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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...