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Dan Rather Fired By CBS (Read Details - That's The Bottom Line)
MB26

Posted on 05/20/2006 4:28:15 PM PDT by MindBender26

This just in from source at Black Rock:

He/She is at pre-season party in The Hamptons. Other CBSers (The Suits) are there as well.

The Suits confirmed:

Ran Rather's contract at CBS expires in August. He has not been offered ANY type of renewal. There may be some tiny dollar (the exact fee never to be disclosed) face-saving deal but that's it, Dan is out.

This comes after he "resigned" from CBS Evening News position last year in an attempt to stop the bloodletting of advertisers at CBS. As we all know, the primary cause was not so much Rather's broadcasting the original phony Bush "Recordsgate" story but Rather's insistence, way beyond anything or any time that was reasonable, that the story was valid.

From the moment FR's pajamahadeen pointed out the many irrefutable technical flaws in the supposed documents, it was dead meat as a journalistic piece. Rather slew himself by sticking with what was obviously a phony story designed to attack the President and help Kerry.

In addition, Rather's acceptance of a $20,000 fee to speak to Texas Democrats was another quiet nail in his CBS coffin. In journalism circles, that is a huge no-no. Some stations forbid their employees to even contribute to campaigns and fire offenders In this case, Rather was taking $ from the Texas Dems!

After Evening News, Rather was to contribute to "60 Minutes II" on Wednesdays but that show had ratings lower than the radio calls of the Roto-Rooter truck dispatcher.

How significant is this? 25 years after he left the anchor chair, Walter Cronkite is still on some income at CBS.

Rather is out on his ear.

There will be much more on this in MSM (including some severe spinning) in weeks to come, but FR had it first!


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1 posted on 05/20/2006 4:28:16 PM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

NEXT!!!


2 posted on 05/20/2006 4:29:55 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: MindBender26

Interesting. If this really happens, it's definitely the right outcome after the fake documents scandal of 2004.


3 posted on 05/20/2006 4:31:15 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Don't use illegals: HIREPATRIOTS.COM)
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To: MindBender26

FR Pajamahadeen strikes!


4 posted on 05/20/2006 4:31:30 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Pass)
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To: MindBender26

That frees him up to go to CNN.


5 posted on 05/20/2006 4:31:59 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: MindBender26

Another body for history's graveyard of discarded lies.

Courage, Dan, Courage!

6 posted on 05/20/2006 4:32:01 PM PDT by RobFromGa (In decline, the Driveby Media is thrashing about like dinosaurs caught in the tar pits.)
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To: MindBender26

Forever remembered by:

Fake but accurate.


7 posted on 05/20/2006 4:32:14 PM PDT by romanesq (.)
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To: newzjunkey

Trust me. I used to go to these parties.

When the Suits speak, careers die.


8 posted on 05/20/2006 4:32:31 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: MindBender26; abb

" Rather's acceptance of a $20,000 fee to speak to Texas Democrats was another quiet nail in his CBS coffin..."

More good news.


9 posted on 05/20/2006 4:33:21 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: MindBender26
Great scoop for FR, MindBender. You're the tops.

You don't know how much I LOVED reading your post about Dan Blather. It gave me the warm fuzzies.

Free Republic is Da Place!

Leni

10 posted on 05/20/2006 4:34:16 PM PDT by MinuteGal (FReeps Ahoy 4 cruisers are on the way home! Check the cruise thread for great photos in a few days.)
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To: MinuteGal

I sure do hope this isn't a signal for Fox News to add him to the roster!


11 posted on 05/20/2006 4:36:27 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I LIVE in a border state, fine the employers and the illegals will go home!)
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To: MindBender26
COURAGE!

Well, someone had to say it.
12 posted on 05/20/2006 4:37:44 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: MindBender26

As i recall, Dan's daughter is a big whig in Texas Democratic politics.


13 posted on 05/20/2006 4:38:22 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: MindBender26

Almost too little too late--he should have been fired on the spot a few times. Nevertheless, this is what he deserves.


14 posted on 05/20/2006 4:38:36 PM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: MindBender26
Courage Dan, Courage.

Oops, sorry Dan, I meant Kouric. Katie Kouric, Dan.
15 posted on 05/20/2006 4:42:16 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: MindBender26

Thanks for the good news Mindbender, it's very good news!


16 posted on 05/20/2006 4:42:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: george76
I heard the Perky One has had Hillary Clinton as an overnight guest. Just exactly how is CBS going to claim
objectivity when they hire news reader with credentials like that?
17 posted on 05/20/2006 4:42:48 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: MindBender26
"Walter Cronkite is still on some income at CBS.
Rather is out on his ear."

The answer is simple....
Cronkite accomplished his mission -- abandoning Vietnam.

Rather failed in his mission - Defeating Bush, buy any means necessary.

A POX on both their asses.

Semper Fi

18 posted on 05/20/2006 4:43:42 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: MindBender26

What Hitler's bombers couldn't do to Edward R. Murrow, Freepers did to Dan Rather.


19 posted on 05/20/2006 4:45:14 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!!!)
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To: MindBender26

Ah, that is sadder than a pig whose sty is cleaned up by a billy goat.


20 posted on 05/20/2006 4:45:45 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: MindBender26

Thanks. The out on his nose was a long time coming.


21 posted on 05/20/2006 4:46:14 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Buckhead

fyi


22 posted on 05/20/2006 4:47:22 PM PDT by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: MindBender26

Finally, Dan Rather will be paid what he's worth.


23 posted on 05/20/2006 4:48:24 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Calvin Locke

***8I heard the Perky One has had Hillary Clinton as an overnight guest. Just exactly how is CBS going to claim
objectivity when they hire news reader with credentials like that?**8

If katie had her overnight , I doubt they talked politics. Probably munched the carpet.


24 posted on 05/20/2006 4:48:40 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Brilliant
The way things are going, perhaps he'll be hired by Roger Ailes.

G-d forbid!

25 posted on 05/20/2006 4:49:19 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: MindBender26
"How significant is this? 25 years after he left the anchor chair, Walter Cronkite is still on some income at CBS."

"Rather is out on his ear."


CRYING DAN RATHER

26 posted on 05/20/2006 4:49:26 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: romanesq

And you can be a liar and still be honest.


27 posted on 05/20/2006 4:49:47 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: MindBender26
Dontcha Just Love It!!!!

Another lyin' limp d__k liberal MSM media slime bites the dust!!!! Cause for loud and boisterous celebration!

Now Blather will likely write a book, telling the true story of how he was framed, another lie. Remember, this is the same guy who chased our soldiers in Vietnam , tryin' to prove they were all baby killers. This man's life has been a lie. He was instrumental in foisting so much liberal propaganda on the American people that their voting patterns were influenced to injure the American nation.He is an enemy of the informed electorate, a traducer of our democratic republic, a Clinton obsequiant. Liberal socialist wing nut journalists who follow him will look on him and shiver. Tony snow should perfect the line, " Remember Rather," and use it in press conferences.

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28 posted on 05/20/2006 4:50:46 PM PDT by Candor7
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To: MindBender26
Serves that lieing, phony SOB right!!!
29 posted on 05/20/2006 4:51:17 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Brilliant

Or MSNBC.


30 posted on 05/20/2006 4:53:14 PM PDT by Third Order
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To: greyfoxx39
I sure do hope this isn't a signal for Fox News to add him to the roster!

Hannity and Rather?

31 posted on 05/20/2006 4:54:26 PM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: MindBender26

And here I had forgotten that name.


32 posted on 05/20/2006 4:54:28 PM PDT by connectthedots
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To: MindBender26

Was it Dan Rather that said "The voters had a tantrum." after the 1990's Republican takeover of the Congress?

Semper Fi


33 posted on 05/20/2006 4:54:56 PM PDT by ed1340 (Cultural Suicide)
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To: Brilliant

or Xinghua or Gramma.


34 posted on 05/20/2006 4:55:12 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: MindBender26
How significant is this? 25 years after he left the anchor chair, Walter Cronkite is still on some income at CBS.

That's the part that makes my heart warm.

35 posted on 05/20/2006 4:55:14 PM PDT by SunTzuWu (Hans Delbruck - Scientist and Saint.)
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To: ed1340

That was the late Pener Jennings.


36 posted on 05/20/2006 4:56:03 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: greyfoxx39
I sure do hope this isn't a signal for Fox News to add him to the roster!

Bite your tongue!

37 posted on 05/20/2006 4:56:23 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Sessions-The immigration bill is a colossal failure. It's a dead horse laying out in the sun.)
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To: LdSentinal

Pee - Tah

:~)


38 posted on 05/20/2006 4:56:36 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: Candor7

Dan Rather, starring in "Head'em Off at the Past"


39 posted on 05/20/2006 4:57:28 PM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: Howlin

FYI ping.


40 posted on 05/20/2006 4:58:23 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Brilliant

How bout he goes to PBS and WE end up paying his salary? Sorry. But I can see it happening. I can't see him working for any outfit that has a bottom line to look after.


41 posted on 05/20/2006 5:00:01 PM PDT by Huck (Hey look, I'm still here.)
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To: knews_hound; Grampa Dave; martin_fierro; Liz; norwaypinesavage; Mo1; onyx; SmithL; petercooper; ...

Pinging the Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert list...


42 posted on 05/20/2006 5:00:36 PM PDT by abb (If it Ain't Posted on FreeRepublic, it Ain't News)
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To: MindBender26

What's the frequency NOW, Kenneth?


43 posted on 05/20/2006 5:01:49 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: sgtbono2002

oooooooh, BURN!


44 posted on 05/20/2006 5:02:54 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (DemocRATs- the CULTURE OF TREASON!)
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To: abb


Thanks for the ping.


45 posted on 05/20/2006 5:04:40 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: ed1340

That could have been Jennings, but no matter.


46 posted on 05/20/2006 5:04:58 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (DemocRATs- the CULTURE OF TREASON!)
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To: fhayek

>What's the frequency NOW, Kenneth?

0 Mhz


47 posted on 05/20/2006 5:05:19 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: Huck

Yah, ol'Dan would have a party with Moyers in that case.


48 posted on 05/20/2006 5:06:15 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (DemocRATs- the CULTURE OF TREASON!)
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To: fhayek


49 posted on 05/20/2006 5:07:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: MindBender26

People don't know he also was published in the hard left Nation magazine.


50 posted on 05/20/2006 5:09:25 PM PDT by ansel12
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