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Rather 'Absolutely' Stands by 'Truth' of Bush Story, Slams Criticism as 'Diversionary'
Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2006 | Brent Baker

Posted on 07/13/2006 8:00:54 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

Declaring he “absolutely” believes “the truth” of his discredited story based on forged memos, about President Bush's National Guard record, on Wednesday's Larry King Live on CNN Dan Rather contended that “we had a lot, a lot of corroboration, of what we broadcast about President Bush's military record. It wasn't just the documents.” Rather then attacked those who dared to expose his misdeeds: “It's a very old technique used, that when those who don't like what you're reporting believe it can be hurtful, then they look for the weakest spot and attack it, which is fair enough. It's a diversionary technique."

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To: Republican Wildcat

Notice how Libs, who do NOT believe in absolutes, use the word absolutely in every other sentence?


51 posted on 07/13/2006 9:20:02 PM PDT by brushcop (Lt. Harris, SFC Salie, CPL Long, SPC Hornbeck, B-Co, 2/69 3ID We will remember you always.)
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To: 04-Bravo
Wwwwooooo Hooooo.

First live in-depth interview with Dan Rather after abrupt departure from CBS

On Leisure suit Larry no less.

52 posted on 07/13/2006 9:21:29 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Theresawithanh

I'm sure he would even argue with God..(if he goes that way)...about the whole affair.....his headstone will probably read ...." The Bush Story was Sound....Courage"..


53 posted on 07/13/2006 9:24:20 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: WSGilcrest

LOL.....VERRRRYYYYY GOOOOOOOD!!!!!!


54 posted on 07/13/2006 9:29:28 PM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: 04-Bravo

Is that one of those shopping networks?


55 posted on 07/13/2006 9:51:02 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (Mikey likes it!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

No...what wild taxicab ride...please elaborate!


56 posted on 07/13/2006 10:11:55 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: ModelBreaker

"If it looks like a duck, and it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck.....you got a duck."


57 posted on 07/13/2006 10:34:30 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (Lucky participant in 189 different Nigerian business deals......still waiting on payment.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
What's amazing is that prior to the National Guard story, Rather was considered by many to be a top notch, truthful and trustworthy reporter. Does he really expect us to believe he only screwed his last story?! I think it's clear he'd been pulling this sh!t his entire career.

Courage, Dan...courage. Or, better yet, what's the frequency, you friggin' idiot? Ride off into the sunset and die with your boots on. And try to salvage some semblance of dignity, you pathetic twerp. Nobody cares, OK? The only reason you were on Larry King's show is because Bill Maher was busy.

58 posted on 07/13/2006 10:42:07 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Ol' Dan is down in the bunker, ignoring the bombs and incoming shells and yelling at everybody that Wenck and Steiner are coming to rescue him.


59 posted on 07/13/2006 11:01:02 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: blake6900
Dan Rather is an over the hill worn out liberal tool. The socialist democrats even wish he would just go away.
the biggest problem I have with "Old Dan" is his absolute arrogance. Us lowly peons don't have the brains to think for ourselves and we have no right to question the mighty Dan Blather!!!!! A lie is not a lie as long as it comes out of Dan's mouth.
Dry up and blow away you old POS.
60 posted on 07/13/2006 11:19:16 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: Republican Wildcat

61 posted on 07/13/2006 11:24:47 PM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X = they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: austinaero; Republican Wildcat

<< Man, I want some of the drugs 'delusional Dan' is on. They must be amazing./sarc >>

Ain't necessarily so.

The real story about the drive-by media's brightest is that every single one of the poor bastards is a thick as two planks.

They're just dumber than dirt and, 'cept maybe anti-psychotics, -- for their epidemic Bush Derangement Syndrome -- don't need drugs.

Mrs Rather's little darling, Dan: delusional dirt-digging's most deliriously-dangerous dullard.


62 posted on 07/13/2006 11:25:39 PM PDT by Brian Allen ("In war there is no substitute for victory." General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Republican Wildcat

"It's a very old technique used, that when those who don't like what you're reporting believe it can be hurtful, then they look for the weakest spot and attack it, which is fair enough. It's a diversionary technique."

Actually, that's not a diversionary technique at all. A diversionary technique would be to feint an attack from one side and actually attack from another. What Danmation is describing, looking for the weakest spot and attacking there, is simply good tactics. Unfortunately for him, the weakest spot also happened to be the central theme of his 'fake but accurate news story.'

Leave it to the self-styled word-lover Gunga Dan to show his ignorance and idiocy even in defending it.

Meadows...I mean, Courage...I mean, the frequency is Rock 104, don't hit me again, I'm a reporter!


63 posted on 07/13/2006 11:28:38 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile ('Is' and 'amnesty' both have clear, plain meanings. Are Billy Jeff, Pence, McQueeg & Bush related?)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The arrogance astounds me.

Dan Rather and his team was looking for evidence to back up a story they believed, but could not be proven true. Suddenly, years later, some "documents" appear out of the blue - in the barnyard of a Democrat party partisan, no less.

He quickly went to air, not even thinking that the documents could be forgeries. He got snookered because he wanted to believe they were real, and glossed over scrutiny.

Then he says it is fair to attack the weakest part of his argument - a part without which he had no story! - but claims such attacks are a diversionary tactic from the story, which was just a rumor before these fake documents appeared and remains just a rumor without them.

It is rather clear that his claim is the diversionary tactic. He says "forget about the forgered evidence I put on the air, look at the rumors".

He seems almost narcissitic and certainly obsessive about the whole thing. Poor guy can't even see how defensive he is acting. His mea culpa was obviously insincere.


64 posted on 07/13/2006 11:41:57 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Theresawithanh

You really think so? . . . I think he just wants to save face.


65 posted on 07/13/2006 11:56:42 PM PDT by gop_gene
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To: blake6900
What's amazing is that prior to the National Guard story, Rather was considered by many to be a top notch, truthful and trustworthy reporter. Does he really expect us to believe he only screwed his last story?! I think it's clear he'd been pulling this sh!t his entire career.
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The irony was that this story was going to destroy the Bush Presidency, put Kerry in the White House, and be the capstone on Dan Rather's career.

He would have been the honored dean of American journalists, and would have made 5 and 6 figures for appearances at schools and other functions to talk about modern journalism and ethics.

Instead he's hosting a show on a cable network no one watches and when he is fired from that gig no one will notice.

The perfect end to the career Dan actually had, instead of the career Dan would like to imagine he had. My heart bleeds.

No, wait a minute. It laughs.
66 posted on 07/14/2006 12:33:22 AM PDT by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
Imagine a liberal with common sense, I cannot.

Imagine a paraplegic with great athletic ability.

67 posted on 07/14/2006 12:34:14 AM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Southack

A good reporter never reveals that his sources are a badly forged memo and a nut with a grudge.


68 posted on 07/14/2006 12:35:44 AM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Good grief...you'd think that Dan would just shut up and slink away, but he doesn't. I guess he just wants to be publicly humiliated, before the whole world, yet one more time.
69 posted on 07/14/2006 12:37:17 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: KellyAdmirer
"Ol' Dan is down in the bunker, ignoring the bombs and incoming shells and yelling at everybody that Wenck and Steiner are coming to rescue him."

Oh, that's rich! Berlin. 1945.

70 posted on 07/14/2006 12:39:15 AM 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: Theresawithanh

Al Gore still must be kicking himself for creating it.


71 posted on 07/14/2006 12:42:41 AM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

72 posted on 07/14/2006 12:43:37 AM PDT by John Lenin (If you are looking for a mind numb robot, I'm not it)
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To: WSGilcrest

That is one sad looking clown.


73 posted on 07/14/2006 12:44:48 AM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

It's no surprise that the washed-up has-been Dan Rather doesn't have the class that Nixon had when he resigned in disgrace. Nixon disappeared and generally kept a fairly low profile, mostly writing books. He certainly didn't keep popping up out of the woodwork proclaiming his innocence. Dan Rather, on the other hand, keeps intruding on decent America like a recurring cancer.


74 posted on 07/14/2006 12:51:25 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Republican Wildcat; All
-60 Minutes to Infamy- those forged memos and The Shot Heard Round the World--
75 posted on 07/14/2006 1:44:32 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe

bttt


76 posted on 07/14/2006 1:45:28 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: backhoe

More Rather stuff here...

http://nbcumv.com/release_detail.nbc/news-20060713000000-ratheron039chri.html


77 posted on 07/14/2006 1:48:39 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: nopardons

78 posted on 07/14/2006 2:09:22 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: abb
More Rather stuff here...

Thanks- looking now...

79 posted on 07/14/2006 2:10:10 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Republican Wildcat

Go away Dan your over. Amen.


80 posted on 07/14/2006 2:12:34 AM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Rather has gone mad!

It would be sad, if he didn't have it coming.


81 posted on 07/14/2006 2:27:27 AM PDT by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Was it "Dan Dan the Frequency Man" or was that Brokaw?


82 posted on 07/14/2006 6:07:50 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats - The reason we need term limits)
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To: backhoe

:-)


83 posted on 07/14/2006 1:15:41 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Hildy
No...what wild taxicab ride...please elaborate!

Here's a sketch I googled up:

NOTES ON PEOPLE; Rather Withdraws Charges Against Cab Driver

By ALBIN KREBS and ROBERT MCG. THOMAS
A follow-up: Although he still contends that a Chicago cab driver held him captive on a wild ride at high speed, following a dispute over addresses last fall, the CBS correspondent Dan Rather says he'd rather drop the whole thing. Mr. Rather said in a statement Thursday night that he was dropping disorderly conduct charges against Eugene Phillips, the taxi driver, because of a ''mounting schedule of reporting assignments,'' which would conflict with his pressing the case.

February 28, 1981 New York and Region News

84 posted on 07/14/2006 4:12:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (dust off the big guns.)
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To: Ladysmith

Dan Rather worships Fidel Castro and has had a crush on Bill Clinton for a long time. He is neither an icon nor an idol - he is a blubbering idiot condemned by his own feeble rationalizations.


85 posted on 07/14/2006 5:03:27 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: the invisib1e hand

He seems to run into that sort of thing at a rather high rate for one person.


86 posted on 07/15/2006 2:04:55 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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