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  • Dan Rather: Media Must Publicly Shame Donald Trump Supporters

    08/10/2016 10:18:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Disgraced former CBS news anchor Dan Rather is out with a haughty statement on Facebook, urging all of his fellow news anchors and mainstream media editors to destroy Donald Trump and his supporters. “This cannot be treated as just another outrageous moment in the campaign,” Rather said, referring to the Republican presidential nominee’s comments about defending the Second Amendment.
  • Clinton took ‘at least 26 trips’ on the ‘Lolita Express,’ some without his Secret Service detail

    05/14/2016 8:07:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    twitchy. ^ | May 13, 2016
    Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com. Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on...
  • “Truth” Nowhere Close to the Truth

    10/21/2015 2:07:05 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | October 21, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    Touted as a film showing how hard journalists work to get the story right before putting it on the air, Truth is based on Mary Mapes’ self-justifying view of her role in “Rathergate,” which cost her, and CBS Evening News host Dan Rather, their jobs and tarnished their reputations. For years Mapes had harbored the hope that she could prove that George W. Bush, as a member of the Texas National Guard, had joined the Guard (thanks to help from family friends) as a way to avoid going to Vietnam. As a principal producer for CBS News, primarily for the...
  • HARRY MACDOUGALD: “TRUTH” AND OTHER LIES (2)

    10/15/2015 8:32:47 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 30 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2015 | Harry MacDougald (BuckHead)
    The film “Truth” will be released commercially later this month to retell the Rathergate scandal from the perspective of Mary Mapes. The film is based on Mapes’s almost laughable 2005 Rathergate memoir. The left routinely seeks to rewrite even yesterday’s news; events eleven years ago, when Mapes committed her misconduct, have now attained the status of ancient history. John and I therefore sought to reiterate the basic facts of the Rathergate scandal in the Weekly Standard article “Rather shameful.” Our article is intended to constitute Rathergate 101. Now comes Atlanta attorney Harry MacDougald — the pseudonymous “Buckhead” — to give...
  • Rather Shameful

    10/15/2015 4:41:28 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 29 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 12, 2015 | JOHN H. HINDERAKER AND SCOTT W. JOHNSON
    When CBS’s 60 Minutes Wednesday broadcast its lead story—reported by Dan Rather and produced by Mary Mapes—on the evening of September 8, 2004, it was given the anodyne title “For the Record,” as though it constituted little more than a disinterested historical footnote. In reality, the story was a bold fabrication about President George W. Bush’s long-ago service in the Texas National Guard, intended to damage him in his campaign for reelection against John Kerry. Within hours of the broadcast, after CBS News posted online PDF copies of four memos highlighted in the segment, the story began to fall apart...
  • Even Lefty Vox.com Mocks Dan Rather 'Truth' Movie

    10/15/2015 2:40:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how bad is the movie 'Truth' that will be released tomorrow? So bad that even the notoriously liberal Vox is mocking it. Vox writer Todd VanDerWerff goes so far as to describe it as an example of why "so many people hate Hollywood liberals." As we shall see even Dan Rather in 2004 disagreed with the premise of "Truth."
  • Rush gave credit to Freeper for busting Rathergate

    10/15/2015 10:56:12 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 44 replies
    Vanity
    Did anyone just hear Rush give credit to Free Republic? First he named the Freeper Buckhead then second time he said Burkehead. Pretty cool.
  • Rush gives credit! [Rathergate FR]

    10/15/2015 10:55:29 AM PDT · by SFmom · 90 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 15, 2015 | Self
    I'm sure I wasn't the only one, but I asked Rush to give Freeper Buckhead credit and he just did! (Called him Burkhead! Oh well!)
  • Rush credits Buckhead and FR!

    10/15/2015 10:53:49 AM PDT · by PhiloBedo · 25 replies
    EIB | 10-15-15 | self
    Rush just acknowledged and credited FReeper Buckhead with exposing Dan Rather's and Mary Mape's forgery!! Kudos!
  • Rather's Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/16/2008 7:46:40 PM PST · by steve-b · 29 replies · 1,753+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/16/08 | Jacques Steinberg
    When Dan Rather filed suit against CBS 14 months ago -- claiming, among other things, that his former employer had commissioned a politically biased investigation into his work on a "60 Minutes" segment about President Bush's National Guard service -- the network predicted the quick and favorable dismissal of the case, which it derided as "old news." So far, Mr. Rather has spent more than $2 million of his own money on the suit. And according to documents filed recently in court, he may be getting something for his money. Using tools unavailable to him as a reporter — including...
  • Mary Mapes knew Bush volunteered for Vietnam: CBS report

    08/27/2009 8:59:04 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 88 replies · 2,622+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 26, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    This story by Bernard Goldberg certainly takes me back to the early days of my blogging career. Shortly after the 2004 Republican convention, Mary Mapes produced a segment for 60 Minutes II that alleged that George W. Bush had manipulated his enlistment in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid serving in combat in Vietnam. The documents used by CBS, Mapes, and Dan Rather turned out to be clumsy hoaxes, which the blogosphere exposed through careful review of their substance and their form (the latter of which I played a small part in refuting, with my expertise in printing and...
  • Interview With The Man Who Exposed Rathergate [Buckhead]

    10/12/2015 6:37:03 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 69 replies
    soundcloud ^ | 10-12-15 | Michael Graham
    Interview with Harry MacDougald the Atlanta lawyer who's initial questioning of the validity of the Killian documents exposed the flaw CBS report about George W. Bush's National Guard Service.
  • Somebody Correct Rush Limbaugh

    10/12/2015 11:20:21 AM PDT · by blam · 78 replies
    Blam ^ | blam
    Someone needs to correct Rush Limbaugh. He just said on his radio program that it was Roll Call that exposed the Dan Rather fake letters during the Bush presidential campaign.I believe it was our own FReeper 'Bulkhead' who exposed the fake.
  • The truth behind Dan Rather’s exit from CBS

    07/20/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2015
    Dan Rather is coming to your local movie theater. At least the story behind why he’s no longer at CBS is. In “Truth,” Robert Redford plays Rather. Cate Blanchett plays his CBS producer Mary Mapes. In 2004, Rather reported that President George W. Bush’s powerful father arranged to keep his son in the National Guard to prevent serving in Vietnam. The report caused such hoo-hah that a treasured 24-year anchorman lost his job. Dan: “I’ve read the script. It’s serious. People behind it do a good job. It’s two great actors. You couldn’t want for a better cast. Redford playing...
  • Walker on Truth, Westerns and ACS Gold Winner Tracks

    11/18/2014 6:17:03 PM PST · by rabidralph · 6 replies
    The American Society of Cinematographers ^ | November 12, 2014 | David Heuring
    Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, recently checked in from the set of Truth, a feature film about Dan Rather’s abrupt departure from CBS News in 2005 in the wake of reports that raised questions about George W. Bush’s military service during the Vietnam War. Robert Redford portrays Rather, and Cate Blanchett plays CBS producer Mary Mapes, who was fired for her role in the incident. Directed by James Vanderbilt, the production is currently shooting in Australia, in part to allow Blanchett some time close to home. Mandy says Truth is an elaborate story that’s heavy on dialogue; the story unfolds in...
  • Dan Rather’s Revenge and the Battle for Free Speech

    10/17/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 99 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 17, 2014 | Scott Swett
    NEW YORK – Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchor’s disputed report about President George W. Bush’s National Guard service. The film, titled Truth, will be adapted from the memoir Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by former CBS producer Mary Mapes, said the production company, Mythology Entertainment. Cate Blanchett is signed on to play Mapes. If you followed the 2004 presidential campaign, you probably recall the “disputed” 60 Minutes report claiming that George W. Bush shirked his duties and failed to follow orders as a young...
  • Is it possible that FR forgot the 10 year anniversary of Rathergate?

    09/10/2014 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 53 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 9/10/14 | Self
    9/8/2004, just over 10 years ago, FR hit the big time by knocking down Dan Rather. Have we forgotten?
  • Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight

    09/04/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT · by SueRae · 59 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/4/14 | Pamela McClintock
    RatPac, Echo Lake and FilmNation have boarded the Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett project James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's...
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • Dan Rather Impressed That Redford Will Play Him as 'Truth-Telling'

    07/13/2014 6:22:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/12/2014 | Tim Graham
    On Friday, The Washington Post reported what may be obvious. On his own website, disgraced former CBS anchor Dan Rather is thrilled someone’s making a Rathergate movie based on a book by his producer Mary Mapes, the Bonnie to his Clod. It's sad the Hollywood Left is handing money over to Mapes for trying to dig out of that journalistic fiasco.
  • Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in 'Truth'

    07/09/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 100 replies
    Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The book, written by Rather's producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents that turned out to be forgeries. - See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-redford-play-dan-rather-717476#sthash.Y0QB620e.dpuf
  • Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination

    11/05/2013 1:11:54 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    Newsday ^ | 11-5-2013
    Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination Published: November 5, 2013 1:57 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won't include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather's messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network. Rather helped organize CBS' plans for President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and as a young reporter was a key component of assassination coverage. Now 82, with his own show on AXS-TV, he's one of the few reporters on...
  • Dan Rather on Reddit: No one proved that Bush documents were forged

    02/08/2013 5:13:35 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner: ^ | February 8, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    former CBS broadcaster Dan Rather (Now with AXS-TV) was understandably asked a question about ‘Rathergate’ – the story on George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard that used forged documents in the report. Rather responded brusquely: Number 1 – the facts of case are not in dispute. Number 2 – no one had ever established that the documents were forged
  • The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples

    09/18/2012 1:03:10 PM PDT · by No One Special · 16 replies
    The Wetern Center for Journalism ^ | December 10, 2011 | Warner Todd Huston
    Examples of Liberal Media BiasLet's face it, liberal media bias has been around since there have been liberals to do the "reporting" of the news. But this fact should surprise no one. After all, the news media has always been filled with bias of one type or another. In fact, there was a time when American customers of the news knew exactly which newspapers sported which point of view. It was taken for granted that one newspaper supported one side and another newspaper a different side.Liberal Bias is Prevalent in the Mainstream Media But in the late 1950s and early...
  • Buckhead on Blogmocracy

    06/03/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT · by Right Cal Gal · 9 replies
    6/1/2012 | Right Cal Gal
    Go to www.theblogmocracy.com for link to internet show
  • Dan Rather Outspoken: Still Battling CBS News (Now Claims Rathergate Dcuments Were Genuine)

    05/01/2012 6:47:53 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 62 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr 30, 2012 4:45 AM EDT | Lloyd Grove
    Dan Rather just won’t let it go. Nearly eight years after his fabled career at CBS News imploded like a death star over the notorious George W. Bush/Texas Air National Guard segment on 60 Minutes Wednesday, he can’t stop combing the debris for shards of vindication. “I have a story to tell from my point of view,” he says about his new book, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, which roasts network management for its “spineless” behavior during the Bush episode; takes potshots at his successor in the CBS Evening News anchor chair, Katie Couric, as a purveyor of...
  • Still at it: Dan Rather insists Bush’s National Guard service in question (with Video)

    04/30/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    The DailyCaller.com ^ | 4-30-2012 | Jeff Poor
    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...
  • Truth or Consequences

    04/20/2012 9:30:26 PM PDT · by Aria · 26 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | May 2012 | Joe Hagen
    Eight years ago, Dan Rather broadcast an explosive report on the Air National Guard service of President George W. Bush. It was supposed to be the legendary newsman’s finest hour. Instead, it blew up in his face, tarnishing his career forever and casting a dark cloud of doubt and suspicion over his reporting—and that of every other journalist on the case. This month, as Rather returns with a new memoir, Joe Hagan finally gets to the bottom of the greatest untold story in modern Texas politics, with exclusive, never-before-seen details that shed fresh light on who was right, who was...
  • Dan Rather, Still in Denial: I Was Asked to Leave CBS for Telling 'Uncomfortable Truth' About Bush

    03/03/2011 1:41:49 PM PST · by Justaham · 58 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-3-11 | Tim Graham
    We're headed toward seven years since Dan Rather disgraced himself by running a story based on phony Texas Air National Guard documents to ruin George W. Bush on behalf of that "war hero" John Kerry. Rather has relentlessly presented himself as a pillar of truth and probity. Rather spoke on Tuesday night at the Newseum in Washington, DC to questions from Nick (Father of George) Clooney. Katy Adams and Nikki Schwab of the Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays column reported Rather thinks he's the teller of uncomfortable truths, and the people objecting to phony documents are somehow the falsifiers and...
  • Today is my FReeper birthday! (shameless vanity)

    09/16/2010 3:03:44 PM PDT · by Dacula · 48 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic | 9-16-10 | Dacula
    Today is my 6th FReeper birthday. I started out when Buckhead caught Dan Rather in the fake but accurate lie and have been hooked ever sense. Over the years I have learned a great deal from my FRiends and much more about life in general. Thank you one and all!
  • Rather Still Claiming Bush Nat’l Guard Story Was True

    09/07/2010 6:20:09 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 41 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 | BY DON IRVINE
    Some people just can’t let go and Dan Rather is a case in point. Almost six years after he questioned George Bush’s National Guard service Rather is still defending the report that led to his eventual departure from the network. Give it a rest Dan. From TVNewser Rather, of course, famously parted ways with CBS after a story about Former President George W. Bush’s service in the National Guard was found to be based on faulty documents. Rather sued CBS over his ouster, and most of the charges have since been dismissed. Still, Rather continues to defend the report to...
  • BUCKHEAD Gets Mention on Drudge (Vanity)

    09/01/2010 6:05:23 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 20 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1 SEP 2010 | Matt Drudge
    FLASH: AUGUST 2010 IS LARGEST AUGUST IN DRUDGEREPORT'S 16 YEAR HISTORY. PAGE VIEWED 772,638,752 TIMES [UP FROM 669,392,126 IN '09 AND 614,577,960 IN '08]. FROM NEW ZEALAND TO NORWAY, BUCKHEAD TO BERLIN, AND BACK AROUND, THANKS A BILLION!
  • October Surprise redux?

    07/14/2010 7:25:31 AM PDT · by DNME · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2010 | Pamela Gellar
    July 13, 2010 The October Surprise Is Coming By Pamela Geller The October Surprise. We all know it's coming. In what shape, idea, form -- who's to say? Evil always surprises. Its goals are constant, the ultimate objective never changes, but inevitably it manifests itself as the savior of the day, the savior of man. The 2008 Democrat October Surprise that ushered in the first hardcore radical post-American president in American history was the "economic collapse." Oh yes, that was a beaut. The time before that, the moochers and the looters tried to fake Bush documents -- except that the...
  • Helen Thomas: The Last Defiant Roar Of the Old Media Dinosaurs [FR buckhead incident mentioned]

    05/01/2010 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 96 replies · 3,476+ views
    BigJournalism.com ^ | 5/1/2010 | Kevin L Martin
    Helen Thomas simply longs for the days when reporters and pundits could report spin, lies and opinion as fact and were never held accountable outside of page A-16 retractions. The new media’s finest moment came when in 2004 CBS’s Dan Rather attempted to influence a national election (much like his predecessor Walter Cronkite did with the Vietnam War after the Tet Offensive), but unlike then, now there is a new media filled with grassroots activists who were going to hold the old media accountable and one of those activists on the Conservative Site Free-Republic under the handle “Buckhead,” was able...
  • Dan Rather loses bid in CBS lawsuit

    01/14/2010 3:16:07 PM PST · by TankerKC · 24 replies · 810+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | Matea Gold
    Reporting from New York - Dan Rather's protracted legal fight with CBS ended Tuesday when New York state's highest court declined to hear the anchor's motion to reinstate his $70-million lawsuit against his longtime employer. Rather was hoping the court would breathe new life into his suit alleging breach of contract and fraud against CBS that a state appellate court had dismissed in September. But the Court of Appeals denied Rather's motion without comment
  • Dan Rather at 10PM? Olbermann Floats the Idea (On MSNBC)

    01/30/2009 3:06:15 PM PST · by lewisglad · 17 replies · 721+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | Friday, Jan 30
    A tipster noted the toss last night between Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, in which Olbermann asked: "Dan Rather tonight? Want to ask him if he's doing anything weeknights at 10?" Maddow replied, "I will, thank you for suggesting that, Keith." She didn't — but that means another chance to vote for your choice to take over the hosting duties at 10pmET on MSNBC! See below for that (Rather, unfortunately, was not part of our poll), and see the Rather interview after the jump:
  • CBS newsman's $70m lawsuit likely to deal Bush legacy a new blow (Dan Rather strikes back!)

    12/27/2008 9:06:59 PM PST · by pillut48 · 57 replies · 3,583+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday 28 December 2008 | Christopher Goodwin
    "After an outcry from the White House and conservative bloggers who claimed that the report had been based on falsified documents, CBS retracted the story, saying that the documents' authenticity could not be verified. Rather, who had been with CBS for decades and was one of the most familiar faces in American journalism, was fired by the network the day after the 2004 election."
  • Mary Mapes Gloats About Pending Obama Victory and Demise of Free Republic

    10/24/2008 7:50:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 152 replies · 3,835+ views
    Friday, October 24, 2008 | Kristinn
    Mary Mapes, the former CBS News Sixty Minutes producer who lost her job in the wake of the Rathergate scandal has published an essay entitled The Monster is Dying at the Huffington Post celebrating the pending victory of Barack Obama and the demise of her conservative internet tormenters, including Free Republic.Mapes likens the domination of conservatives and the McCain-Palin campaign to Fifties sci-fi flicks where the mad scientist gets it in the end but the pretty female assistant survives.Mapes, who was fired after forged documents were used in a Sixty Minutes hit piece on President George W. Bush in September...
  • McCain Campaign: No Leaks Tonight

    08/28/2008 9:40:08 PM PDT · by Impy · 255 replies · 2,240+ views
    Abcnews ^ | 8-28-08 | Political Radar
    ABC's George Stephanopoulos reports: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wants to win the election in November. But he does not want to steal Sen. Barack Obama's, D-Ill., thunder this evening, as the Democrat becomes the first African American to accept a major party's nomination for president. A senior McCain campaign official tonight said the news of the Republican's running mate, which is scheduled to be announced tomorow in Dayton, Ohio, will not upstage Obama tonight. "There will be no announcement tonight. There will be no leak tonight. This is Barack Obama's night. His nomination is a singular achievement. Tonight's his night...
  • L'Affaire Enderlin

    06/28/2008 6:56:47 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 7 replies · 242+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 7, 2008 | Anne-Elisabeth Moutet
    Paris To understand the al-Dura affair, it helps to keep one thing in mind: In France, you can't own up to a mistake. This is a country where the law of the Circus Maximus still applies: Vae victis, Woe to the vanquished. Slip, and it's thumbs-down. Not for nothing was Brennus a Gaul. His modern French heirs don't do apologies well, or at all if they can possibly help it. Why should they? That would be an admission of weakness. Blink, and you become the fall guy. So, in the case of Muhammad al-Dura-a 12-year-old Palestinian boy allegedly killed by...
  • FreeRepublic Featured in Newseum Exhibit on RatherGate

    05/01/2008 6:38:52 AM PDT · by BufordP · 111 replies · 519+ views
    1 May 2008 | kburi
    On 4/11/08, The Newseum opened its new quarters in Washington, DC. I was specifically interested in an exhibit in the Internet, TV and Radio Gallery. The exhibit was "Bias at CBS" and it featured the September 2004 "60 Minutes II" Dan Rather report aimed at discrediting President Bush's service in the Air National Guard. This 9/04 report was meant to hurt Bush's re-election chances in November, 2004. Comments among FReepers quickly exposed inconsistencies in the documents and led to bloggers on the internet exposing the report as deeply flawed, as well as using forged documents. These inconsistencies ultimately forced CBS...
  • Judge lets Dan Rather 's $70 million suit against CBS, Viacom live

    01/09/2008 10:01:57 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 298+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 9, 2008 | Samuel Maull
    excerpt - NEW YORK - A judge said Wednesday that he was leaning toward allowing Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit over his being fired by CBS to proceed. "I concluded there was enough in the complaint (by Rather) to continue with discovery (pretrial research)," state Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman said at a hearing on CBS' motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The judge did not issue a final ruling on CBS's motion, but he suggested the parties try to agree on the scope of pretrial discovery _ just in case _ and told them to return to court Jan. 23...
  • Rescuers Pluck Driver From Dangling Car In Buckhead(charged with DUI)

    12/14/2007 7:01:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 105+ views
    WSBTV ^ | 12/13/07
    ATLANTA -- Rescuers pulled a driver from inside a car as it dangled Wednesday night seven stories above the streets of Buckhead. Thin cables held the car off the side of a parking deck after it smashed through the fencing at the edge of the facility at the Realm condominiums in the 3300 block of Peachtree Road. Firefighters reached the car by rapelling down from the deck's top floor, one story above the dangling vehicle. Held in place upside down, a rescuer reached into an open window of the car and slipped a safety harness on the driver. Then they...
  • Rather's Ruin and the Rise of the Pajamahadeen

    12/12/2007 7:48:02 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 187 replies · 5,261+ views
    ToSetTheRecordStraight.com ^ | December 12, 2007 | Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler
    If any definitive evidence to the contrary of our story is found, we will report it. So far, there is none. — CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never! — Former Iraqi Minister of Information Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, better known as “Baghdad Bob” A coordinated effort Outflanked by the new media tactics of the anti-Kerry veterans groups, much of the establishment media now prepared to focus with laser-like intensity on the military service, not of John Kerry, but of George W. Bush. That decision would lead to the sharpest single confrontation between the...
  • I’m Rather Grateful: You go, Dan! [Jonah Goldberg on Memogate & Rather vs. CBS]

    09/24/2007 1:01:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 540+ views
    The National Review ^ | September 21, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    In 2004, at the height of the Dan Rather Memogate story, I wrote in National Review: “Across the media universe the questions pour out: Why is Dan Rather doing this to himself? Why does he drag this out? Why won’t he just come clean? Why would he let this happen in the first place? Why is CBS standing by him? Why ... why ... why? “There is only one plausible answer: Ours is a just and decent God.” Well, God has not forsaken us. Dan Rather seems divinely inspired to crash more times than a Kennedy driving home from an...
  • Rather Ridiculous

    09/24/2007 4:01:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 653+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2007 | Charles Lane
    I have obtained new documentary evidence regarding Dan Rather's relationship with his former bosses at CBS News. Obviously, I cannot identify my source. But he told me during a collect call from Sofia, Bulgaria, that he has access to Rather's "personal files" and that his typewriter was built after 1966. To authenticate the document, I showed it to some of my kids' friends, and they said it was awesome. Here, then, the letter -- written by Dan Rather and dated Nov. 31, 2006: "Dear CBS News: "My new career at HDNet is keeping me busier than a bordello at Mardis...
  • Mapes' Mother-of-all-Rants

    09/21/2007 4:41:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies · 175+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How can I put this nicely? Mary Mapes [file photo] has reality "issues." Three years after she was exposed for having perpetrated one of the worst frauds in the history of presidential-campaign journalism, she continues to paint herself as the victim of a right-wing conspiracy. And incredibly, despite a mountain of incontrovertible evidence to the contrary, she clings to the notion that the blatantly forged documents at the heart of the Memogate story were authentic. Mapes's meltdown-in-the-guise-of-a-column appeared in yesterday's Huffington Post. Excerpts from the metaphor-gone-wild "Courage for Dan Rather" [emphasis added]: [We] reaped a whirlwind of right-wing outrage and...
  • Rather: 'Nobody Has Proved Documents Were Fakes'

    09/21/2007 6:41:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies · 329+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Partners in deception, partners in denial . . . Earlier today I noted that in her HuffPo column, ex-CBS producer Mary Mapes continues to cling to the delusion that the Memogate documents were authentic. In an inteview on "Morning Joe," Dan Rather has now made a similar reality-denying claim. Mika Brzezinski, who, as was repeatedly pointed out, used to work at CBS and has friends on both sides of the issue, conducted the interview. Bubbles didn't have the gumption to confront Rather with the crux of the issue: the forged documents at the heart of the story. Interestingly, Rather chose...
  • Rather Files $70 Million Lawsuit Against CBS

    09/19/2007 12:30:52 PM PDT · by abb · 249 replies · 1,760+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2007 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    Dan Rather, whose career at CBS News ground to an inglorious end 15 months ago over his role in an unsubstantiated report questioning President Bush’s Vietnam-era National Guard service, filed a $70 million lawsuit this afternoon against the network, its corporate parent and three of his former superiors. Mr. Rather, 75, asserts that the network violated his contract by giving him insufficient airtime on “60 Minutes” after forcing him to step down as anchor of the “CBS Evening News” in March 2005. He also contends that the network committed fraud by commissioning a “biased” and incomplete investigation of the flawed...
  • Brutal gang of Ring Thieves terrorizing Atlanta

    03/21/2007 7:57:44 PM PDT · by jsk10 · 38 replies · 1,328+ views
    Atlanta journal ^ | march 21, 2007 | Jsk10
    Buckhead-area businesses and community leaders are offering a $15,000 reward to help stop a crew of armed robbers from taking expensive wedding rings from women. The bandits netted rings valued from $10,000 to $60,000 in seven robberies — some in broad daylight with the victims' children present — since early January. The most recent one was Sunday.