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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: 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.)
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To: agrace

Priceless


442 posted on 10/05/2005 12:13:15 PM PDT by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
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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
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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)
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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)
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To: dead
Yo! Mary! THIS one's for YOU! :)
446 posted on 10/05/2005 12:17:21 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Almost time for the Beer Mod to start her dooties!)
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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..))
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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

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Absolutely ROFLMAO!!!

448 posted on 10/05/2005 12:19:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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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)
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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.)
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To: Quilla
..Wikipedia, yet with no reference to Free Republic.

That stinks, doesn't it? Here BUCKHEAD on FREEREPUBLIC.COM broke the bogus lies here and they can't even identify us?

....Sheesh!

451 posted on 10/05/2005 12:21:00 PM PDT by Humidston (It's Bush's fault)
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To: Grampa Dave

I want my FReeper T.V.!


452 posted on 10/05/2005 12:22:54 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Proud Member of the Water Bucket Brigade)
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To: Condor51

LOL!


453 posted on 10/05/2005 12:28:46 PM PDT by jerri
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To: RasterMaster

Freeper approved tv programs are pretty good.


454 posted on 10/05/2005 12:34:01 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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To: Enchante
The Stone Age Press ( AKA TOM, or Tired Old Media ) don't like being fact-checked, do they?

-60 Minutes to Infamy- those forged memos and The Shot Heard Round the World--

455 posted on 10/05/2005 12:36:25 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: dead
I little bit of checking would have showed the documents to be false. After seeing all the evidence here, I download the documents and showed them to my cleaning lady(an ex airforce clerk). She immediately began pointing out all the format problems. If my cleaning lady (not a real genius) was able to immediately spot the forgery, why was nobody at CBS able to spot the it?

So, Mary don't try and tell me you didn't know before you went to air. Next time, call me and I will loan you my cleaning lady for the day.

456 posted on 10/05/2005 12:36:46 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: dead

I have yet to see a dumb-ass freeper. By now these left wing-nuts should know these things don't exists. As far as Little Green Footballs, she may have been hitting the sauce a little hard lately. She is still reeling from Dan Rather after shock.

Bullfrog


457 posted on 10/05/2005 12:37:16 PM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by Birth, Irish by heritage, hell raiser by choice)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Were the documents ever checked physically to determine whether a typewriter was actually used?

No. CBS claims they never saw the original documents. Kind of makes you wonder how they could have ever claimed to have verified the docs, especially since their signature expert told them that he could not fully verify that the signatures were from that document and not cut and pasted without seeing the originals.

458 posted on 10/05/2005 12:37:38 PM PDT by sharkhawk (Play me a dirge matey)
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To: South40

Not just "FRAUD", but "BUTT-UGLY" too.


459 posted on 10/05/2005 12:40:20 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel)
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To: Humidston
Buckhead and FR are prominently mentioned in Wikipedia's Killian documents entry.
460 posted on 10/05/2005 12:43:10 PM PDT by ThinkDifferent (I am a leaf on the wind)
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