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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
KEYWORDS: billburkett; boycottviacom; brownshirtsforkerry; bullzogby; bush; cbs; crymeariver; danrather; forgeddocuments; hailey; howtostealanelection; liberalmedia; liecheatandsteal; lyingliars; marymapes; mediabias; nationalguard; rathergate; viacom; viacommie; zogbyism
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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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To: Senator Goldwater; All

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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To: 308MBR

No....her father told a local Seattle radio station in 2004 that she's a BIG lib and has been for years....and years.


21 posted on 11/08/2005 9:58:06 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: Minus_The_Bear

that's where you put a bag over your face just in case the one on hers falls off, right?


22 posted on 11/08/2005 9:58:58 PM PST by thefactor
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Has anybody seen the face on this gal? ugh. double bag it.

That's a nasty comment. Comments like this will make Mary Mapes' palms get sweaty and make the little girl in her want to cry behind a door:

“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."

23 posted on 11/08/2005 9:59:03 PM PST by SittinYonder (Flea, feather, bird, egg, nest, twig, branch, limb, tree, and the bog down in the valley - o.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
"Truth and Duty" unloads on Rove, the White House senior adviser, calling him "the mastermind of the Republican attack against the story." Asked about this, Mapes said Rove was "an inspirational figure" for the critics. "I'm not saying I had any proof at all" of his involvement.

First of all, "mastermind" denotes "involvement." The retraction clearly shows that she is insane; this is like saying that Karl Marx was the "mastermind" of the Soviet Union.

Second, didn't one of us get the ball rolling on this story? I wasn't aware that we took orders from Karl Rove.

24 posted on 11/08/2005 9:59:40 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Has anybody seen the face on this gal? ugh. double bag it.

Show us the money.
25 posted on 11/08/2005 10:01:04 PM PST by caveat emptor
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To: Senator Goldwater
Watch out boys! She's gonna blow!


26 posted on 11/08/2005 10:01:07 PM PST by cowboyway (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: jveritas
"He doesn't know journalism from dirt farming,"

And neither do you and Dan!

27 posted on 11/08/2005 10:02:00 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: goodnesswins
"A low moment came when her father, from whom she has been estranged for 15 years, publicly accused her of trying to "promote radical feminism." Mapes says he was an abusive alcoholic."

Bet Dad could tell the documents were fake, whether or not he was in the bag.

28 posted on 11/08/2005 10:02:03 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Mapes can start her return to mental health by admitting she was pushing forgeries by Burkett.


29 posted on 11/08/2005 10:04:34 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: EagleUSA
What's more, the left considers their firing a "new McCarthyism" when truth be told these lying liars abused the powers at their hand to try to steal an election by engaging in Zogbyism, making up smears and negative news against conservative opponents (Zogby biased the numbers in his election day "poll").

They deserve a fate worse than McCarthy's subsequent alcoholism and infamy.
30 posted on 11/08/2005 10:06:23 PM PST by weegee (To understand the left is to rationalize how abortion can be a birthright.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I heard a clip of her interview on the radio.

(1) Nice voice. She's got the voice and (apparently) the face for radio.

(2) You couldn't "prove" to this chick that she is alive if she thought it would help Republicans.

Cousin Vinnie


31 posted on 11/08/2005 10:06:54 PM PST by csn vinnie
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To: Post Toasties
Mapes can start her return to mental health by admitting she was pushing forgeries by Burkett.

There is no return for a socialist crook pyschopathic liar megalomaniac minor league propagandist like Mary Mapes.

They ought to put her on exhibit in a freak show.

32 posted on 11/08/2005 10:09:15 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Senator Goldwater

F O R G E R I E S


33 posted on 11/08/2005 10:12:11 PM PST by NewMediaFan (Fake but accurate)
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To: Gordongekko909
"Truth and Duty" unloads on Rove, the White House senior adviser, calling him "the mastermind of the Republican attack against the story." Asked about this, Mapes said Rove was "an inspirational figure" for the critics. "I'm not saying I had any proof at all" of his involvement."

That is a Howler! FR and the Bloggers had the story roasting on a spit within hours and Rove had nothing to do with it. Mapes got a 200K advance for the book. I hope she can make it last a long time. She is radioactive in journalism.

34 posted on 11/08/2005 10:14:27 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: thefactor; Minus_The_Bear

35 posted on 11/08/2005 10:14:31 PM PST by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: Senator Goldwater
"I'm a human being; I do things wrong from the first breath I take in the morning,"

Ah, ha. The old 'human being' defense. Classic.
36 posted on 11/08/2005 10:21:30 PM PST by gipper81
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To: All
"I was extremely battered,..."

Well, boo hoo. Funny how they can dish it but can't take it.

Perhaps we can play a couple of done me wrong songs for her.

"There's a tear in mah beer..."

Well, someone else run with it. I'm too tired to be creative.

37 posted on 11/08/2005 10:21:38 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: AZ_Cowboy

I am victim, here me whimper.


38 posted on 11/08/2005 10:27:18 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Senator Goldwater
Mapes remains incorrigibly arrogant

Despite her career implosion, Mapes hopes to stay in journalism.

"It's what I'm good at," she said. "I like making a difference."

You were supposed to report the news, not make a 'difference'.

39 posted on 11/08/2005 10:29:00 PM PST by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: SevenofNine

"Guys who could Play Buckethead and Howlin"

Who is 'Buckethead'?


40 posted on 11/08/2005 10:30:18 PM PST by loboinok (Gun Control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: cowboyway
["Scorned Woman" Hot Sauce photo deleted]

Actually, that stuff tastes pretty good on roast beef sandwiches or on pulled pork...

41 posted on 11/08/2005 10:34:12 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Blah blah blah - her 15 minutes of in-fame-y are OVER!


42 posted on 11/08/2005 10:39:40 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Just thought I'd look that one up since you mentioned it....


43 posted on 11/08/2005 10:42:55 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Hannity played a clip of this Leftist bimbo whining that no one had ever proved that Mapes' "documents" weren't authentic.

Sorry, the documents were proven beyond any doubts they were not authentic. The fonts of the typewriter indicates they could not have been typed on the dates indicated. This woman is so delusional.

44 posted on 11/08/2005 10:46:21 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Senator Goldwater
Ousted CBS Producer Mary Mapes Comes Out Swinging

Swings and misses.

45 posted on 11/08/2005 10:47:46 PM PST by kcvl
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To: thegreatbeast
" You were supposed to report the news, not make a 'difference'"

She made a difference alright.

Right, Dan?

46 posted on 11/08/2005 10:52:45 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: grey_whiskers
Actually, that stuff tastes pretty good on roast beef sandwiches or on pulled pork...

I know! I have some.

47 posted on 11/08/2005 10:54:08 PM PST by cowboyway (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

life's a beeeeooootttchh, beeeeooottcccchhhhhh


48 posted on 11/08/2005 11:06:50 PM PST by slapshot ("USAF- when you absolutely, positively need it delivered on target, on time, right away")
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To: Senator Goldwater

"Dan was betrayed by a number of people, certainly by the company he has gotten up and worked for every morning for 40 years,"
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Dear Mary, most companies fire folks who damage their business. Dan and you stoled whatever shred of credibility that network might have had. Granted, it was petty theft, but theft none the less.


49 posted on 11/08/2005 11:25:54 PM PST by RGVTx
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To: Senator Goldwater

She says Viacom, CBS's corporate parent, threw her overboard because Chief Executive Sumner Redstone feared regulatory retaliation by the Bush administration.
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Dear Mary, it was your actions that caused Redstone's fear of regulatory retailiation...if that fear truly existed.
Yor deserved to be thrown overboard.


50 posted on 11/08/2005 11:33:11 PM PST by RGVTx
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