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  • Dan Rather space shuttle prank call

    08/26/2015 9:14:05 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 5 replies
    CBS news ^ | Feb 1, 2003 | Dan Rather
    Prank call during dan rathers show when space shuttle columbia exploded. Guy calls his show saying piece of Columbia shuttle fell in his yard, and experts determined it was one of Babooey's teeth. Rather is a self-admitted idiot.
  • Dan Rather: Obama's Opponents 'Want to Cut His Heart Out and Throw His Liver to the Dogs'

    05/05/2013 9:00:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 137 replies
    Dan Rather: Obama's Opponents 'Want to Cut His Heart Out and Throw His Liver to the Dogs' By Noel Sheppard Created 05/05/2013 - 11:28am Dan Rather on Sunday once again made a comment about President Obama's opponents that some might find a bit over the top. Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Rather said, "These people politically want to cut his heart out and throw his liver to the dogs" (video follows with transcript and commentary): DAN RATHER: All of these things we’ve said about what the president could do, should do, might have, could have, but the central...
  • Whoa! Even Dan Rather Says “It’s Going to Be a Good Day For Romney”

    11/06/2012 1:46:13 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Even Dan Rather, the poster child of media bias, admitted on Morning Joe today that it is likely going to be “a good day for Romney.” The Politico reported: Longtime television journalist Dan Rather said on Tuesday that reporters shouldn’t predict elections based on their gut — but added that his tells him Mitt Romney will have a good day. “Something in my gut tells me that it’s going to be a good day for Romney,” Rather said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
  • 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 Returns to TV on Tiny HDNet

    11/13/2006 1:49:04 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 21 replies · 446+ views
    Charter News ^ | 11-13-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    NEW YORK (AP)-Dan Rather has gone digital. Dan Rather has gone boutique. Returning to television with "Dan Rather Reports," his new weekly magazine, he will now be available in just the four million satellite and cable homes reached by media mogul Mark Cuban's high-definition channel HDNet.

    06/21/2006 1:59:52 AM PDT · by CHACHI · 15 replies · 879+ views
    FOR FREEDOM-JUSTICE GROUP ^ | Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton
    I wish it could have been sooner. But now is better than never for people who have been suffering the biased reporting of this “reporter’s reporter” for way too many years. Rather’s endless love affair with the tyrant-for-life of Cuba made him infamous among Cubans as he not only nauseated, ulcerated and may have caused high blood pressure, heart burn and heart attacks in Cuban Americans in the U.S. With the false image of Castro that Rather promoted, he caused a lot of pain and suffering for the Cuban’s surviving under Castro’s boots. How many more people died in the...
  • Moving Ahead, Rather Throws Sad Look Back

    06/17/2006 4:41:43 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 115 replies · 2,079+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 17, 2006 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times, 2004Dan Rather might work for the high-definition channel HDNet. The 74-year-old man with the Mets cap pulled far down on his forehead slid into a booth at a diner on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and ordered a glass of milk without so much as turning a head — so quietly, in fact, that it was hard to believe it was Dan Rather. In place of the swagger that had served him so well throughout his 44-year career at CBS News was an obvious sadness that his tenure at the network was...
  • Virginia Reporter Fired Over Fabrications

    05/28/2006 8:02:52 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 67 replies · 1,617+ views
    AP/chicagotribune ^ | May 27, 2006
    RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond Times-Dispatch said Saturday it fired a reporter for fabricating part of a story and has begun investigating his other work. Paul Bradley, 51, who worked in the newspaper's northern Virginia bureau, was dismissed Friday, the newspaper reported. The article, published May 17, was intended to gather reaction in Herndon to President Bush's speech on immigration. Bradley's fabrications, the Times-Dispatch said, included an interview that did not occur with the director of a center for day laborers and the misrepresentation that he had visited the center by using a Herndon dateline. Managing editor Louise C. Seals...
  • Dan Rather Fired By CBS (Read Details - That's The Bottom Line)

    05/20/2006 4:28:15 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 229 replies · 21,367+ views
    This just in from source at Black Rock: He/She is at pre-season party in The Hamptons. Other CBSers (The Suits) are there as well. The Suits confirmed: Ran Rather's contract at CBS expires in August. He has not been offered ANY type of renewal. There may be some tiny dollar (the exact fee never to be disclosed) face-saving deal but that's it, Dan is out. This comes after he "resigned" from CBS Evening News position last year in an attempt to stop the bloodletting of advertisers at CBS. As we all know, the primary cause was not so much Rather's...
  • USA Today Reporter a Democratic Donor; Phone Company Demands Retraction ( Another Rathergate ? )

    05/19/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 2,043+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Rich Noyes
    Leslie Cauley, the USA Today reporter who last week “broke” the news that three major U.S. telecommunications companies were assisting the National Security Agency in building a database to more easily track any communications by potential terrorists, is listed as a donor to former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt... A search found a listing for "writer and journalist" Leslie Cauley, indicating she gave $2,000 to Gephardt on June 30, 2003, when Gephardt was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. And that seems not to be her only tie to Democratic politics ... Cauley's link to a Democratic campaign seems likely...
  • CBS tries to lure Couric from NBC's 'Today'-report (Couric - the Next Dan Blather?)

    12/04/2005 3:11:02 PM PST · by indcons · 55 replies · 2,070+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | ABC News
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS is trying to change the face of network news by luring Katie Couric, co-host of NBC's top-rated morning show "Today," to the evening news anchor seat vacated by Dan Rather, the Los Angeles Times said on Friday. Citing senior editorial staffers at both networks, the Times said newly installed CBS News President Sean McManus had determinedly wooed Couric in recent weeks to take over as permanent anchor of the CBS Evening News and that Couric was seriously considering such a move. CBS and NBC both declined comment on the story. Media reports began circulating in...
  • CBS Cameraman Shot By US Troops Under Arrest

    04/08/2005 11:46:45 AM PDT · by ambrose · 303 replies · 22,210+ views
    CBS Cameraman Shot By US Troops Under Arrest Troops believe he was working for insurgents, not just covering them as reporter. Just announced on CNN. Developing...
  • Dan Rather, Leaving By the High Road (Tom Shales loves Dan Rather)

    03/09/2005 12:26:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies · 867+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2005 | Tom Shales
    Emptying out his cubbyhole office in the CBS News building on West 57th Street in New York, wading through stacks and boxes of memorabilia accumulated over the years, Dan Rather came upon a piece of framed embroidery made and sent to him a couple decades ago by a nun who was, one might say, among the faithful -- a regular and loyal viewer.
  • Texas titan signing off (Dan Rather); good bye and good riddance

    03/09/2005 8:27:08 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 73 replies · 1,503+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 8, 2005 | By ED BARK / The Dallas Morning News
    Texas titan signing off24-year run may be ending, but he insists he's still on hunt for 'big game'11:32 PM CST on Tuesday, March 8, 2005By ED BARK / The Dallas Morning News NEW YORK – No, he's not nearly ready to pack it in at CBS News. Dan Rather is adamant if not downright defiant on that particular topic. He is, however, packing up, with his long-held office under deconstruction during his final days as anchor of the storied CBS Evening News. He's only moving across the street and just up the block to 555 W. 57th St., where he'll...
  • Rather bows out tonight, a vet of TV's ups, downs [Free Republic credited]

    03/09/2005 1:30:41 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 81 replies · 2,562+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | March 9, 2005 | by Kay McFadden
    <p>In January, the conservative and widely respected Heritage Foundation held a panel discussion called "Rather is Retiring: Is the Blogosphere the New Media Establishment?"</p> <p>It was a moment to take stock. Significant trends have swept America in a few short years: the rise of the political right, the proliferation of Internet use and a growing grass-roots challenge to information supplied by the mainstream media.</p>
  • A farewell to Dan (Just one more week until Rather "retires" from CBS News!)

    03/03/2005 3:13:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 746+ views
    The Chronicle Online ^ | 3/03/05 | Nathan Carleton
    A farewell to Dan Poker by Nathan Carleton March 03, 2005 Just one more week. Just one more week until Dan Rather “retires” from CBS News’s anchor chair and starts filing reports for 60 Minutes. Just one more week until a 24-year run of biased, misleading, politicized TV journalism comes to an end. As Dan’s colleagues give him a hero’s sendoff, remember the rest of the story: 6/17/87: On CBS’s Evening News, Rather says viewers are wrong in believing the Soviet people want freedom. “Despite what many Americans think,” he says, “most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style...
  • Rather: High Point For U.S.

    01/30/2005 12:39:55 PM PST · by ricks_place · 130 replies · 10,600+ views
    CBS ^ | 1/30/05 | Dan Rather
    (CBS) A lot went right with the just-completed first free elections in Iraq in half a century. ... Overall, Iraqis were brave and determined, and turned out to vote in large, heartening numbers. ... The much maligned, newly trained Iraqi security forces put in charge of basic polling place protection performed far beyond general expectations.... American soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors once again delivered -- big time -- in hundreds of ways, large and small. ... The insurgency failed to pull off a single "spectacular" on Election Day. There was not one cataclysmic event.
  • Whither Dan now?

    01/10/2005 9:24:03 PM PST · by OldCorps · 12 replies · 552+ views ^ | January 11, 2005 | Verne Gay
    Whither Dan now? During a long, dark day at CBS News that was wracked by anger, remorse and disbelief, this was the one inescapable question that emerged from the Memogate wreckage. What about the man who has been the symbolic leader of this diminished news division for the last 24 years -- its public face to the world and, for all intents and purposes, the reigning soul of this once mighty machine? Depending on who was doing the asking, the question took on different shades of meaning throughout the day. To some, Rather, who anchored the Sept. 8 report on...
  • Watcing CBS News Now - Live Thread) Complete BS)

    01/10/2005 3:33:56 PM PST · by drt1 · 59 replies · 2,297+ views
    On now what a whitewash
  • FReeper Farewell Call for Dan Rather (now's your chance)

    11/24/2004 6:13:27 AM PST · by add925 · 16 replies · 418+ views
    11/24/04 | add925
    You can bet cBS employees read FR. Since I haven't seen a thread just for this topic, here's your chance to send Danno your farewell message. Text, video cards, pix, etc., Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/18/2004 9:14:20 AM PST · by Mr. K · 2 replies · 304+ views
    self ^ | 11/18/2004 | self
    CBS was conducting an 'internal investigation' into the FORGED DOCUMENTS that Ted Baxter- I mean Dan Rather aired. HOWS IT GOING SeeBS?
  • Quotes from CBS Anchor Dan Rather on Election Night 2004 & 2002

    11/06/2004 9:27:11 AM PST · by vanburen · 50 replies · 2,176+ views
    "We don't know what to do. We don't know whether to wind a watch or bark at the moon." "Could be game set and match Republicans." "They're about first and goal from 4 yards out." "He swept through the South like a tornado through a trailer park."
  • Rather Not [Bad Day(s) at Black Rock]

    11/08/2004 7:45:35 AM PST · by johnny7 · 14 replies · 1,619+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn, 2004 | Stefan Kanfer
    The end of an eraThe criticism,” growled NBC's Tom Brokaw, went “beyond any factual information.” Indeed, it was nothing less than “a political jihad.” ABC's Peter Jennings, equally outraged, chimed in: “I don't think you ever judge a man by only one event in his career.”They were speaking, of course, about l'Affaire Dan Rather, rising in defense of their fellow elite anchor. Trouble is, Jennings was right. We shouldn't judge a man by a single event; we should judge him by all his biases and errata. These, Rather has in overplus.(Researchers may visit, where they'll find them carefully compiled...
  • Election Night 2004 Blatherisms

    11/04/2004 1:12:04 PM PST · by add925 · 34 replies · 1,142+ views
    Search Political Humor Dan Ratherisms The Wit and Wisdom of Dan Rather Election Night 2004 | Election Night 2002 | Election Night 2000 Related Resources • Today's Quotes • Funny Political Quotes • Bushisms • Election 2004 Humor • Election 2002 Humor • Election 2000 Humor • Media Follies Quotes from CBS Anchor Dan Rather on Election Night 2004 "Do you hear that knocking...President Bush's re-election is at the door." "This race is hotter than the Devil's anvil." "His lead is as thin as turnip soup." "This race is humming along like Ray Charles." "The presidential race is swinging like...
  • CBS fake documents investigation...

    11/03/2004 3:50:23 PM PST · by paolenz · 13 replies · 450+ views
    11/03/2004 | paolenz
    Lest everyone forget, we still have to hear the results of the internal CBS memogate investigation. I want Dan Blather, Mapes and cBS 60 minutes II castigated to high heavens!
  • Network TV Bigwigs Rail Against the Blogosphere (Brokejaw says blogs on 'Political Jihad')

    10/05/2004 3:06:45 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 49 replies · 1,329+ views
    ZD Net ^ | 10/4/04 | Margie Reardon
    At a panel discussion sponored by the New Yorker Magazine on Saturday in New York, NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw lashed out at Internet bloggers in defense of CBS's Dan Rather according to reports from the Associated Press and Reuters.Brokaw compared the bloggers attacks on Dan Rathers '60 Minutes II' reportage about President Bush's National Guard service to a 'political jihad.''What I think is highly inappropriate is what's going on across the internet, a kind of political jihad,' Brokaw said during a panel discussion where he appeared with Dan Rather and Peter Jennings.'It is certainly an attempt to demonize CBS...

    09/30/2004 5:13:01 AM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 23 replies · 1,396+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2004
    Dan Rather (and CBS News) got snookered by political malcontents with an ax to grind. Again. Consider: Both President Bush and Sen. John Kerry say they adamantly oppose reinstitution of the military draft, which was ended in 1973. The Pentagon also says it is vehemently opposed to giving up the all-volunteer army. But that didn't stop "The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" and reporter Richard Schlesinger from airing a story Tuesday about a Pennsylvania woman's fears that her sons will be drafted. "I think there's a good possibility," said Beverly Cocco, ID'd only as an average voter, and a...
  • Official Titles For Rather and CBS

    09/29/2004 4:29:49 PM PDT · by huac · 1 replies · 615+ views
    In the spirit of fairness and accuracy, when referring to Mr. Rather or CBS, please append references with the appropriate symbols. Henceforth, CBS will be referred to as "(D)CBS.." ((D) for Democrat). When referring to Mr. Rather, please be sure to always include the honorary phrase "well-known Democratic operative". For example, " Well-known Democratic operative Dan Rather has memos regarding W's weather machine which is responsible for the spate of FL hurricanes...". Dan has toiled long and selflessly for the loony Left and has paid a heavy price. Kidnapped by Chicago taxi drivers, beaten by street tuffs demanding the frequency,...
  • The Meaning of Dan

    09/29/2004 12:36:44 PM PDT · by SmithPatterson · 17 replies · 695+ views ^ | 9-29-04 | Kathleen Parker
    <p>Much as we'd like to put Dan Rather and CBS to bed without supper, one final point needs a hearing: why this story matters.</p> <p>Often during the past couple of weeks, I've heard from readers asking, "Why are you obsessing about Dan Rather? What's up with this attack on CBS?"</p>
  • CBS, Kerry Campaign Hit With FEC Complaint

    09/27/2004 5:47:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies · 1,838+ views
    GOPUSA/Talon News ^ | 9/27/04 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- The Center for Individual Freedom, a Virginia-based, constitutional advocacy group filed a complaint last week with the Federal Election Commission charging that CBS and Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. illegally coordinated election communications. The complaint charges that CBS and the Kerry campaign violated federal campaign finance laws when they colluded to attack President George W. Bush based on claims and documents now believed to be fake. Jeffrey Mazzella, the Center's Executive Director, said in a press release, "It's obvious that CBS and the Kerry campaign acted improperly. That much is clear to anyone with a pulse." Mazzella added,...
  • While Media Stars Gently Weep (Vanity)

    09/26/2004 10:13:51 AM PDT · by inquest · 251+ views
    9-26-04 | hi
    Well, since Blathergate broke, a bunch of people on this forum have been doing their own tribute songs. I couldn't let this happen without getting in on the act myself, so with apologies to the late George Harrison, here's my little contribution. Hope y'all enjoy, -i.While Media Stars Gently WeepI look at you allWaking up from your sleepingWhile media stars gently weepI look at the scoreAnd I see bloggers sweepingWhile media stars gently weepI don't know howNobody told youHow to ignore their liesI don't know howThose fools controlled youPulled the wool o'er your eyesI look at the pollsAnd I notice...
  • Protesters target CBS offices('Freepers' gather outside Washington headquarters)

    09/21/2004 9:32:07 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 160 replies · 5,167+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/21/2004 | Gossett, Sherrie
    As headlines read "Triumph of the bloggers" and Reuters posits that American journalism may never be the same, a media watchdog and conservative web group are leading protests today outside CBS' Washington headquarters. The event led by Accuracy in Media and Free Republic comes the day after anchor Dan Rather and CBS News President Andrew Heyward issued statements saying they no longer will defend the authenticity of documents used in a Sept. 8 "60 Minutes II" report that raised questions about President Bush's National Guard service. Free Republic began as a staunchly conservative web community but has been drawing a...
  • CBS News Concludes It Was Misled on National Guard Memos, Network Officials Say

    09/19/2004 9:40:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 529 replies · 16,711+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/20/04 | Jim Rutenberg
    After days of expressing confidence about the documents used in a "60 Minutes'' report that raised new questions about President Bush's National Guard service, CBS News officials have grave doubts about the authenticity of the material, network officials said last night. Those officials, who asked not to be identified, said CBS News would most likely make an announcement as early as today that it had been deceived about the documents' origins, and that it was mounting an intensive news investigation of where they came from. But these people cautioned that CBS News could still pull back from an announcement. Officials...
  • Live Thread: Rather's Latest Apologia on CBS Evening News

    09/20/2004 2:31:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 515 replies · 24,719+ views
    CBS Evening News - Dan Rather
    According to the CBS News web site, tonight's CBS Evening News will address the latest developments in Rathergate. Let's pile on.
  • Email the FCC on-line about CBS fraudulent broadcast (CBS license can be pulled)

    09/20/2004 5:46:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1,060+ views
    FCC ^ | 9/20/04
    ECFS Email Filing Instructions This page provides instructions for members of the public who want or need to send comments on FCC Proceedings via Email instead of through the Electonic comment Filing System's interactive web site. Click on one of the links below to review instructions and information. If you need further assistance, please contact the Help Desk at or (202) 418-0193. Instructions Blank Form Data Requirements Sample Forms Instructions 1. Obtain a copy of the ASCII Electronic Transmittal Form (FORM-ET) HERE, or request a copy by sending an email with the following words in the subject line or...
  • Protest DAN RATHER outside CBS building in LOS ANGELES on Wednesday (9/22) - 5pm

    09/20/2004 6:48:31 PM PDT · by RonDog · 95 replies · 2,593+ views
    e-mail | September 19, 2004 | RonDog
    Please JOIN US as weProtest DAN RATHERoutside the CBS building7800 Beverly Blvd (Beverly & Fairfax)Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, September 22nd at 5 PM (This time coincides with the time that C-BS will be airing their "60 Minutes II".)
  • Writers in pyjamas leave the professionals behind

    09/17/2004 10:14:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 151 replies · 3,281+ views
    New Zealand News ^ | September 18, 2004 | Roger Franklin
    Back in March, American journalists and news organisations celebrated a special anniversary. Exactly 50 years before, CBS broadcaster and TV news pioneer Edward R. Murrow took to the airwaves with a blistering indictment of Red-baiting drunk and Cold War smear artist Senator Joe McCarthy. As the feared prime mover behind the anti-communist witch-hunt and Hollywood's blacklists, the credibility of the man who made paranoia the guiding principle of American politics was out of bounds until Murrow began his broadcast, which coolly and methodically exposed McCarthy's lies, distortions and moral corruption. That was the end of "Tailgunner Joe", who would never...
  • "I Am Buckhead": Newspaper Exposes Blog Folk Hero

    09/19/2004 9:21:37 PM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 180 replies · 8,270+ views
    MediaInfo ^ | 09/18/04 | E & P Staff
    I Am Buckhead": Newspaper Exposes Blog Folk Hero By E & P Staff Published: September 18, 2004 NEW YORK It was the scoop of the day in the presidential campaign (which tells you something): The Los Angeles Times found Buckhead. The paper reports that it has solved the mystery of who exactly posted the very first (and in some minds, very suspicious) blog blast at the credibility of the "60 Minutes" Killian memos. But as the Times put it, "it did not come from an expert in typography or typewriter history as some first thought." Buckhead, as he was known...
  • Blogger Who Faulted CBS Documents Is Conservative Activist (L.A Times RATS out Buckhead!)

    09/17/2004 3:55:38 PM PDT · by Redcoat LI · 701 replies · 20,677+ views
    WASHINGTON — It was the first public allegation that CBS News used forged memos in its report questioning President Bush's National Guard service — a highly technical explanation posted within hours of airtime citing proportional spacing and font styles. But it did not come from an expert in typography or typewriter history as some first thought. Instead, it was the work of Harry W. MacDougald, an Atlanta lawyer with strong ties to conservative Republican causes who helped draft the petition urging the Arkansas Supreme Court to disbar President Clinton after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Times has found.
  • What Blogs Have Wrought: How guys ... in pajamas humiliated the suits at CBS News

    09/20/2004 9:45:47 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 39 replies · 1,924+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/27/2004 | Jonathan V. Last
    IF YOU TRAWL the posting boards at long enough, you'll go mad. Hundreds of voices are shouting, spitting, and clamoring for attention at any given moment. The night of Wednesday September 8 was no different. Following the 8 P.M. airing of CBS's 60 Minutes hit on President Bush's record in the Texas Air National Guard, Freepers were rattling their cages and pinging around the web in anger and disconsolation. On a thread begun in response to a New York Times article about the 60 Minutes story, "tomahawk" wrote, "The MSM [mainstream media] are whores for Kerry, whores for Democrats,...
  • Rather Confused - And Irritated

    09/16/2004 1:52:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies · 2,589+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | September 16, 2004 | Paul M. Rodriguez
    I had to wait until after lunch before sharing my thoughts because, quite frankly, I was so baffled at the CBS Evening News With Dan Rather "story" September 15, and a companion "report" on 60 Minutes II over the controversy about that network's prior "journalism" on alleged National Guard documents concerning George W. Bush. For some reason - and fellow colleagues in the press have chided me for this - I expected Rather to not only do his own reporting on the nightly news (which he did not) but also to apologize for his prior reporting if only to say...
  • UPDATE on CBS "Fake" Documents....

    09/09/2004 2:00:38 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 93 replies · 4,467+ views ^ | Sep 9, 2004 |
    Check out the latest on the CBS "Fake" documents here
  • Response from L.L. Bean (re: advertising on cBS)

    09/16/2004 12:49:25 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 41 replies · 3,330+ views
    I received a response from L.L. Bean in regard to my complaint about its advertising on CBS. I had suggested that, if it's a company/product you like, give "customer outreach" a chance before initiating a boycott. (Of course, I acknowledge that there are circumstances in which an immediate boycott might be the preferred course of action.) If you'd like to contact L.L. Bean about this, the correct address is: Thank you for contacting L.L. Bean with your concerns. L.L. Bean did not specifically sponsor or purchase advertising time during the "CBS news with Dan Rather" or "60 Minutes". The...
  • San Antonio Freepers: Dan Rather tell the Truth

    09/16/2004 2:28:17 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 33 replies · 1,281+ views
    Vanity ^ | 9-16-04 | Me
    Let's help our local Protest Warriors: Operation Dan Rather, Tell the Truth Fellow Citizens: We need your help to get the word out, across the country. We are starting a protest next Tuesday, September 21, at 12 noon, at the local CBS television affiliate station, KENS TV. KENS 5 5400 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Call Your Local Affiliate as Soon Rather Finishes Tonight - Demand Rather Resign

    09/15/2004 3:03:57 PM PDT · by Diago · 70 replies · 3,531+ views
    Yesterday, the National Review Online "Kerry Spot" informed us that at least one head of a CBS affiliate wants Dan Rather to resign after apologizing on the air. (C B low for excerpt from the Kerry Spot) Affiliates are the ones who can pressure CBS into firing Rather. As soon as Rather finishes speaking tonight, we need to call our CBS' affiliates and demand Rather resign. These guys have to be tired of taking flak for Rather's incompetence and Rather's commitment to taking down George W. Bush. [09/14 08:25 PM EDT] I am informed that the head of a...
  • CBS News Press Release (Vanity)

    09/15/2004 2:12:41 PM PDT · by erikm88 · 8 replies · 1,303+ views
    September 15th, 2004 | CBS News Inc.
    CBS News Inc. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15th, 2004 Media Inquiries: 202-863-8000 New York, NY -- CBS Television executives discussed today the airing of it's news division's September 8th broadcast of "60 Minutes II" regarding the discovery of documents pertaining to President Bush's National Gaurd service. CBS News editors and producers discussed new tactics and methods in deceiving the public and attempting to hijack a Presidential election. One producer has suggested that "we should be more authentic [sic] producing fraudulent memos." Other executives had expressed concern in the credibility of its news division airing such incriminating documents, however, their...
  • Dan Rather Was Complicit in Defrauding American's in an Attempt to Defeat a Sitting President.

    09/14/2004 10:43:24 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 33 replies · 1,257+ views
    Beldar Blog ^ | September 15, 2004 | William J. Dyer
    Rather Must be Fired Now. Congress Should Subpoena CBS News' Lawyers and all Documentation of Their Advice. I try to be fair-minded. I try not to reach snap judgments. I try to "see the other side." I try not to overstate. But in this post, I will express opinions that are as blunt and as strongly felt as any I've ever stated in my life. Nothing in this post is sarcasm or snark. This is as serious as a heart attack — and it's no longer funny to me, but a national disgrace and a national tragedy. On Thursday, September...
  • Some Dan Rather Jokes I've Heard...

    09/15/2004 9:06:04 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 32 replies · 714+ views
    1.  Dan Rather should have known he was in trouble when TV Guide listed the CBS Evening News under "Sitcoms"2.  Dan Rather get pulled over for speeding.  After examining Rather's license and registration, the state trooper asked Rather for a second form of ID and independent confirmation.3.  Dan Rather has trouble sleeping due to nightmares involving little green footballs4.  After being fired from CBS, The Onion turned down Dan Rather's job application due to questions of journalistic integrity
  • Schieffer: CBS needs to prove memos on Bush were authentic

    09/15/2004 8:04:19 AM PDT · by talosiv · 54 replies · 1,618+ views
    Sioux City Journal ^ | 09/15/04 | Dave Dreeszen
    Cracks in the CBS family ? Or jockeying for position in the wake of Dan's meltdown ? =========================================== "I think we have to find some way to show our viewers they are not forgeries,'' Schieffer, CBS' chief Washington correspondent and host of the network's "Face the Nation,'' said at a news conference in Sioux City. "I don't know how we're going to do that without violating the confidentiality of sources.'' -snip- CBS has stood by its story, with Rather saying there is "no definitive evidence'' that has emeged to prove the documents are fake. "He is very confident of his...
  • It's CBS' Story, and They're Sticking to It

    09/15/2004 8:22:18 AM PDT · by SmithPatterson · 26 replies · 1,752+ views
    The Newton County, Georgia Citizen ^ | 9-14-04 | Dattell Huckaby
    It’s CBS’ story, and they’re sticking to it Darrell Huckaby Lewis Grizzard may have been the first to tell the story of Alex Hawkins and the hammock, but it has been repeated so often that it is now a part of the public domain. In case you haven’t heard it, I’ll hit the highlights. Alex Hawkins played college football at the University of South Carolina and in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts and the Atlanta Falcons. He was tough as nails on the gridiron and a bit of a rounder off the field — one of the original free...