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Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination
Newsday ^ | 11-5-2013

Posted on 11/05/2013 1:11:54 PM PST by smoothsailing

Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination

Published: November 5, 2013 1:57 PM

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won't include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather's messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network.

Rather helped organize CBS' plans for President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and as a young reporter was a key component of assassination coverage. Now 82, with his own show on AXS-TV, he's one of the few reporters on the story that day who's still active in journalism...

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: buckhead; cbsnews; dallas; danratherbiased; dealeyplaza; downthememoryhole; fakebutaccurate; forgedmemos; jfk; jfkassassination; johnfkennedy; kennedy; kennedyassassination; mafia; revisionisthistory; seebsnews; texas
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1 posted on 11/05/2013 1:11:54 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Didn’t Dan Ratherbiased go public with the word that JFK had passed away before he had confirmation of the fact?

First to break the story makes you famous.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 1:13:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: smoothsailing
Courage ... Dan.

What's The Frequency Kenneth?

3 posted on 11/05/2013 1:13:17 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: smoothsailing

Dan got caught doing what CBS always does.

Liberals always throw people under the bus because they have neither honor, nor loyaty.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 1:14:00 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: smoothsailing

Meanwhile AP had the same story about the National Guard memos and I don’t recall anyone losing their job or reputation over it.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 1:14:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

6 posted on 11/05/2013 1:15:35 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: smoothsailing

Dan Rather has fallen further and faster than a North Korean missile test!


7 posted on 11/05/2013 1:16:09 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: smoothsailing
Good thing he was left out.

The hack would probably show up with letters proving Bush was behind it all along.

8 posted on 11/05/2013 1:16:32 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: a fool in paradise
Overlay of the "faxed Waco Kinko's memo" with a Word document of the same text:


9 posted on 11/05/2013 1:17:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: doorgunner69

Meanwhile the CRIMINAL conspiracy of WHO created the forged National Guard memos was never resolved. WHO served a single day in prison for it?


10 posted on 11/05/2013 1:17:50 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: smoothsailing
The Secret Service agent did it.

JFK: The Smoking Gun

11 posted on 11/05/2013 1:19:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
George Hickey with the AR-15 in the followup car....


12 posted on 11/05/2013 1:23:48 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: a fool in paradise

Dan Rather early on reported he had seen a film (Zapruder?) and Kennedy was turned to the side and was waving to the crowd—hence allowing him to be hit from the front in the throat even though his assassin was behind him.

Since there is no film showing such, Rather was presenting a cover story to explain the front throat wound.

Later, after the front throat wound was dropped altogether from the official story, that account by Rather was deep-sixed. (It may be around on the NET somewhere.)

But clearly no one wants anyone asking uncomfortable questions...


13 posted on 11/05/2013 1:24:43 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: smoothsailing
It sure explains why the Secret Service interfered in every aspect of the investigation, starting with removing the body from Dallas when JFK's body was a crime scene.
14 posted on 11/05/2013 1:26:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: smoothsailing
Dan Rather fabricated a report than Dallas schoolchildren cheered at the news of Kennedy's death. He was a scumbag from the start.
15 posted on 11/05/2013 1:28:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Did AP post the forged memos? Just imagine if Rather had just read the memos or had text from them posted on the screen without showing them or posting them on the CBS site. We might have been able to say "that doesn't sound like an Air National Guard memo" but no one would have been able to prove the font was wrong, the memo format was wrong and that its spacing matched perfectly the same text typed into Microsoft Word.

The lesson is, if you are going to lie don't leave your evidence behind.

See also: dozens of times Obama was recorded saying "If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance". Oops.

16 posted on 11/05/2013 1:29:23 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: CondorFlight

There were 2 films of the assassination (one from the other side of the street). Doesn’t change whether it was an entry or exit shot, just that “film” does not automatically mean Zapruder’s.


17 posted on 11/05/2013 1:29:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: PhiloBedo
It was an accident. Lee Harvey Oswald's second shot was a fatal wound. The SS agents in the car following the presidential limousine stood up when the gunfire occurred, one of them grabbing an AR15 on the floor. The car then suddenly accelerated, and they fell backwards and the gun went off.

I have watched the Zapruder film, multiple times, but it never registered how the shot that hit Kennedy in the neck did not expand, whereas the one that hit him in the head exploded.

That's two different weapons. Oswald was using a full-metal jacketed round. The AR15 was using a frangible round.

It's always been obvious that there was some kind of cover-up, which is why the conspiracy theories will never die. If a Secret Service agent accidentally shot Kennedy seconds after Lee Harvey Oswald did, that would explain everything.

19 posted on 11/05/2013 1:36:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: KarlInOhio

If I recall, Dan Rather jumped the gun on airing the memos. I think the original plan was to put them on 60 Minutes on a Sunday but AP was going to publish them before that date so he moved up his broadcast (to a Wednesday possibly?).

Neither AssPress nor SeeBS gave any exposure to the suspicious discoveries regarding the released image for 3 days.

October Surprise. Anything to steal an election. Next time they try such a stunt, they’ll do what they can to put it closer to election day (like the election eve release of the “breaking news” of GW Bush’s prior DWI charge). It clearly cost him some support and if that amounted to 0.52% of the national vote, then it cost him the POPULAR VOTE that Al Gore Junior loves boasting about.


20 posted on 11/05/2013 1:40:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: CondorFlight
Dan Rather early on reported he had seen a film (Zapruder?) and Kennedy was turned to the side and was waving to the crowd—hence allowing him to be hit from the front in the throat even though his assassin was behind him. Since there is no film showing such, Rather was presenting a cover story to explain the front throat wound.
Seinfeld JERRY: Newman, Kramer, if you'll indulge me.
According to your story, Keith passes you and starts walking up the ramp, then you say you were struck on the right temple.
The spit then proceeds to ricochet off the temple, striking Newman between the third and forth rib.
The spit then came off the rib, turned, and hit Newman in the right wrist causing him to drop his baseball cap.
The spit then splashed off the wrist -- pauses in mid air mind you -- makes a left turn and lands on Newman's left thigh.
That is one magic loogie.

21 posted on 11/05/2013 1:44:33 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: smoothsailing
Dan Rather got his start right after the Kennedy assassination. CBS and others in the MSM wanted reports from Dallas describing Texans as violent, right wing Kennedy haters who were happy that Kennedy had been killed.

At one elementary school in Dallas, children were sent home early after the assassination but were not told why. The children cheered when told they were let out early.

CBS wanted to show the kids were cheering because they were glad JFK had been killed. No other local journalist would file such a dishonest story. So CBS reported it as a live feed with a young Texan reporting that children of Dallas were happy and cheering because Kennedy had been shot. That young Texan was an unknown reporter named Dan Rather.

From that point on Rather's career advanced rapidly and he showed again and again he would lie on the air whenever needed. He became the anchor of CBS Evening News about a decade later.

22 posted on 11/05/2013 1:45:25 PM PST by detective
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To: KarlInOhio

Did anyone ever receive a certified hardcopy of Obama’s birf certificate? Or just layered PDF files?


23 posted on 11/05/2013 1:45:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Alex Murphy

24 posted on 11/05/2013 1:47:52 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rather may have done so, but some high school students DID cheer when they heard the news.


25 posted on 11/05/2013 1:48:30 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: BwanaNdege

“Fake but accurate?”


26 posted on 11/05/2013 1:49:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TexasCajun

Dan Rather is as lonely as a skunk at a Barn Dance.


27 posted on 11/05/2013 1:49:32 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Funny - they don't look like male models.
28 posted on 11/05/2013 1:52:57 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Servant of the Cross

FAKE BUT ACCURATE!!!


29 posted on 11/05/2013 1:55:21 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Slings and Arrows

Great Post!


30 posted on 11/05/2013 1:56:21 PM PST by RRismyhero (Mr. Obama - You can keep your change.)
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To: smoothsailing
he's one of the few reporters on the story that day who's still active in journalism

They disappeared Dorothy Kilgallen.

31 posted on 11/05/2013 1:58:11 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: laplata

:)


32 posted on 11/05/2013 1:59:08 PM PST by RRismyhero (Mr. Obama - You can keep your change.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Interesting. Thank you. I’ve never heard this theory before.


33 posted on 11/05/2013 2:03:23 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: smoothsailing
So Dan Rather is still alive. I wondered where he went after lying on 60 Minutes about Bush, and trying to influence an election.

5.56mm

34 posted on 11/05/2013 2:07:20 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: smoothsailing
Schieffer can be boring enough and goofy enough for two -- or three or ten -- codgers.

Plus I have a feeling Bill Moyers will be crashing this. Doris Kearns, too?

35 posted on 11/05/2013 2:12:29 PM PST by x
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To: smoothsailing

Dan is too busy, still looking for Lucy Ramirez.


36 posted on 11/05/2013 2:15:30 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: RRismyhero

Thank you. I think that that little datum about Gunga Dan deserves to be remembered.


37 posted on 11/05/2013 2:16:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: laplata

He’ll probably get tighter than the rusted lug nuts on a ‘55 Ford. :o)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1270789/posts


38 posted on 11/05/2013 2:17:39 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

First reports that Kennedy is dead came from a local Dallas reporter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEaGcHMYx5U

First mention of Rather at 10:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W7uYgd_CJE


39 posted on 11/05/2013 2:21:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: smoothsailing

LOL!

Thanks.


40 posted on 11/05/2013 2:22:12 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: smoothsailing

He’ll probably get tighter than the rusted lug nuts on a ‘55 Ford.


Very good.


41 posted on 11/05/2013 2:27:01 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: smoothsailing
"Setting my feelings aside about it, this is not a good idea to say we want to change the historical record so we're going to airbrush this guy out because we don't like him," Rather said. "They may want to control the way the public thinks about my record, but I'm pretty sure they have not been able to do that."

Irony.

42 posted on 11/05/2013 2:31:46 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: TexasCajun

crap, that’s funny


43 posted on 11/05/2013 2:33:52 PM PST by advertising guy ( if your cell phone is in the front pocket....it wasn't a butt dial..............just sayin)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s great.

Years ago, I had a bumper sticker:

“CBS is RATHER BIASED”


44 posted on 11/05/2013 3:26:51 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

“Liberals always throw people under the bus because they have neither honor, nor loyaty.”

True. Although I believe that he is a POS, in this context, I would definitely have liked to have him on as a part of the historical event. If he was still alive, I would have even extended that offer to the despicable Cronkite.


45 posted on 11/05/2013 3:29:02 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: smoothsailing

Aw, poor widdle Dan. What’s the frequency, Kenneth?


46 posted on 11/05/2013 3:48:56 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: smoothsailing
It would seem Dan would fit right in with the current administration.
47 posted on 11/05/2013 3:50:33 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: a fool in paradise

We read so much for so long about that terrible day in Dallas. I was under the impression that JFK had been dead for a half hour before it was announced. Many of the tabloids keep implicating LBJ, as did Barr McClellan, the first husband of former State Comptroller Carole Strayhorn, in a book he wrote years ago.


48 posted on 11/05/2013 3:53:09 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: laplata

At one time, Dan’s daughter, Robin, was the head or chairman or some such position of the TX Democrat Party. Dan must be a NYC Democrat and poised for a huge mayoral win for his party tonight.


49 posted on 11/05/2013 3:54:33 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: a fool in paradise

October Surprise. Anything to steal an election.

&&&
That was in the old days. No October Surprise necessary now, as they have their voter fraud machine so well tuned that a win is guaranteed. Motor Voter, early voting, and absentee ballots have made it all so much easier.


50 posted on 11/05/2013 3:57:01 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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