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  • 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.
  • William Killian, the DoJ Official Leading #Chattanooga Jihad Shooting, Previously Vowed to

    07/16/2015 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/16/15 | Pamela Geller
    “We are treating this as an act of domestic terrorism,” said Bill Killian, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. U.S. Attorney William C. Killian said. However, Killian said that the investigation would bear out precisely what kind of crime this was, and he cautioned people not to get caught up in the label. (Washington Post) How ironic that it is Bill Killian – who was the most reluctant official to speak at today’s press conference. William Killian is the Department of Justice official who vowed to criminalize social postings on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in 'Truth'

    07/09/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 100 replies
    Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The book, written by Rather's producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents that turned out to be forgeries. - See more at:
  • DOJ: Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Could Violate Law

    06/05/2013 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | June 4, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. attorney in Tennessee said that it's possible that some inflammatory criticism of Muslims posted on social networking sites could violate federal civil rights laws. “We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected,” U.S. attorney Bill Killian told the Tullahoma News last week. “This is also to inform the public about what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.” Killian, along with an FBI agent, are expected to attend a meeting Tuesday in Manchester, Tenn. hosted by a local Muslim group to...
  • Forum on civil rights sparks protest rally for free speech

    06/04/2013 9:16:59 PM PDT · by radu · 21 replies
    News2 - WKRN-TV - Nashville ^ | June 4, 2013 | Heather Jensen
    MANCHESTER, Tenn. - Hundreds gathered to rally against a forum scheduled to discuss American Muslim civil rights. The group came armed with messages and signs about First Amendment rights and free speech after hearing about the open forum through talk radio and social media. The forum was described by Bill Killian, U.S. Attorney of East Tennessee and guest speaker, as an educational effort about civil rights laws as they relate to freedom of religion, specifically the Muslim religion. The forum also informed the public of the federal laws regarding civil rights and the consequences of violating those laws. However, critics...
  • Still at it: Dan Rather insists Bush’s National Guard service in question (with Video)

    04/30/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    The ^ | 4-30-2012 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been nearly eight years since Dan Rather’s long career at CBS came to a close after he ran a story that could have derailed President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection. Instead, the story about Bush’s supposedly questionable National Guard service wound up giving the media a black eye after some of the documents used to in the report turned out to be fake. Nonetheless, Rather is still at it, making the case that he was in the right and that the only reason he was forced out at CBS was because of pressure from his corporate superiors. Rather made...
  • Case of baby left outside goes to court (newborn in plastic bag, dropped out window)

    12/11/2008 6:02:01 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 655+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 12/11/08 | Edward Lewis
    BERWICK (PA)– A lawyer for a woman who is accused of endangering her newborn girl by placing the infant outdoors in frigid temperatures said he plans to investigate her confession to police. Jennifer Lynn Killian, 23, of Berwick, was arrested Nov. 27 shortly after she allegedly admitted to investigators that she placed her newborn in a plastic bag and set the bag outside her Garfield Avenue home minutes after she gave birth on Nov. 22. Police said Killian agreed to the interview with investigators after she was read her Miranda warnings. “I’m aware of the fact that there is a...
  • Berwick woman arrested in abandoned infant investigation (newborn left in bag on porch)

    11/27/2008 4:37:38 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 14 replies · 739+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes Barre, PA) ^ | 11/27/08 | Edward Lewis
    BERWICK (PA)- Police allege a 23-year old woman abandoned her newborn infant girl outside her home early Saturday morning. Jennifer Lynn Killian, of Garfield Avenue, who was born in Kingston, was charged with felony counts of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child, and a misdemeanor count of recklessly endangering another person. She was arraigned early Thursday morning by District Judge Marvin Shrawder in Danville and jailed at the Columbia County Prison for lack of $1 million dollars, police said. Police linked the infant girl to Killian through DNA. According to the criminal complaint: Killian gave birth to...
  • Mary Mapes: In Defense Of Dan Rather

    06/07/2006 8:58:30 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 44 replies · 1,587+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Mary Mapes
    (NOTE TO FReaders. I would not normally alter the basic article, but it so full of delusional thoughts and outright lines that direct attribution is needed so FReader will see what is being references, much like DUmmie Funnies from PJ Comix) STORY FOLLOWS By Mary Mapes My first thought when I read the NY Post's latest Page Six item on Dan Rather was that Dan must have missed a hush money payment or something. Reading on, I realized this was actually an opening publicity volley for a new book, one that is probably guaranteed a small but ready readership. (IT...
  • 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...
  • The CBS Whitewash (The coverup continues)

    01/14/2005 7:34:57 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 3,988+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 24, 2005 | Jonathan V. Last
    LAST SEPTEMBER, CBS NEWS president Andrew Heyward promised a full accounting within "weeks, not months" of his network's attempt to pass off as genuine four fraudulent memos about President Bush's long-ago service in the Texas Air National Guard. Last Monday--nearly four months later--CBS released its report.Compiled by independent investigators Dick Thornburgh and Louis D. Boccardi, the 224-page document looked thorough enough, and its executive summary contained some bracing language. The 60 Minutes Wednesday segment shown on September 8, 2004, suffered from "considerable and fundamental deficiencies." Its producers had "failed miserably" to authenticate the purported memos from Col. Jerry Killian that...
  • Our View: False letter on Bush draft should not have appeared

    10/06/2004 7:55:45 AM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 29 replies · 2,981+ views
    Duluth News-Tribune ^ | 10/6/04 | editorial staff
    A letter that appeared in Tuesday's News Tribune suggested that the Bush administration was behind an attempt to reinstate the draft. As evidence, the writer cited by number two bills in the Senate and House and urged readers to write their representatives opposing them. In fact, there are no Republican-sponsored bills concerning the draft, and the two measures requiring conscription of all young adults, rich and poor, were sponsored by Democrats in early 2003 as a tactic against the then-impending war. Specifically, co-sponsor Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington wrote: "If we need to reinstate the draft in order to make...
  • CBS still running fake Guard memos!

    10/06/2004 9:36:36 AM PDT · by wm_tate · 8 replies · 864+ views ^ | 10/06/04 | wm_tate
    Weeks after the memos used in their hit piece on president Bush were proved false, CBS is still running the fake National Guard memo story on its web site. (More)
  • Authorities consider probing National Guard memos given to CBS

    10/06/2004 8:19:21 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies · 625+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | Oct 06, 2004 | JACK DOUGLAS JR. AND TONI HEINZL
    FORT WORTH, Texas - (KRT) - Fifty-one members of Congress have requested an investigation into the suspected forgery of memos used by CBS to report on President Bush's service in the National Guard. Kathy Colvin, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, said Tuesday that federal officials were "still consulting" with the Justice Department in Washington and that no decision had been made on whether to launch an investigation. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, have also been asked to look into the matter by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, in a letter signed by him and other Republicans...
  • Forgery Report Sent to the CBS Independent Review Panel. Also, now available for download.

    10/05/2004 3:11:51 PM PDT · by dickmc · 21 replies · 2,369+ views
    Thanks to all of you who worked on, and who contributed info to, the CBS 60 Minutes Document Forgery Report. And a particular thanks to the Working Group who stood up and signed the cover letter to CBS and to the CBS Independent Review Panel. The report has now been sent to both CBS and the CBS Independent Review Panel. It may be downloaded here as a MSWord97 document or here as a pdf. You are free to download it and to use it as you see fit. However, having said that: The "CBS 60 Minutes Document Forgery Project Working...
  • Moore Was Given Phony Guard Documents

    10/04/2004 3:03:42 PM PDT · by · 65 replies · 2,306+ views
    Michael Moore said last night in a q&a following a speech at the University of Central Arkansas that he was given the same documents that CBS used in its original TexANG story but that he turned them down for inclusion in Farenheit 9/11 because he and his staff did not think they were authentic. We talked with four university officials who were present at the event and they all said that Moore said this. He will be speaking at the University of Florida in Gainesville tonight if someone wants to ask him if it was Bill Burkett who gave them...
  • Fact Checking the Boston Globe in Advance (Utah State Professor/Expert Cannot Replicate Rather Memo)

    10/01/2004 8:13:30 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 17 replies · 1,340+ views
    Wizbang ^ | 9/30/04
    The blogosphere is all abuzz that there might be an authoritative expert by the name of David Hailey Jr. Phd. who may have proven that the CBS documents are legit. The Boston Globe is so excited that they are getting ready to run with the story.Dr. Hailey attempted to copy the work of reproducing the document on a typewriter.Supposedly the top line is the CBS memo and the bottom line is a 1970's typewriter font.But there appears to be a problem..First I downloaded the pdf file of his analysis. Then I went to page 9 and zoom in on the...
  • Fact Checking the Boston Globe - in Advance (Utah Professor's Study of CBS Memos Exposed as Fraud)

    09/30/2004 3:27:49 PM PDT · by mojito · 70 replies · 2,362+ views
    Wizbang ^ | 09/30/04 | Paul
    Fact Checking the Boston Globe - in Advance The blogosphere is abuzz that there might be an authoritative expert by the name of David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D. who might have proven the CBS documents are legit. The Boston Globe is so excited they are getting ready to run with it. I hope they do. Dr. Hailey is a liar, a fraud and a charlatan. And I have the goods. He attempted to copy Charles' work of reproducing the document on a typewriter. Supposedly, the top line is the CBS memo and the bottom line a 1970's era typewriter. But...
  • Rather Forgery Update: Hailey typewriter, Killian's secretary "th" found, Report release plan.

    09/29/2004 4:24:33 PM PDT · by dickmc · 49 replies · 3,840+ views
    The CBS Memo Forgery Report has now covers the recent Hailey "typewriter could do it" posting and Killian's secretary interview from the Dallas Morning News. Interestingly, the reported Olympia typewriter may well have been able to do a ligature "th" according to a previously unnoted post on the net at for September 11 at 1:27 A.M. However, as pointed out in the Report, the Olympia could not do proportional typing. A link to the Report's updated final draft is shown at the end of this article. Rather than take your time with all the areas covered in detail, only...
  • Bush memos not faked?

    09/29/2004 2:03:14 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 164 replies · 6,282+ views
    ABSTRACT The following evidence from a forensic examination of the Bush memos indicates that they were typed on a typewriter: 1. The specific font used is from a typewriter family in common use since 1905 and a typewriter capable of producing the spacing has been available since 1944. 2. The characters “e,” “t,” “s,” and “a” show indications of physical damage and/or wear consistent with a well used typewriter. 3. The characters that are seldom used show no signs of damage or wear. 4. The quality of individual characters is inconsistent throughout the memos beyond expectations from photocopying and/or digitizing...
  • Toward Identifying The Font Used in The Bush Memos (POOF That they are real....NOT!)

    09/26/2004 7:20:50 AM PDT · by OSHA · 89 replies · 4,815+ views
    Interactive Media Research Laboratory ^ | Unknown | David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D.
    The following evidence from a forensic examination of the Bush memos indicates that they were typed on a typewriter: 1. The specific font used is from a typewriter family in common use since 1905 and a typewriter capable of producing the spacing has been available since 1944. 2. The characters “e,” “t,” “s,” and “a” show indications of physical damage and/or wear consistent with a well used typewriter. 3. The characters that are seldom used show no signs of damage or wear. 4. The quality of individual characters is inconsistent throughout the memos beyond expectations from photocopying and/or digitizing but...
  • Get ready for the October surprises (more on CBS Rathergate & Kerry campaign connection)

    09/25/2004 8:21:30 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 48 replies · 2,403+ views
    World Magazine ^ | Sept. 25, 2004 | Bob Jones
    POLITICS: Staff shake-ups. Debate one-liners. Unsubstantiated rumors. Dirty tricks. Terrorism. It must be October, and this must be an ­election year. "I called the guy,"(Burkett) Mr. Lockhart admitted to The Wall Street Journal. "We talked for three or four minutes about the swift-boat controversy. He believed our response was inadequate, that Kerry should push back about the Vietnam experience. I thanked him for his advice. End of the story." But it wasn't quite the end. Mike McCurry, another Kerry adviser, later said Mr. Lockhart told campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill about the conversation, and she, in turn, relayed it to...
  • New Product -- Microsoft Forger (HUMOR)

    09/24/2004 10:04:08 PM PDT · by zot · 6 replies · 595+ views
    Splendor of Truth ^ | 12 Sept 2004 | Jeff Miller
    Click on this link to see a full description of a new software product especially designed for c-BS, DNC, Kerry Kampaign and similar users.
  • Did Kerry's Camp Know About the Memos?

    09/24/2004 1:39:48 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 17 replies · 1,413+ views
    Human Events ^ | Sept. 24, 2004 | David Freddoso
    As he described it, Bill Burkett was sick of the Kerry campaign's sheer ineptitude. A member of the Progressive Populist Caucus of the Texas Democratic Party and a retired Army National Guardsman, he became incensed as he watched his candidate's credibility suffer from TV ads sponsored by Swift Boat veterans, while Kerry and his staff bungled their responses. Burkett wanted to do something about it, and believed he had the means to do it. But Kerry's people weren't listening. In an Internet posting, he candidly wrote that he waded through "seven layers of bureaucratic kids trying to get a job...
  • Frrepers: Who typed the memos?

    09/24/2004 11:22:37 AM PDT · by Evilscott · 31 replies · 463+ views
    We need to put some collective brainpower together! Who typed up the fake Killian memos? I don't think it was Burkett, here's why: 1) He would have done it years ago, and 2) The memo format was incorrect. Since he has been liveing and breathing this paperwork for years, he would not have created new ones with the incorrect format. I think the Kery camp/DNC kids typed them and laundered them to Burkett knowing Mapes was circling overhead. What do you think?
  • William Safire: Duping of CBS journalists was more than a 'dirty trick' (it's a crime)

    09/23/2004 7:17:00 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 32 replies · 2,158+ views
    Star Tribune/NY Times ^ | Sept. 24, 2004 | William Safire
    Whoever, having devised any scheme or artifice to defraud transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. --- U.S. Criminal Code, Chapter 63, Section 1343. That was no mere "dirty trick"; it could be a violation of the U.S. criminal code. If the artifice had not been revealed by sharp-eyed bloggers, a national election could have been swung by a blatant falsehood. Who...
  • Aiming at Bush, but felling Rather

    09/23/2004 7:05:03 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 23 replies · 1,326+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sept. 24, 2004 | Daniel Schorr
    WASHINGTON – Bill Burkett of Baird, Texas, will have a prominent place in the annals of political trickery. He'll be remembered as the one who aimed at President Bush and felled the mighty Dan Rather and "60 Minutes." Who could've contrived this hoax? Suspicions settled on Mr. Burkett, himself a former Guard officer with a lively hatred of President Bush. With a sinking feeling, Rather and staff, who'd worked long and hard at developing the "scoop," realized they'd been had. Rather flew to Texas and strong-armed Burkett into an interview confessing all - almost all. He said he'd worked in...
  • Once Upon A Time A Memo Appeared

    09/23/2004 12:09:08 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 5 replies · 891+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept. 23, 2004 | Steve Chapman
    Once upon a time, a memo appeared ... The untold story of Bush vs. Kerry as told by Karl Rove--even though he'll probably claim he had nothing to do with anything written below Published September 23, 2004 Memo To: John Kerry, Republican mole From: Karl Rove, White House political adviser I just wanted to let you know that the game plan is working perfectly. By all logic, President Bush should be packing boxes for his move back to Crawford, Texas, by now. He's got a sluggish economy, Iraq is turning into such a disaster that even Republicans accuse the president...
  • Killian's Son Demands Apology From CBS (To Family & Pres. Bush)

    09/22/2004 10:41:02 AM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 1,256+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 9/22/04 | Carl Limbacher
    The son of the late Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, who was President Bush's commander in the National Guard, is demanding that Dan Rather and CBS News make a public apology to his family for airing forged documents bearing his father's name after he tried to wave them off the story. "I'd like to see an apology, not only to the family but to President Bush," Gary Killian told "Hannity & Colmes" co-host Alan Colmes on Tuesday. "All Dan Rather has done is apologize to his viewers," he told Sean Hannity. "He hasn't apologized for trashing the reputation of my...
  • First, Find the Forger

    09/21/2004 9:21:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 86 replies · 2,083+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 22, 2004 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    OP-ED COLUMNIST Whoever, having devised any scheme or artifice to defraud transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. " U.S. Criminal Code, Chapter 63, Section 1343. WASHINGTON — At the root of what is today treated as an embarrassing blunder by duped CBS journalists may turn out to be a felony by its faithless sources. Some person or persons conceived a scheme...
  • MS Word's Thesarus: Killian

    09/22/2004 2:25:35 AM PDT · by Mudcat · 1 replies · 459+ views
    9/22/04 | mudcat
    Open MS Word (I use Word 97, don't know if this works with other versions) Type "Killian" Run the thesarus You'll get the following (in order): Kill time Kill yourself Kill yourself laughing
  • CBS Faces New Charges Over Discredited Bush Report

    09/21/2004 3:17:21 PM PDT · by kattracks · 209 replies · 11,527+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/21/04 | Greg Frost
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News faced new charges of journalistic impropriety on Tuesday, a day after the network said it regretted using questionable documents in a report challenging President Bush (news - web sites)'s military service. At issue was a report in USA Today that the source of the documents gave them to CBS only after the network agreed to arrange a conversation between the source and the presidential campaign of Bush's opponent, Democratic Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites). Experts in media ethics said if the report were true, CBS may have overstepped the boundary between journalism...
  • Roger stone - Republican Operative - Behind CBS Forged Docs?

    09/21/2004 4:17:37 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 114 replies · 4,975+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2004 | Fredric Dicker
    The hot rumor in New York political circles has Roger Stone, the longtime GOP activist, as the source for Dan Rather's dubious Texas Air National Guard "memos." The irony would be delicious, since Rather became famous confronting President Nixon, in whose service a very young Stone became associated with political "dirty tricks." Reached at his Florida home, Stone had no comment.
  • WHAT THE KERRY CAMP SAID ABOUT THE CBS MEMOS (lots of damning quotes)

    09/21/2004 9:54:29 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 101 replies · 3,395+ views
    Kerry Spot/NRO ^ | 9/22/04 | jim geraghty
    Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt is circulating a list of quotes from the Kerry campaign denying any involvement with the memos, and a quote from Joe Lockhart telling George Stephanopoulos that he had nothing to do with them. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos reported that Lockhart denied having “Anything to do with these documents.” STEPHANOPOULOS: “I should say, just before we got on the air, Joe Lockhart of the Kerry campaign denies that the Kerry campaign had anything to do with these documents. Another Kerry researcher says they learned about them on television.” (ABC’s “Good Morning America,” 9/10/04) Lockhart Said He Spoke...
  • Killian Family Wants Apology From CBS

    09/21/2004 4:20:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 56 replies · 2,204+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 9/21/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Gary Killian of Houston, son of the late Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, a Texas Air National Guard commander over Bush in the early 1970s says CBS owes his family an apology for airing false documents attributed to his father, according to a report in the Kansas City Star. Gary Killian, who once served in the Guard with his father, said he first questioned the validity of parts of the memos -- then later became convinced they were all fakes. Killian admits he is angry with CBS: "Do I take it personally? Yes. I think, first of all, CBS and Dan...
  • Rather issues apology

    09/21/2004 2:52:00 AM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 900+ views
    Newsday, AP ^ | 21SEP04 | VERNE GAY AND THOMAS FRANK STAFF WRITERS; The Associated Press contributed to this story
    "Lockhart, the second Kerry ally to confirm contact with Burkett, said he made the call at the suggestion of CBS producer Mary Mapes. . . Yesterday's action comes 12 days after CBS reported that Mapes had obtained memos from the files of Lt. Col. Jerry Killian..."
  • Evidence that CBS News 60 Minutes II is guilty of malice and intent to defraud update 2

    09/20/2004 8:30:40 PM PDT · by charleston1 · 506+ views
    9/20/04 | charleston1
    Update at the bottom: On September 15th, CBS News issued a three-page news release. CBS was still standing by its National Guard story in the wake of an article by ABC News about previously unknown document examiners hired by CBS, having doubts about the Killian documents they had been hired to review. I wrote an article in follow-up to that ABC News story exposing CBS for deliberately withholding the fact that they had more than four documents. It was entitled “Evidence that CBS News 60 Minutes II is guilty of malice and intent to defraud” and posted it here the...

    09/20/2004 8:09:36 PM PDT · by conservativecorner · 125 replies · 4,861+ views
    National Review ^ | Sept. 20, 2004 | jim geraghty
    A spit-take scoop from USA Today: CBS arranged for a confidential source to talk with Joe Lockhart, a top aide to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, after the source provided the network with the now-disputed documents about President Bush's service in the Texas National Guard. Lockhart, the former press secretary to President Clinton, said a female producer talked to him about the 60 Minutes program a few days before it aired on Sept. 8. She gave Lockhart a telephone number and asked him to call Bill Burkett, a former Texas National Guard officer who gave CBS the documents. Lockhart couldn't...
  • CBS: Bush Memo Story A 'Mistake'

    09/20/2004 3:42:40 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 76 replies · 1,958+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/20/04 | Dan Rather
    CBS/AP) CBS News said Monday it cannot prove the authenticity of documents used in a 60 Minutes story about President Bush's National Guard service and that airing the story was a "mistake" that CBS regretted. CBS News Anchor Dan Rather, the reporter of the original story, apologized. CBS News claimed a source had misled the network on the documents' origins. The network pledged "an independent review of the process by which the report was prepared and broadcast to help determine what actions need to be taken." In a statement, CBS said former Texas Guard official Bill Burkett "has acknowledged that...
  • Tony Coelho Admits on Hardball that the DNC Had Forged Memos Before CBS News Saw Them

    09/20/2004 7:31:34 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 175 replies · 7,116+ views
    Tony Coelho admitted on Hardball tonight that the DNC had the memos before CBS but that they didn't use them because they realized that the documents were probably fake. 'He did not come to us, we went to him and asked for the documents.'Who told CBS/DNC that Burkett had the documents?I TiVo'ed and watched it again, Surreal.
  • CBS Statement on "Rather-Gate" (Finally)

    09/20/2004 4:37:06 PM PDT · by Angry Republican · 8 replies · 1,356+ views
    CBS News ^ | Sept 20, 2004 | CBS News
    (CBS) Below is the text of the CBS News statement on its use of documents purportedly written by President Bush's National Guard commander: Bill Burkett, in a weekend interview with CBS News Anchor and Correspondent Dan Rather, has acknowledged that he provided the now-disputed documents used in the Sept. 8 "60 Minutes Wednesday" report on President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. Burkett, a retired National Guard lieutenant colonel, also admits that he deliberately misled the CBS News producer working on the report, giving her a false account of the documents’ origins to protect a promise of confidentiality...
  • Burkett Says He Did Not 'Totally Mislead' CBS

    09/20/2004 4:38:32 PM PDT · by kattracks · 88 replies · 2,644+ views ^ | 9/20/04 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - The same day that CBS News and veteran anchor Dan Rather issued an apology for the controversy over airing faulty documents that criticized President Bush's National Guard service, a source at the center of the issue insisted he did not "totally mislead" the network. Rather and the network said in a statement earlier that former Texas National Guard official Bill Burkett had acknowledged that he provided the documents and "deliberately misled the CBS News producer working on the report, giving her a false account of the documents' origins to protect a promise of confidentiality to the actual source."...
  • CBS Documents and the Kerry Collapse

    09/20/2004 5:31:39 PM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 1,602+ views ^ | 9/20/04 | David Thibault
    Twelve days had passed since the original "60 Minutes 2" segment aired, using purported documents to show President Bush gaining preferential treatment and shirking official orders more than 30 years ago with the Texas Air National Guard. And by Monday, when CBS News President Andrew Heyward finally conceded that the network could not "prove that the documents are authentic," no one, save for the most desperate Kerry partisans was clinging to the hope that the documents were real. Even left-wing media manipulators such as the John Podesta/David Brock "Media Matters" had shifted their argument away from a defense of the...
  • Is 'Rathergate' a Watershed Moment for U.S. Media?

    09/20/2004 5:33:17 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 65 replies · 2,925+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 20, 2004 | Arthur Spiegelman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Internet bloggers have drawn blood and American journalism may never be the same. To hear some press experts tell it, CBS's admission on Monday that it was duped into using questionable documents about President Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam War was a watershed moment brought on by a small army of Internet-based commentators known as bloggers. Their insistence, from the moment that CBS aired its report almost two weeks ago, that the documents were fake turned the question into a national issue ending with Rather, CBS and the American media establishment in a state...
  • Rathergate: Bursting the Liberal Bubble

    09/20/2004 6:59:42 PM PDT · by GaryL · 16 replies · 1,393+ views
    The George Washington University Hatchet ^ | Spetember 20, 2004 | Gary J. Livacari
    Column: Rathergate: Bursting the Liberal bubble By Gary Livacari Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 Article Tools: Page 1 of 2 September 8, 2004: A day that will forevermore be remembered as Rathergate, or more precisely, "Blathergate." It is the day that marks Dan Rather's scurrilous, vindictive attempt to undermine the surging presidency of George W. Bush and save the ill-fated Kerry campaign. Dan Rather is, yet again, going down and going down fast. This blind, unabashed partisan is certainly familiar with disgrace and embarrassment, but this time he is taking CBS and the "mainstream" media down with him. "Blathergate" has...
  • Producer of CBS CALLED Joe Lockhart

    09/20/2004 6:31:25 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 30 replies · 1,021+ views
    FOX News | Fox News
    Fox just announce, on Hannity and Colmes that Mapes the Producer of the Bush hit piece called Joe Lockhart BEFORE they went to air with this and talked to him about it and to get advise!
  • Commander's family calls for CBS apology for flawed report

    FORT WORTH, Texas - (KRT) - The son of a late commander in the Texas Air National Guard said Monday that CBS owes his family an apology for airing documents - now believed to be false - that purportedly were of his father criticizing President Bush's service as a young man in the Guard. "I'm not surprised," said Gary Killian of Houston. Earlier in the day, CBS issued a statement saying it was a "mistake, which we deeply regret," to use four memos that allegedly came from Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, a Guard commander over Bush in the early 1970s....
  • Caption Dan Rather on the SeeBS Evening News (9/20/04)

    09/20/2004 5:47:20 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 59 replies · 1,940+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos | September 20, 2004
  • AP: Lockhart admits to calling phony memo source Burkett

    09/20/2004 5:29:07 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 114 replies · 3,238+ views
    AP ^ | 9/20/04 | staff
    <p>AP: Lockhart admits to calling phony memo source Burkett at CBS producer Mary Mapes' behest three days before show aired Details to come......</p>