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Rather 'Absolutely' Stands by 'Truth' of Bush Story, Slams Criticism as 'Diversionary'
Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2006 | Brent Baker

Posted on 07/13/2006 8:00:54 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

Declaring he “absolutely” believes “the truth” of his discredited story based on forged memos, about President Bush's National Guard record, on Wednesday's Larry King Live on CNN Dan Rather contended that “we had a lot, a lot of corroboration, of what we broadcast about President Bush's military record. It wasn't just the documents.” Rather then attacked those who dared to expose his misdeeds: “It's a very old technique used, that when those who don't like what you're reporting believe it can be hurtful, then they look for the weakest spot and attack it, which is fair enough. It's a diversionary technique."

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Fake But Accurate Dan rides again...
1 posted on 07/13/2006 8:00:56 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Imagine a liberal with common sense, I cannot.


2 posted on 07/13/2006 8:02:22 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Man, I want some of the drugs 'delusional Dan' is on. They must be amazing./sarc


3 posted on 07/13/2006 8:02:36 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Buckhead

*Snort*


4 posted on 07/13/2006 8:03:14 PM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Don't you mean...

Rather 'Absolutely' Stands by 'Delusion' that is Bush Story, Slams Criticism as 'Plan To Pollute Our Precious Bodily Fluids'

5 posted on 07/13/2006 8:03:21 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Howlin

*Snort*

The only reasonable response, Howlin.


6 posted on 07/13/2006 8:04:34 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Liberals aren't having so much fun now that the rabbit has the gun. --Ann Coulter)
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To: Howlin

Gee Dan, why can't you produce the source documents?!

7 posted on 07/13/2006 8:04:43 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Republican Wildcat

They whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. Consider Dan destroyed...


8 posted on 07/13/2006 8:04:53 PM PDT by tomzz
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To: Republican Wildcat

Dan Rather was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It's true! He suffers from hallucinations and delusions.

And I don't care if my sources don't pan out---it's TRUE dammit. Any suggestion to the contrary is merely a diversion.


9 posted on 07/13/2006 8:05:26 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Republican Wildcat

"Hello...hello...hello......

....is there anybody in there??????


10 posted on 07/13/2006 8:05:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
“It's a very old technique used, that when those who don't like what you're reporting believe it can be hurtful, then they look for the weakest spot and attack it, which is fair enough. It's a diversionary technique."

I guess a forged document could be considered a 'weak spot.' It was sort of unsporting of us to point it out, don't you think.

Of course, when you have a strong story--that is one with evidence supporting it--you usually don't have to forge additional evidence.

Silly people think that when you forge evidence, it means that the rest of your case is crap.

11 posted on 07/13/2006 8:06:18 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Republican Wildcat
It's a very old technique used, that when those who don't like what you're reporting believe it can be hurtful, then they look for the weakest spot and attack it, which is fair enough. It's a diversionary technique.

Oh? I was under the impression that the favored tactic, as displayed by the MSM, was to simply dismiss the accusations and accusers out of hand with disdain, as the MSM attempted to do with the Swift Boat Vets, to some degree of success.

Luckily for America, and the world, that tactic no longer is as "potent" as it was prior to the Internet, IMO.
12 posted on 07/13/2006 8:06:25 PM PDT by Pox (If it's a Coward you are searching for, you need look no further than the Democrats.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
OH

MY

GOD!

He just can't give it up!! LOL!!!
13 posted on 07/13/2006 8:06:51 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS))
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To: Republican Wildcat
anyone remember Rather's wild Chicago taxicab ride? I wonder what the real story behind that bizarre event was.
14 posted on 07/13/2006 8:06:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (dust off the big guns.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I'm on a different frequency Kenneth.


15 posted on 07/13/2006 8:07:12 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

oxymoron....


16 posted on 07/13/2006 8:07:33 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: Republican Wildcat
“It's a very old technique used, that when those who don't like what you're reporting believe it can be hurtful, then they look for the weakest spot and attack it, which is fair enough. It's a diversionary technique."

Coming to terms with your MSM long time modus operandi there, Dan?

17 posted on 07/13/2006 8:07:37 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Howlin

CBS doesn't agree...they wanted NO part of him. They said if he loses it again on air, he could sink the whole network. LOL... that's what the suits in NY were saying just before he left...


18 posted on 07/13/2006 8:08:05 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Poor guy. He's like Paul Reubens at an adult theater...he just can't stop playing with it.


19 posted on 07/13/2006 8:10:37 PM PDT by RichInOC (Dan Rather: Who SAYS Ted Baxter Was A Fictional Character?)
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To: Howlin

Wrong! "Snorted".

vaudine


20 posted on 07/13/2006 8:10:43 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Republican Wildcat
Dan Blather's new job could be as a stand up comic.
21 posted on 07/13/2006 8:11:27 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

22 posted on 07/13/2006 8:11:30 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am a proud friend of Israel.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Mr. Rather will go to his grave believing this. Very sad.


23 posted on 07/13/2006 8:12:02 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around...)
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To: Darkwolf377

Outstanding! Thanks for that! ROFL!


24 posted on 07/13/2006 8:12:19 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Rather proceeded to insist, clearly talking about himself, that journalists who are “willing to be truly independent, and fiercely independent when called upon, and dedicated to pulling no punches and playing no favorites have become in recent years a bit of an endangered species.”

The evidence presented by the Swift Boat people exposing Kerry was much more explicit but obviously punches were pulled.

25 posted on 07/13/2006 8:12:32 PM PDT by BIGZ
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To: Republican Wildcat

Well, now I'm really convinced that Dan ought to run for president.


26 posted on 07/13/2006 8:13:06 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Republican Wildcat

He's now the JOURNALIST Clown.....can someone do a pic of Danny boy in a clown outfit.....with makeup....seems fitting.


27 posted on 07/13/2006 8:14:42 PM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: KJC1

If your evidence was faxed to you from Kinko's, you know it is unimpeachable.


28 posted on 07/13/2006 8:15:27 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Republican Wildcat

The man has truly lost all sense of reality.


29 posted on 07/13/2006 8:16:18 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Republican Wildcat
Oh just spit, Dan.
Why must you continually remind the world what a useful tool for the communist left you were until '04 when it all came apart for you. They have no more use for you . Fool.
30 posted on 07/13/2006 8:16:31 PM PDT by daybreakcoming ("We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail")
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To: JustaCowgirl

Nice to see Larry patting ole Liar Dan on the back.


31 posted on 07/13/2006 8:17:47 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Republican Wildcat



Why doesn't this senile old fool (says me going on 63 LOL) join that other senile old fool Mike Wallace (who at least has had the good graces to keep a fairly low profile) and simply fade into the sunset or check into a sanatorium or something.</p>


32 posted on 07/13/2006 8:18:02 PM PDT by seasoned traditionalist (ALL MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS, BUT ALL TERRORISTS WHO WANT TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY, ARE MUSLIMS)
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To: Republican Wildcat



Why doesn't this senile old fool (says me going on 63 LOL) join that other senile old fool Mike Wallace (who at least has had the good graces to keep a fairly low profile) and simply fade into the sunset or check into a sanatorium or something.


33 posted on 07/13/2006 8:18:14 PM PDT by seasoned traditionalist (ALL MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS, BUT ALL TERRORISTS WHO WANT TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY, ARE MUSLIMS)
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To: ModelBreaker

Look for the weakest spot? His whole argument was so weak, it was so hard to choose.


34 posted on 07/13/2006 8:20:13 PM PDT by JillValentine (Even the wool liberals pull over your eyes is half nylon.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
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Dan's new office at HDNet.

35 posted on 07/13/2006 8:22:03 PM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Theresawithanh
Just wants to be relevant. Senility is so painful and sad, particularly when sycophants feed the fantasy.
36 posted on 07/13/2006 8:22:45 PM PDT by Steamburg (Pretenders everywhere)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Ga-Ga Gunga Din,,,,Stuff it.


37 posted on 07/13/2006 8:22:59 PM PDT by Waco
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To: RichInOC
Poor guy. He's like Paul Reubens at an adult theater...he just can't stop playing with it.

And it's not near as big as he thinks!

38 posted on 07/13/2006 8:28:02 PM PDT by feedback doctor (Liberalism is like a religion....islam)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Dan "Spit-Whistler" Rather ....


39 posted on 07/13/2006 8:28:18 PM PDT by dodger
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To: WideGlide

I wonder where Dan got that room, I need one too.


40 posted on 07/13/2006 8:32:29 PM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: nhoward14
>"If your evidence was faxed to you from Kinko's, you know it is unimpeachable."

Not to mention multiple photocopied! That's gotta give it some substansiation!! I mean who would go through all that trouble to forge documents, and attempt to make them appear aged, if the story wasn't true?

Dan you ignorant slut! We are not all stupid, delusional, goosestepping communists like you!


41 posted on 07/13/2006 8:36:45 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather be carrying a shotgun with Dick, than riding shotgun with a Kennedyl!)
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To: seasoned traditionalist

He can't just fade away, he's a legend in his own mind.

Imagine if the internet had been active earlier in Dan's "stellar" career, he'd have been finished long ago.


42 posted on 07/13/2006 8:36:48 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around...)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Now we know what the frequency is when it comes to Dan's brainwaves.


43 posted on 07/13/2006 8:37:51 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

diversionary? Dan can't handle the truth.


44 posted on 07/13/2006 8:39:29 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: goodnesswins

45 posted on 07/13/2006 8:51:05 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (Mikey likes it!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Bill Burkett is still hanging out in west Texas, waiting for Mary Mapes to tell him when he'll be on Dan's new show.


46 posted on 07/13/2006 8:51:39 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Its called Dementia. And Mark Cuban is an idiot.


47 posted on 07/13/2006 8:52:11 PM PDT by Paradox (Removing all Doubt since 1998!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Appears Dan Blather's ego demands that he presents himself in front of the camera. Egads! The dead doth rise!


48 posted on 07/13/2006 8:57:24 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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"diversionary technique"

Hey moonbat asshat, thanks for jumping the shark with forged documents in one hand and the other on an full open throttle.

You destroyed evening news forever in one fell swoop, something none of your dopey predecessors could do, you city slicker. *spit*

49 posted on 07/13/2006 9:02:09 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Look, I'm already bitter and twisted enough today as it is, don't you start now!" -- Canard)
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To: ArtyFO

For Dan's first show on HDNet, his guest should be Lucy Ramirez.


50 posted on 07/13/2006 9:07:55 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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