Skip to comments.A “Lost” Fact in the “Rathergate” Mess — Part 1 (Bush volunteered to go to Vietnam)
Posted on 08/25/2009 5:33:03 PM PDT by Bratch
In 2007, Rather filed his $70 million lawsuit against his old company saying he wasnt allowed to defend his story because the top management of CBS parent company, Viacom, wanted to appease the Bush Administration and protect its business interests.
Until now, the controversy over the Rather/Mapes story has centered almost entirely on one issue: the legitimacy of the documents a very important issue, indeed. But it turns out that there was another very important issue, one that goes to the very heart of what the story was about and one that has gone virtually unnoticed. This is it: Mary Mapes knew before she put the story on the air that George W. Bush, the alleged slacker, had in fact volunteered to go to Vietnam.
Who says? The outside panel CBS brought into to get to the bottom of the so-called Rathergate mess says. I recently re-examined the panels report after a source, Deep Throat style, told me to Go to page 130. When I did, heres the startling piece of information I found:
Mapes had information prior to the airing of the September 8  Segment that President Bush, while in the TexANG [Texas Air National Guard] did volunteer for service in Vietnam but was turned down in favor of more experienced pilots. For example, a flight instructor who served in the TexANG with Lieutenant Bush advised Mapes in 1999 that Lieutenant Bush did want to go to Vietnam but others went first. Similarly, several others advised Mapes in 1999, and again in 2004 before September 8, that Lieutenant Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam but did not have enough flight hours to qualify.
(Excerpt) Read more at bernardgoldberg.com ...
What did Dan Rather know and when did he know it?
More on Mapes.
Keep going Dan — you are the best support for the W Presidency there is!
The truth shall set you free!
I like humble people. But Bush never defends Himself, or His administration, or any of His decisions. This is no longer my calling to carry water for this guy. I was with Him for the whole ride, and He was just quiet on a lot of this stuff.
this is a duplicate thread
Well, I searched for the title of the article, which is how threads are supposed to be posted. Sorry.
Why is this Breaking News?
Leftists have no morality.
Thank you for posting this link . . . Unlike Clinton and Obama, George W Bush joined the military (at a time when MANY of his generation were avoiding it like the plague) and served his country honorably!
That last item was probably when Sandy Berger visited the site to move George Bush' military records around so that most of them simply got lost ~ they were, of course, rediscovered the week Sandy Berger copped a plea regarding his espionage trip to the National Archives.
Anyway, this is old homeweek for some of us, so we just naturally believed from the beginning that the Mapes woman was in on it. She knew "W" had volunteered for the Nam, and that's a strong implication that she knew the documents were fraudulent, and she probably knew Migali's girlfriend in Nashville TN for that matter.
These people should all go to jail for a very long time.
Why bother getting into a shouting match with the likes of Dan Rater or any of the msm that were deaf to the truth. Anything he said would be twisted.
By selecting the F-102 pilot position, Bush would not have been assigned to Vietnam. The F102 was an interceptor that did not see much service there at all. It was nearly obsolete by the time he was proficient to fly it.
If he had been selected for Vietnam, he would have been trained on a more modern aircraft.
“Goldberg says he was given a tip by “a source, Deep Throat style, [who] told me to ‘Go to page 130 [of the commissioned panel’s report].’” What was on page 130?
“Mapes had information prior to the airing of the September 8  Segment that President Bush, while in the TexANG [Texas Air National Guard] did volunteer for service in Vietnam but was turned down in favor of more experienced pilots.
For example, a flight instructor who served in the TexANG with Lieutenant Bush advised Mapes in 1999 that Lieutenant Bush ‘did want to go to Vietnam but others went first.’ Similarly, several others advised Mapes in 1999, and again in 2004 before September 8, that Lieutenant Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam but did not have enough flight hours to qualify.”
Goldberg notes that this section was mentioned on a few Web sites and in two newspaper opinion pieces (in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Miami Herald). “But that was it!” he says.
“If [Mapes] knew that George Bush had volunteered for service in Vietnam,” Goldberg writes, “she obviously had an obligation to share that with her viewers.”
“Now the question is,” Goldberg continues, “did she share what she knew with her correspondent, Dan Rather...What did Rather know and when did he know it?”
Both Rather and Mapes are on the record as criticizing the panel’s 2005 report, with Rather stating in his 2007 lawsuit against CBS that the network and its executives turned him into “a scapegoat.” The lawsuit, in its current form, continues to make its way through the courts today, almost five years after the original 60 Minutes II story aired.”
Liars who spew their filth .. and Mary Mapes is one of the biggest of liars of all time, who refuses to admit her despicable deceit still ..
Must see (thanks, rvoitier)
Bill O’Reilly had Bernard Goldberg on this evening and he was talking about it. We of corse had known this for quite a while, but it is good to have it confirmed
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