Skip to comments.Dan Rather stands by his story
Posted on 09/27/2007 2:48:20 PM PDT by Phsstpok
His lawsuit will attempt to show that CBS tried to suppress the report on Bush's National Guard Service and the Abu Ghraib abuses.
By Sidney Blumenthal
Dan Rather's complaint against CBS and Viacom, its parent company, filed in New York state court on Sept. 19 and seeking $70 million in damages for his wrongful dismissal as "CBS Evening News" anchor, has aroused hoots of derision from a host of commentators. They've said that the former anchor is "sad," "pathetic," "a loser," on an "ego" trip and engaged in a mad gesture "no sane person" would do, and that "no one in his right mind would keep insisting that those phony documents are real and that the Bush National Guard story is true."
Once the court accepts his suit, however, launching the adjudication of legal issues such as breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference with contract, it will set in motion an inexorable mechanism that will grind out answers to other questions as well. Then Rather's suit will become an extraordinary commission of inquiry into a major news organization's intimidation, complicity and corruption under the Bush administration. No congressional committee would be able to penetrate into the sanctum of any news organization to divulge its inner workings. But intent on vindicating his reputation, capable of financing an expensive legal challenge, and armed with the power of subpoena, Rather will charge his attorneys to interrogate news executives and perhaps administration officials under oath on a secret and sordid chapter of the Bush presidency.
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Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 2:14:59 pm PDT
He’s in the bunker with the Russians knocking at the door.
Sidney Blumenthal? I don’t believe a single word that lying scumbag writes, including “the” and “and”?
Again! HE stands by it again and makes news? This time it is real. I promise.....
Dan Rather’s right, I’ve never heard of the “Abu Ghraib abuses”./s
Tin foil hat moron.
Did you know that, according to Sydney Blumenthal in his latest Slate rant, you are a Rove operative?
Here's what LGF highlighted out of this piece:
Within minutes of the conclusion of the broadcast, conservative bloggers launched a counterattack. The chief of these critics was a Republican Party activist in Georgia. Almost certainly, these bloggers, who had been part of meetings or conference calls organized by Karl Rove's political operation, coordinated their actions with Rove's office.
Maybe Rather can enlist Bernard Goldberg as a character witness.
“Rather’s suit will become an extraordinary commission of inquiry into a major news organization’s intimidation, complicity and corruption under the Bush administration.”
Yep. I’m sure that there are scores of liberals at CBS who will be glad to testify that Bush was behind all this. Afterall, Bush is behind everything, isn’t he?
No bias there. At least this is objective and fair reporting about bias in the media.
Oh goody! Let me join right in!!! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!
Sorry the excrement smell is intolerable. bye.
Because they knew the public would hear the opposite of what they “reported”.
What an egotistical, pathological liar.
The Dan Rather lawsuit is nothing more than a shakedown. Rather is threatening to reveal skeleton’s in CBS’ closet in order to get CBS management to cave and settle out of court with a fat payoff.
Blumenthal’s piece reads like a threatening screed written by Rather himself [hmmmmmm].
Odds are, Rather is striking some nerves with the threats of being able to dig deep with legal authority [Mapes is making the same assertions].
So CBS will indeed cave [cuz they probably have quite a few skeletons that Rather is intimately aware of] and Dan Rather will be championed by the left as having been right about the phony documents and heralded as a hero sacrificed on the alter of corporate|Republican dirty tricks.
We’ll be hearing something along those lines for the next twenty years.
And the beat goes on...
Mental illness is a terrible thing.
There are far more honest, and well-written pieces on this subject, including the one below which appeared on FR and several other points around the Net.
Dan Rather: Delusional leftist
The idea that CBS News is a tool of the Bush administration, or played down the Abu Ghraib scandal, is laughable on its face. Blumenthal was one of the biggest scumbags in the Clinton administration, and he hasn’t changed a bit.
Danny boy, no one cares.
Go home and drool you old fool.
HOOTS OF DERISION
THE UNTOLD STORY OF A LYING PARTISAN
Like a couple other "experts" who checked in on or through Little Green Footballs the following morning, I had sufficient background to recognize why these documents allegedly from the 70s could not have been produced except in a well-financed print shop of that day.
Now, with computers and their typesetting programs, and laser printers for the output, those 70s' memos can be produced by anyone, anywhere, including all Air National Guard offices in the known universe. The flip back and forth graphic shows exactly that.
But not even the most expensive and sophisticated IBM Selectrics (which the TANG did not have anyway), could have produced those memos.
Kudos to Buckhead because he was the first to spot the forgeries. Not because he was prepared by Rove to make the attack, but because he was armed with the facts and he paid attention to the details.
AFTER Buckhead, I saw the same thing. However, my connection with Karl Rove is that I've seen him a few times on TV. LOL.
Karl Rove is Buckhead? Who knew? :-)
The Squid hides his BS in a cloud of ink.
“Dan Rather stands by his story.”
OK, so what’s new? Dan Rather has always stood by his stories, no matter how false, fake and anit-American they were.
Grate call!!! Just don't give ol' dan any ideas about a "god book" for Pete's sake!!!
“Karl Rove is Buckhead? Who knew? :-) “
Yep... we will all be getting our secret orders from him momentarily —
check yer mail
I'm not a lawyer and I don't play one on t.v. but this may come up if it goes to trial;)
Rather spoke of his decision to step down to more than 100 staffers in the CBS newsroom on Tuesday afternoon. In brief remarks, the newsman said that he had considered retiring since the late 1990s. He added that the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack prompted him to put aside such thoughts.
This case just HAS TO GO TO TRIAL!!! (no! REALLY!!!) (think of what will come out of this win/win/winner!!!)
Buckhead wants to be Karl Rove when he grows up...
And they were only getting started! (Appropriately so!)
I think he's a sniveling whiner, myself. And a darn poor journalist when it came to the subject at hand.
Dan Rather is a moronic fool and complete idiot.
Go away Dan. You’re done.
Dementia has set in worse than ever.
I think Gunga Dan is crazy like a fox. They will settle for an undisclosed sum is my prediction.
Rather is a pathetic loser...and always was. Given that Walter Cronkite was a tough act to follow, shallow Dan had enough time to make his own mark in the world of news journalism...and he did. Dead ass last every year in the network TV news business. Now he’s becoming even a bigger jerk by trying to prove he wasn’t a jerk in the first place. Still a pitiful jerk...and EVERYBODY knows it!!!
Wow “Sid the Sleeze” rears his head again. I had wondered where that Clintoid was hiding out. Hard to knows who is more of a slime: Blumenthal or Ickies?
Sid be attempting miracle writing these days if he is actually trying to resurect Dan Rather’s reputation.
Jeez, not this sh*t again!
Sid Blumenthal, America’s most vile and repulsive liar.
Danny Boy, the Danster, suffers from the “buckwheats”.
Any fool could see those documents were fake. All I did was point out the obvious.
Please, please, somebody take my deposition.
My thoughts exactly. Ugh.
What is Dan’s story today?
Did he get another e-mail on Lotus Notes 1973?
When Sid comes to your aid, you know you have hit bottom.
I’m so hurt, Karl Rove never telephoned me, I had to wait for the carrier pigeons.
Good Job Sir!