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Still at it: Dan Rather insists Bush’s National Guard service in question (with Video)
The DailyCaller.com ^ | 4-30-2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/30/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT by servo1969

It’s been nearly eight years since Dan Rather’s long career at CBS came to a close after he ran a story that could have derailed President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection. Instead, the story about Bush’s supposedly questionable National Guard service wound up giving the media a black eye after some of the documents used to in the report turned out to be fake.

Nonetheless, Rather is still at it, making the case that he was in the right and that the only reason he was forced out at CBS was because of pressure from his corporate superiors. Rather made that case on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday in an appearance promoting his new book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.”

“My attitude is in recent years is that sometimes things in journalism go badly for the correspondent,” Rather said. “But it’s important not to get baffled, not to be afraid and to never quit. I have a passion covering news. I love covering news. Particularly when you do investigative stories, not everything is going to go well. I’ve had my ups and downs. I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen fire. I’ve seen starry nights. I’ve seen it all. But I never lost my passion for doing what I do.”

Rather also stuck with his claim that the corporate leadership at Viacom, parent company of his former employer CBS, buckled under the pressure.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bds; buckhead; burkett; bush43; cbs; killian; medialies; rathergate; seebsnews; tang; tankerkc
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"The position at CBS News had been, ‘Look, we go into investigative reporting together, we do it together, and we stick together way through,’” he said. “That had been the CBS News tradition. And we reported a true story. I’m not at CBS News now because I and my team reported a true story. It was a tough story, a story a lot of people just didn’t want to believe it and it was subjected to a horrific propaganda barrage to discredit it.”

That's right, Daniel. You're a freakin' American hero.

1 posted on 04/30/2012 10:54:12 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Will someone PLEAZE tell Dan Blather to SHUT UP!


2 posted on 04/30/2012 10:56:41 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: servo1969

It was FReepers that caught him, and caused him to get the boot.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 11:01:09 AM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: servo1969

He knows if he tells that story long enough someone will believe it.

He believes it himself he has told it so long.

Who cares anyway the POS is gone.


4 posted on 04/30/2012 11:01:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: servo1969

Blather should hang out with jimmah cahtah. They have something in common...too many dead brain cells.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 11:02:42 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: SandRat

“What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”


6 posted on 04/30/2012 11:03:04 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: servo1969

Ahh but the strawberries, THAT’s where he had them.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 11:03:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SandRat
I recall the faked documents were traced to a Kinko's print shop in the same town where Rather's daughter lived.

We have a FRiend at Free Republic to thank for blowing the lid off Rather's counterfeit story.

8 posted on 04/30/2012 11:03:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: servo1969

Senility and dementia don’t get better with age.


9 posted on 04/30/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: servo1969

Fake but accurate!

:-)


10 posted on 04/30/2012 11:04:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SandRat

No! You are looking at this all wrong.

Go Dan Go!!! Hire more lawyers. File a brief in every single county court house in America.

Spend, spend, spend and spend somemore on lawyers at least until you are a pauper and die broke on welfare.


11 posted on 04/30/2012 11:05:30 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: servo1969
Ahab Dan *knows* he'll kill that bush whale!


12 posted on 04/30/2012 11:07:00 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: servo1969
Dan Rather, ♫ still rabid after all these years ....ooooh, still rabid after all these years
13 posted on 04/30/2012 11:07:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: servo1969

So an ex-president’s Nat’l Guard service is in question...but not the veracity or integrity of the sitting president’s COLB or his actual status as a citizen. Right. Got it.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 11:07:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: wastedyears

Buckhead

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1210662/posts


15 posted on 04/30/2012 11:09:52 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: wastedyears

Buckhead

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1210662/posts

Go to post 47. It was the very first moment of Rather’s undoing.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 11:10:31 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: wastedyears; Eric in the Ozarks
It was FReepers that caught him, and caused him to get the boot.

Historical record, here: Bloggers Run Rings Around The Partisan, Lazy Old Media

Breathtaking to watch a live thread hone in on the truth. Epic even in review.

17 posted on 04/30/2012 11:12:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: servo1969

18 posted on 04/30/2012 11:16:50 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: servo1969
Don't sweat it, Dan......

I'm sure this guy still believes you. In fact, I'm sure he learned all he needed to know about journalistic integrity from you ; p

19 posted on 04/30/2012 11:18:58 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: servo1969

And Hanoi John is only days away from signing his SF-180 and releasing his military records. You see, he promised to do that only 2647 days ago on 1/30/2005.

20 posted on 04/30/2012 11:19:51 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: servo1969

How about Dan Blather do a study on Obama’s military service?...

Oh, wait.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 11:22:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: cuban leaf

Thanks for the link (I was looking for it). Hey Dan Rat, someone stole your cheese.


22 posted on 04/30/2012 11:23:46 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SandRat

23 posted on 04/30/2012 11:24:57 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: cuban leaf
47
24 posted on 04/30/2012 11:29:18 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: servo1969

Dan to Publisher: “I want to give my new book a title that’s really egotistical. Oh, and I want it to be humorous but less funny every time your hear it.”

Publisher: “OK, let’s see.. how about... ‘Rather Outspoken’?”

Dan: “Hmm................... That’s Perfect!”


25 posted on 04/30/2012 11:31:02 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Give it up, Dan, your looking as ridiculous as Jimmy Carter.
26 posted on 04/30/2012 11:31:02 AM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: martin_fierro

Queeg on his court martial ordeal:

“It took me a while to get my bearings, but then I did OK.”


27 posted on 04/30/2012 11:47:13 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: servo1969

Rather, you nitwit, how can a fake story be true?


28 posted on 04/30/2012 11:50:07 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: servo1969

There are comments at the site that actually believe Rather, although Dan may have written them himself.


29 posted on 04/30/2012 11:56:46 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: servo1969

Attacking Bush’s service takes heat off Romney’s non-service. Watch as the media make a show of being antiRomney, but avoiding his weak points.

And in the background, diatribes against Obama from formerly rabid liberal sources grow...leading yo the question...

Is the media becoming more conservative?

OR...are we being “managed”?


30 posted on 04/30/2012 12:01:51 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: Venturer

Dan was recently seen applying at NBC NEWS for the vacated AUDIO TAPE EDITING POSITION saying he now knows how to do it without getting caught.


31 posted on 04/30/2012 12:08:23 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: spawn44

Dan,

Spend some time looking at Obama’s documents. I’m sure you can spot a fake from 100 miles!


32 posted on 04/30/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by King Hawk
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To: servo1969

Dan Rather’s career is full of examples of false reporting:

Vietnam Vet Attempts to Restore Soldiers’ Valor

...a CBS Special Report with Dan Rather called “The Wall Within” featured six Vietnam veterans supposedly so devastated by the war that they had taken refuge in the wilderness of Washington State.
http://www.ndqsa.com/valor.html


33 posted on 04/30/2012 12:21:23 PM PDT by donna (...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way... -Mitt Romney)
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To: servo1969
But Zero being with Rev Wright, Rezko, Ayers and all his communist terrorist Chicago thug buddies doesn't mean a thing......
34 posted on 04/30/2012 12:25:03 PM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Buckhead

Your takedown won’t staydown. LOL


35 posted on 04/30/2012 12:28:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: servo1969

Dubya is living in Danny’s head rent free. I’ll bet the echo in there drives Dubya crazy. Danny! The election is over. Dubya isn’t running for anything. Do you want some Jello?


36 posted on 04/30/2012 12:30:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: RexBeach

“When the going gets weird, anchor men punt.”
-Dan Rather


37 posted on 04/30/2012 12:39:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: servo1969

Is this a double down or a triple down?


38 posted on 04/30/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: servo1969

Is this a double down or a triple down?


39 posted on 04/30/2012 12:40:51 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Lazamataz

“This thing is as tight as the rusted lugnuts on a ‘55 Ford.”
-Dan Rather


40 posted on 04/30/2012 12:45:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“It’s tighter than a prairie dog’s butt in a dust bowl!”
— Dan Rather


41 posted on 04/30/2012 12:48:19 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Voters are pulling on their ballot levers like rats trying to get a pellet in a Skinner box!”
— Dan Rather


42 posted on 04/30/2012 12:49:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“This race is about as hard to call as a deaf hog up a sassafras tree.”
— Dan Rather


43 posted on 04/30/2012 12:49:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: servo1969

44 posted on 04/30/2012 12:50:13 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: Lazamataz

“Maybe you can bring some perspective on this, we’re plumb out.”
-Dan Rather


45 posted on 04/30/2012 12:50:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well, at least he’s not going for a pedicure! Hah!


46 posted on 04/30/2012 12:53:22 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Just remember: if your grandma had wheels, you could use her for luggage.”
— Dan Rather


47 posted on 04/30/2012 12:54:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“The Florida voter may be getting screwed harder than a drunken Paula Zahn at CBS’s Christmas party.”
— Dan Rather


48 posted on 04/30/2012 12:55:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Lazamataz

ROFLMAO!

“She didn’t go to school just to eat her lunch.”
-Dan Rather


49 posted on 04/30/2012 12:56:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“If Gore loses Florida, you can call Ned Beatty and fire up ‘Dueling Banjos’ because Al will be squealing like a pig.”
— Dan Rather


50 posted on 04/30/2012 12:57:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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