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.
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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.