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Mary Mapes Blames 'Vicious' Bloggers
NewsMax ^ | 2/12/06 | NewsMax

Posted on 02/12/2006 1:09:08 PM PST by wagglebee

Fired CBS "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes is still blaming the internet for ending her media career prematurely - or more precisely; the "vicious" bloggers who discovered that documents she unearthed in a bid to trash President Bush's National Guard service were forgeries.

"The criticism that was launched at us initially really came from the very conservative blogosphere, folks who are on these very conservative web sites," Mapes complained Friday on WVMT Vermont's "Charlie & Ernie" radio show.

"This was really a terribly vicious attack they launched on CBS," she insisted, before lamenting: "Politics is not necessarily the way it was when we all grew up, where you might disagree on something but you wouldn't eviscerate someone."

Mapes says that she was a victim of a new standard in journalism where "the truth doesn't matter" but instead it's "the perception of truth that matters."

"What happened to me, I think, and to all of us at CBS, was that the perception of truth became that these documents were not real; that there were flaws in the typeface and all kinds of sort of dry and extremely dull details about proportional spacing and superscript and all that."

Mapes said that she still believes the documents cited in the "60 Minutes II" broadcast by her boss, Dan Rather, were authentic, saying; "I feel that if they had been forged there would have been a flaw. And I have not been able to find the flaw."

She also noted that CBS's own internal investigation "could not prove that the documents were false."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buckhead; danrather; delusional; douchebag; forgeries; freerepublic; liberalwhiners; mapes; pajamahadeen; pos; rathergate
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Lady you tried to pass off a forgery in a presidential election, we caught you -- DEAL WITH IT!
1 posted on 02/12/2006 1:09:08 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Hey Mapes. Grow up.


2 posted on 02/12/2006 1:10:02 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: wagglebee

For the first time she may be right.


3 posted on 02/12/2006 1:10:37 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches, hard to get rid of.>)
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To: wagglebee

Stupid woman! The devil is in those dry details you're lamenting about. That's where you got caught lying, cheating and not doing investigative journalism.


4 posted on 02/12/2006 1:11:13 PM PST by Sally'sConcerns (Native Texan now in SW Ok.)
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To: wagglebee

Truth and Duty : The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power (Hardcover)
by Mary Mapes

Amazon.com Sales Rank: #4,858 in Books

Barnes & Noble Sales Rank: 9,812


5 posted on 02/12/2006 1:11:24 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: wagglebee
She also noted that CBS's own internal investigation "could not prove that the documents were false."

still FAKE, but ACCURATE, eh Mapey?

6 posted on 02/12/2006 1:11:45 PM PST by Palpatine (Every single liberal is now an enemy of the republic!)
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To: wagglebee

We dethroned her. We toppled her from her throne of lies and deceit. She is gone now.


7 posted on 02/12/2006 1:12:22 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: wagglebee
I mean, she'll be mumbling "You can't prove the docs were fake" with her dying breath. It still doesn't mean she won't be disgraced. How many more times will she be quoted in the press?
8 posted on 02/12/2006 1:12:34 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: wagglebee
Mary Mapes is still blaming the internet for ending her media career prematurely

Mrs. Mapes......

"YOU are Stuck on STUPID!"


9 posted on 02/12/2006 1:12:40 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: wagglebee

I guess the truth really does hurt, doesn't it, Mary? Thanks to the internet, you were exposed for what you are, a fraud.


10 posted on 02/12/2006 1:12:49 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: wagglebee

She still has not pinned it on her stupidity?


11 posted on 02/12/2006 1:12:58 PM PST by Steveone (Liberalism is a brain tumor!)
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To: wagglebee
"I feel that if they had been forged there would have been a flaw. And I have not been able to find the flaw."

Hmmmm, seemed pretty clear cut to me.

12 posted on 02/12/2006 1:13:09 PM PST by FOG724 (http://nationalgrange.org/legislation/phpBB2/index.php)
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"I feel that if they had been forged there would have been a flaw. And I have not been able to find the flaw."

Hey Mapes catch a clue ... you were outed.

13 posted on 02/12/2006 1:13:41 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: wagglebee

The Mapes defense, it is true, until, I believe it is false.


15 posted on 02/12/2006 1:13:49 PM PST by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat heros: a malingering traitor and a draft dodging rapist)
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To: wagglebee; Buckhead

Mean ol' blogger ping.


16 posted on 02/12/2006 1:14:09 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Condimaniac)
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To: Enterprise

Mary Mapes,the gift that keeps on giving.

We feel your pain Mary and enjoy it.


17 posted on 02/12/2006 1:14:28 PM PST by bannedfromdu
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To: wagglebee

Isn't her 15 minutes up?

18 posted on 02/12/2006 1:14:46 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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To: wagglebee

Grrr ...


19 posted on 02/12/2006 1:14:57 PM PST by BunnySlippers (fH`)
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To: wagglebee

Yep, you bloggers are to blame. Here to fore the media has always gotten away unchecked with printing lies. Maybe the news media with the help of the Democrats can get some law passed to stop this. Everyone knows there is no room in a liberal news organization for truth when it comes to attacking conservatives.The liberals have all their bases covered and somehow must control the bloggersphere.What in the hell is America coming to.


20 posted on 02/12/2006 1:15:13 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: FOG724

This fool doesn't realize that it was the "flaws" that did her and DanRatherbiased in.


21 posted on 02/12/2006 1:15:15 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
"This was really a terribly vicious attack they launched on CBS," she insisted, before lamenting: "Politics is not necessarily the way it was when we all grew up, where you might disagree on something but you wouldn't eviscerate someone."

Corrected: "This was really a terribly vicious attack they launched on CBS. Politics is not necessarily the way it was when we all grew up, where we could launch ad homonym attacks on Republicans using false, incomplete or misleading information, and count on the rest of the media to either jump on the bandwagon, or at the least, remain respectfully silent."

22 posted on 02/12/2006 1:15:35 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: FOG724
"I feel that if they had been forged there would have been a flaw. And I have not been able to find the flaw."

You only needed to look at the font, Mary.

By the way if I recall the so called experts were only looking at the signatures not the document

23 posted on 02/12/2006 1:15:42 PM PST by mware (The keeper of the I's once again.)
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To: wagglebee
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24 posted on 02/12/2006 1:16:07 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: wagglebee
Unbelievable that she and blather are still stuck in denial mode ... are they really that stupid? Do they really think that the American people are that stupid ... sorry, I know the answer to both questions being yes but one has to ask continually.

dry and extremely dull details about proportional spacing and superscript and all that

Unbelievable ... did Mapes never really understand investigative journalism? Do the 'facts' matter at all to this dim bulb? fascinating ...

25 posted on 02/12/2006 1:16:10 PM PST by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: wagglebee

She needs MSWord for Dummies.


26 posted on 02/12/2006 1:16:13 PM PST by FOG724 (http://nationalgrange.org/legislation/phpBB2/index.php)
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To: bannedfromdu

May her pain have no end. And all those like her.


27 posted on 02/12/2006 1:16:27 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: wagglebee
Mapes says that she was a victim of a new standard in journalism where "the truth doesn't matter" but instead it's "the perception of truth that matters."

Well, she's sort of right about that. This explains why Mapes and Rather aired the forged documents to a T - the truth that they were forgeries didn't matter - the perception that they were "accurate" is what mattered to them. Too bad for them, the documents were fake and NOT accurate.
28 posted on 02/12/2006 1:16:29 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: wagglebee

The lady needs help for her mental illness.


29 posted on 02/12/2006 1:16:43 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

30 posted on 02/12/2006 1:16:52 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: wagglebee

Na, na, na, na,
Na, na, na, na,

Hey, hey, hey- Goooodbye!


31 posted on 02/12/2006 1:16:58 PM PST by D.P.Roberts
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To: wagglebee
"Mapes said that she still believes the documents cited in the "60 Minutes II" broadcast by her boss, Dan Rather, were authentic, saying; "I feel that if they had been forged there would have been a flaw. And I have not been able to find the flaw."

Could someone please draw her a map.
32 posted on 02/12/2006 1:17:02 PM PST by Razz Barry
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To: wagglebee
Fired CBS "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes is still blaming the internet for ending her media career prematurely


33 posted on 02/12/2006 1:17:03 PM PST by Terriergal ("My conscience is captive to the word of God...here I stand. I can do no other. So help me God." ML)
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To: wagglebee

Yeah 20 or 30 years ago she might have a felony record for attempting to influnce the public using forged documents. Heck now leftist who use fraud get 6 or 7 figure book deals.


34 posted on 02/12/2006 1:17:10 PM PST by JLS
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To: wagglebee
Mary "Mopes" Mapes

It was a Rightious bust made by the


35 posted on 02/12/2006 1:17:37 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Richard Kimball

LOL!!! "passionate but inaccurate" that's great!


36 posted on 02/12/2006 1:17:40 PM PST by Terriergal ("My conscience is captive to the word of God...here I stand. I can do no other. So help me God." ML)
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To: wagglebee
Live from Burlingsk, CCCP-VT

"The Sour Grapes Of Mapes"

37 posted on 02/12/2006 1:17:40 PM PST by xcamel (One should hope Global Dumbing is reversible.)
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To: FOG724

I have spent my entire career first banging away on a monster manual typewriter I nicknamed "the beast", then on to very nice electric typewriters, and now on a computer, doing transcription. I saw the copies of the memos that they had. I was not astute enough to pick out the contrast between computers and typewriters, and I am very thankful to those who did! Bloggers rule!


38 posted on 02/12/2006 1:17:44 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: Buckhead; TankerKC

She's talking about you again!


39 posted on 02/12/2006 1:18:20 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: wagglebee
I always enjoy hearing from Mapes. Such bitterness is so soothing.
40 posted on 02/12/2006 1:18:20 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: BluH2o

But they love her in Vermont.


41 posted on 02/12/2006 1:18:21 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: wagglebee

Mapes Mopes.

Looks good on her.

Another lying liberal goes down in flames.

FR led the way in exposing this charlatan for what she is.


42 posted on 02/12/2006 1:18:26 PM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: gunnedah; IncPen; All

43 posted on 02/12/2006 1:18:28 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: blackie; Cyrano; shaggy eel; TommyDale

I needed a laugh!


44 posted on 02/12/2006 1:18:29 PM PST by Terriergal ("My conscience is captive to the word of God...here I stand. I can do no other. So help me God." ML)
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To: wagglebee

At least she didn't once again accuse us of blogging in our pajamas. I don't own pajamas but sometimes blog in my Homer Simpson boxers.


45 posted on 02/12/2006 1:18:50 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: wagglebee
...that there were flaws in the typeface and all kinds of sort of dry and extremely dull details about proportional spacing and superscript and all that.

The mind boggles.

46 posted on 02/12/2006 1:19:11 PM PST by Grut
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To: wagglebee

I see Mapes has not yet figured out that when liberals need a scapegoat, they always find a woman. She still hasn't noticed that the only person fired by CBS for the "Fake, But Accurate" story was her.


47 posted on 02/12/2006 1:19:19 PM PST by Hoodat ( Silly Dems, AYBABTU.)
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To: Palpatine
She also noted that CBS's own internal investigation "could not prove that the documents were false."

At your service.

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48 posted on 02/12/2006 1:19:47 PM PST by mware (The keeper of the I's once again.)
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To: wagglebee

Ugly as a mud fence and mad as hell about it.


49 posted on 02/12/2006 1:20:26 PM PST by relictele
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To: Enterprise
Mapes says that she was a victim of a new standard in journalism where "the truth doesn't matter" but instead it's "the perception of truth that matters."

Never would hit a woman but.....this stupid b*tch needs a cane taken to her.

50 posted on 02/12/2006 1:21:25 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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