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  • Freep This Poll

    01/10/2005 10:03:11 PM PST · by blondee123 · 21 replies · 522+ views
    CNN ONLINE ^ | 1/10/2005
    Do you think Dan Rather should have been fired from CBS? Current results :50% Yes 50% No
  • HOAXES PROPPED UP CBS's FRAUDULENT MEMOS

    10/20/2004 7:34:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,274+ views
    Private Email | OCTOBER 20, 2004 | JOHN WAMBOUGH, JR. USAF (Ret)
    Hoaxes Propped Up CBS's Fraudulent Memos Dan Rather's CBS' 60 Minutes Hit Piece on President Bush's ANG Record based on Left-Wing Media Hoaxes. By Col. John H. Wambough, Jr. USAF (Ret.) October 22, 2004 - See Bush and Uncommon Valor www.nsar.us Article: Series One Leapfrogged Hundreds Hoax and Political Influence/Favoritism Hoax Since Left-Wing Media (LWM) has fabricated many hoaxes (concerning President Bush's Air National Guard service), it is not practical to address each of them in one article - so they will be presented to the American people in a series, starting with the “Leapfrogged Hundreds Hoax” and “Political Influence/Favoritism...
  • The First Big Network Smear

    09/21/2004 4:46:33 AM PDT · by tdadams · 12 replies · 1,137+ views
    September 11, 2004 | John Dwyer
    The first big network smearSeptember 11th, 2004 CBS aired it.  Dan Rather was the reporter.  The program attempted to damage the reputation of a commander-in-chief.  Are we talking about Wednesday’s 60 Minutes?  No, we’re talking about a CBS Reports program The Uncounted Enemy:  A Vietnam Deception, which ran January 23, 1982.  Now you might think that the subtitle refers to John Kerry.  Actually, the program sought to prove that General William C. Westmoreland, then Commander-in-Chief of U.S. forces in Vietnam, deliberately misled President Johnson, the Pentagon and Americans as to the actual strength of the VC/NVA just prior to the 1968...
  • August 11 Nashville Radio Broadcast Hints Democrats Knew of Coming Memos

    09/15/2004 4:31:16 PM PDT · by Syco · 27 replies · 2,849+ views
    HobbsOnline ^ | 9/15/04 | Bill Hobbs
    Teddy Bart on his daily radio show, "Teddy Bart's Roundtable" may have given us a clue about who knew about the documents nearly a month ago. It appears that Bob Tuke, who was a guest on the show on August 11th knew that something was about to happen with regard to President Bush's alleged failure to show up for a physical examination. Teddy referenced the episode on September 9th when he said, "listeners to the Roundtable will note that something was going to come because Bob Tuke, who is a Nashville attorney and significant in the Kerry campaign in Tennessee,...
  • Senate Discussing Nat'l Guard Memos C-SPAN2 Now!

    09/15/2004 10:19:33 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 36 replies · 2,976+ views
    Senate Discussing Nat'l Guard Memos C-SPAN2 Now!
  • Smart guys ‘in pajamas’ give CBS a black eye

    09/15/2004 11:23:12 AM PDT · by tdadams · 20 replies · 1,277+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | September 15, 2004 | KATHLEEN PARKER
    THE CBS mess variously known as “Forgerygate” or “Rathergate” is by any other name a seminal moment in the blogosphere that holds promise not only for revolutionizing journalism, but also perhaps for problem-solving on a global scale. And why not? Still in relative infancy, the blogosphere — that new galaxy within the journalism universe wherein citizen journalists known as bloggers (short for keepers of Web logs) chat among themselves through mutual links and commentary — has defined itself in large part as a vehicle for challenging the mainstream media (MSM). (Note from tdadams: Parker wrote this acronym. It was not...
  • Tennessee connection to the guard documents?

    09/15/2004 9:40:56 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 35 replies · 1,979+ views
    Moore Thoughts ^ | 09/13/04 | Nathan Moore
    My good friend Bob Krumm brought this interesting tidbit to my attention on Friday. I remember listening to the show, but hadn't thought about it since the questionable Bush related Guard documents surfaced. Cutting and pasting from Bob's email: Nashville radio talk show may give us a clue about who had prior knowledge of the forged documents The next question regarding the 60 Minutes fraud is: who gave the CBS show the bogus documents? Veteran Nashville broadcaster, Teddy Bart on his daily radio show, “Teddy Bart’s Roundtable” may have given us a clue about who knew about the documents...
  • Quote of the Night: Ted Koppel on Nightline regarding Media

    09/14/2004 11:48:11 PM PDT · by kingu · 24 replies · 1,591+ views
    Nightline | 09/14/04 | Ted Koppel
    Quote of the night, by Ted Koppel, at the start of tonight's Nightline broadcast... 'And we in the media will need a stepstool to rise to the level of used car salesmen..' making reference to the Rathergate scandal.
  • CBS memos couldn't have been produced by the IBM Composer

    09/13/2004 12:43:44 AM PDT · by dobbers · 6 replies · 802+ views
    The Belmont Club ^ | Sept. 2004 | Gerry Kaplan
    But the nagging question remained: Could an IBM Selectric Composer have been used to produce these documents? I found my answer the same place everybody finds everything these days: Google. Typing "IBM Selectric Composer" into that search site took me to the aptly named ibmcomposer.org, which describes itself as "the only site on the Internet completely dedicated to the IBM 'Selectric' Composer line of typesetting machines." The site, which is run by Gerry Kaplan, includes information, scanned user manuals, and photographs of the only working IBM Selectric Composer I've been able to find. And, fortunately for me, it also includes...
  • Vanity: Underlined superscript "th" on legitimate memo

    09/12/2004 7:14:01 PM PDT · by saquin · 15 replies · 515+ views
    Sorry. I never post vanities. This is my first one. I'm having an online argument with someone about "the memos". They're claiming Dan Rather said there are many documents from the time period, some released by the WH, with "the same" superscript "th" as the memo in question. I pointed out that it's not the same. The one Rather showed was underlined and the superscript did not extend above the level of the other letters. I know I saw a picture of this somewhere but can't find it. Does anyone have a link to it? Thanks.
  • From 60min archives, we will find the truth

    09/12/2004 11:56:50 AM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 1 replies · 339+ views
    9/12/04 | TJ Mac
    This MIGHTY body of fine Americans has done it! Well done, once again free speech has percolated truth to the surface. I would think now is the time for justice! And that means we must hold all that were involved in this "act of treason" accountable. Let's start with the messenger, Dan Rather. Dan Rather has dealt with documents throughout his career and has reported the limitations of verifying photo-copies in the past. I think that someone who has the access, should Lexis/Nexus transcripts of previous 60 min shows where Rather espouses to verification techniques. I just wonder if there...
  • General doesn't trust Bush memos' authenticity (CBS quoted, but didn't show him, Guard documents)

    09/12/2004 8:04:54 AM PDT · by Stultis · 14 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12 September 2004 | PETE SLOVER
    A former Texas Air National Guard general relied upon by CBS News to support the authenticity of memos about President Bush's military service said he never saw the memos before the show aired, and that he doesn't now believe they are authentic. Retired Maj. Gen. Bobby Hodges of Arlington also said that one of the memos' references to undue pressure to "sugar coat" Mr. Bush's evaluations rings false. He said Col. Walter "Buck" Staudt did not interfere in Guard affairs after his retirement, 18 months before the date on the disputed memo. [...SeeB.S. spokesman says they still stand behind the...
  • Flashback: Dan Rather attends Tex Dem Fundraiser and defends Daughter (possible source of forgery)

    09/10/2004 10:55:03 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 6 replies · 1,988+ views
    http://www.ratherbiased.com ^ | 2001 | www.ratherbiased.com
    Dan Rather came under criticism after it was revealed by the Washington Post that he had given a keynote speech at a fund-raiser for Texas Democrats: GERALDO RIVERA: Let me just read you this news account, April 5th, USA Today: "Conservatives and pundits had a field day at Dan Rather's expense Wednesday after the CBS anchor apologized for being the star attraction at a recent Democratic fundraiser in Texas that raised 20 grand." Was that one of the worst mistakes you've made at least recently? DAN RATHER: Well, it certainly was one of the dumbest mistakes I ever made. But...
  • CBS KILLIAN MEMOS: DFU EXCLUSIVE FREEPER INTERVIEW with the expert - Dr. Philip Bouffard

    09/10/2004 10:09:35 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 103 replies · 3,688+ views
    phone interview - Dr. Philip Bouffard | 9-10-2004 | Doug from Upland
    For one expert, the jury is still out. I was thrilled a short time ago to to have a phone call returned from the recognized expert in forensic investigation of documents. He is Dr. Philip Bouffard. We discussed his preliminary findings "The biggest problem," he said, "is that these are terrible copies." As of yesterday, Dr. Bouffard seemed to get aboard the feeling that the CBS Killian memos were forged. As of now, "it is a little bit up in the air." He needs to see better documents and has no idea what CBS has. A colleage in Ottawa sent...
  • Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [post 47]

    09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 286 replies · 141,002+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 09/09/04 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    September 9, 2004 Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL ASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard came under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday as newfound documents emerged from his squadron commander's file that suggested favorable treatment. At the same time, a once powerful Texas Democrat came forward to say that he had "abused my position of power" by helping Mr. Bush and others join the Guard. Democrats also worked to stoke the issue with a new advertisement by a Texas group that featured a former lieutenant colonel,...
  • Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes)

    09/08/2004 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Howlin · 459 replies · 47,817+ views
    www.freerepublic.com | September 8, 2004
    Have at him!
  • Kerry doomed, Fake docs and FR mention all on ABC's Notes.

    09/10/2004 7:54:07 AM PDT · by Smartaleck · 126 replies · 7,630+ views
    ABC Notes ^ | 09-10-2004 | Various- ABC notes
    Excerpts.... The Kerry end is near? At this precise time every four years, the most media-savvy members of the Gang of 500 begin to think about their roles in the premiere post-election forum that revisits the actions and players of the presidential race. But if nothing changes in the race as it now stands — with President Bush winning a decent-sized victory — much of the talk will be about the greater technical proficiency of the Bush-Cheney effort.Democrats, who deny up and down that they had anything to do with the documents, tell ABC News that they plan to continue...
  • CBS'S BIG BLUNDER? (Credits Free Republic)

    09/09/2004 10:31:38 PM PDT · by kattracks · 398 replies · 19,398+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/10/04 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    <p>September 10, 2004 -- THE populist revolu tion against the so- called mainstream media continues. Yesterday, the citizen journalists who produce blogs on the Internet — and their engaged readers — engaged in the wholesale exposure of what appears to be a presidential-year dirty trick against George W. Bush. What the bloggers and their audiences did was call into profound question the authenticity of four documents proudly trumpeted by CBS News in a much-heralded investigative report on Wednesday night's edition of "60 Minutes" about the president's National Guard service in the early 1970s.</p>
  • There ought to be an Investigation (See-BS/DNC memogate)

    09/10/2004 7:47:58 AM PDT · by Always Right · 13 replies · 1,263+ views
    9-10-04 | Always Right
    This is a serious crime, altering military records to not only slander a war-time President, but that also suggest criminal activity. These forged memos suggested serious charges against our President, and should not be taken lightly. Whenever the Democrats suggest the Republicans might have done something wrong, they demand a full-scale congressional investigations. These memos are linked to sources inside the DNC, and it is important to get to the bottom of this. Whomever did this commited a serious crime. Our limp-wristed Representives must grow a backbone and demand that this be thoroughly and quickly investigated. I can guarentee you,...
  • 60 Minutes to Infamy- those forged memos and The Shot Heard Round the World

    09/10/2004 4:28:44 AM PDT · by backhoe · 179 replies · 9,890+ views
    various FR links | 09-10-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    Here is a pretty good current summary of the situation: The Shot Heard Round the World   The echoes of the big Internet bang which annihilated a 60 Minutes story in under 12 hours are still resounding. The key riffs apparently started at Powerline and as Samizdata notes, the distributed intelligence of the Internet took over. Under the scrutiny of thousands of analysts, the CBS story began to melt down.   The start of it all:  Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard   -more- The Thread that broke the Camels Back:Post 47, and the Freepers who busted C.B.S. Let us...
  • Kerry Campaign Denies Coordinating Attacks on Bush's Guard Record

    09/10/2004 4:08:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 1,376+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 9/10/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The White House says the Kerry campaign is "coordinating" the attacks on President Bush's National Guard record, just as the Kerry campaign accused the Bush administration of coordinating with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. "You absolutely are seeing a coordinated attack by John Kerry and his surrogates on the president," White House press secretary Scott McClellan was quoted as saying on Thursday. "The polls show Senator Kerry falling behind, and it's the same old recycled attacks that we've seen every time the president has been up for election." McClellan's comments drew a huffy response from former Clinton...
  • White House accuses Kerry of 'coordinating' Guard attacks

    09/09/2004 10:13:09 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 16 replies · 1,090+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | September 10, 2004 | Bill Sammon
    The White House yesterday accused John Kerry of "coordinating" attacks on President Bush's National Guard service in response to the president's widening lead in the polls. "You absolutely are seeing a coordinated attack by John Kerry and his surrogates on the president," White House press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters aboard Air Force One. "The polls show Senator Kerry falling behind, and it's the same old recycled attacks that we've seen every time the president has been up for election." Mr. Kerry refused to denounce Texans for Truth, a group known by its tax code classification as a 527, for...
  • Anatomy of a Forgery

    09/09/2004 9:13:11 PM PDT · by hope · 408 replies · 27,438+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 9-10-4 | Washington Prowler
    <p>More than six weeks ago, an opposition research staffer for the Democratic National Committee received documents purportedly written by President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard squadron commander, the late Col. Jerry Killian.</p> <p>The oppo researcher claimed the source was "a retired military officer." According to a DNC staffer, the documents were seen by both senior staff members at the DNC, as well as the Kerry campaign.</p>
  • Is It a Hoax?

    09/09/2004 4:30:03 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 53 replies · 3,146+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 9, 2004 | Stephen F. Hayes
    DOCUMENTS CITED Wednesday by 60 Minutes in a widely-publicized expose of George W. Bush's National Guard Service are very likely forgeries, according to several experts on document authenticity and typography. The documents--four memos from Killian to himself or his files written in 1972 and 1973--appear to indicate that Bush refused or ignored orders to have a physical exam required to continue flying. CBS News anchor Dan Rather reported the segment and sourced the documents this way: "60 Minutes has obtained a number of documents we are told were taken from Col. Killian's personal file," he said. The 60 Minutes story...
  • ONE MORE ARGUMENT (CBS Documents)

    09/09/2004 4:30:35 PM PDT · by ambrose · 109 replies · 5,094+ views
    ONE MORE ARGUMENT As much as the Kerry Spot has tried to keep up with this, PowerLine has been on top of this story all day long. That site just presented what ought to be the straw that breaks the camel's back: In the August 18, 1973 memo "discovered" by 60 Minutes, Jerry Killian purportedly writes: Staudt has obviously pressured Hodges more about Bush. I'm having trouble running interference and doing my job. But wait! Reader Amar Sarwal points out that General Staudt, who thought very highly of Lt. Bush, retired in 1972. Okay, CBS. The ball's in your court....
  • BushGuardaugust1 memo - a FAKE

    09/09/2004 2:09:48 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 280 replies · 11,215+ views
    CBS, self | 9/9/04 | Carl Donath
    Proof the CBS document BushGuardaugust1.pdf is a FAKE: Original text, slightly adjusted for rectangular fit: Same text, screen capture of document written in MS Word 2002 with no effort to match original aside from document width: Overlapping images, with original as B/W negative: Aside from slight warping presumably due to distortion introduced by a low-quality photocopier, the two texts line up exactly. The "30+ year old proof" against Bush is a fraud.
  • "What's The Typeface, Kenneth?"

    09/09/2004 4:38:57 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 83 replies · 2,765+ views
    400 North Capitol Street | DC Newsie
    Friend who works in newsroom at 400 North Capitol Street in DC just called. There is now a huge, handwritten sign printed on teleype roll paper stretched across newsroom ceiling. It reads: "What's The Typeface, Kenneth?"
  • CBS' “new” Bush guard memos a hoax (Update w/ conclusive proof of forgeries!)

    09/09/2004 3:47:33 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 266 replies · 18,709+ views
    (scroll down to the bottom of the article for the update section): UPDATE: NEW PROOF OF FORGERY Following the Little Green Footballs blog lead, CB decided to test the pantograph replication technique on another of the CBS documents to see if it held true. Using Microsoft Word on its factory default settings with 12 point Times New Roman font we copied the address line of CBS memo #1 and overlapped the two for comparison. As you can see the test worked and, in doing so, inadvertantly uncovered more proof that the document is a forgery. The new evidence revolves around...