Skip to comments.CBS Acknowledges They Were Deceived
Posted on 09/19/2004 9:52:16 PM PDT by technomage
Matt Drudge just announced that CBS will admit, maybe as soon as tomorrow, that they were 'deceived' and are launching an intensive, in-depth investigation.
Which interview is that?
Bye Bye Mr. Rather. (idiot)
Also, I see someone else posted something similar from tomorrow's NYSlimes. I should have searched for misled, rather than deceived.
In light of this event, maybe CBSNews should change its name to CBSFaerieTales.
They won't do any such thing; the only reason Rather would go interview Burkett is if he thinks it will help HIM.
Too little, too late.
Now they HAVE to tell us who the source is. A provider of forged documents has no right to confidentiality.
That would be much closer to the truth, something See BS seems to have a problem with.
I just heard it also while listening to his show. I couldn't understand even after hearing it why he was so certain this would happen tomorrow.
Maybe it was just an educated guess. I admit I wasn't listening too closely.
HA! John Kerry's war wounds will prove to be deeper than any investigation SeeBS engages in.
Aren't they one and the same?
Like O.J. did?
No, Dan is still insisting that the message of the memos is true. Good Dan, keep dragging this out! The American people just love your attack on their president..NOT LOLOL
While Rather is in Texas, they're going to clean out his office and change the lock. Classic coup.
The truth is the people were deceived by cBS via Dan Rather.
scratch what I said, here is a NYT article explaining that CBS admits it was misled, this must be drudge's source: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/20/politics/campaign/20guard.html
Maybe he will be 'hard' on the source, showing how upset and mad he is and basically trying to portray himself and SEE BS as innocent pawns.
Well, maybe Blather is going to re-affirm that the source is correct and See BS bigwigs are wrong??
"CBS News Concludes It Was Misled on National Guard Memos, Network Officials Say" NY Times
CBS Talks With Suspected Source of Documents
Network to Air Interview in Effort to Resolve Dispute Over Bush Guard Memos' Authenticity
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, September 20, 2004; Page A14
CBS News plans to issue a statement, perhaps as early as today, acknowledging that it was misled on the purported National Guard memos the network used to charge that President Bush received favored treatment 30 years ago.
CBS is the be-all and end-all of vicious deceivers, with their gang of arrogant Alzheimer leftists, led by doddering old canard and mega-fraudulent Rather.
Not going to work, Danny.
We've known they were frauds for a week. We've watched you try to convince us otherwise for a week.
IF, let's say IF CBS was initially deceived, if we take Bernie's commentary at face value on the workings of Liberal news institutions, CBS is still guilty, once it was known they were forgeries, of trying to convince the American people they were not.
Should have come clean last week. Too Late.
I'm not buying their copout...
Why does their "ACKNOWLEDGEMENT" matter one bit?
I apologize for my THIRD post but now I'm wondering who the heck is Dan Rather's supposed UNIMPEACHABLE SOURCE. How is dan going to explain how absolutely sure he was about the story, after going on and on about how this story was so exhaustively vetted, just like every other CBS story is, exhaustively double checked and confirmed, blah blah...
What a collapse of credibility.
Gotta love CBS'S timing. Guess they figured everyone would be glued to the 'Oil for Food' scandal. Good time to admit they were duped.
sounds like he may have just read the NYTs story that's coming out in the morning
Please see related thread.
Yes, CBS execs don't sound happy with Rather's Burkett interview. Burkett didn't come out well, so CBS is throwing Burkett overboard and pleading guilty to peddling forgeries.
translation: CBS acknowledges that they were outwitted
Wow, I'm shocked if this is the case. Didn't think they'd do anything but deny until after the election.
This election is over. Rather has blown it. I think they're trying to cut off further investigation into the link between the Kerry campaign-Rather-the docs.
I think the link between Cleland and Burkett shows a quid pro quo.
We must now ask Kerry: What did you know Senator and when did you know it?
If Burkett doesn't have the originals, which he doesn't, then I don't see how they can continue to stonewall. The brass at CBS wouldn't allow it (assuming they are sane).
I just heard about CBS caving in on Drudge's radio show, and he was wondering who they would pick as the fall guy.
It won't be Rather.
Theuy knew full well what they were doing.
I smell a rat (surprise).
Rather zooms off to Dallas, meets with Burkett.
They decide that Burkett should say HE was deceived by the person who gave him the docs, and that HE isn't going to say who it is, and he'll go to jail rather than reveal the source. Maybe as a bonus he says it's a mythical GOP operative who hoodwinked him.
Rather says "what can we do? we were deceived, it happens."
Rather "saves face" (in his twisted little mind), enough to survive at CBS until he retires. Burkett takes the heat (what does he care, and besides he may be getting DNC money to keep his mouth shut).
Short of a smoking gun proving what I believe is happening, only falling ratings (into the Grand Canyon) and intense outrage from affiliates and advertisers will take this guy off the air.
Dewey Comptons farm news has more audience than they do.
Deceived? I want to know, BY WHO? 10 days later...
He flew down to Texas to interview Burkett.
The Burkket interview will never see the light of day.
Into what? Tracking down period typewriters for next time?
Deceived!?! They were in collusion!!
Maybe they believe that this will indeed add another nail into the Kerry campaign and they hoping that their believe that the peeples have short memories will work in their favor.
They do think we are dumb you know!!
He wants to break the story..."The documents were recreations from psychic seances with the now deceased Lt Col Killian...Transcribed word for word."
And the walls came a tumblin' down!
CBS lost all credibility when they said they were not going to investigate. They had perhaps a few hours to change their minds after Newcomer published his analysis.
The producers of this show, along with dan and the CEO, are gonna lose big time.
Okay, I'll be the one to say it.
I'm shocked...shocked, I tell you.
Thanks! Found that out when I saw the other two articles posted concerning the same story.
This could get interesting and go much further than libs think it will.
I'm sure that Dan Rather wants to be the first to break this story.