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CBS loses bid to dismiss Dan Rather lawsuit
reuters ^ | Jonathan Stempel

Posted on 09/21/2009 4:18:34 PM PDT by Palin Republic

A New York judge on Monday rejected CBS Corp's bid to dismiss former TV news anchor Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit claiming he was fired over a controversial election-year report on former President George W. Bush's Vietnam War-era military service.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman set a December 22 hearing in the case and directed that testimony be taken from witnesses, including Sumner Redstone, the chairman of Viacom Inc, which controlled CBS at the time.

"Let's get this case moving," Gammerman said. "I would really like to get this case ready for trial."

Rather, 77, sued CBS, its Chief Executive Leslie Moonves and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward for fraud over his firing from the network, his home for more than four decades, over the report on Bush's military record.

CBS has acknowledged it could not authenticate documents used in the September 8, 2004 report, which aired two months before Bush won a second term in the White House, defeating Democrat John Kerry.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; cbs; cbsnews; fakebutaccurate; lawsuit; rather; rathergate; ruling; whatsthefrequency

1 posted on 09/21/2009 4:18:34 PM PDT by Palin Republic
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To: Palin Republic

Sounds like an Obamajudge. Rather lied. CBS should have fired him.

Can we fire the head Loon??


2 posted on 09/21/2009 4:21:01 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Palin Republic

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cbs/redstone_thornburgh_depositions_allowed_in_dan_rather_case_against_cbs_136369.asp
Redstone, Thornburgh Depositions Allowed in Dan Rather Case Against CBS

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2009/09/new-york-judge-rules-that-dan-rathers-attorneys-can-depose-sumner-redstone.html
Dan Rather’s attorneys can depose Sumner Redstone, New York judge rules


3 posted on 09/21/2009 4:22:09 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in thehttp://www.start news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Palin Republic

Ahhhhhh, those were heady days. One of our own taking down the d-bag at See BS!


4 posted on 09/21/2009 4:23:26 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Palin Republic

Courage Dan, courage!


5 posted on 09/21/2009 4:23:42 PM PDT by Palin Republic (Palin - Bachmann 2012 : Girl Power!)
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To: Da Coyote

hopefully $70 million is enough to bankrupt cbs


6 posted on 09/21/2009 4:23:45 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Palin Republic
“are we going to let big corporations and big government decide what we see on the news?”

Hey Blather, here's a novel idea for you. How about letting the TRUTH decide what we see on the news, you putz.

7 posted on 09/21/2009 4:25:29 PM PDT by Tail Gunner John
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To: PJ-Comix

PJ, funny that Rathergate would be in the news as we approach the fifth anniversary of the DUFUs tomorrow. That was the story in the news when the DUFUs started.


8 posted on 09/21/2009 4:25:31 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (DUmmie FUnnies, established September 22, 2004 . . . Fifth anniversary tomorrow!)
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To: Palin Republic

Rat Fight!!!


9 posted on 09/21/2009 4:26:29 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Want to REALLY see the left TOTALLY meltdown??? (Cheney - Palin '12))
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To: Palin Republic

It’s so hard to know which side to root for in this match-up . . .


10 posted on 09/21/2009 4:28:47 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Palin Republic

11 posted on 09/21/2009 4:29:28 PM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Palin Republic

Nazis-Soviets

Iran-Iraq

Rather-CBS

Too bad one of them has to win.


12 posted on 09/21/2009 4:30:40 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't tell 0bama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: rhinohunter

Love it! Will they give us day by day court reports?


13 posted on 09/21/2009 4:33:24 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Palin Republic

Rather will die of old age before this comes to trial.

CBS just needs to run out the clock


14 posted on 09/21/2009 4:34:48 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Quotes of the century: 2001 "Lets Roll"..... 2009 "You Lie")
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To: Palin Republic

Good.
CBS & Dan Rather deserve each other.
Hope this drags out as long as humanly possible, costing each side untold millions.


15 posted on 09/21/2009 4:36:27 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Mitt Romney: Would you buy a used car from this man?)
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To: Palin Republic

Those were some great days in election coverage:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1217172/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1212980/posts?page=60

http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2004/cyb20040914.asp

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1213232/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1213174/posts


16 posted on 09/21/2009 4:37:25 PM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: Palin Republic; 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!

17 posted on 09/21/2009 4:39:51 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (DUmmie FUnnies, established September 22, 2004 . . . Fifth anniversary tomorrow!)
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To: Palin Republic


18 posted on 09/21/2009 4:48:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: HighWheeler

Bookmarked !

Thanks !

Wonder if this does get to court they will call in the freeper folks that discovered he lied and faked a report ?


19 posted on 09/21/2009 4:49:21 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Palin Republic

77?

This lawsuit will be dead when he is dead.


20 posted on 09/21/2009 4:50:42 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Palin Republic

Nothing better than a couple of liberals fighting each other.

JoMa


21 posted on 09/21/2009 5:48:35 PM PDT by joma89
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To: Da Coyote

Oh, goody. With all the other bad news surrounding The Dear Leader, lets bring old Dan Rather back. Looks like Onada picked up at least two more negatives today. This one and getting caught red handed trying to get NEA to do artwork for him. Added to the 8 or 9 other negatives already out there, The Marxist Onada will be playing defense for the foreseeable future. Oh, and what was that he said on one of the Sunday talk shows? Something like he had not been paying attention to the ACORN story. It was too trivial for The Dear Leader to deign an interest in. LIE. Man, if this guy was Pinocchio his nose would be resing on the Lincoln memorial while the rest of his body resided in the WH.

Now that’s change you can count on.


22 posted on 09/21/2009 5:54:55 PM PDT by dools007
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To: Palin Republic

A liberal can be involved in any kind of deceit, pull any kind of scam, and no one can call them on it. I defy a state media propagandist to fabricate a scandal about 0, or even act like a journalist, and dig into one of 0’s many real scandals. His or her lawsuit wouldn’t make it to first base.


23 posted on 09/21/2009 5:57:29 PM PDT by pallis
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