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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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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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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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"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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