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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 ...


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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.")
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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.)
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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.)
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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 ()
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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.)
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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!)
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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
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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
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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?))
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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..))
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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!)
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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)
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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)
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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!")
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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)
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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
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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"))
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