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  • Democracy in Turkey

    07/24/2011 1:39:26 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 14 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 11, 2011 | Dani Rodrik
    Dani Rodrik has just returned from Turkey, shunned while defending his father-in-law, the main defendant in the military coup plot case. The Harvard professor explains his take. IN DECEMBER I traveled to Turkey with my wife and young son, as we do every year during winter break. This time, though, we had more than visiting family and friends in mind. We were on a mission to demonstrate that what many have called the trial of the century in Turkey is in fact a sham built on fabricated evidence. Nearly two hundred Turkish military officers stand accused of having plotted a...
  • Rather's Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/16/2008 7:46:40 PM PST · by steve-b · 29 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...
  • Interview With The Man Who Exposed Rathergate [Buckhead]

    10/12/2015 6:37:03 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 69 replies
    soundcloud ^ | 10-12-15 | Michael Graham
    Interview with Harry MacDougald the Atlanta lawyer who's initial questioning of the validity of the Killian documents exposed the flaw CBS report about George W. Bush's National Guard Service.
  • Soccer Player Convicted in Terror Trial

    09/30/2003 10:21:05 AM PDT · by machman · 182+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/30/03 | AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium Sept. 30 A former pro soccer player who joined the al-Qaida terrorist network was convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for plotting to bomb a NATO base believed to contain nuclear weapons. Nizar Trabelsi of Tunisia, who once played professional soccer in Germany, received the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison from a court that also convicted 17 other men and acquitted five others in the largest terrorism trial in Belgium's history. Trabelsi admitted planning to drive a car bomb into the canteen of the Kleine Brogel air base, a Belgian military post used by NATO where...
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • Forged Documents and Papal Power (A Former Catholic Nun)

    09/02/2013 9:07:37 AM PDT · by bkaycee · 256 replies ^ | June 2002 | Mary Ann Collins
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What we now call popes were originally bishops of Rome (one bishop among brother bishops from other cities). Then they became popes, with power over the entire Church. Then they became so powerful that they were able to depose kings and emperors. They became so powerful that they were able to force kings to use their secular might to enforce the Inquisition, which was conducted by Catholic priests and monks. In 1870, the Pope was declared to be infallible. The process of increasing papal power was influenced by forged documents which changed people’s perception of the history of the...
  • Shrum's Paula Jones Memory Loss: If Cain Didn't Do Anything, 'Why In The World Did They Pay?'

    10/31/2011 5:53:47 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Be kind to Bob Shrum. Perhaps the 68-year old is suffering from the not-so-early-onset of some dread memory-loss syndrome. How else to explain his suggestion on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening that the National Restaurant Association's settlement for a relatively modest sum, in today's litigious world, proves that Herman Cain must have done something wrong? Does the failed presidential campaign consultant's support of Bill Clinton, despite his much larger, $850,000 settlement with Paula Jones while "adamantly denying" her claims, fire any synapses in Shrum's cerebrum? View the video here.
  • Ten years on at the 9-11 7-11 [Terrorism and Illegal Immigrant ID forging]

    09/11/2011 6:00:11 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9-11-2011 | See Dubya
    In fact just a little over ten years ago a couple of worshipers from Dar al-Hijrah drove up to this particular 7-11. They weren’t really interested in hiring the day laborers so much as getting someone to help them acquire forged identification. That turned out to be a fellow named Luis A. Martinez-Flores, himself an illegal immigrant, and he walked the two Arabs, Hani Hanjour and Khaled Almidhar, through the process of getting Virginia ID cards—after which they returned to this particular 7-11, withdrew $100 from the ATM, and handed it to Mr. Martinez-Flores. Around five years ago Michelle went...
  • Obama Can’t Prove He’s American

    01/02/2011 1:00:02 PM PST · by opentalk · 668 replies
    drkates view ^ | December 28, 2010 | drkate
    Notwithstanding Obama’s lack of constitutional eligibility for the office he occupies as a direct result of his father’s citizenship, Obama can’t even prove he is an American. In fact the only thing we can confirm about Obama is that he is a foreigner–foreign to America, foreign to the english language, and ignorant of our history. At this late date, after millions of dollars spent, people mysteriously dying, and the jailing of a decorated Army officer–all of whom questioned Obama’s legality–any so called ‘birth certificate’ produced now is nothing more than suspect, and it is more than likely another faked document…a...
  • False accusations against Israel

    02/22/2010 3:03:33 PM PST · by Track9 · 58 replies · 618+ views
    JPost ^ | 22/02/2010 16:51 | HERB KEINON AND ASSOCIATED PRESS
    On sidelines of EU meeting, FM cites insufficient evidence in Dubai case. Talkbacks (46) Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met on Monday afternoon with Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin to discuss the implications of the reported Dubai spy case. Meeting with a number of his European colleagues on the sidelines of a conference of the EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Lieberman told his Irish colleague that there is no evidence indicating Israeli involvement in the assassination of Hamas terror chief Mahmoud al-Mabhouh last month. He added that were someone to present information beyond what is in the newspapers, Israel would relate...
  • The Beautiful 'Assassin': 'Hit Squad With British Passports Accused Of Executing Senior Hamas Leader

    02/15/2010 5:06:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 3,540+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 15, 2010
    The Beautiful 'Assassin': 'Hit Squad With British Passports Accused Of Executing Senior Hamas Leader [Pics in URL] 15th February 2010 Claims that British and Irish passport holders are among an alleged 11-man hit squad wanted in Dubai for the apparent assassination of a Hamas commander are tonight being investigated by London and Dublin. Dubai police say the main suspect is Peter Elvinger, 49, who holds a French passport. He was the gang’s logistical co-ordinator and the one who booked room 237 in Al Bustan Rotana, down the corridor from the victim’s room – 230. The other suspects were identified as...
  • 'Britain knew about Mossad hit'-UK denies report MI6 was told about use of UK passports

    02/19/2010 5:33:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 459+ views
    UK denies report MI6 was told about use of UK passports before Mabhouh's death. The British MI6 intelligence agency was tipped off by Mossad that Israeli agents were going to carry out an 'overseas operation' using fake UK passports, the Daily Mail reported Friday morning. The report came several hours after a 20-minute meeting in London between Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor and a senior British diplomat on Thursday, over the fake British passports apparently used in the assassination of Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. According to the UK newspaper, a British security source quoted a Mossad agent as...
  • Chinese Forgery - Fake Chinese Products

    08/23/2009 12:11:55 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 35 replies · 2,284+ views
    Look at this image gallery of fake Chinese products. Some of these products have weird names!!!
  • Hillary: Bill Won’t Be Pushed Around

    09/26/2006 5:50:10 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 118 replies · 4,246+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 27 September 2006
    Sen. Hillary Clinton has spoken up in support of her husband Bill’s defense of his anti-terror efforts, saying she’s tired of Democrats being pushed around on national security issues. "I just think that my husband did a great job in demonstrating that Democrats are not going to take this,” she said on Monday in remarks reported by Newsday. In a heated discussion with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday,” Bill Clinton said that as president, he did more than many of his conservative critics to pursue al-Qaida, and alleged that President Bush didn’t try to stop terrorism in the eight...
  • The Book of Mormon Challenge

    04/27/2006 3:03:34 PM PDT · by restornu · 786 replies · 5,860+ views
    The Book of Mormon is often dismissed as gibberish by those who have never taken the trouble to read it. In fact, its very existence poses a serious puzzle if it is not what it claims to be - an ancient record. Below is the Book of Mormon Challenge, an assignment that Professor Hugh Nibley at BYU sometimes gave to students in a required class on the Book of Mormon. The following text is taken from the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol.8, Ch.11, Pg.221 - Pg.222: Since Joseph Smith was younger than most of you and not nearly so...
  • Well-Known Norman Rockwell Painting Found Behind Fake Wall

    04/06/2006 1:39:43 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 59 replies · 2,622+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04-06-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.-One of Norman Rockwell's most famous paintings was found hidden behind a fake wall in its owner's home, proving that the version the owner had long displayed was a forgery, family members and experts said.They believe that the owner, illustrator Donald Trachte Sr., made the copy of "Breaking Home Ties" himself in the early 1970s, deades after he bought it from Rockwell and made it the centerpiece of his art collection.
  • Mary Mapes Blames 'Vicious' Bloggers

    02/12/2006 1:09:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 177 replies · 4,440+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/12/06 | NewsMax
    Fired CBS "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes is still blaming the internet for ending her media career prematurely - or more precisely; the "vicious" bloggers who discovered that documents she unearthed in a bid to trash President Bush's National Guard service were forgeries. "The criticism that was launched at us initially really came from the very conservative blogosphere, folks who are on these very conservative web sites," Mapes complained Friday on WVMT Vermont's "Charlie & Ernie" radio show. "This was really a terribly vicious attack they launched on CBS," she insisted, before lamenting: "Politics is not necessarily the way it...
  • Vanity: doctors Thanksgiving photo of soldier

    11/29/2005 8:47:32 PM PST · by pomegranatejuice · 40 replies · 1,922+ views and OpinionJournal ^ | Nov 29, 2005 | pomegranatejuice
    An earlier thread linked to an OpinionJournal article which pointed out that had mistaken British troops for American troops. They noted that one of the soldiers was wearing shorts (which are not part of a normal combat uniform). Now, moveon appears to have doctored the above mentioned photo. The current link now shows the exact photo as before, but now the soldier is mysteriously wearing pants. If you enlarge the photo, it looks like he is actually wearing one pant leg which covers both his legs. Here is the moveon link with the soldier wearing pants: Here...
  • Mapes Own Missing Documents

    11/21/2005 1:20:40 PM PST · by oldbill · 31 replies · 2,673+ views
    Mary Mapes website for her book Truth and Duty has a page labelled DOCUMENTS. On this page she has her famous "meshing" defense for proof that the memos were accurate. On November 16 she added 12 additional documents she got from the Texas National Guard Headquarters. Unwittingly, she posted documents that actually DISproved many of her arguments. Some of the documents were letters to the Guard Headquarters asking preferential treatment for the sons of important people, but the letters were actually refusals by the Guard commanders to these requests. They were only up for a day before someone at Mary's...
  • Journalists Who Won't Give Up (Mary Mapes, etc)

    11/21/2005 7:28:47 AM PST · by steve-b · 28 replies · 1,343+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/21/05 | Howard Kurtz
    ...Mary Mapes, the CBS producer fired over the journalistic fiasco involving President Bush's National Guard service, is the latest in a line of lonely crusaders, defending her work more than a year after it was widely discredited. Dan Rather may have apologized for the story, an independent panel may have denounced it and CBS News may have criticized her "disregard for journalistic standards," but Mapes argues in her new book that the critics are either politically motivated, cowardly or just plain wrong. In challenging those who have questioned her work -- including The Washington Post and this reporter, who is...
  • Mary Mapes Names Names [tries to trash FreeRepublic]

    11/10/2005 5:34:54 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 355 replies · 10,516+ views
    INDC Journal ^ | 11/9/05 | Bill Ardolino
    November 09, 2005 Mary Mapes Names Names ("Anonymous" Ones) Posted by Bill An excerpt from page 201 of her new book: Within minutes of Buckhead's original posting, Freepers began to repeat and embellish Buckhead's thoughts. Not surprisingly, they all agreed with him, they all agreed with one another, and they all agreed this should be pursued aggressively. Freethinkers they are not. The Freepers and their lockstep like-minded fellow travelers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim. CBS was like some sunburned, overweight Florida tourist with a cut foot, floundering and flapping...
  • Lashing Back Over the Memo Scandal

    11/09/2005 6:37:46 AM PST · by steve-b · 47 replies · 1,460+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/9/05 | Paul Farhi
    Mary Mapes is madder than a rained-out rooster, as her former boss, Dan Rather, might say. Mapes, the CBS producer who lost her job over last year's "60 Minutes II" story about President Bush's National Guard service, resurfaces with a reconstruction of that incident that savages just about everyone associated with it: conservative bloggers, the mainstream media, CBS and its chief executive, Leslie Moonves, the Texas Air National Guard, even a few members of the Dallas Cowboys of the early 1970s. And that's just in the first 40 pages of Mapes's wonkishly named but compellingly told tale of a byzantine...
  • Fake news raises doubts about what's real

    08/12/2005 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 22 replies · 1,279+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | Friday, August 12, 2005 | David B. Caruso (A.P.)
    NEW YORK -- With its official-looking BBC News banner, the Web site looked real enough, but the sick tale it told seemed too preposterous to be true. "Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight," blared the headline. An article followed about a circus-like spectacle that went awry and resulted in many deaths. The page was a hoax, but it exploded across the Internet. Soon it was being repeated by bloggers, radio show hosts and a few newspapers. The New York Post published the yarn in its "Weird but True" column on May 20. The episode was another in a string...
  • Did Lucy Ramirez Find The Downing Street Memos?(Fake, but accurate memos??)

    06/19/2005 6:53:54 AM PDT · by mabelkitty · 407 replies · 14,483+ views ^ | 6/19/05 | Captains Quarters
    The media and the Leftists have had a field day with the Downing Street memos that they claim imply that the Bush administration lied about the intelligence on WMD in order to justify the attack on Iraq. Despite the fact that none of the memos actually say that, none of them quote any officials or any documents, and that the text of the memos show that the British government worried about the deployment of WMD by Saddam against Coalition troops, Kuwait and/or Israel, the meme continues to survive. Until tonight, however, no one questioned the authenticity of the documents provided...
  • N. Korean Ship Carried 'Near-Perfect' Banknotes

    05/14/2005 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Jay Howard Smith · 47 replies · 2,171+ views
    The Chosin Ilbo ^ | 11 May 2005
    Japan’s Sankei Shimbun reported Wednesday high-quality so-called Super X counterfeit US$100 bills were brought into Japan in March by a North Korean freighter. The notes are high-quality forgeries capable of fooling even electronic counterfeit detectors. Sophisticated notes nicknamed Super K circulated in Southeast Asia in the 1990s, but the Super X is much more accurate. Japanese police said 10 of 7,100 US$100 bills brought in by the captain of North Korean freighter Lee Myong Su 7, which docked in Tottori Prefecture on March 23, were Super X counterfeits, according to the paper. The skipper told police he was given the...
  • Who Was the CBS Forger? - (Why no investigation?)

    04/14/2005 9:52:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 830+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 15, 2005 | SHERRIE GOSSETT
    Now that the brouhaha over Dan Rather's "Memogate" scandal is no longer front-and-center in the national media, one has to wonder why there's been no closure to the issue of the documents themselves. Bill Burkett, the supplier of the documents to CBS, changed his story on the source of the documents, ultimately claiming that one "Lucy Ramirez" gave them to him. No one even knows who Lucy Ramirez is, if she exists of if she's another figment of Burkett's imagination. Surely, a scoop on where the documents came from would be huge. Reporters, even those at CBS could be working...
  • Law Enforcement Unsure Forger of the CBS Memos Will Ever Face Prosecution

    03/09/2005 5:49:00 AM PST · by hinterlander · 21 replies · 3,173+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | March 9, 2005 | Robert Bluey
    As Dan Rather steps down as anchor of the CBS Evening News on Wednesday, the person who deceived him with fake memos on President Bush's National Guard service last fall remains at large, spared from even the threat of a federal or state investigation. Both federal and state felony statutes exist that give law enforcement authorities the ability to pursue the culprit. But neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor prosecutors in Texas have taken up the cause. A spokesman at the Justice Department told HUMAN EVENTS that federal officials
  • Mapes Plans Rathergate Book

    03/02/2005 5:15:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 860+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/2/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Fired CBS Rathergate producer Mary Mapes is planning a tell-all book that could blow the lid off the scandal that ended Dan Rather's tenure as "CBS Evening News" anchorman and destroyed the credibility of the once-golden "Tiffany" network. Mapes, who obtained documents on President Bush's National Guard record that turned out to be forged, "is preparing to shop a book proposal offering an inside account of what happened at CBS News during the memo scandal," reports the New York Observer. "The book will constitute Ms. Mapes’ defense against charges of journalistic misconduct," the paper says. Mapes' literary agent explained that...
  • Postmodern Moonbats,

    02/26/2005 7:10:21 AM PST · by Davis · 5 replies · 310+ views
    Trentino's Magazine ^ | February 26, 2005 | Trentino
    Is there enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Maurice Hinchey has deserted his constituents in upstate New York's 22nd Congressional District and trotted off to Cloud Cuckoo Land? I'm referring to the Maurice Hinchey who, while speaking on Social Security to a meeting in Ithaca last Saturday strolled off topic to assert that Karl Rove, Minister of Dirty Tricks for the Bush Administration, had forged and planted the Rathergate memos. Hinchey: They've had a very very direct, aggressive attack on the, on the media, and the way it's handled. Probably the most flagrant example of that is...
  • League blasts New York Times re Pius XII

    02/15/2005 7:33:57 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 2 replies · 389+ views ^ | Carl Limbacher
    February 15, 2005 League Blasts N.Y. Times re Pius XII A New York Times story smearing Pope Pius XII had about as much truth in it as the notorious "60 Minutes" Rathergate story that was based on forged documents, new facts show. The story in question is a piece in the Jan. 9 Times about an article in an Italian newspaper claiming to have uncovered a 1946 document implicating Pope Pius XII in a scheme not to return baptized Jewish children (who were hidden by the Vatican from the Nazis during the Holocaust) to their parents after the war. That...
  • Pat Buchanan: The criminal conspiracy to sink Bush

    01/17/2005 6:44:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 124 replies · 4,164+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/17/05 | Pat Buchanan
    At CBS, they still don't get it. The same holds true for the investigators of Dan Rather's "60 Minutes" report, which charged that George W. Bush, while in the Texas Air National Guard, used political pull to escape punishment for his insolent insubordination to a superior officer. For this story, at root, is about far more than just the blunders, deceptions and stonewalling of Rather, Mary Mapes and CBS. The real story is who was behind this criminal conspiracy to bring down a president of the United States, using fake and forged U.S. government documents, which is a felony. And...
  • How CBS' Big Story Fell Apart

    01/16/2005 6:23:28 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 54 replies · 2,653+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan 16, 2005 | James Rainey and Scott Gold
    Dan Rather was on the run, chasing big stories from New York to Florida to Texas and back to CBS headquarters in Manhattan. In less than a week: The Republican National Convention. A deadly hurricane. An interview for a blockbuster CBS investigation. Former President Clinton's open-heart surgery. [snip] Rather, 73, recalled somewhat vaguely that he had heard from his star producer that Burkett was a "straight-talking West Texan" with a reputation as a "truth teller." Had he turned to Google, though, the CBS anchorman would have found stories painting Burkett as something quite different: a highly controversial and disgruntled retired...
  • Bloggers' counter-revolution [Buckhead and Free Republic credited]

    01/14/2005 2:30:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 108 replies · 3,710+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2005 | By Phil Kent
    What's the newest word getting into the dictionary for the new year? Miriam Webster's editors announce it is "blog" — defined as "a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer." So hoist a glass to toast perhaps the most famous "blogger" of 2004 — a brilliant Atlanta lawyer nicknamed "Buckhead." He's the pajama-clad fellow, along with a follow-up host of other Internet truth seekers, who struck a telling blow at anchor Dan Rather and his CBS TV "60 Minutes II" by quickly analyzing and questioning the proportionally spaced fonts...
  • CBS tries to cop a plea

    01/11/2005 7:45:05 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 260+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    CBS News is undoubtedly hoping that release of the Thornburgh/Boccardi Report, with its embarrassing admissions, will satisfy critics enough that the Rathergate scandal will be allowed to disappear into dim memory. They are wrong. Many observers, our own Clarice Feldman included, have been impressed by the extent of the incompetence (and worse) CBS has admitted with this internal report. Some, like Jim Geraghty, of National review Online, are concerned that critics of CBS should appear reasonable, and praise what is praiseworthy, while asking for more information, as a matter of political strategy. Already, Washington Post writers Howard Kurtz and Dana...
  • What the CBS Report actually admits

    01/11/2005 7:40:44 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 304+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Clarice Feldman
    I, who never watch CBS News, spent yesterday afternoon, reading the lengthy Thornburgh/Boccardi Report. Within its considerable limitations, it is a fine, well-detailed view of the CBS TANG memo scandal. While it could have asked other questions, and utilized other investigative approaches (for example, analyzing the telephone records of various key individuals), given its methodology, it tells us quite a bit that is embarrassing to those who are paying for it. The Report reveals what most of us who don't watch network news already knew: CBS News is a shoddy operation all around, one more concerned with production values and...
  • Deconstructing the CBS Report

    01/11/2005 7:35:01 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 235+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    John Podhoretz does a great job unpacking and re-assembling the information in the CBS Report, to show that: Mapes was not "focused on any particular event or topic." In other words, she had nothing to go on. And yet on she went, searching for a "viable story line." Mapes was on a gigantic fishing expedition. She was trying to bag a president. She did so with the consent and support of her superiors. With that aim in mind, she partnered up with one Michael Smith, a Texas journalist. Smith told her he had a "tasty brisket of information" to share...

    01/10/2005 5:24:25 PM PST · by Swanks · 108 replies · 3,500+ views
    DRUDGEREPORT ^ | 1/10/99 | DRUDGE
    RATHER STAYS HOME; EXECUTIVES SPLIT; MOONVES LOOKS TOWARDS FUTURE *Exclusive** CBSNEWS veteran Don Hewitt called Dan Rather's disappearance from Monday's Evening News "really stupid" during a damage control meeting on Monday, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. One top source inside the CBS Broadcast Center claimed Rather was told to stay off the air on Monday, as a form of punishment! Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer was called in to anchor the damaged ship. CBS staffers were shocked Monday when CBS president Les Moonves suddenly tied Rather's upcoming resignation to the phony document flap, a departure from CBS's official storyline. Moonves...
  • Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks

    05/29/2002 10:46:33 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 541+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE
    ARIS, May 29 — Italian and German investigators have disclosed fresh information suggesting that hints of an attack involving aircraft and the United States were more widespread among European law enforcement agencies before Sept. 11 than previously suspected.The disclosures come after weeks in which the Bush administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which announced a shake-up today, have come under sharp criticism that they did not pay sufficient heed to signs of Al Qaeda plots in the United States that may have alerted them to the Sept. 11 attacks.A Central Intelligence Agency spokesman said today that before Sept....
  • Investigators Blast CBS for Rathergate

    01/10/2005 7:55:33 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 1,093+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/11/05 | Phil Brennan
    If you believe CBS’ report it was all producer Mary Mapes fault – Dan Rather was not much more than an innocent bystander in the scandal that now bears his name: "Rathergate." CBS would also have you believe there was no evidence that politics played a role in CBS airing of a story based on forged documents. CBS, for that matter, still won’t say the documents were forged. This last conclusion is convenient for CBS and the “independent” panel they appointed to investigate Rathergate. If the documents are forgeries -- which almost everyone agrees is the case -- there are...
  • FACTBOX: Celebrated U.S. Media Scandals

    01/10/2005 6:32:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,502+ views
    My Way News ^ | 1/10/05 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An independent report on Monday found a CBS News story about U.S. President Bush's National Guard service record was deeply flawed and came from the network's "myopic zeal" to be first with the news. CBS said it would fire four employees for their roles in the erroneous story, broadcast on Sept. 8, 2004, and would take steps to bolster its credibility. Following are some celebrated media scandals over inaccurate or fabricated stories. April 1981 -- The Washington Post relinquishes a Pulitzer Prize for a story written by Janet Cooke about "Jimmy," an 8-year-old heroin addict who...
  • CBS News urged: Get out of NYC!

    01/10/2005 5:58:33 PM PST · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 2,036+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/10/05 | WorldNetDaily
    In response to the release today of a report on CBS News' bogus story about President Bush's National Guard service, an organization that has pushed Americans to boycott the network urges executives there to shun New York and broadcast the evening news "from the heartland" of America. The panel probing the story found CBS News failed to follow basic journalistic principles in the preparation and reporting of the piece. Asked to resign were Senior Vice President Betsy West, who supervised CBS News primetime programs; "60 Minutes Wednesday" Executive Producer Josh Howard; and Howard's deputy, Senior Broadcast Producer Mary Murphy. The...
  • Mr. Heyward Goes to Washington (CBS Prez in Damage Control Mission to White House)

    01/02/2005 10:00:58 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 58 replies · 1,527+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable, ^ | January 3, 2005
    Let the fence-mending begin. According to a Broadcasting & Cable source in Washington, D.C., CBS News president Andrew Heyward, along with Washington bureau chief Janet Leissner, recently met with White House communications director Dan Bartlett, in part to repair chilly relations with the Bush administration.CBS News’ popularity at the White House—never high to begin with—plunged further in the wake of Dan Rather’s discredited 60 Minutes story on George Bush’s National Guard service.An incentive for making nice is the impending report from the two-member panel investigating CBS's use of now-infamous documents for the 60 Minutes piece.Heyward was “working overtime to convince Bartlett that neither...
  • Forgery: Museums urged to take a new look at Bible-era relics

    01/01/2005 3:03:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 847+ views
    Experts advised world museums to re-examine their Bible-era relics after Israel indicted four collectors and dealers on charges of forging items thought to be some of the most important artifacts discovered in recent decades. The indictments issued Wednesday labeled many such "finds" as fakes, including two that had been presented as the biggest biblical discoveries in the Holy Land - the purported burial box of Jesus' brother James and a stone tablet with written instructions by King Yoash on maintenance work at the ancient Jewish Temple. Shuka Dorfman, the head of the Israel Antiquities Authority, said that the scope of...
  • A Scoop Regarding the Rathergate Report and CBS News

    12/22/2004 9:20:57 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 29 replies · 2,394+ views
    National Review Magazine ^ | 12/22/04 GMT | Jim Geharty
    A little biride familiar with discussions at CBS News tells me that the network suits will announced Dan Rather's replacement the day they release the report about the faked memos. I guess the aim is to distract from the bad news by creating two headlines instead og just one.
  • The inglorious exit of CBS anchorman Dan Rather

    11/29/2004 1:07:51 PM PST · by Snapple · 8 replies · 641+ views
    ....Rather’s abrupt departure is the latest in a long line of actions taken by media conglomerates in recent years bowing to objections from the government or from corporate, military or intelligence interests to any serious investigation of the practices of the American ruling elite....
  • Newcomer on the Hailey Connection (Rathergate Alert)

    10/07/2004 2:23:16 PM PDT · by freespirited · 4 replies · 513+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 10/7/04 | Charles Johnson
    Wired News comes out clearly in favor of Utah state professor David Hailey in an article portraying him as a victim of a “mob:” Wired News: Prof Pursued by Mob of Bloggers. Hailey is the professor of creative writing who created an “analysis” of the fraudulent CBS Killian memos, arguing against all evidence that a typewriter could have produced them even though Hailey’s own examples are not typewritten. Now Dr. Joseph M. Newcomer, a typography expert who holds several patents on desktop publishing technology, has drafted an absolutely crushing review of David Hailey’s work: The Hailey Connection. Dr. Newcomer emailed...
  • Why Are Faked Forgeries Still On Kerry's "Official" Site And How Did They Get There?

    10/07/2004 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Tacis · 11 replies · 850+ views
    10/7/04 | Tacis
    One of the pages on Kerry's site is called "John Kerry's Official Naval Records" ( As of 10/5/04, three sections of this page, "Military Service Awards," "Bronze Star," and "Silver Star" contained fake, forged documents.Why are these documents on this site, who put them there, what does Kerry know about them and why has no one vigorously pursued this obvious dishonesty and misrepresentation? Kerry is lying on his "Offical" site and, since it reflects on everything he says, must be explained.There are actually, THREE forged documents on this "Official" mendacious site. All purport to be signed by Secretary of the...
  • John Kerry, the DNC and the 527 Connections

    09/30/2004 2:11:05 PM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 3 replies · 819+ views
    The Citizen Journal ^ | 09/27/04 | Robin Mullins Boys
    Media Pushes Fictions over Facts By Robin Boyd Posted On September 27, 2004 @ 09:58 PM EST [Post Comment] The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth were the focus for crucial weeks of the 2004 Presidential Campaign. Day after day, Democrats decried the use of “partisan money” to fund the Swifties’ ads, calling on President Bush to denounce the partisan attack against John Kerry. John Edwards called on the President to stop hiding behind what he called a “front group.” The media’s search for Bush/Cheney connections to the Swift Boat vets was also relentless, and it is a study in media...
  • Forgeries More Interesting Than Facts

    09/29/2004 6:35:25 PM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 2 replies · 493+ views ^ | 9/29/04 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    Forgeries More Interesting Than Facts By Robin Mullins Boyd September 29, 2004 The appearance of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in the 2004 Presidential Campaign has caused quite an uproar. The Democrats decried the use of partisan money to fund the Swift Boat ads. They have called on President Bush to denounce the partisan attack against John Kerry. John Edwards called on the President to "stop hiding behind a front group". The media's search for Bush/Cheney connections to the Swift Boat vets has been relentless. The media has been so focused on uncovering anything that could possibly damage the...
  • Schieffer: Rathergate 'a Terrible Blow' to CBS's Credibility

    09/28/2004 6:02:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 61 replies · 2,508+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/28/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Longtime CBS newsman and "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer said Monday that the Rathergate forged document scandal has been "a terrible blow" to the network's credibility. "I love CBS. I love the people who work here. This is a terrible blow to all of us," Schieffer told the ABC Radio network's Sean Hannity. "It's hurt us in two ways," Schieffer said. "Clearly, it's hurt our credibility. But it's also like somebody just came up and kicked us in the stomach. It's hurt us emotionally." The top CBS newsman made his comments as the latest ratings for the CBS "Evening...