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  • Dan Rather loses $70 million lawsuit against CBS

    09/29/2009 5:25:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies · 2,483+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/29/2009 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former TV newsman Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record. The ruling by a panel of judges of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division said Rather's $70 million complaint should be dismissed in its entirety and that a lower court erred in denying CBS's motion to throw out the lawsuit. CBS said it considered the legal fight "effectively over" and put an end...
  • Breaking News: Dan Rather Lawsuit Tossed Out, Former 'Evening News' Anchor Vows Appeal

    09/29/2009 1:05:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies · 1,096+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 9-29-09 | Ken Shepherd
    Breaking: The New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division has thrown out Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against his former employer, CBS Corp. "We find the complaint must be dismissed in its entirety," reads the decision. The Appellate court found that the motion court "erred in denying the defendants' motion to dismiss the claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty."
  • Dan Rather to Headline Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Event

    09/29/2009 3:11:15 PM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies · 327+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 29, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Dan Rather to Headline Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Event St. Paul, MN -- Most viewers can easily pinpoint the pro-abortion bias in news reports by the so-called mainstream media, but former CBS newsman Dan Rather is confirmation what they already know. Rather will headline a fundraising event for a local affiliate of the Planned Parenthood abortion business. http://www.LifeNews.com/state4465.html
  • Appeals court tosses Dan Rather's $70M suit against CBS

    09/29/2009 1:28:32 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 14 replies · 886+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 29th 2009 | Jose Martinez
    Bad news for Dan Rather: His $70 million lawsuit against CBS is no more. In a 19-page decision made public Tuesday, a state appeals court dismissed the legendary newsman's suit against CBS. Rather, 77, sued the Tiffany network in 2007 after his career at CBS collapsed in the wake of a "60 Minutes II" report about former President George W.Bush's Vietnam-era military service. The folksy newsman accused CBS executives of caving to Republican interests, coercing him into a public apology after the controversial report aired in September 2004. The report claimed "high-level political influence" kept Bush out of combat by...
  • CBS Denies Rather Film Footage- Of Himself

    09/18/2009 5:34:53 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 9 replies · 457+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9-17-09 | Don Irvine
    Former CBS News anchorman Dan Rather claims that the network won't release archived film footage of his career that he requested. From the Daily Beast The titanic legal struggle between Dan Rather and CBS seems to get pettier by the day.
  • Progressives Look to Dan Rather for Salvation

    09/09/2009 2:03:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies · 631+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 8, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    If you want some indication of the disarray that the "progressives" find themselves in, consider that disgraced broadcaster Dan Rather will be keynoting a September 23 event sponsored by The Nation magazine on "What Will Become of the News?" The Nation calls Rather "legendary," ignoring how he was put out to pasture by CBS News after he used fake documents in 2004 to smear then-President Bush. Tickets to hear and see Rather are $200 each. Rather is a legend in his own mind-and apparently the minds of those left-wingers who appreciate his effort to defeat Bush's re-election bid and throw...
  • Tale of Two Funerals: Network Anchors Complained of "Overcoverage" of Reagan Funeral

    08/30/2009 7:46:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies · 2,228+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    What a difference a political philosophy makes when it comes to funeral coverage. Have you heard a word of complaint from the network anchors that perhaps television is "overcovering" the funeral of Ted Kennedy? Of course not. However, after President Ronald Reagan passed away in 2004, both Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather grumbled aloud about how his funeral was being "overcovered" despite the massive turnout of citizens when he was lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda. The difference between Kennedy and Reagan, of course, was their political philosphies which explains the vastly different reactions to their funeral coverage. So...
  • The media's shabbiest moments

    12/20/2005 9:59:16 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 29 replies · 1,476+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/21/05 | Brent Bozell
    The year 2005 is ending as it began, with another successful election in Iraq and a liberal media still flapping around trying to find other controversies to submerge it. It does not matter to them that a Gallup poll found that 74 percent of Americans express confidence in their military, but only 28 percent express confidence in their newspapers or TV news outlets. The "mainstream" media excels in excoriating the performance of nearly everyone else, but acts as if nothing they do should be held up as ineffective, inaccurate or just plain absurd. That's why the Media Research Center and...
  • Bush's Guard Service

    08/28/2009 5:23:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 3,129+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media Bias: Veteran reporter, author and commentator Bernard Goldberg reports that when CBS News did its fake National Guard story on George W. Bush avoiding service in Vietnam, it knew it was a lie.It's a liberal urban legend that Bush used the influence of his father and his father's friends to land a cushy position in the Texas National Guard to avoid service in Vietnam. The Democrats would run John Kerry as a hero in the war, and CBS News was all too eager to help with Mary Mapes producing a "60 Minutes II" segment in September 2004 charging exactly...
  • FNC: Bush Volunteered for Vietnam, CBS's Mapes Knowingly Omitted from Story

    08/26/2009 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 57 replies · 2,552+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 25, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday, FNC's The O'Reilly Factor hosted FNC analyst Bernard Goldberg as the former CBS News correspondent highlighted a story recently posted on his Web site, BernardGoldberg.com, in which he complains of how little mainstream media attention was given to the fact that former President George W. Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam as part of his service in the Texas Air National Guard, but that he was turned down because other pilots were more experienced, and that CBS News producer Mary Mapes, even though she knew this part of the story before the report aired, did not include...
  • A “Lost” Fact in the “Rathergate” Mess — Part 1 (Bush volunteered to go to Vietnam)

    08/25/2009 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Bratch · 75 replies · 3,978+ views
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | August 25th, 2009 | Bernard Goldberg
    In 2007, Rather filed his $70 million lawsuit against his old company saying he wasn’t allowed to defend his story because the top management of CBS’ parent company, Viacom, wanted to appease the Bush Administration and protect its business interests. Until now, the controversy over the Rather/Mapes story has centered almost entirely on one issue: the legitimacy of the documents – a very important issue, indeed. But it turns out that there was another very important issue, one that goes to the very heart of what the story was about – and one that has gone virtually unnoticed. This is...
  • The Press Loves a Hero, but . . .Presidential Commission Won't Save Newspapers

    08/17/2009 7:42:22 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 633+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 7, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    Dan Rather is wrong. Barack Obama should stay out of it. We don't need no stinkin' presidential commission. It's not that the former CBS anchor has delivered a flawed diagnosis. The news business, as Rather wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, is in deep trouble, particularly the print side. But his prescription -- that only high-level White House involvement can draw sufficient attention to the media's plight -- badly misses the mark. This president may be able to bring Henry Louis Gates and James Crowley together for a beer...But rescuing the news business is beyond his power... But the challenge...
  • DAN'S RATHER SHAMELESS WAYS

    08/15/2009 2:18:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,168+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/15/08
    DAN Rather has some nerve. Although he helped force Walter Cronkite out of the CBS anchor chair in 1981, and then kept the popular newsman off the air to avoid unfavorable comparisons, he had the chutzpah to attend Cronkite's funeral. And Rather, who's suing CBS for fraud and defamation, is unafraid to show his face in social circles.
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    07/31/2009 5:37:24 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 30 replies · 880+ views
    Aspen Daily News Online and DRUDGE ^ | 07/29/2009 | Andrew Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy. “A truly free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy...
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news.

    07/29/2009 9:18:12 PM PDT · by DaveTesla · 29 replies · 986+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | Andrew Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy.
  • Rather Wants Gov’t To Save Media

    07/29/2009 9:17:45 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 8 replies · 725+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 29, 2009 | Don Irvine
    Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather issued a call for the government to intervene to save the media. From the Aspen Times Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather told an Aspen audience Tuesday that journalism has declined to such a point that it is time for the government to intervene. Appearing at the Greenwald Pavilion as part of the Aspen Institute's McCloskey Speaker Series, Rather said “traditional journalism is under siege” and called for media reform to become an “immediate national priority.”
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    07/29/2009 8:17:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,655+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | July 29, 2009 | Andrew Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. “A truly free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom,” Rather said in an interview yesterday afternoon. “This is...
  • Judge: Dan Rather Can Again Pursue Fraud Claim In CBS Suit

    07/22/2009 4:22:22 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies · 736+ views
    WSJ ^ | 7/22/2009 | Chad Bray
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--A state judge on Tuesday reinstated a fraud claim by former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather in a $70 million lawsuit against CBS Corp. (CBS). At a hearing Tuesday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman ruled that Rather could file an amended complaint in the case that alleges fraud by CBS. The judge had previously thrown out the fraud claim. "The reasonable, objective analysis is it was a bad day at Black Rock," said Rather, referring to CBS's headquarters in midtown Manhattan. Rather also has alleged breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty...
  • CBS vs. Rather warms up … if ever there were a case there should be two losers, this is it.

    07/21/2009 11:43:08 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 4 replies · 673+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | July 22, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    "A state judge on Tuesday reinstated a fraud claim by former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather in a $70 million lawsuit against CBS Corp. (CBS)...." If Rather thinks this will help him, he may be mistaken. In what seemed an unusual step, the independent panel allowed CBS to review the report “for libel” before it was released to the public, hence Rather’s desire to see if CBS influenced its findings. I followed the case closely and was surprised the panel made no conclusion as to whether the documents were forgeries. The only expert typographical witness concluded emphatically they could...
  • Judge restores Dan Rather suit (against CBS)

    07/21/2009 9:20:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 23 replies · 1,160+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7-21-09 | Paul Bond
    A New York judge who previously dismissed Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS and Viacom has restored the claim. Rather sued CBS and its former parent two years ago, alleging he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over his reporting of a story in 2004 that was critical of President George W. Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard durng the Vietnam War. Rather eventually was removed as anchor of "CBS Evening News" and claimed in his suit that CBS breached his contract by not giving him enough on-air assignments. But New York State Supreme Court Judge...
  • Dan Rather Reflects on Walter Cronkite - Video 7/17/09

    07/18/2009 5:25:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 510+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from last night of Dan Rather reflecting on Walter Cronkite, who died yesterday at the age of 92. Rather succeeded Cronkite as anchor of the CBS Evening News in 1981 after Cronkite signed off for his last broadcast. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Peggy Noonan: Sarah Palin Jealous

    07/17/2009 10:25:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 208 replies · 5,894+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-18-09 | Stuart Schwartz - Commentary
    Return to the Article July 18, 2009Peggy Noonan: Sarah Palin JealousBy Stuart Schwartz You're Peggy Noonan and you're jealous. But it's not the normal kind of jealous, the kind reserved for girlfriends who can squeeze into size 2 jeans. No, it's the kind of jealous that hurts, that grabs your gut and twists, that has you howling with rage into your pillow in the middle of the night, screaming "It's not fair" like a two-year-old denied another piece of cake. It is Sarah Palin jealous...and it is consuming you. You're Peggy Noonan and you're jealous. You are a card-carrying...
  • Rather: Sotomayor Would Be A 'Very Good' Supreme Court Justice

    06/29/2009 12:29:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 670+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Dan Rather sees it and decrees it, Sonia Sotomayor will make a fine Supreme Court justice. So the former CBS Evening News anchor told MSNBC's Carlos Watson this morning. The pair were discussing the impact of the high court's reversal today of Sotomayor's pro-affirmative action ruling in the New Haven firefighters case. View video here.
  • The Shot Heard Round the World

    09/10/2004 3:55:47 AM PDT · by billorites · 38 replies · 2,297+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | September 10, 2004 | Wretchard
    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 idea that the intellectual resources of a major news agency are always superior to the blogosphere is given by lie by citing these two separate lines of analysis which, though proceeding from different starting points, both led to the conclusion that the documents which Dan Rather...
  • Dan Rather on Morning Joe Discusses New Report from Afghan-Pakistan Border - Video 3/24/09

    03/24/2009 2:50:42 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Dan Rather appearing on Morning Joe today where he talked about his special report on a trip he made to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border that will air on HDNet. Rather says Pakistan is far more unstable than many people understand, and calls the area he visited the "epicenter" of the "so-called" War on Terror. Dan Rather is looking very old now. He has aged dramatically since his fall from the CBS Anchor chair in the wake of the George W. Bush National Guard Faked Documents Scandal in 2004. But you have to give him credit for going...
  • Liar to hire. Rather is looking for help.

    03/07/2009 8:08:51 PM PST · by slomark · 7 replies · 390+ views
    Dan Rather says he’s hiring. Can we believe him this time? HDNet’s “Dan Rather Reports,” a show no one watches, is supposedly looking for more correspondents. We use the word “supposedly” because we’ve learned to be careful when judging the veracity of anything reported by Rather. “We’re doing an enormous amount of shows—42 a year,” said Wayne Nelson, Rather’s executive producer. “Which is hard for anybody. Dan’s been all over the place, and he’s not stopping.”
  • Mainstream Media Becomes Pure Propaganda, Is Bias, Dishonest

    02/02/2009 10:28:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 1,868+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | February 2, 2009 | Herb Denenberg
    The news is no longer news. It’s propaganda. It’s cheerleading for the new administration. It’s bull-roar. It’s false, fraudulent and biased. I’m talking about the major purveyors of news, the so-called mainstream media. I’m talking about The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post, ABC, CBS, MSNC, NBC, CNN, NPR, PBS, Time, Newsweek and all the rest. The mainstream media has descended to the level of Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister and Pravda, best known as the propaganda organ of the Communist Party. But this development in the mainstream media has critically important implications not only for...
  • 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."
  • Rather’s Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/17/2008 11:43:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,561+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 16, 2008 | 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...
  • Rather's Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/16/2008 7:46:40 PM PST · by steve-b · 28 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...
  • Rather: Biden Crisis Remark Shows Media Bias

    10/26/2008 11:15:16 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies · 2,184+ views
    Newsmax ^ | October 21, 2008 | Rick Pedraza
    Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather says there is a huge double-standard in the media when it comes to coverage the Barack Obama campaign receives, which is clearly made evident in the lack of scrutiny given to comments Obama’s vice presidential running mate Sen. Joe Biden made earlier this week.
  • Mapes: 'Ha-Ha: Right-Wing Bloggers Don't Matter Any More'

    10/24/2008 10:04:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 2,108+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mary Mapes is in gloat over-drive. Dan Rather's erstwhile producer, the woman behind Memogate, is beside herself with joy at what she sees as the impending death of the conservative blogosphere. It's her expectation that Barack Obama will win the presidency that has Mapes so hopeful. Annotated excerpts from her HuffPo column, The Monster is Dying [emphasis added]: * This whole thing is starting to feel a lot like the climactic death scene at the end of a 1950s monster movie. * Palin actually resembles that old monster movie staple -- the beautiful-but-bookish brunette working as a lab assistant for...
  • Dan Rather Agrees Media Ignoring of Biden Comments Shows Double-Standard - Video 10/21/08

    10/21/2008 9:50:33 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 726+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 21, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is amazing video of former CBS Anchorman Dan Rather talking on MSNBC with Joe Scarborough about Sen. Joe Biden's comments Sunday that electing Barack Obama will generate an "international crisis" within six months as America's enemies will want to "test" Obama's mettle. Even Dan Rather agrees that there is a huge double-standard in the media, agreeing that if Sarah Palin had said such a thing, it would be the top story in every major American paper and on every network. Rather says the Obama camapaign "can't be happy" about Biden's comments. The video also contains audio of Biden's comments...
  • Guess Who Sees MSM Double-Standard on Biden's Latest Gaffe?

    10/21/2008 5:18:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 1,482+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Guess who said the following this morning about Joe Biden's latest gaffe, his statement that America would be faced with a major international challenge within the first six months of an Obama administration as foreign forces seek to test the young new president: "certainly if Sarah Palin had said this, it would be above the fold in most newspapers today." 1. Brent Bozell 2. Rush Limbaugh 3. McCain adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer 4. Dan Rather If you guessed 1, 2 or 3, you'd be a rational NewsBusters reader . . . but wrong. Yes, the answer is 4, Dan Rather. In...
  • Gunga Dan: “Fear Shouldn't Be In A Journalist's DNA”

    10/19/2008 1:13:22 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 6 replies · 441+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | October 17, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Earlier in the week, disgraced former CBS anchor Dan Rather told attendees of Time Warner's Politics 2008 Summit that the press “has been in a defensive posture for some time,” that pressure from conservatives has led to “self-censorship” and that journalists should be “Fiercely independent and even ornery from time to time.” ... Um, this would be the same Dan Rather who exercised self-censorship in his fawning interview with Saddam Hussein in 2003 - whom he knew wouldn't hesitate to pull out his sidearm and shoot him between the eyes while the camera was rolling if he got pissed off...
  • DAN'S BAD NEWS DAY (Rather's suit getting whittled down like a redwood at an Alabama beaver party)

    09/23/2008 12:35:16 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 367+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 23, 2008 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS is getting whittled down like a redwood at an Alabama beaver party. A Manhattan judge yesterday threw out two more of Rather's claims against the network, including his charge that his former bosses committed fraud by falsely promising to help restore his reputation after he became a "scapegoat" for a discredited story about President Bush's military career. "We are extremely gratified that the court has now dismissed the vast majority of Mr. Rather's claims," CBS said in a statement. Rather's lawyer, Martin Gold, said that despite Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman's ruling striking...
  • Rathergate, Throbbing Memo: The Battle Fought Four Years Ago Helps Sarah Palin Today

    09/10/2008 2:15:56 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 21 replies · 402+ views
    DBKP ^ | September 10, 2008 | Mondoreb
    The 'Throbbing Memo': Dan Rather, CBS News Not the Only Ones Put on NoticeBlogosphere Comes of Age Blogs Now Watching the 'Watchdogs' The famous "throbbing" memo at Little Green Footballs [NOTE: Our memo might not "throb"; for that you'll have to visit LGF.] A battle fought between the blogosphere and the Mainstream Media four years ago helps Sarah Palin's chances today in her battle with an MSM using the same tactics. "I opened Apple’s TextEdit word processor, and with default settings typed in the same text from the August 18, 1973 memo as found at CBS News, with the same...
  • Dan Rather: Summer polls in presidential campaign are pure folly

    08/02/2008 1:59:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 153+ views
    The Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | August 2, 2008 | Dan Rather
    As your reporter read the umpteenth piece last week wondering why Barack Obama's lead in the polls (six points among registered voters, according to Gallup's latest) isn't "bigger," I remembered how Robert Redford recently said that you "could kiss the Democratic Party goodbye" if Obama, its presumptive presidential nominee, goes down in defeat this Election Day. This may be overstating the case – the Democratic Party would not cease to exist if presumptive Republican nominee John McCain emerges triumphant on Election Day. But a presidential loss in an election year when so many indicators are going its way (an incumbent...
  • Would 'Rathergate' Make a Good Movie? Hollywood Insiders Working on Screen Adaptation

    07/22/2008 8:23:12 PM PDT · by MeanMachine · 27 replies · 234+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 21st, 2008 | Felix Gillette
    The Media Mob has learned that a team of Hollywood insiders is currently working on a screen adaptation of Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power—the 2005 book by former CBS News producer Mary Mapes, in which she defends the 60 Minutes II story by Dan Rather about President George W. Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard, which ran on CBS in September 2004 and eventually led to her ouster from the network. Who would want to turn "Rathergate" into a feature-length film? According to sources familiar with the situation, Producer Mikkel Bondesen,...
  • Dan Rather Lawsuit Heats Up

    07/20/2008 4:32:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 440+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Dan Rather’s $70 million lawsuit against CBS heated up in a Manhattan court on Wednesday as his lawyers sought to have several key documents in the case made public. Rather’s lead attorney Marty Gold asked Justice Ira Gammerman to release the documents, arguing that they would help refute CBS’s public characterization of Rather’s claims in the suit as a fantasy, the New York Observer reported. Gold said that Rather would like to give the public access to about 10 of the thousands of documents handed over by CBS. But Gammerman rebuffed the effort, saying he considered the request to release...
  • Dan Rather Calls Obama "Osama Bin Laden"

    07/18/2008 9:07:05 AM PDT · by camerakid400 · 62 replies · 387+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 18 08 | DS Hube
    On this morning's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, co-host Tiki Barber asked guest Dan Rather about his feelings regarding the recent Jesse Jackson imbroglio -- his "off mike" comments about Barack Obama. In the middle of praising Jackson, Rather referred to Barack Obama as "Osama bin Laden" -- and none of the four "Morning Joe" co-hosts reacted (nor did Rather). Question: Will the media pick this up? That one of America's longest-serving network news anchors referred to one of the two presidential candidates as the world's most wanted terrorist -- and no one in the room seemed to notice? While you...
  • The Pinocchios of the Left

    07/08/2008 9:36:37 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 2 replies · 122+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 08, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    The Pinocchios of the Left By Burt Prelutsky There are good lies and there are bad lies, and not just on a golf course. Good lies are those that make me laugh. For instance, the NBA recently held its pre-draft camp in Orlando, Florida, and they discovered that the one thing these college prospects had in common, aside of course from a reluctance to play defense, was that a large number of them have been lying about their height. Memphis center Joey Dorsey, Memphis guard Derrick Pose and Duke guard DeMarcus Johnson, weren’t really 6-9, 6-4 and 6-4, as advertised,...
  • CBS News sinks to new low; publishes crackpot global warming story, attributes it to AP, kills it

    06/20/2008 6:52:21 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 85 replies · 340+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 19, 2008 | Anthony Watts
    CBS News sinks to new low; publishes crackpot global warming story, attributes it to Associated Press, kills it with no retraction Yesterday I posted a story from CBS News: Quake n’ Bake: Global Warming Causes More Energetic Earthquakes? The main headline was this: Seismic Activity 5 Times More Energetic Than 20 Years Ago Because Of Global Warming This drew a lot of attention because of the total lack of verifiable science associated with it. I posted some graphs of USGS data showing that the opposite was true, that recent earthquake energy was actually less that in the early 1900’s, and...
  • Rather Steep Learning Curve

    06/12/2008 12:38:05 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 142+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 12, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Rather Steep Learning Curve by: Bethany Stotts, June 12, 2008 Some might have thought that the 2004 election scandal would have ruined the career of Dan Rather. Instead, he was given his own show at HDNet. Now, four years later, Rather’s show, Dan Rather Reports, offers viewers a glimpse into what the former CBS news anchor considers good reporting: not citing sources, overlooking conflicts of interest, and sensationalizing material to promote marxist class-warfare perspectives. All this is touted as news, even when Rather relies solely on anecdotes and ignores publicly-available statistics. “And college admissions also strike at some of the...
  • Former CBS anchor stops by KARE 11 (MPLS) (Guess Who!!!)

    06/07/2008 5:04:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies · 224+ views
    KARE11.com ^ | 6/7/08 | KARE11.com
    MINNEAPOLIS -- There are thousands of journalists and others taking part in a convention in the Twin Cities this weekend. Among the major names in town is former CBS News anchor and "60 Minutes" contributor, Dan Rather. The aim of the convention is to reform the media. Attendees ultimately want to hold the media accountable for serving the public interest. "I have a lifetime of believing the red, beating heart of free and democratic people is a free and independent -- truly independent -- press," said Rather. One of their main goals is to make large national ownership groups and...
  • Dan Rather: No One Likes Me Anymore...(I WONDER WHY!)

    05/08/2008 6:54:50 PM PDT · by LJayne · 39 replies · 137+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/08/08 | Matthew Sheffield |
    The bloodletting from Dan Rather's ongoing lawsuit at CBS continues, although this time, Rather is going after himself saying that no one wants to hire him after his forged document scandal:
  • DAN MAD OVER HIS NET LOSS

    05/08/2008 6:22:52 AM PDT · by LJayne · 49 replies · 239+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 5/08/08 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    RATHER CAN'T FIND TOP JOB!!!
  • Cuba's Useful Idiot

    04/16/2008 7:18:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 221+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 4/16/2008 | Humberto Fontova
    Cuba's Useful Idiot By Humberto Fontova FrontPageMagazine.com | 4/16/2008 Last month Dan Rather’s new gig as host of HDNET's “Dan Rather Reports” found him, as so often during his CBS days, “reporting” from Cuba. From Dan we heard of “dramatic changes” down there, of a “remarkable transformation.” “The door (to the U.S.) is open, “explained Dan. “The best time to talk is now.” Dan was chanting a familiar tune, one we've heard almost nonstop from the MSM's pet “Cuba Experts'” for the past 21 months. As usual when dealing with Cuban matters, a sober look behind the carefully constructed and...
  • Judge Dismisses Core of Dan Rather Suit

    04/10/2008 10:16:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies · 820+ views
    MediaBistro.Com ^ | April 10, 2008
    Breaking: The judge in Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS has issued a motion to dismiss most of the case. CBS News confirms. Developing... > More: TVNewser has learned most of issues of the lawsuit have been dismissed. What remains is the contract dispute: whether Rather was utilized appropriately in the remaining months of his deal as a correspondent on 60 Minutes. Jim Quinn, lead counsel for CBS tells TVNewser, "We're thrilled with the results. The core of the allegations of fraud and fair dealing have been thrown out. What's left is a garden variety contract dispute." In the meantime, the...
  • Saddam's Dangerous Friends

    03/15/2008 6:18:02 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 61 replies · 1,289+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-24-2008 | Stephen Hayes
    This ought to be big news. Throughout the early and mid-1990s, Saddam Hussein actively supported an influential terrorist group headed by the man who is now al Qaeda's second-in-command, according to an exhaustive study issued last week by the Pentagon. "Saddam supported groups that either associated directly with al Qaeda (such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led at one time by bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri) or that generally shared al Qaeda's stated goals and objectives." According to the Pentagon study, Egyptian Islamic Jihad was one of many jihadist groups that Iraq's former dictator funded, trained, equipped, and armed.