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  • All-Time Low: Only 7% Say They Have Great Deal of Trust in American Media

    09/29/2015 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 11:34 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A Gallup poll released yesterday shows that an all-time low of 7 percent of Americans say that they have a great deal of trust and confidence in the media. At the other end of the spectrum, a record high of 24 percent said their trust and confidence in the media is “none.” The combined 60 percent who say they have either no trust in the media (24 percent) or not very much trust (36 percent) also matched an all-time high. […] Democrats were far more likely than Republicans or Independents to have trust and confidence in the media, according to...
  • 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.
  • Hollywood to Release Film Defending Dan Rather in Wake of Brian Williams Stolen Valor Lies

    02/16/2015 11:29:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Talk about bad timing. Echo Lake Entertainment is set to release its independent film, Truth, the story of former CBS anchor Dan Rather’s self-destruction. It’s based on the 2006 book Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes, the discredited CBS producer. Mapes documents and defends Rather’s 2004 attempts to use the forged “Killian documents” to portray former President George W. Bush as someone who shirked duty in Vietnam.
  • Rathergate - It wasn't Buckhead! (vanity)

    12/05/2014 4:20:08 PM PST · by oldbill · 55 replies
    The Five ^ | oldbill
    Excerpt in video of "Rolling Stone backtracks on UVA rape story"
  • Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination

    11/05/2013 1:11:54 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    Newsday ^ | 11-5-2013
    Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination Published: November 5, 2013 1:57 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won't include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather's messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network. Rather helped organize CBS' plans for President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and as a young reporter was a key component of assassination coverage. Now 82, with his own show on AXS-TV, he's one of the few reporters on...
  • Dan Rather analyzes Reagan's win over Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Presidential election.

    09/10/2012 3:57:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/10/12 | Dan Rather
    Dan Rather analyzes Reagan's win over Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Presidential election.
  • Dan Rather: 'Race Will Be a Factor in This Presidential Campaign'

    04/08/2012 6:53:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 8, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    With the way the Obama-loving media have mishandled the Trayvon Martin shooting, there's seems to be no question the Left wants race to be an issue in the upcoming elections. Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend, HDNet's Dan Rather ominously said, "Race will be a factor in this presidential campaign" DAN RATHER, HDNET: But this will be, let's don't forget that race will be a factor in this presidential campaign. Yes, the country can feel good about we elected a person of color, which I did not expect to see in my lifetime. But race will be...
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    02/03/2010 10:04:30 AM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 886+ views
    Aspen Daily ^ | 2/3/10 | Andy 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.
  • CBS bosses hiding truth - Dan Rather

    02/27/2008 6:39:27 AM PST · by abb · 94 replies · 1,125+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 27, 2008 | Jose Martinez
    Dan Rather slammed CBS Tuesday for trying to keep his court fight with the network out of the public eye. The newsman - who has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the Tiffany network, where he anchored the "CBS Evening News" for 24 years - said "corporate overlords" are conspiring to withhold several key documents. The 76-year-old was back in Manhattan Supreme Court for a hearing on his suit, which accuses CBS of sidelining him to make nice with the White House following a September 2004 report that questioned President Bush's Vietnam-era military service. Rather left the anchor's chair in...
  • Dan Rather Backs 'Outstanding' NYT Journos on McCain Hit Piece

    02/25/2008 3:21:18 PM PST · by · 18 replies · 309+ views
    If you're the New York Times's Jim Rutenberg or Bill Keller the last person you probably want in your corner is Dan "National Guard Forgery Story" Rather. Yet on the syndicated "Chris Matthews Show," Rather jumped to their defense, on last week's McCain hit piece, by declaring them "outstanding journalists." Now Rather did hedge a bit saying if the story wasn't true they could be "in a heap of trouble," but he concluded, that in the end, their reporting should be trusted because they were: "Very responsible journalists."
  • Bush and His Public in a Disinformation Age [barfer]

    09/22/2006 10:32:56 AM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies · 1,058+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2006 | Craig Crawford
    When he sets his jeweler’s eye upon the so-called Swift-boating of the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, for instance, future candidates for office get point-by-point instruction on how to turn a campaign liability into an asset: in this case how someone with no combat experience can successfully run on national security issues against someone who was actually shot on the battlefield. Mr. Rich asserts that the Bush camp, “so brilliant at creating fictional stories for their own man,” managed to “create a fictional biography for Kerry” that offset the stories of his heroism as captain of a Swift boat...
  • The CBS Ambush (scumbag MSM alert)

    09/20/2006 6:32:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies · 2,336+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 9/20/06 | Bay
    Remember the "Arab street," that riot-in-the-road featuring flammable Israeli flags, Saddam Hussein posters, clenched fists and chants threatening "Death to America"? The street may have lacked pavement and a fire hydrant, but it had beaucoup television cameras. Flames, clenched fists and death threats -- a heart-pounding collage of sensational imagery and rhetoric. What more could a TV exec need to attract audience eyeballs? Recall the talking heads who told us in 1990, after Saddam invaded Kuwait, that "the Arab street" was going to rise en masse, as an ur-proletariat, which would support Saddam against the West. If you need documentation,...
  • Dan Rather severs his ties with CBS (sniff! sniff!)

    06/20/2006 12:13:38 PM PDT · by StJacques · 45 replies · 884+ views ^ | June 20, 2006 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - Dan Rather, the hard-charging anchorman who dominated CBS News for more than two decades but whose final months were clouded by a discredited story on the president’s military service, is leaving CBS after 44 years, the network announced Tuesday. The 74-year-old Rather has complained of being virtually forgotten at CBS Corp. since his exit as anchor last year, six months after the story on President Bush’s military service aired. He has said he is considering an offer to do a weekly show at the HDNet high-definition network. “There will always be a part of Dan Rather at...
  • Rather's Denial: PUTTING "FAKE BUT ACCURATE" TO THE TEST - (Rather on Larry King Live)

    06/03/2005 8:12:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 30 replies · 1,344+ views
    Interesting irony on Larry King last night. First King interviewed Woodward & Bernstein, the two men responsible for breaking one of the biggest stories of the century with the help of an anonymous source we now know was the number two man at the FBI. In the next hour King interviewed Dan Rather, the man responsible (at least in part) for one of the bigger journalistic bungles in the modern era, rushing to air a story based on forged documents from very dubious sources to try and influence the outcome of a presidential election. It's clear that Rather is still...
  • CBS Fires Mapes

    01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 405 replies · 12,240+ views
    cbs radio news
    Report just issues, mapes finally fired
  • Full CBS Report on "RatherGate" (Long)

    01/10/2005 7:32:00 AM PST · by Thanatos · 81 replies · 14,742+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1-10-2005 | CBS
    REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL DICK THORNBURGH AND LOUIS D. BOCCARDI ON THE SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY SEGMENT “FOR THE RECORD” CONCERNING PRESIDENT BUSH’S TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE JANUARY 5, 2005 KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART NICHOLSON GRAHAM LLP Michael J. Missal, Esq. Lawrence Coe Lanpher, Esq. 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 778-9000 Counsel to the Independent Review Panel i TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................1 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...............................................................................................4 A. 60 Minutes Wednesday Background..............................................................................6 B. The Pursuit of a Story on President Bush’s TexANG Service ......................................7 C. Obtaining Documents ....................................................................................................8 D. The Production of...
  • Jim Emerson: On celebrities, Politics, and movie critics (shilling for Roger Ebert)

    11/06/2004 3:59:04 PM PST · by weegee · 30 replies · 7,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Jim Emerson, Editor of
    By Jim Emerson Editor, October 14, 2004Who's the, uh, biggest villain in "Team America"? Kim Jong Il or Hollywood celebrities?"You should learn to keep your opinions OUT of your reviews!" Every critic I know has received at least one letter like that from an indignant reader. Of course, it's an absurd proposition; critics are paid to express their opinions, and the good ones (who exercise what is known across all disciplines as "critical thinking") are also able to cite examples and employ sound reasoning to build an argument, showing you how and why they reached their verdict. Well, since...
  • Dan Rather loses it (Free Republic Mentioned)

    11/05/2004 6:50:38 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 224 replies · 12,773+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 5, 2004 | Arthur Weinreb
    Dan Rather, the CBS anchor who is well past his sell-by date, was verging on losing it in the early morning hours of November 3. Ed Bradley had carried out a mathematical calculation that showed that George W. Bush needed only to obtain 15 per cent of Ohio’s absentee and provisional ballots to win the state and the presidency. A visibly upset Rather then came out with one of his famous Danisms--just because a chicken has wings, doesn’t mean it can fly. In a poignant comment, Bradley defended himself by saying that he wasn’t making the math up--the figures came...
  • Ed Bradley Calls Election for Bush on CBS, Rather Objects

    11/03/2004 5:52:51 AM PST · by ambrose · 110 replies · 2,690+ views
    November 03, 2004 Ed Bradley Calls Election for Bush on CBS, Rather Objects In a rather testy on-air exchange, circa 12:30am PST, between Dan Rather, CBS anchor, and Ed Bradley, long-time corresponent for CBS's 60 Minutes and an election night commentator, Bradley rather roundly criticized both Kerry and his own network for not accepting the obvious mathematics and calling the election for Bush. Bradley pointed out that Bush leads Kerry by 145,000 votes in Ohio, and even if 250,000 provisional ballots remain (which he considered a high estimate), and that even if all the provisional ballots are valid, Kerry would...
  • Rather: "if you had to bet the double-wide, you'll bet that he (Bush) wins"

    11/02/2004 9:39:31 PM PST · by Atlas Sneezed · 35 replies · 591+ views
    CBS ^ | 11-2-04 | Dan Rather
    Rather: "if you had to bet the double-wide, you'll bet that he (Bush) wins"

    10/26/2004 8:19:31 AM PDT · by Quilla · 325 replies · 14,575+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 26, 2004 | Matt Drudge
    <p>News of missing explosives in Iraq -- first reported in April 2003 -- was being resurrected for a 60 MINUTES election eve broadcast designed to knock the Bush administration into a crises mode...</p>
  • Drudge now reporting Iraq depot story was shopped to CBS' 60 minutes before reported by NYT

    10/25/2004 11:33:01 PM PDT · by picturefan · 297 replies · 12,543+ views
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON OCT 25 2004 22:45:05 ET XXXXX NBCNEWS: CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES VANISHED FROM SITE IN IRAQ BEFORE TROOPS ARRIVED... The NYTIMES urgently reported on Monday in an apprent October Surprise: The Iraqi interim government and the U.N. nuclear agency have warned the United States that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives are now missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations. [The source behind the NYT story first went to CBSNEWS' 60 MINUTES last Wednesday, but the beleaguered network wasn't able to get the piece on the air as fast as the newspaper...
  • Dan Rather: White House Out to 'Smear' Me

    10/03/2004 8:48:41 AM PDT · by kattracks · 173 replies · 4,889+ views ^ | 10/03/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Disgraced CBS newsman Dan Rather accused the White House on Saturday of trying to "smear" him after he used forged documents in a bid to discredit President Bush's National Guard record. Speaking at a media forum in New York City, Rather insisted, "I don't have a political agenda." "I'm an independent journalist," he claimed, in quotes picked up by the Washington Post. Rather pledged that he wouldn't give in to his critics, whom he said were themselves guilty of "bias."The embattled newsman denied reports that he would step down as anchor of the "CBS Evening News" anytime soon, vowing to...
  • The IBM Selectric Composer (Rather's theory thoroughly debunked)

    09/11/2004 11:58:25 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 92 replies · 4,145+ views
    Shape of Days via (Glenn Reynolds) ^ | September 10, 2004 | Jeff Harrell
    <p>For a couple of days now we've been talking about whether the CBS memos could have been produced using the technology available in 1972 and 1973. We've talked about two typewriters mainly, both widely used at that time: the IBM Executive series and the IBM Selectric series.</p>
  • Live Thread: CBS Evening News (Dan tells us why we're all wrong)

    09/10/2004 3:18:38 PM PDT · by Howlin · 1,312 replies · 51,746+ views | September 10, 2004
  • 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 ^ | 2001 |
    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...
  • At CBS, Enron Trumps New Iraqi Gov't.

    06/02/2004 3:09:39 AM PDT · by · 14 replies · 229+ views ^ | June 02, 2004
    After running 28 stories last month on the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American forces, Dan Rather and his colleagues relegated the announcement of the new Iraqi government to third place on Tuesday's CBS Evening News. In almost parodic fashion, Rather decided that tapes being used in the little-noticed trial of employees of defunct energy company Enron should be the top story of the night, more newsworthy than a huge development on the number one issue in the presidential campaign. Rather and correspondent Vince Gonzalez hyped the tapes, which the anchor proclaimed as "a CBS News exclusive." "You're about to...
  • Growing GOP Dissent on Iraq

    04/08/2004 1:41:59 AM PDT · by DayTripper · 32 replies · 446+ views ^ | April 7, 2004 | David Paul Kuhn
    President Bush is facing increasing dissent among leading conservative politicians and pundits in the face of mounting U.S. casualties in Iraq. The war has become the long slog that some Republicans feared. Since Sunday, 32 Americans have been killed in fighting across Iraq. American body bags are on the front page of major U.S. newspapers. The Washington Post and The New York Times brandished images of charred U.S. civilian remains last week. The networks are leading their nightly news broadcasts with stories of dead Americans. "If we have two or three more weeks of this you are going to start...
  • CBS Gives Platform to Suggestion Bush Team Could've Stopped 9/11 (TRANSCRIPT and QUOTES)

    12/18/2003 9:43:58 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies · 191+ views
    MediaResearchCenter ^ | 11:50am EST, Thursday December 18, 2003 | BrentBaker
    CBS on Wednesday night provided a forum for the Chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, to complain about access to documents as reporter Randall Pinkston hyped his story: "For the first time, commission chairman Tom Kean is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented." Pinkston added: "Appointed by President Bush, Kean is now pointing fingers inside the administration and laying blame." Specifically, complaining about trouble getting to see "top-secret daily briefs, documents that may shed light on one of the most controversial assertions of...
  • 9/11 Chair: There's No Evidence to Blame Clinton or Bush Teams

    12/18/2003 9:48:36 PM PST · by kattracks · 16 replies · 150+ views ^ | 12/18/03 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- The chairman of a federal commission looking into the Sept. 11 attacks said Thursday that mistakes over many years left the United States vulnerable to such an attack, but he resisted pinning blame on either of the last two presidential teams. "We have no evidence that anybody high in the Clinton administration or the Bush administration did anything wrong," chairman Thomas Kean said in an interview with ABC's "Nightline" taped for airing Thursday night. Kean said the 10-member National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States has not decided whether to ask former President Clinton or President...
  • CBS Cuts Off Bush's Address (Rather Pre-empted again)

    12/14/2003 2:59:51 PM PST · by · 40 replies · 329+ views ^ | 2003-12-14
    2003-12-14 12:19:16 ET Football Cuts Into Rather's Coverage. Rather had another bizarre moment after a break in CBS's coverage of the speech of President Bush on the capture of Saddam Hussein. In the middle of speaking, the president's words were cut off. He was interrupted by a live shot of the St. Louis Rams football field, which ran for six seconds. The game had yet to start, and the stadium was only partially filled. Background noise could be heard, and through it all, the bottom of the screen said: "CBS News Special Report: Saddam Hussein Captured." When it became clear...