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CBS bosses hiding truth - Dan Rather
New York Daily News ^ | February 27, 2008 | Jose Martinez

Posted on 02/27/2008 6:39:27 AM PST by abb

Dan Rather slammed CBS Tuesday for trying to keep his court fight with the network out of the public eye.

The newsman - who has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the Tiffany network, where he anchored the "CBS Evening News" for 24 years - said "corporate overlords" are conspiring to withhold several key documents.

The 76-year-old was back in Manhattan Supreme Court for a hearing on his suit, which accuses CBS of sidelining him to make nice with the White House following a September 2004 report that questioned President Bush's Vietnam-era military service.

Rather left the anchor's chair in March 2005 and was limited to being a bit player on "60 Minutes" before departing from CBS.

"It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms," he said.

The documents that Rather wants to see include a CBS-commissioned private investigator's report that he believes could back up his version of the disputed story about Bush's stint in the Texas Air National Guard.

CBS said it is "absolutely confident" the documents support its position. "When and if there is a trial ... all such documents introduced at trial will be made public," the network said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004electionbias; 2008electionbias; bushhasser; cbs; collusion; danratherbiased; dnctalkingpoints; fakebutaccurate; forgedmemos; howtostealanelection; rather; rathergate; stalinisttactics; zogbyism
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Well there you have it.
1 posted on 02/27/2008 6:39:42 AM PST by abb
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To: abb

It’s enough to give a guy.... courage.


2 posted on 02/27/2008 6:41:28 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Buckhead

ping


3 posted on 02/27/2008 6:42:20 AM PST by abb (Organized Journalism: Marxist-style collectivism applied to information sharing)
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To: abb
corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington

Lemme guess - a vast right-wing conspiracy...

4 posted on 02/27/2008 6:42:36 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: abb

I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning.


5 posted on 02/27/2008 6:43:01 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland (All generalities are false--including this one.)
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To: abb
"It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms," he said."

S&##s to be you Dan! Go retire in Nicaragua.

6 posted on 02/27/2008 6:43:08 AM PST by JPJones (Democracy is the road to Socialism=Karl Marx)
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To: abb
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7 posted on 02/27/2008 6:43:27 AM PST by digger48 (http://prorev.com/legacy.htm)
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To: abb

“I, for one, welcome our new corporate overlords.”


8 posted on 02/27/2008 6:46:07 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: abb
"It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington...."

He forgot about the black helicopters, Elders of Zion, the CFR, and Bildebergers(?) all adding flouridation to his well water to corrupt his precious bodily fluids!

9 posted on 02/27/2008 6:46:14 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: abb
Did someone say document?

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10 posted on 02/27/2008 6:46:45 AM PST by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: magslinger
Maybe the Texas Air National Guard was using MS Word 72 for typewriters?
11 posted on 02/27/2008 6:48:06 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: abb

Give it up, Dan. The reason they are sitting on the documents is because they are trying to protect your senile old butt. The documents probably prove you were full of caca.


12 posted on 02/27/2008 6:49:28 AM PST by beckysueb (Pray for our troops , America, and President Bush)
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To: abb

It it takes more evidence to prove he was right, he did not have the evidence when he made his claim. A Rather strange view on news.


13 posted on 02/27/2008 6:50:56 AM PST by ThomasThomas ( John McCain a true BLUE conservative)
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To: KarlInOhio

Of course it was, years before Bill Gates thought it up.


14 posted on 02/27/2008 6:51:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: abb
It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms," he said

As opposed to liberal newscasters harping their wares unfettered.

15 posted on 02/27/2008 6:53:14 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: beckysueb

It is an apt display of the times that someone with less than average abilities became a top line broadcast “journalist”. Heck, even when I was young and was listening to this clown, I detected that unmistakable sign of “complete vacuousness”. I imagine that many others did also. However, thanks to Little Green Footballs and some very sharp computer types, we geeks finally exposed Rather for the nothing that he really is. The fact that networks still trot this clown out as a representative of “gravitas” shows how shallow their gene pool really is.


16 posted on 02/27/2008 6:55:17 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: abb

“It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms,” he said.

Dan Rather is admitting that SeeBS-Viacom is colluding with the Democrats.

That was how he GOT the forged memos.

This isn’t an isolated event. Foleygate was also collusion between the Democrats and the media. They sat on the story and then blamed Republicans for “knowing” and “doing nothing about it”. The truth of that event came out in the subsequent congressional investigation.


17 posted on 02/27/2008 6:56:00 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: abb

The interesting thing is, Rather may be right. If CNN was willing to play footsie with Saddam to keep access, CBS may have been willing to accommodate the White House in the face of some similar threat, regardless of the merits of the TANG story.

Of course, the TANG story was a lie but the point is that there’s no reason to believe that CBS management responded to conscience instead of pressure, or that they’d act any differently if a story were true.

What was it Henry Kissinger said about the Iran-Iraq War? “Too bad they can’t both lose?”


18 posted on 02/27/2008 6:56:09 AM PST by Grut
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To: theDentist

Someone (Imus?)said years ago that if you heard a report that some newsanchor just went totally bats* * t on the air, without hearing the name, station, national or local, etc, you could be pretty sure it would wind up being ol’ Danno.

I think he then went on to compare watching Dan during his nightly broadcast to watching a hostage tape.


19 posted on 02/27/2008 6:56:14 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland (All generalities are false--including this one.)
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To: abb

‘Corporate Overlords’???

Man..old danny boy has gone off the cliff...LOL


20 posted on 02/27/2008 6:56:30 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: abb

What a miserable man...

He and John Kerry should go live in the same assisted living retirement home.


21 posted on 02/27/2008 6:56:40 AM PST by detch
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To: Da Coyote

Add Cronkite to that list also.


22 posted on 02/27/2008 6:57:08 AM PST by nikos1121 (I'm voting for McCain...and fixin' to get excited about it.)
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To: abb

How soft your fields so green,
Can whisper tales of gore,
Of how we calmed the tides of war.
We are your overlords.


23 posted on 02/27/2008 6:57:43 AM PST by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: abb

I can’t help but see a similarity between Dan Rather and Bill Clinton. Two desperate old men trying anything they can to salvage any respect they might once have had. Sadly, the harder they try, the worse it gets.


24 posted on 02/27/2008 6:57:51 AM PST by Neverforget01
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To: abb

I blame it on Kenneth.


25 posted on 02/27/2008 7:00:45 AM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: KarlInOhio

On 18 August 1973, Bill Gates was thinking about what he would pack for his trip to Harvard for freshman orientation.


26 posted on 02/27/2008 7:02:25 AM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: beckysueb
The documents that Rather wants to see include a CBS-commissioned private investigator's report that he believes could back up his version of the disputed story about Bush's stint in the Texas Air National Guard.

The ONLY documents that matter are the forged documents. Where is the INK signed typed letter? Doesn't exist. This was a digital fabrication using word processing software and a scan of a legit signature.

Dan Rather is a bigger con (in more ways than one) than Senator Joseph McCarthy ever was. McCarthy was right about Soviet infiltration in US government, industry, and education.

Dan is still mumbling fake but accurate.

27 posted on 02/27/2008 7:02:55 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: abb
"It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms," he said.

So, it's not really lying when you're fighting such powerful and corrupt forces!

28 posted on 02/27/2008 7:02:55 AM PST by claudiustg (We're Whiggin' out!)
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To: abb
The newsman - who has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the Tiffany network, where he anchored the "CBS Evening News" for 24 years - said "corporate overlords" are conspiring to withhold several key documents.

Sounds like ol' Danny Boy has been drinking from Hussein Obama's Fountain of Hope........

29 posted on 02/27/2008 7:04:19 AM PST by cowboyway ("No damn man kills me and lives." -- Nathan Bedford Forrest)
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To: claudiustg

Dan was working WITH the corrupt forces, not fighting against them. When he ceased to be useful to them, the Stalinists threw him under the bus.


30 posted on 02/27/2008 7:04:33 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: abb

Did Dan attend Hillary’s school of the pathetic or did she attend his?


31 posted on 02/27/2008 7:05:14 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: abb

Outstanding FReeper comments BUMP! Go Dan Go! (Hillaryous!)


32 posted on 02/27/2008 7:06:09 AM PST by PGalt
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To: abb

33 posted on 02/27/2008 7:06:49 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: beckysueb
Give it up, Dan. The reason they are sitting on the documents is because they are trying to protect your senile old butt. The documents probably prove you were full of caca.

The only reason Dan's not being investigated by the Feds and looking at prison time is because of the generosity of George Bush. Rather was a key player in the falsification of government documents to influence an election. And that's a felony.

34 posted on 02/27/2008 7:08:38 AM PST by Richard Kimball (Sure, they'd love to kill me, as long as they can do it without admitting I exist)
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To: abb

Fake but accurate


35 posted on 02/27/2008 7:11:28 AM PST by Yogi72
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To: All; abb

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NEVER FORGET

.

Ever since the very beginning of the Vietnam War...

...CBS has always been hiding the Truth from the American People.

See Year 2000 Postings regarding CBS’ WALTER CRONKITE at...

‘WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...& YOUNG’...4 FREEDOM

http://www.Freerepublic.com/forum/a39626542519c.htm

.

NEVER FORGET

.


36 posted on 02/27/2008 7:13:58 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Neverforget01

You posted:

“I can’t help but see a similarity between Dan Rather and Bill Clinton. Two desperate old men trying anything they can to salvage any respect they might once have had. Sadly, the harder they try, the worse it gets”.

I must respectfully disagree with your last sentence. The harder they try, the better it gets-at least for me.


37 posted on 02/27/2008 7:14:49 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland (All generalities are false--including this one.)
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To: Da Coyote
Heck, even when I was young and was listening to this clown, I detected that unmistakable sign of “complete vacuousness”.

Wish I could say the same. I had a HUGE crush on him (of course, I was a vapid, dimbulb young female - I wised up during the 1976 presidential election).

38 posted on 02/27/2008 7:15:28 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: abb

Dan Rather: the cubic zirconia of the “Tiffany network”.


39 posted on 02/27/2008 7:18:02 AM PST by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: abb

He’s really cracked up. If it were anybody but Dan Rather, I’d feel sorry for him.


40 posted on 02/27/2008 7:18:11 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: abb

A dead whore flogging a dead horse.


41 posted on 02/27/2008 7:19:09 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: magslinger

42 posted on 02/27/2008 7:20:08 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made." Groucho Marx)
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To: abb
The newsman ... said "corporate overlords" are conspiring to withhold several key documents.

Well, Dan, that has never stopped you before from just making some up. Maybe Mapes can help you out here; I'm sure there is a Kinko's nearby.

43 posted on 02/27/2008 7:24:31 AM PST by LexBaird (Behold, thou hast drinken of the Aide of Kool, and are lost unto Men.)
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To: Richard Kimball

Paging Dr. Kimball, Paging Dr. Kimball, you have just nailed it.....That Dimbulb Rather should be behind bars......


44 posted on 02/27/2008 7:29:28 AM PST by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: KarlInOhio; Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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45 posted on 02/27/2008 7:38:39 AM PST by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: abb

It’s the work of Manbearpig! It’s part of his plan to heat up errrr.... cool down the planet!


46 posted on 02/27/2008 7:41:10 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Refusing to calm down since the Waco massacre.)
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To: abb
Dan Rather's latest gig as a spokesman:



"I use it, and so should you!"

47 posted on 02/27/2008 7:41:50 AM PST by Paradox (Politics: The art of convincing the populace that your delusions are superior to others.)
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To: abb

cBS is trying to protect what’s left of Dan Rather’s dignity and reputation, but Rather’s is too driven by partisan motivation to realize it.


48 posted on 02/27/2008 7:47:46 AM PST by kidd
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To: Paradox
Dan Rather
49 posted on 02/27/2008 7:47:47 AM PST by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: abb
"It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms," he said.

Sounds like Dan is suffering from the paranoia that sometimes accompanies dementia.

50 posted on 02/27/2008 7:51:10 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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