and months of having my head kicked around a soccer stadium by much of the Western world. I needed some time to regroup." Mapes is now pushing a book, called "Truth and Duty," about the botched "60 Minutes II" story on Bush's National Guard service that led to her firing. She ladles out plenty of blame but largely defends what she still considers a fair piece of reporting, although an independent panel accused CBS of having "failed miserably" to authenticate the documents before rushing the story to air. "I'm a human being; I do things wrong from the first breath I take in the morning," Mapes said. "I don't in any way feel I am without responsibility in this. . . . I probably shouldn't have been as pliable or as malleable as I was" when her bosses were finalizing the story. "This is a huge shortcoming. I didn't know how to say no. . . . I was trying very hard to please them." She praises Dan Rather as "a tremendously loyal person" and says the story cost him his anchor job. "Dan was betrayed by a number of people, certainly by the company he has gotten up and worked for every morning for 40 years," Mapes said.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 11/08/2005 9:48:10 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Has anybody seen the face on this gal? ugh. double bag it.


2 posted on 11/08/2005 9:49:14 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Senator Goldwater

She's washed up and deluded.
I suppose I should never have expected that a scumbag like Mapes would have the class to just disappear.


3 posted on 11/08/2005 9:49:58 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Senator Goldwater
Mapes bristled at investigators' questions on whether she is a liberal, but does not hide her zeal in taking on the president.

Yes, Mary. We know you are zealous.

The forgeries confirmed that.

4 posted on 11/08/2005 9:50:04 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater
"purchasable at mere two taka"


5 posted on 11/08/2005 9:51:13 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: PJ-Comix

Mapes ping.


6 posted on 11/08/2005 9:52:13 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: JoJo Gunn

The face of HATE.


7 posted on 11/08/2005 9:52:22 PM PST by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

HEY MARY............The Documents were forged.


8 posted on 11/08/2005 9:53:01 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want yo"ur opinion they will give it to you.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Poor poor poor Mapes. The press kicks peoples heads around like a soccer ball for sport. It's sure a shame when it happens to one of their own. Battered? Someone get me a crying towel. The members of the media simply cannot take ownership of anything. Mapes... honestly, you're a child. Grow up.


9 posted on 11/08/2005 9:53:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: Lancey Howard
She is disdainful of Moonves, the CBS president who ordered the outside investigation. "He doesn't know journalism from dirt farming," Mapes said.

He knows a forgery when he sees one.

Which is more than can be said for Mary.

10 posted on 11/08/2005 9:54:06 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawing..... and a miss!


11 posted on 11/08/2005 9:54:38 PM PST by oolatec
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To: Senator Goldwater

Hannity played a clip of this Leftist bimbo whining that no one had ever proved that Mapes' "documents" weren't authentic. Sorry Mapes, NO ONE EVER PROVED THAT THEY WERE AUTHENTIC either. Liberals are stuck on stupid.


12 posted on 11/08/2005 9:54:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's no coincidence that the Democrat mascot is a jackass.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
"I was extremely battered,"

"Battered," my aunt fanny. What a whiney snotnose.

Wah, boo-hoo.
See Mary whine. See Mary moan.
Get out the violin, folks. ♫

13 posted on 11/08/2005 9:55:09 PM PST by starfish923 ( It's never right to do wrong. Socrates)
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To: Senator Goldwater

14 posted on 11/08/2005 9:55:13 PM PST by IncPen (Because it's not your money, Senator Kennedy. It's mine, and I'd like to keep it)
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To: Senator Goldwater

In Rather's words (concerning Clinton) - this is a paraphrase: I think someone can lie and still be an honest person.

Huh???


15 posted on 11/08/2005 9:55:53 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - there are countless observable clues of God's existence)
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To: Senator Goldwater

This butch girl has been coming out, coming around and coming up swinging since December 1999 against Republicans/Conservatives in general and President/Gov. Bush in particular.


16 posted on 11/08/2005 9:56:18 PM PST by 308MBR (If we ain't supposed to eat animals, how come they're made out of meat?)
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To: Lancey Howard

I suppose I should never have expected that a scumbag like Mapes would have the class to just disappear.
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These sicko libs are amazing -- she runs a HUGE scam with Rather, then tries to blame others for her downfall -- well that is very CLINTONESQUE if ya ask me!!!


17 posted on 11/08/2005 9:56:42 PM PST by EagleUSA
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I wonder if HBO pick up her book as HBO Movie

Guys who could Play Buckethead and Howlin

Dont' say Faye Dunway for Howlin LOL!


18 posted on 11/08/2005 9:57:10 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: IncPen

brilliant. Made me stay tuned to watch the whole thing.


19 posted on 11/08/2005 9:57:48 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: JoJo Gunn
It sure is nice to be around when what goes around...finally comes around.

I've detested DanBladder since he screamed at G.H.W. Bush way back when Dubya's daddy was V.P. What an arrogant a-hole. Nice to see him go down in his own flames. Warms the cockels of mah heart.

20 posted on 11/08/2005 9:57:56 PM PST by starfish923 ( It's never right to do wrong. Socrates)
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