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DAN'S BAD NEWS DAY (Rather's suit getting whittled down like a redwood at an Alabama beaver party)
New York Post ^ | September 23, 2008 | DAREH GREGORIAN

Posted on 09/23/2008 12:35:16 PM PDT by presidio9

Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS is getting whittled down like a redwood at an Alabama beaver party.

A Manhattan judge yesterday threw out two more of Rather's claims against the network, including his charge that his former bosses committed fraud by falsely promising to help restore his reputation after he became a "scapegoat" for a discredited story about President Bush's military career.

"We are extremely gratified that the court has now dismissed the vast majority of Mr. Rather's claims," CBS said in a statement.

Rather's lawyer, Martin Gold, said that despite Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman's ruling striking down two of their remaining four claims, their suit is still alive.

"The whole story is coming out," he said, predicting that Rather will prove claims that he was railroaded by his longtime bosses so they could curry favor with the Bush administration.

Rather filed suit against CBS last year, charging they hung him out to dry after the uproar over a flawed story on the president's days in the Texas Air National Guard.

The report, which aired during the 2004 presidential race, said Bush avoided Vietnam by pulling strings to get into the Guard, and then shirked his duties once he was in.

The story came under fire when some of the documents the report relied on were revealed to be forgeries.

The suit maintains the story was accurate but the network forced Rather to apologize for it.

Network honchos decided to ax him in order "to pacify the White House," the suit says.

Gammerman said he was throwing out Rather's fraud claim not because

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cbsnews; clowncarmedia; danrather; fakebutaccurate; howtostealanelection; loserpays; memogate; rathergate; tortreformnow; wtfk

Our boy Kenneth, in happier times.

1 posted on 09/23/2008 12:35:17 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9
"The suit maintains the story was accurate but the network forced Rather to apologize for it."

FAKE BUT ACCURATE is no way to go through life!


2 posted on 09/23/2008 12:38:25 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: presidio9
Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS is getting whittled down like a redwood at an Alabama beaver party

Quite possibly the funniest thing I've heard in at least a month.
3 posted on 09/23/2008 12:39:22 PM PDT by mmichaels1970 (Stand up for CHUCK!)
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To: presidio9

Dan, you ignorant slut......


4 posted on 09/23/2008 12:40:51 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: presidio9
The story came under fire when some of the documents the report relied on were revealed to be forgeries.

Some? I don't remember any that weren't just flat made up.

5 posted on 09/23/2008 12:40:56 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: presidio9
"A Manhattan judge yesterday threw out two more of Rather's claims against the network

And, in an unusual move, the judge penned a rationale for the dismissing the claims. It was single question, "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"

6 posted on 09/23/2008 12:41:08 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: presidio9
..ok folks...let's have a collective..”AWWWWWW”

?????

*cricket cricket*

7 posted on 09/23/2008 12:41:32 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: presidio9

Dan hasn’t been roughed up like that since the 68 Democratic Convention.


8 posted on 09/23/2008 12:42:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: presidio9

Redwoods in Alabama? Hmmm. I don’t think the metaphor is accurate. But at least it isn’t fake.


9 posted on 09/23/2008 12:45:16 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: presidio9

CBS will have to pay damages in the amount necessary for cab fare to take Rather to the nearest Greyhound Bus station. The ticket back to Texas not included.


10 posted on 09/23/2008 12:45:38 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: presidio9

11 posted on 09/23/2008 12:46:12 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: presidio9

Gotta love those Post headlines!


12 posted on 09/23/2008 12:46:37 PM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: presidio9

I’m sorry to hear this. It would have been great to see C BS and Dan attack each other in public.


13 posted on 09/23/2008 12:47:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: presidio9

LOL... Perhaps the Judge is a Freeper.


14 posted on 09/23/2008 12:47:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (Drill here, drill now...... or die.)
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To: mmichaels1970
Quite possibly the funniest thing I've heard in at least a month.

I had no choice but to post it when I read that line. The NY Post is the best, and the worst, newspaper in the history of journalism. Danny boy should send them his resume (which probably says that he went to Yale and Harvard Business School).

15 posted on 09/23/2008 12:47:45 PM PDT by presidio9 (What's the difference between Global Universalists and National Exceptionalists? -The 2008 election.)
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To: presidio9

I just can’t wait to send this to every leftest I know who says “ The press is not LIBBBBBERAL!


16 posted on 09/23/2008 12:47:51 PM PDT by 70th Division (If we lose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: presidio9
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17 posted on 09/23/2008 12:48:32 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: w1andsodidwe; Buckhead
Some? I don't remember any that weren't just flat made up.

And, as usual, no credit to Buckhead anywhere in this story.

18 posted on 09/23/2008 12:49:06 PM PDT by presidio9 (What's the difference between Global Universalists and National Exceptionalists? -The 2008 election.)
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To: Jemian

I can easily envision a redwood being trucked to a beaver party in Alabama. Much like ice cream from Wisconsin would be trucked to a banana split party in Arizona. No?


19 posted on 09/23/2008 12:50:03 PM PDT by Dr. Zzyzx
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To: presidio9

As I sit here trying to accomplish other things, I keep giggling as this pops into my head. I have a feeling it’s going to stick with me the rest of the day.


20 posted on 09/23/2008 12:56:05 PM PDT by mmichaels1970 (Stand up for CHUCK!)
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To: presidio9
DAN'S BAD NEWS DAY
Rather's suit getting shaved down
like a redwood at an Alabama beaver party


21 posted on 09/23/2008 12:56:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself)
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To: presidio9

Dan’s lawyers have found some important new evidence, and are faxing it to the judge from the Kinko’s in Abiline, Texas as we speak....


22 posted on 09/23/2008 12:56:49 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: presidio9

” predicting that Rather will prove claims that he was railroaded by his longtime bosses so they could curry favor with the Bush administration.”

This fellow is existing in some kind of alternate universe. In this one there is no media that has yet tried to curry favor with the Bush administration.


23 posted on 09/23/2008 1:03:01 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: presidio9

What’s the Frequency Kenneth?


24 posted on 09/23/2008 1:04:36 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: presidio9

Dan’s case is as thin as turnip soup. He’s rapidly reaching the point where he’s got his back to the wall, his shirttails on fire and the bill collector’s at the door. He would rather walk through a furnace in a gasoline suit than consider the possibility that could lose this case.


25 posted on 09/23/2008 1:18:46 PM PDT by Califelephant (If only Sarah Palin had some Community Organizer experience.)
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To: Califelephant

Dan’s case is shakier than cafeteria Jell-O. He doesn’t know whether to wind his watch or bark at the moon. But his a$$ is as tight as the rusted lug nuts on a ‘55 Ford.


26 posted on 09/23/2008 1:33:22 PM PDT by Califelephant (If only Sarah Palin had some Community Organizer experience.)
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To: presidio9
That's Rather, not Rather.
27 posted on 09/23/2008 1:37:46 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: presidio9

I’ve always wanted to attend a beaver party....


28 posted on 09/23/2008 1:40:27 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Califelephant
Dan’s case is shakier than cafeteria Jell-O.

Dan's case is thinner than November ice.
29 posted on 09/23/2008 1:42:37 PM PDT by mmichaels1970 (Stand up for CHUCK!)
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To: presidio9

Rather seems still to be fighting the Bush Administration — what a pathetic loser he is! And to think that he held the spotlight at CBS for so many years! Oh, dear.


30 posted on 09/23/2008 2:07:52 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: mmichaels1970

His case is falling apart faster than Sh#t through a tin horn.


31 posted on 09/23/2008 2:16:21 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: presidio9
Thanks for the post!

This is a great story and battle. If Rather wins, then CBS loses, and I am happy. If CBS wins, then Rather loses, and I am also happy!

32 posted on 09/23/2008 2:18:34 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: presidio9; dighton; martin_fierro; Larry Lucido; Lazamataz; Tijeras_Slim

That headline made me giggle like a chubby virgin playing spin the bottle with five Vishnus in a feather warehouse.


33 posted on 09/23/2008 2:23:09 PM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: Iron Munro

34 posted on 09/23/2008 2:25:38 PM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: weegee

I think the meme is ‘Fake but accurate is no way to go through life, son.’


35 posted on 09/23/2008 6:41:17 PM PDT by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: Iron Munro

oooh noooo


36 posted on 09/23/2008 6:41:50 PM PDT by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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