Skip to comments.CBS bosses hiding truth - Dan Rather
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.
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What a miserable man...
He and John Kerry should go live in the same assisted living retirement home.
Add Cronkite to that list also.
How soft your fields so green,
Can whisper tales of gore,
Of how we calmed the tides of war.
We are your overlords.
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 blame it on Kenneth.
On 18 August 1973, Bill Gates was thinking about what he would pack for his trip to Harvard for freshman orientation.
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.
So, it's not really lying when you're fighting such powerful and corrupt forces!
Sounds like ol' Danny Boy has been drinking from Hussein Obama's Fountain of Hope........
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.
Did Dan attend Hillary’s school of the pathetic or did she attend his?
Outstanding FReeper comments BUMP! Go Dan Go! (Hillaryous!)
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.
Fake but accurate
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
“I cant 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.
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).
Dan Rather: the cubic zirconia of the “Tiffany network”.
He’s really cracked up. If it were anybody but Dan Rather, I’d feel sorry for him.