Skip to comments.Mary Mapes Blames 'Vicious' Bloggers
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."
Hey Mapes. Grow up.
For the first time she may be right.
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.
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
still FAKE, but ACCURATE, eh Mapey?
We dethroned her. We toppled her from her throne of lies and deceit. She is gone now.
I guess the truth really does hurt, doesn't it, Mary? Thanks to the internet, you were exposed for what you are, a fraud.
She still has not pinned it on her stupidity?
Hmmmm, seemed pretty clear cut to me.
Hey Mapes catch a clue ... you were outed.
The Mapes defense, it is true, until, I believe it is false.
Mean ol' blogger ping.
Mary Mapes,the gift that keeps on giving.
We feel your pain Mary and enjoy it.
Isn't her 15 minutes up?
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.
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