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Statement by the President of CBS News, Andrew Heyward:
Drudge Report ^ | September 15, 2004

Posted on 09/15/2004 3:14:07 PM PDT by RWR8189

Edited on 09/15/2004 3:16:05 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Statement by the President of CBS News, Andrew Heyward:

"We established to our satisfaction that the memos were accurate or we would not have put them on television. There was a great deal of coroborating [sic] evidence from people in a position to know. Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing."



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1 posted on 09/15/2004 3:14:08 PM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

It took them all day to determine that there ws more investigation needed? Duh!


2 posted on 09/15/2004 3:15:04 PM PDT by jbarkley
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To: RWR8189

Just what I thought they'd do.


3 posted on 09/15/2004 3:15:22 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: RWR8189

Clinton would be proud of the parsing. Note he is saying teh content is "accurate" not that they are authentic documents.


4 posted on 09/15/2004 3:15:32 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: RWR8189

That is sic.


5 posted on 09/15/2004 3:15:43 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: jbarkley

Notice he says "accurate" not "authentic."

Big difference... they are hiding on this one.


6 posted on 09/15/2004 3:15:45 PM PDT by Gustafm1000
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To: RWR8189

LOL! Drudge used non-proportional font.


7 posted on 09/15/2004 3:16:04 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: RWR8189

Call your local affilate and express your outrage. These folks are growing tired of this crap.


8 posted on 09/15/2004 3:16:07 PM PDT by Diago
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To: jbarkley
That's it? This is so lame, it only makes this worse for them. I'm putting on my tinfoil hat now....

Maybe Karl Rove really is behind this! Tinfoil hat off.

Time to make dinner for the kids.

9 posted on 09/15/2004 3:17:05 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John (http://www.bluestatesforbush.com)
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To: RWR8189

In other words: "The documents said what we were hoping they would say, what we wanted them to say -- oh, heck, let's admit it, they hurt the President so we HAD to run with them -- but, now, it looks like we've been caught, so we'll spend some time trying to figure out how to get out of this mess and hope that, if a week or two passes, you'll just forget about it. "Yeah ... that's the ticket!

P.S. we can use MS Word to forge documents, but we can't use it's spell check to fix our spelling!


10 posted on 09/15/2004 3:17:26 PM PDT by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: RWR8189

Clintonesque parsing. CBS NEWS' President can't even admit they have FORGED documents. What questions are they going to answer? These are the same people who demand high standards of others but when it comes to their own sloppiness, they run for the tall grass. Yeah, that's Andrew CYA "taking responsibility" BS Heyward for y'all!


11 posted on 09/15/2004 3:17:51 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: RWR8189
Statement by the President of CBS News, Andrew Heyward:

"We established to our satisfaction that the memos were accurate or we would not have put them on television. There was a great deal of coroborating [sic] evidence from people in a position to know. Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing."

12 posted on 09/15/2004 3:17:52 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: RWR8189

This is a ploy to see if the furor over this dies down. If not they will be forced to fire Danny boy!


13 posted on 09/15/2004 3:18:00 PM PDT by Americanwolf ("Be vwey vwey quite! I am hunting DU Twolls! ---Elmer Fuwd Free Republic member and cartoon icon)
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To: RWR8189

Dragging it out till they hear the public scream "no mas".


14 posted on 09/15/2004 3:18:10 PM PDT by CaptainK
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To: RWR8189
And that statement was totally vetted by the CBS legal team!

ALL HAIL, THE PAJAMAHADEEN!

coined by kerryspot

15 posted on 09/15/2004 3:18:27 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: RWR8189

“If we wish hard enough, this will go away.”


16 posted on 09/15/2004 3:18:37 PM PDT by dighton
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To: RWR8189

Does Sumner Redwhateverhisnewnameis have no shame to stop this idiocy?


17 posted on 09/15/2004 3:18:40 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: RWR8189

If it took them 6 hours to come up with the weasel word "accurate" they need better lawyers.


18 posted on 09/15/2004 3:18:40 PM PDT by B-bone
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To: RWR8189

Translation: We need more time to forge more documents.


19 posted on 09/15/2004 3:18:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: jbarkley
These people HAVE to be some of the DUMBEST on the planet! All media sources have waited since noon for this statement----and this is all they get! Amazing.
20 posted on 09/15/2004 3:18:55 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,...for without victory there is no survival. -Churchill)
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
Drudge used non-proportional font.

You can do that too.

< tt > stuff here < /tt >

21 posted on 09/15/2004 3:18:57 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: RWR8189

CBS Fails to Address Memo Authenticity


22 posted on 09/15/2004 3:19:05 PM PDT by nsc68
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To: RWR8189

If they are so certain they are legitimate then WHY the "further investigation"?

Playing it BOTH ways?

What a bunch of losers!


23 posted on 09/15/2004 3:19:05 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: RWR8189

This is so pathetic. It took them ALL DAY to come up with this?

CBS is dead.


24 posted on 09/15/2004 3:19:05 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Gustafm1000
Nice catch.

"We established to our satisfaction...

There's another one.

Meanwhile, Rather is now talking to the secretary -- let's see if he is able to get her to say what he needs -- and puts her on the show tonight.

25 posted on 09/15/2004 3:19:10 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: RWR8189

Oh man, we waited all day for THAT!? Lame...


26 posted on 09/15/2004 3:19:20 PM PDT by tsmith130 ("Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."" - GWB)
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To: RWR8189
Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing."

If that is the real statement, the lack of clarity is breathtaking. From a news(?) network?

27 posted on 09/15/2004 3:19:47 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: RWR8189

this still raises more questions..

a)who is "in the position to know."
b)they said that the information was accurate - NOT THAT THE DOCUMENTS ARE AUTHENTIC.
c)what efforts are they talking about? who and what is the methodology?

all in all, they basically are giving the public a big, fat middle finger.


28 posted on 09/15/2004 3:19:47 PM PDT by BoBToMatoE
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To: TexasGreg

I will charitably assume that your final "its" had an erroneous apostrophe intentionally, in mockery of the aforementioned spell-check.


29 posted on 09/15/2004 3:19:47 PM PDT by Xenalyte (They call me . . . Tater Salad.)
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
Drudge used non-proportional font.

You can do that too.

< tt > stuff here < /tt >

Hmm, how about superscript on typewritertext? Cbs

30 posted on 09/15/2004 3:19:49 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Peach

Look for David Letterman to be in the anchor chair in 10 minutes.


31 posted on 09/15/2004 3:20:04 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: RWR8189

That's IT????


32 posted on 09/15/2004 3:20:15 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: RWR8189
Now I know why they waited for Limbaugh and Hannity to finish their national radio shows before releasing this.

-PJ

33 posted on 09/15/2004 3:20:21 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: RWR8189

Nice spelling, Andy, and nice grammar.


You established that the memos 'were' accurate? You mean they're not accurate anymore? Or did you mean you established they 'are' accurate?


And do you mean by saying they are 'accurate' to say something less than 'authentic?' Is CBS still willing to say the memos "are authentic" or not?


34 posted on 09/15/2004 3:20:34 PM PDT by Petronski (SeeBS: have truer words ever been spoken?)
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To: TexasGreg

You put your finger on it.

CBS is betting the ranch on the clouding effects of time. Let's keep this story out there in all of its stark nudity. CBS-you have been exposed for the hacks you are.


35 posted on 09/15/2004 3:20:48 PM PDT by camboianchristmas (Please feel free to blame my poor spelling on the public school system)
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To: RWR8189
Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing."

If that is the real statement, the lack of clarity is breathtaking. From a news(?) network?

Which.
Questions?

36 posted on 09/15/2004 3:20:48 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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This documents are true, you have no reason to doubt what CBS has told the masses of American people, we are more intelligent that most Americans....Baghdad Bob.


37 posted on 09/15/2004 3:20:58 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: RWR8189

In other words, they need additional time to fabricate some more outlandish theories or ad hominem attacks to make the forgery appear more credible.


38 posted on 09/15/2004 3:21:03 PM PDT by william clark
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To: Cboldt

Sure they would have. And their President can't even take the time to spell "corroborating" correctly. Something tells me after a whole day of stonewalling, they can't even back up a lousy statement with concrete evidence! BUH-BYE CBS!


39 posted on 09/15/2004 3:21:06 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: RWR8189

Oh, I get it ... they are "accurate" but not authentic and beause of this there must be "further investigation"?

LOL!

How come ANYONE that CBS spoke to PRIOR to their show said they were forged?


40 posted on 09/15/2004 3:21:08 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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"We established to our satisfaction that the memos were accurate or we would not have put them on television. There was a great deal of coroborating [sic] evidence from people in a position to know. Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing."

Translated: Hey, maybe we have enough credibility left that if we say we are investigating, this will just blow over and people will forget about it. But, while we are waiting for the results of our investigation, lets talk about the content of the memos.

41 posted on 09/15/2004 3:21:11 PM PDT by abner (http://www.swiftvets.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: Gustafm1000
Exactly right. By failing to stand behind the authenticity of the memos, they have tacitly admitted that they're fake.

we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing

Translation: Hopefully this memo stuff will go away now. In the meantime, we'll be going after Bush.

42 posted on 09/15/2004 3:21:13 PM PDT by nsc68
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To: RWR8189

In other words: "We demand President answer these bogus charges!"


43 posted on 09/15/2004 3:21:22 PM PDT by thelastvirgil (Self-sufficient redneck.)
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"We, the all-powerful CBS, SPIT on you, little people! WE are going to decide what is the truth. We are going to do whatever we want. Your opinion does not matter. Shut up and get in line for the next brainwashing session!"


44 posted on 09/15/2004 3:21:25 PM PDT by eclectic
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Translation: We need more time to ply that 86 year old secretary with food and wine at the 21 Club. Tickets to Letterman and a night at the Pierre should secure her testimony


45 posted on 09/15/2004 3:21:41 PM PDT by CaptainK
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To: RWR8189

46 posted on 09/15/2004 3:22:10 PM PDT by Leisler (Kerry, release your Department of Defense SF 180)
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To: Cboldt; Howlin

Can't wait to see how Dan looks tonight! I'll bet he'll be hoarse again from screaming all day!

We need a fresh thread for the CBS Evening News!


47 posted on 09/15/2004 3:22:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Peach
It took them ALL DAY to come up with this?

No. It took them ONE WEEK.

48 posted on 09/15/2004 3:22:13 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: RWR8189

Bush is the moron in all this right?

He is the guy who is not very bright?


49 posted on 09/15/2004 3:22:18 PM PDT by skaterboy
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To: Howlin

Meanwhile, Rather is now talking to the secretary -- let's see if he is able to get her to say what he needs -- and puts her on the show tonight.

---

she has already contradicted her self once saying that she knew "nothing" about the documents, now says that she is aware of some sort of similar docs. (its all screwy) not to mention is a walking bulliten board for DNC talking points.

i still gotta believe that its that burkett and barnes guys working with the kerry campaign.


50 posted on 09/15/2004 3:22:20 PM PDT by BoBToMatoE
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