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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Never get in the way of your enemy when they are in the process of destroying themselves.
“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.
A key point that people here seem to be missing (not that any of the criticism is wrong, just incomplete) is how this really shows his fundamental problem as a “journalist.” He states “it is a fact that” and then follows with a statement that is clearly an opinion.
It may be the case that there is a conspiracy between the “powers in Washington” and “many newsrooms.” Well it obviously isn’t the case if the “powers in Washington” are the Bush administration, but assuming it’s hypothetically true, the statement that it’s happening “too often” or in “too many” newsrooms meets the standard definition of opinion.
After 50+ years in “journalism” Dan Rather apparently still doesn’t understand the difference between a fact and an opinion.
while possibly true with the Klintonistas, nothing could be farther from the truth during the Bush presidency (except perhaps in the State dept. still rife with Klintonistas. Dan Rather was not just an 'anchor for CBS News', he was the posterchild for SeeBS Smooze.
Throw Jimmuh Carter in that pot o’ stew, for good measure.
HA HA HA
DR cBS speaks.
I think CBS is trying to cover up the fact that they employed Dan Rather.
Good catch. His thinking is messed up.
not paranoia. typical projection.
Dan really needs to be in a rubber room.
We don’t have a government run media but we have the next closest thing, a media marketplace that regularly colludes with the Democrat party on stories.
The media is the house organ of the DNC’s daily talking points.
The media should not be sponsoring ALL of the debates that we are seeing, they’ve got a side.
The debates should’ve been non-partisan. Mix it up more. Ask EVERY candidate the same question, go ahead and put the Democrats and Republicans on the same stage (or in separate studios). Put a mix of known conservatives as well as known liberals on the panel. NO “public” questions, the PACs had infiltrated them.
If it was ‘fair’ for liberal activists and Democrat staffers to ask questions as the GOP primary debates then it would’ve been just as fair for Doug From Upland to likewise grill the Democrats.
I don’t need to see the candidates giving me “spontaneous” prerehearsed statements, put them in separate studios to answer questions the way game show contestants do. “Isolation” booths. I don’t care. I want to compare the answers the candidates give, I don’t want to hear candidate C tearing apart candidate A’s answer. Give me your OWN independent answer. Comment on the OTHER candidates answers AFTER the debate.
I realize this is a “survey” format and not a debate but these aren’t debates EITHER. They are short format interviews where the candidates are permitted time to comment on one candidate’s answer.
First exposed here at Free Republic by Buckhead.
“CBS bosses hiding truth - Dan Rather”
It takes one to know one, Dan!