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Dan Rather, Still in Denial: I Was Asked to Leave CBS for Telling 'Uncomfortable Truth' About Bush
Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-3-11 | Tim Graham

Posted on 03/03/2011 1:41:49 PM PST by Justaham

We're headed toward seven years since Dan Rather disgraced himself by running a story based on phony Texas Air National Guard documents to ruin George W. Bush on behalf of that "war hero" John Kerry. Rather has relentlessly presented himself as a pillar of truth and probity. Rather spoke on Tuesday night at the Newseum in Washington, DC to questions from Nick (Father of George) Clooney. Katy Adams and Nikki Schwab of the Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays column reported Rather thinks he's the teller of uncomfortable truths, and the people objecting to phony documents are somehow the falsifiers and fantasists:

Clooney did take on the elephant in the room, though — Rather’s resignation from CBS News in 2005 for using bogus documents in a story about former President George W. Bush’s National Guard service. “We reported a story that was true, that was an uncomfortable truth for a lot of people,” Rather said. “As a result to that I was asked to leave the anchor chair, and eventually CBS News.”

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KEYWORDS: buckhead; rathergate; tankerkc
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1 posted on 03/03/2011 1:41:50 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

He’s loonier than Sheen.


2 posted on 03/03/2011 1:43:00 PM PST by Fledermaus (RINO'S no more! Defeat socialist in every party!)
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To: Justaham

No, Dan, you were fired because you were such a blatant stalking horse for the Democrat Party that no one could take your mouthings seriously. You should have been put in the stocks and subjected to the passing ridicule of your betters, but unfortunately we don’t do that any more.


3 posted on 03/03/2011 1:44:19 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Justaham

I thought the trainwreck was over.


4 posted on 03/03/2011 1:44:44 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Fledermaus
He’s loonier than Sheen.

Or Gaddafi!!!
5 posted on 03/03/2011 1:45:12 PM PST by Justaham
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To: kittymyrib
You should have been put in the stocks

LOL! This would be good for the economy as conservatives everywhere would be selling their extra tomatoes for the exercise and entertainment value it would have created.

6 posted on 03/03/2011 1:46:32 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Justaham

Stuck on stupid.


7 posted on 03/03/2011 1:46:32 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Justaham

I didn’t know he’s still alive.....
(age 79 FWIW)


8 posted on 03/03/2011 1:47:07 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Justaham

Dan Rather - Buckhead’s bitch.


9 posted on 03/03/2011 1:47:26 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Justaham
He was asked to go for fabricating junk about President Bush.

Even in high school journalism we learned that if we had a story with the same genealogy of his information and sources, it wouldn't pass the smell test.

It was the "truth" as Rather wanted it.

10 posted on 03/03/2011 1:47:56 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: nascarnation

Loonier than Sheen.

Now that is seriously loony.


11 posted on 03/03/2011 1:49:00 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Justaham

Even for See-BS, Dan Rather was an embarrassment - which says a lot about both of them.


12 posted on 03/03/2011 1:49:02 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: Justaham

He has hot bangin sex with Gaddafi.


13 posted on 03/03/2011 1:50:04 PM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: mlocher

Rather stupidly revealed himself to be a ‘’modern day certifed snot-faced, queer-bait, liberal’’ and got caught, simple as that.


14 posted on 03/03/2011 1:50:07 PM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sara)
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To: Fledermaus

Obviously Dan Rather is a more dangerous drug than Charlie Sheen.


15 posted on 03/03/2011 1:50:19 PM PST by RichInOC (...winning, anyone?)
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To: kittymyrib
“We reported a story that was true, that was an uncomfortable truth for a lot of people,” Rather said.

To which I would reply "...and it would have worked out really well for you too, if you hadn't used those OBVIOUSLY FAKED 'ORIGINAL' MEMOS to base your case on."

16 posted on 03/03/2011 1:50:21 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Justaham

“I am not in denial!”


17 posted on 03/03/2011 1:50:39 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Justaham
So “authenticated” documents from “unimpeachable sources”....

turns out to be non-authenticated copies that their own experts wouldn't sign off on, from ONE highly impeachable source.

And Gunga Dan makes himself out to be Mr. Truth teller?

Delusional!!!!

18 posted on 03/03/2011 1:50:57 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Justaham

How to be a hero for the Left: Get fired, indicted, investigated, deported, voted out of office, or pregnant. Ever notice how the lefties that get the biggest press are the ones no longer in office or on the news networks?


19 posted on 03/03/2011 1:52:13 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Justaham

YOU BLEW YOUR ENTIRE REPUTATION REPORTING A STORY YOU KNEW WAS FALSE

AFTER YEARS OF BLATANT BIAS

YOU HAD TO KNOW BIASED FALSEHOODS ARE THE WORST SIN A NEWSCASTER CAN COMMIT, AND YET YOU COMPOUNDED THAT CRIME BY DOING IT TO TRY TO THROW AN ELECTION

BUH-BYE GUNGA DAN- YOU’RE A LIAR~!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 03/03/2011 1:52:28 PM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: Justaham

Dan Rather: “False, but accurate”, as though something that is false, a lie, can be accurate.


21 posted on 03/03/2011 1:52:34 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

I thought the Rather quote was “fake, but accurate.” Still the same in the end.


22 posted on 03/03/2011 1:55:56 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: dirtboy; Buckhead

yes~!!!!!!

Let’s all remember it was Freeper Buckhead who nailed Dan Rather~!

It may have been the start of the end of the liberal media.


23 posted on 03/03/2011 1:56:33 PM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: Justaham

Dan’s still broadcasting on a frequency that most can’t tune into.


24 posted on 03/03/2011 1:57:39 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Justaham

I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he forgot what “truth” means. He meant to say that he was fired because of an “uncomfortable lie.” Who can blame him for being surprised and bitter; since when can’t network news lie about presidents? [scoff!]


25 posted on 03/03/2011 1:57:39 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Oberon

They don’t fire you for reporting true stories, Kenneth

(what’s the frequency, Kenneth?)


26 posted on 03/03/2011 1:57:45 PM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: Justaham




What's the frequency, Kenneth?
27 posted on 03/03/2011 1:58:25 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Mr. K; IncPen; Buckhead
CBS Lie
28 posted on 03/03/2011 2:00:58 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 772 of our national holiday from reality. - tic. tic. tic. It's almost 3 AM)
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To: Justaham

Denial just ain’t another river in Egypt, Dan.


29 posted on 03/03/2011 2:00:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Justaham
There was a DAN_RATHER listed as a FReeper, but the mods ZOTTED him into oblivion.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:danrather/index?brevity=full;tab=comments

30 posted on 03/03/2011 2:03:17 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: Justaham
RaTHer should be in Leavenworth for election tampering and forgery of US Government documents, and he should not be asked to leave.
31 posted on 03/03/2011 2:04:09 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Justaham
What's the frequency, Kenneth?
32 posted on 03/03/2011 2:04:44 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Justaham

Delusion - A delusion is a fixed belief that is either false, fanciful, or derived from deception. In psychiatry, it is defined to be a belief that is pathological (the result of an illness or illness process) and is held despite evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, dogma, stupidity, apperception, illusion, or other effects of perception.

Delusions typically occur in the context of neurological or mental illness, although they are not tied to any particular disease and have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both physical and mental). However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders and particularly in schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.


33 posted on 03/03/2011 2:04:57 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Justaham
“We reported a story that was true, that was an uncomfortable truth for a lot of people,” Rather said. “As a result to that I was asked to leave the anchor chair, and eventually CBS News.”

Mister Rather is not in denial.

He is not "loonie"

I'm not a psychiatrist, so I can't get into this pitifully small, small man's head; however here is what I strongly suspect.

He is, without conscience of any kind, telling a calculated and premeditated lie in order to fool the foolish into according him a legacy of something other than a willful deceiver and a (would be) election thief.

He (in all self-righteousness) has no sorrow for what he has done, only that he was caught, and now will be forever known as...

Dan-the-forger!

.

34 posted on 03/03/2011 2:07:27 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: Justaham
Just think, for over 20 years this liberal came into our living room and gave us the unvarnished truth.
35 posted on 03/03/2011 2:08:58 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Justaham

As Dan mumbles away into his golden years.


36 posted on 03/03/2011 2:08:58 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Justaham

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?


37 posted on 03/03/2011 2:09:47 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Fledermaus
He’s loonier than Sheen.

... and you're right!

38 posted on 03/03/2011 2:13:00 PM PST by Zakeet (Disclosure: Long on trees, long on hemp, short on Libtards)
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To: Justaham

“...but with your help and continued support, one day we WILL find a cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome...”


39 posted on 03/03/2011 2:15:17 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CodeToad
Dan Rather: “False, but accurate”, as though something that is false, a lie, can be accurate.

"It's not the nature of the evidence, it's the seriousness of the charge that matters" - former Speaker Fortworthless Jim Wright (D).

40 posted on 03/03/2011 2:16:47 PM PST by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Justaham

This reminds me: I never heard Mary Mapes’s take on the 2010 election. She had so much to say in 2008 about how hate had been rejected. Wonder what she had to say this time.


41 posted on 03/03/2011 2:17:56 PM PST by Minn
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To: Fledermaus

Yes, he is...he is bam bams


42 posted on 03/03/2011 2:18:10 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: Justaham

43 posted on 03/03/2011 2:21:05 PM PST by flat
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To: Justaham
"Dan, are you bi-polar?"
"I'm bi-losing! I'm losing over here and I'm losing over there!"
44 posted on 03/03/2011 2:24:26 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Justaham

What’s the frequency, Gunga?


45 posted on 03/03/2011 2:25:53 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Justaham
What truth? Gimme a break. There was no truth to what he was reporting... if there had been it would have been ALL over the MSM - reporters would have been crawling over each other to get his side out if they could have. They hated Bush as much as he did.

The fact that they didn't, and he couldn't - means he was lying. Or he was delusional. Or there was NO credible proof to what he was reporting. It wasn't for lack of trying or lack of friends in the MSM...

46 posted on 03/03/2011 2:30:49 PM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Justaham

I keep hearing Paul Simon singing “Still Crazy After All These Years” whenever The Danno is mentioned. Is it me? I dunno......


47 posted on 03/03/2011 2:31:30 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Justaham

Rather is loonier than Joe Don Looney.


48 posted on 03/03/2011 2:32:45 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Mr. K; Buckhead
The beginning of the end was around 1960 when the MSM first thought they could lie to the American people forever.

Buckhead was more like the "Shot heard 'round the world".

49 posted on 03/03/2011 2:47:51 PM PST by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: Justaham

Big ego, big lies, and a job to accommodate both of them, Rather met reality.


50 posted on 03/03/2011 2:55:58 PM PST by pallis
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