Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Fired CBSer Cries Foul (Mary Mapes: names FreeRepublic.com as "the birth of political jihad")
NY Post ^ | 10/5/5 | Adam Buckman

Posted on 10/05/2005 7:01:20 AM PDT by dead

October 5, 2005 -- THE producer at the center of last year's "Memogate" scandal at CBS News says she was derailed by a vast right-wing conspiracy.

The producer, Mary Mapes, is one of four CBS staffers fired last January in the wake of the scandal.

She is convinced she was the victim of a group of loosely associated Internet bloggers "with a harsh political bent" who pounced on CBS News minutes after the airing of the now-infamous Texas Air National Guard story on "60 Minutes 2" in September 2004...

"Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic, Little Green Footballs, Power Line," writes Mapes...

"They were hard-core, politically angry, hyperconservative sites loaded with vitriol about Dan Rather and CBS."

"This was something else, something new and fundamentally frightening," Mapes writes. "I had never seen this kind of response to any story.

"It dawned on me that I was present at the birth of a political jihad."

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004election; boofreakinhoo; buckhead; cbs; cbsnews; danrather; donetodeath; election2004; forgedmemos; fr; freerepublic; frinthenews; howtostealanelection; ilovekinkos; imavictim; lgf; mapes; marymapes; mediabias; pajamahadeen; pajamapeoplerule; putsomeiceonit; ratherbiased; rathergate; rehash; sandinhervagina; schadenfreude; seebsnews; tankerkc; viacom; vrwc
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 351-400401-450451-500 ... 601-613 next last
To: dead
"This was something else, something new and fundamentally frightening," Mapes writes. "I had never seen this kind of response to any story."

It's called accountability. CBS and the rest of the alphabet networks squandered the advantages they had. What a bummer, journalists are being held accountable for their lying now.

401 posted on 10/05/2005 10:23:42 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: N. Theknow

Thanks!


402 posted on 10/05/2005 10:27:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (Mapes isn't stuck on stupid, she invented it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 383 | View Replies]

To: GOPJ

Thanks for the immortality.


403 posted on 10/05/2005 10:30:21 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 402 | View Replies]

To: dead
It dawned on me that I was present at the birth of a political jihad

We are Stuned!
--We will now require a political jihad deeber device
for our super hero arsenal!

404 posted on 10/05/2005 10:33:20 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead
"It dawned on me that I was present at the birth of a political jihad."

It dawned on the Clintonites back in late 1997, which is why they had WP/LAT sue FR...

Welcome to the party, Mary! ;-)

405 posted on 10/05/2005 10:34:16 AM PDT by an amused spectator (If Social Security isn't broken, then cut me a check for the cash I have into it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead; Boazo; bitt; Jim Robinson; martin_fierro; pookie18; All

406 posted on 10/05/2005 10:37:22 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead
Your photo of Dan Rather in Hussein's "spidey-hole" is an apt metaphor for Gunga-Dan. When one ponders how Rather ran CBS news, not unlike Hussein ran Iraq, the metaphor is complete.

We have our own "ego-centric, maniacal dictators" in the USA, they are known as Anchor Men.

407 posted on 10/05/2005 10:38:12 AM PDT by elbucko
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: dead
She is convinced she was the victim of a group of loosely associated Internet bloggers "with a harsh political bent" ...

You guys are so harsh!!!

408 posted on 10/05/2005 10:38:25 AM PDT by far sider
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

Gee, Mary, maybe if you had a brain you wouldn't have ran with a story so full of lies.


409 posted on 10/05/2005 10:40:15 AM PDT by SolidRedState (E Pluribus Funk --- (Latin taglines are sooooo cool! Don't ya think?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: prairiebreeze; Grampa Dave; bray

Oh boy - great observation, pb ... I've got to ping Grampa Dave to your post, and vica versa... Ping other wordsmiths you know...

Wondering if we can do something more with these...

"Stone Age Press" == SAPs

ABCNNBCBS & NYSlimes == the FRAUDcasters


410 posted on 10/05/2005 10:40:26 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 399 | View Replies]

To: dead
Just another hyperconservative... loaded with vitriol ...pajama clad freeper reporting in.....
Am so proud to be on line that night and part of this group!

FREEPERS...STUCK ON SUPERIOR!

411 posted on 10/05/2005 10:44:46 AM PDT by hoosiermama (FREEPERS...STUCK ON SUPERIOR!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

Just like a liberal to blame everyone else instead of taking personal responsiblity. She lied, got caught, but being caught in a lie isn't her fault, it is the "catcher"? Typical Clintonistic liberal.
Satan is the author of lies. Guess the MSM is his modern day vehicle for his lies. And he doesn't like to be caught. FR should take credit for the exposure of the MSM lies but not the blame of being caught. We are in a warfare folks. Keep up the heat on the enemy!


412 posted on 10/05/2005 10:46:37 AM PDT by Babsig (www.genesysitsolutions.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enchante
It just dawned on me that we're all just feeding her main neurosis and making her feel good. What higher calling is there for a liberal than to be a martyr for the cause? The left is basically predicated on a victim mentality so its perceived persecutions are the proof of their superiority. Holding her accountable is the ultimate evil of judgmentalism.

"It doesn't matter what I did my intentions were good!"

413 posted on 10/05/2005 10:54:40 AM PDT by TigersEye (All men are created equal. After that the field gets highly staggered.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 400 | View Replies]

To: dead

I have just one thing to say to Ms. Mapes:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


414 posted on 10/05/2005 10:58:28 AM PDT by alwaysconservative (Ummm, sure, whatever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

415 posted on 10/05/2005 11:00:10 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

FR destroyed her liberal god/america hating career? Thats why I love Free Republic!!!


416 posted on 10/05/2005 11:03:29 AM PDT by Xenophon450 ("Good men do not need laws to behave responsibly, whilst the bad will find a way around." - Plato)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

Mary, we're really sorry about all the bad things we said about that truly, sweet man, Dan Rather. After all, we knew that he was a kind, honest person. WHAT THE HELL AM I SAYING--I MUST BE DRUNK!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA ETC.


417 posted on 10/05/2005 11:16:13 AM PDT by GOPologist ("On some days you may feel like a dog; on other days you may feel like a hydrant!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: <1/1,000,000th%

thanks :)


418 posted on 10/05/2005 11:24:36 AM PDT by conservativebabe (proud to be a vitriolic hyperconservative)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 390 | View Replies]

To: Mary M; DAN_RATHER; MSM
"Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic, Little Green Footballs, Power Line," writes Mapes..."

Can you hear me now?

419 posted on 10/05/2005 11:28:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AFPhys; Peach; Fedora; Grampa Dave; STARWISE; justshutupandtakeit; Lancey Howard; Howlin; xzins; ...

Outstanding!! We must re-label the MSM as the SAP! Are they all SAPs or what is the best term for members of the SAP? The SAPs are all whining about the rise of the web and bloggers, etc. as though their Golden Age when they controlled the information flow was the ideal. Now the likes of Mary Mapes and Dan Rather can no longer foist their frauds on the public so easily (though they can still make huge bucks and publish dishonest books, go on the SAP speakers' circuit, etc.). We have introduced some checks on the ability of SAPs to run wild, but they still control the main institutions of the SAP, universities and journalism schools, book publishers and 'prestigious' fellowships, etc. SAPs like Mary Mapes and Dan Rather have taken some blows to their credibility (which should be regarded as annihilated by now), but their allies from Marvin Kalb (leftist SAP at Harvard) to most SAP editors and book publishers are trying to rally to re-write history.


420 posted on 10/05/2005 11:35:15 AM PDT by Enchante (Mary Mapes, so proud to be a true SAP (member of the "stone age press"))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 352 | View Replies]

To: RexBeach

People like Mapes need to be reminded that the Wall came down 16 years ago and THEIR SIDE LOST. Get over it!!!


421 posted on 10/05/2005 11:38:18 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (Peace, Love, Brotherhood, and Firepower. And the greatest of these is Firepower!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: dead
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

Mary, Mary, you're quite contrary,
Now how did your story go?
With superscript and proportional fonts,
And MS Word centered them in a row.

Btw Mary - nice hair.

422 posted on 10/05/2005 11:39:42 AM PDT by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

423 posted on 10/05/2005 11:41:02 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Undocumented border patrol agent.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead


Great Post. LMAO!!!!1


424 posted on 10/05/2005 11:44:12 AM PDT by exdem2000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
You tell 'em, Big Jim !

Nam Vet

425 posted on 10/05/2005 11:47:28 AM PDT by Nam Vet ("I was present at the birth of a political jihad.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 419 | View Replies]

To: Condor51
So under the CBS fact checking theory, if I sent them a map of the Ponderosa, they would have to believe "Bonanza" was real as the original map was burned in the opening credits.
426 posted on 10/05/2005 11:47:50 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 422 | View Replies]

To: dead

"Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic




Well, Mary we DID a lot to do you in but we couldn't have done it without you!

At least they spelled FreeRepublic correctly.


427 posted on 10/05/2005 11:48:42 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (I am conservative. That is NOT the same thing as Republican. Don't place party over principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

cool


428 posted on 10/05/2005 11:48:56 AM PDT by PjhCPA (she's stuck on stupid)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead
"It dawned on me that I was present at the birth of a political jihad."

I believe Ms. Mapes' hostility is misdirected. She clearly failed to recognize that it is the left who is shouting the tormented cry of "jihad," as they writhe in a toxic sea of decadence of their own creation, with only the venom dripping from their godless tongues for nourishment.

429 posted on 10/05/2005 11:53:35 AM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

Is it really possible for anyone to be this dumb and still live?


430 posted on 10/05/2005 11:55:11 AM PDT by KamperKen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
"Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic"

Dear Mary, as a leading SAP (Stone Age Press) practitioner you may feel you don't need to know about something called the Internet, or about the WorldWideWeb, but here's a hint: if you were to read FreeRepublic daily for the rest of your life you could become far better informed than you ever have been before! Free yourself from the SAP, Mary, and discover the fabulous world of the web where 'amateurs' from all over spotted and picked apart (in minutes and hours) the frauds you had been working on for years and years. It's a brave new world, Mary, and you are a dinosaur enroute to extinction.
431 posted on 10/05/2005 11:57:38 AM PDT by Enchante (Mary Mapes, so proud to be a true SAP (member of the "stone age press"))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 419 | View Replies]

To: OldFriend

FR is now on a jihad against the President.




Nope. Just some of us on one or two issues have a disagreement with him.


Uh, that is still allowed isn't it?


432 posted on 10/05/2005 11:58:46 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (I am conservative. That is NOT the same thing as Republican. Don't place party over principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: They'reGone2000
LOL

Stick'em up Mary! The charge? STUCK ON STUPID!

433 posted on 10/05/2005 12:00:21 PM PDT by GOPJ (Mapes isn't stuck on stupid, she invented it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 277 | View Replies]

To: Enchante

I think that Stuck on Stupid really fits Mapes and the other lying maggot mediots of the MSM.


434 posted on 10/05/2005 12:02:07 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 420 | View Replies]

To: dead
...Proud Mary keep on rollin' ,dumb DU keep on trollin' - trollin', trollin' trollin' in the river. (and the Pajamahadeen doesn't use GI Joe dolls as fake captives)
435 posted on 10/05/2005 12:02:11 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enchante; Grampa Dave; prairiebreeze; bray

FRAUDcasters still fits, too...

Maybe we can use that exclusively to refer to ABCNNBCBS and kin.

SAPs would refer to the NYSlimes, WashCompost, etc., either exclusively or in addition to the FRAUDcasters.

New Bumper Sticker: ???

NYSlimes & ABCNNBCBS == the SAPs and FRAUDcasters


436 posted on 10/05/2005 12:02:21 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 420 | View Replies]

To: dead

Mary Mapes is as near nothing as I have ever seen or of which I have heard. We, in Texas, would describe her as "sorry".

Yes, Yes, I know Rather is originally from Texas. But he ain't allowed back here no more.


437 posted on 10/05/2005 12:06:02 PM PDT by HorsePlayer (A stupid red stater with an attitude.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

To be a member of a "HARDCORE" weblog.

Boy, have I arrived.


438 posted on 10/05/2005 12:06:15 PM PDT by peacebaby (Wasting my time standing in the waiting line.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson; Ernest_at_the_Beach; JohnHuang2; Richard Poe; mhking; nutmeg; devolve; ...
Ladies and Gentlemen Jim Rob's reply is classic. ""Within a few minutes, I was online visiting Websites I had never heard of before: Free Republic, Little Green Footballs, Power Line," writes Mapes..."

Can you hear me now?(Classic Jim Rob reply/understatement) 419 posted on 10/05/2005 11:28:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

439 posted on 10/05/2005 12:08:58 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 419 | View Replies]

To: AFPhys

True, 'FRAUDcaster' fits much better with broadcast media, while 'SAP' is better for print press...... but I do like being able to refer to Mary Mapes as a SAP! :^)


440 posted on 10/05/2005 12:10:28 PM PDT by Enchante (Mary Mapes, Dan Rather: so proud to be genuine FRAUDcasters!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 436 | View Replies]

To: Enchante

SAPS* STUCK ON STUPID!

*Stone Age Press


441 posted on 10/05/2005 12:11:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 420 | View Replies]

To: agrace

Priceless


442 posted on 10/05/2005 12:13:15 PM PDT by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 419 | View Replies]

To: dead
"It dawned on me that I was present at the birth of a political jihad."

No baby. It was the death of one.

443 posted on 10/05/2005 12:14:11 PM PDT by Tribune7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave

I saw that too....need to add the little Vorizon guy pic.


444 posted on 10/05/2005 12:16:06 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Proud Member of the Water Bucket Brigade)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 439 | View Replies]

To: Enchante

Mary is nothing more then a yellow belly SAP Sucker.


445 posted on 10/05/2005 12:16:11 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 420 | View Replies]

To: dead
Yo! Mary! THIS one's for YOU! :)
446 posted on 10/05/2005 12:17:21 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Almost time for the Beer Mod to start her dooties!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enchante

I agree, and I like SAPs as the more general noun, with FRAUDcasters being specific.


447 posted on 10/05/2005 12:18:00 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 440 | View Replies]

To: Grampa Dave; Jim Robinson; blam; JohnHuang2
Can you hear me now?(Classic Jim Rob reply/understatement) 419 posted on 10/05/2005 11:28:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

**********************************

Absolutely ROFLMAO!!!

448 posted on 10/05/2005 12:19:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 439 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
"Can you hear me now?"

Not in her liberal echo chamber.

449 posted on 10/05/2005 12:19:20 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 419 | View Replies]

To: RasterMaster

This is a really big reason why all of us need to be monthly donors to keep Free Republic alive and thriving.

Free Republic will put more lying/spinning MSM maggot mediots out of business if we donate, participate and help keep Free Republic going.


450 posted on 10/05/2005 12:19:20 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 444 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 351-400401-450451-500 ... 601-613 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson