Skip to comments.Mary Mapes knew Bush volunteered for Vietnam: CBS report
Posted on 08/27/2009 8:59:04 AM PDT by RobinMasters
This story by Bernard Goldberg certainly takes me back to the early days of my blogging career. Shortly after the 2004 Republican convention, Mary Mapes produced a segment for 60 Minutes II that alleged that George W. Bush had manipulated his enlistment in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid serving in combat in Vietnam. The documents used by CBS, Mapes, and Dan Rather turned out to be clumsy hoaxes, which the blogosphere exposed through careful review of their substance and their form (the latter of which I played a small part in refuting, with my expertise in printing and fonts, among larger efforts from Power Line and LGF).
CBS did an internal investigation that discredited the memos and caused the network to fire Mapes. Buried in the report, however, is an admission that has not been noticed until now which is that Mapes knew the basis of her story was an outright lie from the beginning (emphases Goldbergs):
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.
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Whatever happened to the show 60 Minutes II?
But I’m sure compassionate George feels she is “a fine journalist, who is trying her best to do what is right for the country she loves”.
That little factoid didn't make it into her book, either. Odd.
Sounds like you are on board with Mapes fake attack since you just made one of your own.
This makes me sick. Of course I’m already sick from their manipulation and lies.
They ought to do a correction segment.
Thousands of servicemen stationed in the U.S. individually volunteered for duty in Vietnam, many were enlistees in the services, but also many draftees did the same.
Those facts were never reported by the media.
Nice to see Morrissey give the credit to himself, LGF and Powerline. Considering that it was debunked FIRST by a freeper.
wow, is that a sarcasm finger from a newbie?
Angry Evil Woman
Sounded like vintage, bipartisan W to me.
He fell all over himself praising the odious Kennedy yesterday.
Guess that is “class” to you.
So only those who join the military are patriots?
Oh give it a rest.
I have reported your comment as an abuse.
Put you money where your mouth is “Patriot”.
Why would I acquiesce to the compassionate conservatism mentality which gave us Obama.
Connect the dots.
What needs a rest is the the likes of you defending RINOS such as George Bush.
Yeah, I believe it.
What gave us Hussein, is hard core right wingers like yourself that stayed at home.
And I have reported you as a censor!
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