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CBS newsman's $70m lawsuit likely to deal Bush legacy a new blow (Dan Rather strikes back!)
Guardian UK ^ | Sunday 28 December 2008 | Christopher Goodwin

Posted on 12/27/2008 9:06:59 PM PST by pillut48

"After an outcry from the White House and conservative bloggers who claimed that the report had been based on falsified documents, CBS retracted the story, saying that the documents' authenticity could not be verified. Rather, who had been with CBS for decades and was one of the most familiar faces in American journalism, was fired by the network the day after the 2004 election."

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buckhead; cbs; cbsnews; danrather; rather; rathergate; seebs
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The article tries to show Rather as the victim of CBS and President Bush, and that "...The charges outlined in Rather's lawsuit will cast a further shadow over the Bush legacy."

Just a wild guess here, but I'm thinking President Bush is not going to be losing sleep over this one! :-)

1 posted on 12/27/2008 9:07:00 PM PST by pillut48
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To: pillut48

Rather chases his tail in pursuit of his lost reputation.


2 posted on 12/27/2008 9:08:54 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: pillut48

What hubris..Dan Rather and his lawsuit will cast a shadow?

Let me see, AIG bailout, Auto Bailout, TARP...I think these are the events that really matter when it comes to “casting a shadow.”

Not some agenda driven media hack name Dan Rather.


3 posted on 12/27/2008 9:10:01 PM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: pillut48
If Rather had any decently he would swallow a round from a S&W

Thank you Tom Lantos

4 posted on 12/27/2008 9:10:46 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: Senator Goldwater

I thought Rather passed away.


5 posted on 12/27/2008 9:11:23 PM PST by Batman11
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To: pillut48
The charges outlined in Rather's lawsuit will cast a further shadow over the Bush legacy."

I think Bush did a credible job as CinC and Supreme Court justices, although the latter was so only grudging on his part. Otherwise, I don't think his legacy is much to write home about.

6 posted on 12/27/2008 9:13:55 PM PST by stevem
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To: pillut48

7 posted on 12/27/2008 9:14:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: pillut48; Buckhead; PJ-Comix

THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE DAN AWAY
Tune: "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-haaa!"

Remember when I broke the news
How Bush got in the Guard
And didn't have to leave
To go to Vietnam?
Well . . .

I pushed that story hard
Just weeks before Election Day
And so of course you know
The thoughts I had in my mind
Like . . .

They're going to give me a prize, Ha-ha!
They're going to give me a prize, Ho-ho, Hee-hee, Ha-ha!
For a journalist
Who helps the Democrats all the time
And I'll be happy to put
That nice award
In my trophy case
And they're going to give me a prize, Ha-haaa!

You thought it was a fake
And so you cringed
You cringed when people said
That superscript was not done at that time
Right . . .

The people laughed, I heard them laugh
They laughed, they laughed and laughed
You made me leave
But now you know I'm Rather upset!
So . . .

I'm going to take you to court, Ha-ha!
I'm going to take you to court, Ho-ho, Hee-hee, Ha-ha!
For a tidy sum
Like six--no, seventy million bucks
And put me back on the Evening News
And make all the viewers watch
And I'm going to take you to court, Ha-haaa!

I read your news
I gave my views
And this is how you pay me back
For all my years of bold unbiased news?!
Hah . . .

Well, you just wait
I'll find the proof
And when I do
They'll know that Dan is not some sort of old unbalanced nut!
'Cause . . .

They're coming to take me away, Ha-ha!
They're coming to take me away, Ho-ho, Hee-hee, Ha-ha!
To the Kinko's store
Where fake but accurate faxes fly
And I'll be happy to see
Those daring scoops
Come across my desk
And they're coming to take me away, Ha-haaa!

To the anchor desk
With lights and cameras and breaking news
And four producers who sit and smile
And tell me that I'm the best
And they're coming to take me away, Ha-haaa!

To the Kinko's store
Where fake but accurate faxes fly
And I'll be happy to see
Those daring scoops
Come across my desk
And they're coming to take me away, Ha-haaa!

8 posted on 12/27/2008 9:15:09 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: stevem

Those were important, but IMO President Bush will be remembered for holding this country together after 9/11.


9 posted on 12/27/2008 9:15:12 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: stylin_geek

Dan who?????


10 posted on 12/27/2008 9:15:19 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: stylin_geek; pillut48
Let me see, AIG bailout, Auto Bailout, TARP...I think these are the events that really matter when it comes to “casting a shadow.”

It isn't the truthfulness of the shadow that matters, but the seriousness of the penumbra it casts.

11 posted on 12/27/2008 9:15:29 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If Liberalism doesn't kill me, I'll live 'till I die!)
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To: pillut48
"CBS newsman's $70m lawsuit likely to deal Bush legacy a new blow"

Lololololol......maybe in some bizarre sex-fantasy of the author.

12 posted on 12/27/2008 9:16:20 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: pillut48
Rather contends not only that his report was true - "What the documents stated has never been denied, by the president or anyone around him," he says - but that CBS succumbed to political pressure from conservatives to get the report discredited and to have him fired.

Dan-the-Forger's suit is pure publicity stunt pot-banging, and a transparent attempt to reclaim some lost cred and to obscure his shameful forgery pedaling.

I see no sufficient grounds for a lawsuit; however, might not CBS have grounds for a so-called "SLAPP suite" here?

.

13 posted on 12/27/2008 9:18:44 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: mylife

Gosh! He could be George Soros’ brother.


14 posted on 12/27/2008 9:19:56 PM PST by lonestar
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To: pillut48
Those were important, but IMO President Bush will be remembered for holding this country together after 9/11.

That was good. I think that was his job and part of the first of my credits. I think he will also be remembered for accelerating this nation down the road to bankruptcy.

15 posted on 12/27/2008 9:20:04 PM PST by stevem
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To: Buckhead; Jim Robinson; John Robinson
PING!
16 posted on 12/27/2008 9:20:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: Seaplaner

i hope dan rather win the lawsuit for the wrong reason though. CBS with $70million less = dead CBS


17 posted on 12/27/2008 9:20:57 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: pillut48
Rather contends not only that his report was true - "What the documents stated has never been denied, by the president or anyone around him," he says

Fake but accurate says Dan Rather again. He needs to find Lucy to testify at his trial.

18 posted on 12/27/2008 9:20:57 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: Seaplaner

He’ll be sure to get it filed before an Obama or Clinton appointee and then the facts will mean nothing.


19 posted on 12/27/2008 9:22:47 PM PST by Ingtar (For the first time in my adult life, I am NOT proud of America.)
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To: stevem

Alas, sad but true. :*(


20 posted on 12/27/2008 9:23:25 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
After you read this, then read it again, you ask: I thought Rather brought suit against CBS? Therefore, why is Bush scared?

Of course, the article did little to entighten the reader about how false Rather's reporting was. How Rather had handwriting experts to 'authenticate' an obvious fraud that used a computer, and computer fonts that didn't even exist, when the memo 'was written.'

21 posted on 12/27/2008 9:23:46 PM PST by CT (Joe Biden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTwnwbG9YLE)
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To: pillut48
Nobody can damage W's legacy more than W already has.

Rather is a nut.

22 posted on 12/27/2008 9:24:35 PM 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: Batman11
I thought Rather passed away.

No, I think that was Brokaw.

23 posted on 12/27/2008 9:25:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Batman11
I thought Rather passed away.

Nah, that was just what was left of his career!

24 posted on 12/27/2008 9:27:09 PM PST by Anti-MSM (Personal responsibility...what a concept!)
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To: Senator Goldwater

rathewr’s best strategy
suicide, put himself out of his misery


25 posted on 12/27/2008 9:29:39 PM PST by genghis
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To: pillut48

More revisionist nonsense. Like the minions on the Internet these days dutifully telling everyone who will listen that Joe Biden is not and was never a plagiarist.


26 posted on 12/27/2008 9:32:26 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: lainie

Rather’s lawsuit is more about CBS giving him the boot than his bogus story which is based on documents that have clearly been shown to be crap.

As for the Bush legacy. He liberated 60 million people more than any leader since Churchill and Roosevelt. That is more important than Dan Rather’s fantasies.


27 posted on 12/27/2008 9:34:53 PM PST by Patrick1 (conform and celebrate diversity….or else!!!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Jennings passed away...Brokaw and Rather are still technically alive.


28 posted on 12/27/2008 9:47:41 PM PST by xp38
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To: pillut48

Ain’t no fool like an old fool!


29 posted on 12/27/2008 9:50:15 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: pillut48
Ron Howard is making a movie about it. Lonely, dedicated newsman fights evil corporation and dark forces in the White House.
30 posted on 12/27/2008 9:58:45 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: mylife

Dan’s new job.

“Yes, I a had zit right here but this cream...........”


31 posted on 12/27/2008 10:01:28 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xp38

I’m impressed with how you qualified that one!

CA....


32 posted on 12/27/2008 10:05:06 PM PST by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've at last found that silly grin!)
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To: pillut48
The charges outlined in Rather's lawsuit will cast a further shadow over the Bush legacy."

The only shadows those charges will be casting is over a photocopier at an Abilene Kinkos.

33 posted on 12/27/2008 10:27:15 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: pillut48
Ol' Dan just needs to die off already. A useful tool of the Left is no longer needed and he seems to be the only one that doesn't realize that.

His tombstone can read:Dan Rather - such a good journalist that not only did he report the news, he also made it (up).

34 posted on 12/27/2008 10:27:43 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (All hail the Obamasiah! Kneel before Obamohammad!)
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To: pillut48

Hey Dan, maybe you and “Bela” Bugliosi could get together and write a book about that horrible George Bush, and really stick your fingers in President Bush’s eyes! You two losers belong together.

I’m with you, pillut48, President Bush isn’t going to lose any sleep over this.


35 posted on 12/27/2008 10:39:38 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Impeach Obama)
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To: pillut48
Dan, aren't you busy these days kissing America-hating Mark Cuban's gold plated a$$?

You must be good at it since ole Cube is paying you to work for the black hole tv channel known as HD Net.

36 posted on 12/27/2008 10:43:51 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: pillut48

Ghost written ( Literally) by Harold Pinter?


37 posted on 12/27/2008 10:44:34 PM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Patrick1

Seems to me in order to prove he was unjustly kicked to the curb, he’ll have to continue to dispute that story which we all know was based on crap. There are plenty of people out there just looking for a reason to believe him.


38 posted on 12/27/2008 11:03:55 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: pillut48
Among those CBS considered for the panel to investigate Rather's report were far-right broadcasters Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter

I do not know what Dan is smoking but I am sure it is high quality weed, with perhaps a heavy dusting of PCP. :0

39 posted on 12/27/2008 11:09:12 PM PST by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: pillut48

Dan Rather should have remained the sleeping dog who lied. His lawsuit is going to remind everyone once again of the extent of his incompetence.


40 posted on 12/28/2008 1:23:47 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: pillut48

The false docs were used to dump Rather instead of Bush? And Rather is mad? Don’t play with fire Dan.


41 posted on 12/28/2008 4:39:12 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: pillut48

Rather must be suffering from dementia. The again dementia is widespread amongst leftists everywhere so this isn’t unusual.


42 posted on 12/28/2008 4:47:37 AM PST by saneright
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To: Seaplaner
Rather contends pretends not only that his report was true - "What the documents stated has never been denied, by the president or anyone around him," he says -

The docs are fakes. There is nothing to deny.

43 posted on 12/28/2008 4:50:11 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: al baby

I would even buy the scotch.


44 posted on 12/28/2008 5:03:07 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: pillut48

Bring it on!

I still have my jammies!


45 posted on 12/28/2008 5:07:12 AM PST by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: pillut48

I gather that Guardian readers must be the dimmest bulbs in the UK chandelier.


46 posted on 12/28/2008 5:17:33 AM PST by mike-zed
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To: pillut48
Rather broadcast a story based on newly discovered documents which appeared to show that Bush, whose service in the Texas Air National Guard ensured that he did not have to fight in Vietnam

Rather broadcast a story based on newly manufactured documents which appeared to show that Bush, whose service in the Texas Air National Guard ensured that he did not have to fight in Vietnam

There, fixed it. I'm sure that the Guardian will thank me.

47 posted on 12/28/2008 6:22:15 AM PST by centurion316
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To: Senator Goldwater

Dan Blather had lost all credibility long before “Letter-Gate.”


48 posted on 12/28/2008 6:24:12 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: pillut48
His one statement, which I heard with my own superb hearing, “fake but accurate”, should cause anything this man says, accuses, writes or even dreams about to be discounted as the ravings of a mad man.
49 posted on 12/28/2008 6:29:04 AM PST by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: centurion316

I have an O family member/voter, who has a BA and MA, and informed me that she learned from a “conservative” professor that Bush’s parents bought his way into the Guard to keep him safe! This is the kind of idiocy a student hears in graduate school?! And the sad part is the kid really believes this and thinks her teacher was a conservative. My tag line becomes ever more appropriate.


50 posted on 12/28/2008 6:34:35 AM PST by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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