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Still at it: Dan Rather insists Bush’s National Guard service in question (with Video)
The DailyCaller.com ^ | 4-30-2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/30/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT by servo1969

It’s been nearly eight years since Dan Rather’s long career at CBS came to a close after he ran a story that could have derailed President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection. Instead, the story about Bush’s 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 ABC’s “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 it’s 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. I’ve had my ups and downs. I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen fire. I’ve seen starry nights. I’ve 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bds; buckhead; burkett; bush43; cbs; killian; medialies; rathergate; seebsnews; tang; tankerkc
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To: Lazamataz

“This race is tight like a too-small bathing suit on a too-long ride home from the beach.”
—Dan Rather


51 posted on 04/30/2012 12:58:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL!

“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


52 posted on 04/30/2012 12:59:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Those Florida results are gyrating like my tongue in Diane Sawyer’s ear last night.”
— Dan Rather


53 posted on 04/30/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Lazamataz

“It’s a ding-dong battle back and forth.”
—Dan Rather


54 posted on 04/30/2012 1:02:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Lazamataz

“This will show you how tight it is – it’s spandex tight.”
—Dan Rather


55 posted on 04/30/2012 1:04:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; Lazamataz
ROTFLMAO!!

You guys are killing me. I can't breathe!

56 posted on 04/30/2012 1:04:15 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

“Things are getting hotter than a Times Square Rolex.”
—Dan Rather


57 posted on 04/30/2012 1:05:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: servo1969

I long to take a trip to piss on Dan Rather’s grave


58 posted on 04/30/2012 1:06:49 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“This race is tighter than Pat Buchanan’s sphincter during Gay Pride week.”
— Dan Rather


59 posted on 04/30/2012 1:21:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Publius

“We take it on faith that kissing your sister gets either old or illegal after the second week.”
— Dan Rather


60 posted on 04/30/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Publius; Jack Hydrazine

“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


61 posted on 04/30/2012 1:26:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Publius; Jack Hydrazine

“This race is stickier than a pine cone enema on a hot night in the bayou.”
— Dan Rather


62 posted on 04/30/2012 1:27:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Lazamataz

hahaha..... Sounds definitely like a Ratherism.


63 posted on 04/30/2012 1:34:40 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: mirkwood

LOLOLOL! - OMG! - LOLOLOL! That’s killing my hernia!


64 posted on 04/30/2012 1:43:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: servo1969; Interesting Times; Buckhead; zot; Howlin; NautiNurse; Nick Danger
I wonder if Danny-boy cites this: To Set the Record Straight

Here's the synopsis that he really needs to refute: Rather's Ruin and the Rise of the Pajamahadeen

A trip down memory lane!

TS

65 posted on 04/30/2012 2:11:38 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: servo1969

What’s the frequency, Ken?


66 posted on 04/30/2012 2:12:04 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will wag the dog.)
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To: mirkwood; Buckhead

lulz


67 posted on 04/30/2012 3:39:26 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cuban leaf

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


68 posted on 04/30/2012 3:42:29 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: servo1969

Rather = a more sophisticated, controlled Ülberman.


69 posted on 04/30/2012 3:58:19 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: servo1969

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!


70 posted on 04/30/2012 4:29:15 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: servo1969

oh so it WASN’T the fake documents you presented as real, Dan?

even after you were warned about them?


71 posted on 04/30/2012 4:37:03 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: The Shrew
Ahhhh...the good old days!

Dan Rather's Fake But Accurate report.


72 posted on 04/30/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I recall the faked documents were traced to a Kinko's print shop in the same town where Rather's daughter lived. <

Not quite.

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.

73 posted on 04/30/2012 4:57:10 PM PDT by okie01
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To: The Shrew

74 posted on 04/30/2012 5:30:40 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

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.


75 posted on 04/30/2012 5:35:26 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Dan Rather should do a report on Obama's selective service registration form if he wants to do story on comparative military records.

-PJ

76 posted on 04/30/2012 5:36:39 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: okie01

I stand corrected.

Thanks.


77 posted on 04/30/2012 5:38:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Lazamataz

“Your takedown won’t staydown. LOL”

It’s like the Hiss-Chambers case. The die-hards never say die.


78 posted on 04/30/2012 5:53:04 PM PDT by Buckhead
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To: carriage_hill

Hey,..don’t have a hernia!..That was my best Rodney imitation. Get well.


79 posted on 04/30/2012 5:55:36 PM PDT by mirkwood (subliminal message here)
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To: wastedyears

Dan Baby, give it a rest!


80 posted on 04/30/2012 6:33:33 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: The Shrew; Interesting Times

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.


81 posted on 04/30/2012 6:49:54 PM PDT by zot
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To: NautiNurse
ROTFL!

Ahh... the good old days indeed. ;-)

82 posted on 04/30/2012 8:11:35 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: NautiNurse
Target!

Miss you guys!

TS

83 posted on 05/01/2012 7:36:16 AM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: cuban leaf

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.


84 posted on 05/01/2012 7:45:06 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

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.


85 posted on 05/01/2012 7:55:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: servo1969
Anybody remember this:


86 posted on 05/01/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf; Buckhead; TankerKC
I met Buckhead and TankerKC at the '04 inauguration. At the time, they were both given an award and credited with the kill.

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.

87 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:29 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

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.


88 posted on 05/01/2012 8:05:54 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

I guess everyone back in 2004 was wrong.

What was your screen name back then?


89 posted on 05/01/2012 8:21:13 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: zot; Interesting Times
I wrote my congressman that I know guys who did more from their basements to stop Obama's agenda and the left than he had from the halls of congress. I was right.

Regards,

TS

90 posted on 05/01/2012 11:19:37 AM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

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.


91 posted on 05/01/2012 12:05:52 PM PDT by Buckhead
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To: The Shrew

I wish we could do more to stop Obama’s agenda.


92 posted on 05/01/2012 8:45:37 PM PDT by zot
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