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Rather readies his version (continuing lies - Bush Nat'l Guard spectacle)
NYPost ^ | 12-12-10

Posted on 12/12/2010 8:42:24 AM PST by STARWISE

*snip*

Rather confided to writer Gregory Speck, "Until now I never fully understood the power of the forces behind my axing from the anchor post at CBS News several years back, simply for speaking the truth about George Bush's questionable National Guard service."

Rather was fired in 2006 for claiming Bush had received preferential treatment in the Guard in the early '70s using questionable memos as evidence.

He tells Page Six he'll set the record straight in his book due this spring,

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cbs; danrather; georgesoros; marymapes; natlguard; pages; presbush; seebs; soros; spookydude; whopaysthisliar
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ROFL .. he . just . can't . let . it . go.


1 posted on 12/12/2010 8:42:27 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Commie dictator loving ,lieing scumbag continues to tell lies.


2 posted on 12/12/2010 8:47:05 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: STARWISE

Retire already...


3 posted on 12/12/2010 8:47:30 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: STARWISE

“He tells Page Six he’ll set the record straight in his book due this spring,”

It takes a real pro to say things like this and keep a straight face. He just can’t seem to understand that manufacturing a gigantic lie and clinging to it Ahab-like for years is something people are going to remember.


4 posted on 12/12/2010 8:50:51 AM PST by Spok (Clueless, classless, clown...and POTUS.)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ...

5 posted on 12/12/2010 8:51:09 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

6 posted on 12/12/2010 8:56:42 AM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bolton 2012)
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To: STARWISE

Courage, Danny boy, courage!! LOL!
If you keep wishing and hoping, maybe SOMEDAY those forged documents will prove to be true!! Bwahahahahahahaha!

Somebody got a fork?


7 posted on 12/12/2010 8:57:29 AM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: STARWISE

Here’s and old one, but it’s still appropriate:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1221194/posts


8 posted on 12/12/2010 8:58:23 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: hoosierham
Commie dictator loving
"You rang?"

9 posted on 12/12/2010 8:59:17 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: STARWISE

Rather: you were not fired for SPEAKING THE TRUTH about Bush’s Service- you were fired for REPORTING A KNOWINGLY FALSE STORY

What you believe to be the truth does not matter- the story you ran with was false and a disgusting example of your bias


10 posted on 12/12/2010 8:59:33 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' is much worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: Mr. K

He was caught with a blatantly biased story with which withheld to the most strategic moment with which he had hoped to turn the election.


11 posted on 12/12/2010 9:02:05 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Mr. K

He was caught with a blatantly biased story with which withheld to the most strategic moment with which he had hoped to turn the election.


12 posted on 12/12/2010 9:02:09 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: STARWISE

What is the frequency?


13 posted on 12/12/2010 9:05:51 AM PST by muleskinner
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To: STARWISE

Maybe Dan can dig up a copy of bo’s BC and actually tell some truth if he can find the frequency!


14 posted on 12/12/2010 9:06:12 AM PST by DCmarcher-976453 (SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: STARWISE

Rather is a joke. If he just said, “I blew it”, he still would have a job.


15 posted on 12/12/2010 9:06:56 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: All

For those FReepers who weren’t here that historic,
history altering night in the FReeper Hall of Fame,
here’s the thread:

Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes)
www.freerepublic.com | September 8, 2004

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1210516/posts

See TankerKC’s post #107


16 posted on 12/12/2010 9:08:08 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Poor Dan, cast to the side of the road like an empty Lone Star bottle on a Texas Saturday night...


17 posted on 12/12/2010 9:08:28 AM PST by bigbob (.)
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To: STARWISE

Rather is in the beginning stages of adult senile dementia.


18 posted on 12/12/2010 9:08:40 AM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: STARWISE

The horror, The horror


19 posted on 12/12/2010 9:16:27 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: STARWISE

LOL it has been stuck in his craw for years...done in by Bush and not himself.....


20 posted on 12/12/2010 9:25:33 AM PST by goat granny
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
He tells Page Six he'll set the record straight in his book due this spring
The only way he can do that is by coming clean regarding his own lies, which apparently continue; as an alternative to that, he could say the memos were bogus and blame it on the pertinent erstwhile staff; best thing for him to do would be to ice himself on national TV. I'd buy the tape.

The "forces" arrayed against him were the many millions of Americans who saw through his tissue of lies. Thanks STARWISE.


21 posted on 12/12/2010 9:28:02 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: STARWISE
The pathetic old buzzard is being cagey about what he has to divulge in hopes of making people buy his book. I wonder if he'll use the term "larger truth."

22 posted on 12/12/2010 9:29:49 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: STARWISE
Bet a dollar dan’s reading these remarks today.

Hey dan, nobody cares what you think or say. Your a liar.
You were found to be a liar, not just here but also the people you worked for said you were a liar, the American people when presented with the fact's found you to be a liar.

Good luck on that book. Maybe you can get the presidential liar bill clinton to write the forward

23 posted on 12/12/2010 9:30:01 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: STARWISE

“Until now I never fully understood the power of the forces behind my axing from the anchor post at CBS News several years back, simply for speaking the truth about George Bush’s questionable National Guard service.”

It’s very simple really, spoof writing belongs on SNL not CBS News. Good spoofs increase SNL’s ratings and revenue; bad spoofs and nobody watches. Ratings and revenues decline.
False reporting on CBS News leads to lower ratings, lower revenue, lower market share etc...
Shame on CBS for letting this stuff even air, but, Danny Boy, you cut your own throat.


24 posted on 12/12/2010 9:31:29 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: STARWISE

How about Kerry and the Great Discharge Upgrade program...for him.


25 posted on 12/12/2010 9:32:55 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Menehune56

“The pathetic old buzzard is being cagey about what he has to divulge in hopes of making people buy his book. I wonder if he’ll use the term “larger truth”

It’ll be appropriate for gas station rest room libraries.


26 posted on 12/12/2010 9:40:36 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: STARWISE
simply for speaking the truth about George Bush's questionable National Guard service."

He probably really believes this.

27 posted on 12/12/2010 9:44:14 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (What's black and white and red all over? HINT: Think White House)
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To: STARWISE

Taking time off from his business selling Buggy Whip franchises?


28 posted on 12/12/2010 9:45:52 AM PST by Iron Munro (Those who claim you owe them a living are cannibals seeking to survive by consuming you.)
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To: SunkenCiv

You got it.

How pathetic, huh ?

Epitath: How many times do I have to tell you: it was a plot. I was framed.


29 posted on 12/12/2010 9:50:14 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Dan pooped in his own pants and wants to blame President Bush for the doodie.

He is truly a delusional man if he believes he can wish upon a star to make the memos anything but fake.


30 posted on 12/12/2010 9:54:23 AM PST by KJC1
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To: STARWISE
If only typewritten memos didn't look like this in the early '70's...and looked like this, instead.
31 posted on 12/12/2010 9:55:49 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: STARWISE
questionable memos

It's amazing how the MSM still can't use the word "false"memos.
If they did it would be go away and don't come back Dan you liar.

32 posted on 12/12/2010 10:08:42 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: STARWISE
I just read this and found it to be a pretty good re-telling of the story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killian_documents_controversy

It lays out the time-line, and provides a lot of detail about the various document experts. (It mentions Free Republic.)

...and Mary Mapes come off as pathetic figure hopelessly claiming to this day that no one has proved the documents to be false...sad.

33 posted on 12/12/2010 10:19:41 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: STARWISE

His retirement cell is going to need thicker padding.


34 posted on 12/12/2010 10:25:14 AM PST by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

LOL ...


35 posted on 12/12/2010 10:30:03 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

It is hard to believe Rather is still in denial. He is mentally ill, period. A sane person by now would realize they were had.


36 posted on 12/12/2010 10:47:33 AM PST by magellan
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To: SunkenCiv

Leftism truly is insanity.

I can’t believe that this pitiful old useless idiot is being trotted out again. Get him some counseling to deal with his humiliating defeat, and let him fade into obscurity. Why let him rehash his most embarrassing moment before the nation again, now that we’re onto him? This is disgusting.


37 posted on 12/12/2010 10:59:08 AM PST by TheOldLady ("Face it, Obama: You, too, were a useful idiot." - Lazamataz, who would hit it...with a brick.)
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To: STARWISE
I have a differing theory on this whole affair. The news media and the military have allows had a bit of an ‘adversarial’ relationship. The military is know for saying the truth no matter how politically incorrect it is, and the news media always manages to twist whatever the military says just to fit the media’s agenda. So here is a reporter poking around for ‘dirt’ on a presidential candidate, a presidential candidate who just also happens to be a veteran. Say what you may, the military and the military veterans stick together 99% of the time (the 1% is for the likes of Kerry and Manning). Have you ever intentionally started a rumor? I have with some very humorous results. Now we have Lt. Col. Bill Burkett getting a call from Mary Mapes attempt to get the dirt on George Bush. Lt. Col. Burkett decides to manufacture the dirt and see who falls for it. Little did Lt. Col. Burkett realize he would bring down the entire Dan Rather dynasty because nobody verified it! Anyhow that’s my take on it because that’s what I would do.
38 posted on 12/12/2010 11:01:07 AM PST by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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RATHER......we can hardly wait. This old OLD political hack is a typical left wing, progressive socialist. He will never get over himself and his firing for the political gaff of his life, until he is long gone. Thanks for nothing, RATHER. I doubt your book will sell.


39 posted on 12/12/2010 11:05:34 AM PST by cousair
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Telling the TRUTH about Bush's record, Danny?? I don't THINK so.

40 posted on 12/12/2010 11:06:20 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: The Cajun
It's amazing how the MSM still can't use the word "false"memos.

Didn't they try the "fake but accurate" meme also?

41 posted on 12/12/2010 11:31:37 AM PST by Bush_Democrat ((Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*))
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To: STARWISE

Maybe Danny Boy, Jimmuh Carter, and Helen Thomas can share a suite at the Home for Delusional Old Has-Beens, where they can swap stories of being moral and intellectual giants brought low by malevolent, shadowy forces.


42 posted on 12/12/2010 11:42:04 AM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: STARWISE

Rather actually helped both W and his dad get re-elected. There was the “out of the loop” interview with the senior Bush where W’s father caused Rather to completely lose his cool when he mentioned Rather walking off the set. And of course, there was the forged document fiasco which made most Americans finally realize how biased and deceitful the anchorman and his producer were. Rather did his best to destroy both men, but he actually ended up helping them.


43 posted on 12/12/2010 1:09:18 PM PST by Krankor (man we just fell about the place if that chick don't wanna know forget her)
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To: Krankor
Rather did his best to destroy both men, but he actually ended up helping them.

....and destroying himself instead.

44 posted on 12/12/2010 1:27:01 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

The amazing thing is how dishonest Rather, his producer and the MSM have been about the whole thing. If Bush had used the exact same kind of document evidence to justify invading Iraq, CBS, NBC, ABC, AP and every MSM newspaper would have hired their own “experts” to prove the documents were forged. Bush would have been hounded and driven out of office.


45 posted on 12/12/2010 1:41:59 PM PST by Krankor (man we just fell about the place if that chick don't wanna know forget her)
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To: Krankor
Exactly. The bald faced hypocrisy of the left is just stunning.

They do things that are dishonest and sometimes downright evil and circle the wagons to protect each other. And at the same time they were covering for Rather, they were lying through their teeth about President Bush and Iraq day in and day out and calling him a liar.

If President Bush had done anything this dishonest he would indeed have been hounded and driven out of office.

There is however, comfort in watching the President's reputation and the truth about who he is rebound, while Rather remains in the ash heap of history.

46 posted on 12/12/2010 1:53:51 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: STARWISE

Dan Rather is OBSESSED!


47 posted on 12/12/2010 3:58:47 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: ohioWfan
The bald faced hypocrisy of the left is just stunning. They do things that are dishonest and sometimes downright evil and circle the wagons to protect each other. And at the same time they were covering for Rather, they were lying through their teeth about President Bush and Iraq day in and day out and calling him a liar.

Exactly right!

48 posted on 12/12/2010 4:00:30 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Dan Rather is OBSESSED!

Please allow me to make a correction to your post.

Dan Rather is OBSESSED POSSESSED BY SATAN!

49 posted on 12/12/2010 6:47:12 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: hoosierham
You still don't know the frequency, do you Kennith?
50 posted on 12/13/2010 4:51:21 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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