Skip to comments.Still at it: Dan Rather insists Bush’s National Guard service in question (with Video)
Posted on 04/30/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT by servo1969
Its been nearly eight years since Dan Rathers long career at CBS came to a close after he ran a story that could have derailed President George W. Bushs 2004 reelection. Instead, the story about Bushs supposedly questionable National Guard service wound up giving the media a black eye after some of the documents used to in the report turned out to be fake.
Nonetheless, Rather is still at it, making the case that he was in the right and that the only reason he was forced out at CBS was because of pressure from his corporate superiors. Rather made that case on ABCs Good Morning America on Monday in an appearance promoting his new book, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.
My attitude is in recent years is that sometimes things in journalism go badly for the correspondent, Rather said. But its important not to get baffled, not to be afraid and to never quit. I have a passion covering news. I love covering news. Particularly when you do investigative stories, not everything is going to go well. Ive had my ups and downs. Ive seen rain. Ive seen fire. Ive seen starry nights. Ive seen it all. But I never lost my passion for doing what I do.
Rather also stuck with his claim that the corporate leadership at Viacom, parent company of his former employer CBS, buckled under the pressure.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
“This race is tight like a too-small bathing suit on a too-long ride home from the beach.”
“This one is working out to be a hum-dinger, only the fat lady ate all the hums and is now eyeing the dingers.”
— Dan Rather
“Those Florida results are gyrating like my tongue in Diane Sawyer’s ear last night.”
— Dan Rather
“It’s a ding-dong battle back and forth.”
“This will show you how tight it is it’s spandex tight.”
You guys are killing me. I can't breathe!
“Things are getting hotter than a Times Square Rolex.”
I long to take a trip to piss on Dan Rather’s grave
“This race is tighter than Pat Buchanan’s sphincter during Gay Pride week.”
— Dan Rather
“We take it on faith that kissing your sister gets either old or illegal after the second week.”
— Dan Rather
“This one’s a crotch-grabber, folks, and I’ll bet a handful of nuts it won’t be over any time soon.”
— Dan Rather
“This race is stickier than a pine cone enema on a hot night in the bayou.”
— Dan Rather
hahaha..... Sounds definitely like a Ratherism.
LOLOLOL! - OMG! - LOLOLOL! That’s killing my hernia!
Here's the synopsis that he really needs to refute: Rather's Ruin and the Rise of the Pajamahadeen
A trip down memory lane!
What’s the frequency, Ken?
Here is the first post questioning the memos (just 19 minutes into the broadcast): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1220090/posts?page=107#107
Rather = a more sophisticated, controlled Ülberman.
An 80 year old man, partly senile, hoping to recover from lying to us all. He can’t settle back and admit that he made up that report about Bush based on predjudices he already held. He can’t admit the truth to us or himself. The evidence tells all!
oh so it WASN’T the fake documents you presented as real, Dan?
even after you were warned about them?
Dan Rather's Fake But Accurate report.
The copies faxed to CBS were faxed from a Kinko's in Abilene.
Bill Burkett -- the supposed originator of the hoax letters -- lived in Baird, only 20 miles away.
The lunatic Burkett was a member in good standing of the fevered liberal community in Austin, though, and thus an associate of Rather's daughter.
That is Saturday, four days after the broadcast. But if you look at post 47 in the thread I linked, you’ll notice it was just before the broadcast ended.
I stand corrected.
“Your takedown wont staydown. LOL”
It’s like the Hiss-Chambers case. The die-hards never say die.
Hey,..don’t have a hernia!..That was my best Rodney imitation. Get well.
Dan Baby, give it a rest!
It is good to re-read this chapter of “To Set The Record Straight.”
Many people still don’t realize what the Democrat machine did then and continues to do.
Ahh... the good old days indeed. ;-)
Miss you guys!
Sorry, wrong #107. Here is the correct one by TankerKC: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1210516/posts?page=107#107
Buckhead’s post came later that evening...after the broadcast was over.
I give Buckhead the credit because he was the first to say that it appeared to be created on a word processor.
I’m sensitive to this whole thing because I was on freerepublic discussing this at the time. I even tried the superscript with word. I told someone that my superscript was at a level, relative to the normal font, that was different from the forged documents. I posted it and someone replied “print it off and it will match.
I did and it did. Rather was so nailed by Freerepublic, yet somehow “little green footballs” gets a lot of credit for it.
I think they both got awards from Accuracy In Media, too.
Since then, Tanker's name has been edited out of the wikipedia page and forgotten on FR.
You can ask either of them.
The difference in the two posts is that Tanker was arguing where information appeared, but Buckhead was arguing the technology. He was basically arguing that even if you never saw anything produced there the documents were created by computer software. And he was dead on.
The Tanker post was more of a “we didn’t do it that way where I was stationed” sort of thing. It became, by far, the lesser meme, and more difficult to substantiate.
In my entire life, I’ve never seen someone in high position so utterly and quantifiably skewered by bloggers as Dan Rather was with those fake documents. It was beautiful.
I guess everyone back in 2004 was wrong.
What was your screen name back then?
Tanker KC’s name should not be forgotten.
But I will say again as I said at the time, if it hadn’t been me it would have been somebody else in a few minutes anyway because it was bleeding fricking obvious those documents were fake.
I wish we could do more to stop Obama’s agenda.