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  • Truth Film - Box Office

    10/18/2015 5:42:03 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 35 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | October 18, 2015 | Staff
    Domestic Total as of Oct. 18, 2015: $76,646
  • CBS Bans Ads for Dan Rather Movie 'Truth'

    10/16/2015 11:01:52 AM PDT · by abb · 76 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 16, 2015 | Associated Press
    CBS has refused to run advertising for Truth, the film starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford that revisits a painful episode in the network's past involving a discredited 2004 news story on former President George W. Bush's military service record. CBS has denounced the movie, which opens Friday, as a disservice to the public and journalists. Redford plays Dan Rather in Truth, with Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes. Together, they were behind a 60 Minutes II story that questioned Bush's Vietnam War-era commitment to service in the Texas Air National Guard. But CBS apologized for the story after documents used...

    10/15/2015 8:32:47 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 30 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2015 | Harry MacDougald (BuckHead)
    The film “Truth” will be released commercially later this month to retell the Rathergate scandal from the perspective of Mary Mapes. The film is based on Mapes’s almost laughable 2005 Rathergate memoir. The left routinely seeks to rewrite even yesterday’s news; events eleven years ago, when Mapes committed her misconduct, have now attained the status of ancient history. John and I therefore sought to reiterate the basic facts of the Rathergate scandal in the Weekly Standard article “Rather shameful.” Our article is intended to constitute Rathergate 101. Now comes Atlanta attorney Harry MacDougald — the pseudonymous “Buckhead” — to give...
  • Rather Shameful

    10/15/2015 4:41:28 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 29 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 12, 2015 | JOHN H. HINDERAKER AND SCOTT W. JOHNSON
    When CBS’s 60 Minutes Wednesday broadcast its lead story—reported by Dan Rather and produced by Mary Mapes—on the evening of September 8, 2004, it was given the anodyne title “For the Record,” as though it constituted little more than a disinterested historical footnote. In reality, the story was a bold fabrication about President George W. Bush’s long-ago service in the Texas National Guard, intended to damage him in his campaign for reelection against John Kerry. Within hours of the broadcast, after CBS News posted online PDF copies of four memos highlighted in the segment, the story began to fall apart...
  • Dan Rather claims that his Fraudulent Story on George Bush was "True" on the Today Show

    10/14/2015 8:47:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Matt Lauer pushes a rewrite of history with the movie "Truth".  On the Today Show, at about 08:44 central time, Lauer gave discredited Dan Rather the opportunity to rewrite history.   Lauer shamelessly promots the movie based on the book written by Mary Mapes, who uncritically accepted the fraud that advanced the narrative she was promoting. Rather made the outrageous claim that the story that he promoted to stop President George Bush's re-election bid was "true".   It echoes his response at the time that the fraudulent documents that he used in his attempt to discredit President "Dubya" Bush were...
  • Mary Mapes Can't Handle the Truth in 'Truth' Trailer

    09/24/2015 12:02:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "You Can't Handle the Truth!!!" ---A Few Good Men.Apparently former CBS producer Mary Mapes can't handle the truth at least according to her portrayal by actress Cate Blanchett in the newly released movie trailer for the upcoming fictional movie "Truth." I say fictional because Mapes in the film somehow maintains the truth of her story about George W. Bush getting favorable treatment in the Texas Air National Guard based on documents that were proven to be forgeries.
  • TIFF: Dan Rather Chokes Up at 'Truth' Premiere, Praises Film for Accuracy

    09/13/2015 4:32:58 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 73 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12 SEP 2015 | Etan Vlessing
    "A film called 'Truth' should be accurate," the iconic CBS news anchor said of director James Vanderbilt’s movie about his 2006 exit and the events leading to it. Iconic CBS news anchor Dan Rather on Saturday praised the Robert Redford-starring Rathergate movie Truth for its accuracy and performances ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. "Naturally I was pleased, and pleasantly surprised. This film is very accurate. A film called Truth should be accurate," Rather told the Hollywood Reporter during a pre-screening party. James Vanderbilt's movie centers on Rather's 2006 exit from CBS after a 60 Minutes...
  • 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:
  • Dan Rather loses bid in CBS lawsuit

    01/14/2010 3:16:07 PM PST · by TankerKC · 24 replies · 810+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | Matea Gold
    Reporting from New York - Dan Rather's protracted legal fight with CBS ended Tuesday when New York state's highest court declined to hear the anchor's motion to reinstate his $70-million lawsuit against his longtime employer. Rather was hoping the court would breathe new life into his suit alleging breach of contract and fraud against CBS that a state appellate court had dismissed in September. But the Court of Appeals denied Rather's motion without comment
  • (Vanity) Bush Administration: CBS News Is a Political Opponent

    10/12/2009 6:07:22 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies · 1,687+ views
    March 5, 2005
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bush administration says it's treating CBS New as a political opponent, and executives at the top-rated news network are responding that the White House can't tell straight reporting from opinion. White House communications director Karen Hughes recently told Time magazine that she thinks CBS offers "opinion journalism masquerading as news," and kept up the criticism on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday and in The New York Times Monday. CBS News president Sean McManus issued a statement Monday, saying: "It's astounding the White House can't distinguish between news and opinion programming. It seems self-serving on their part." And...
  • Bush's Guard Service

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

    08/27/2009 8:59:04 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 88 replies · 2,622+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 26, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    This story by Bernard Goldberg certainly takes me back to the early days of my blogging career. Shortly after the 2004 Republican convention, Mary Mapes produced a segment for 60 Minutes II that alleged that George W. Bush had manipulated his enlistment in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid serving in combat in Vietnam. The documents used by CBS, Mapes, and Dan Rather turned out to be clumsy hoaxes, which the blogosphere exposed through careful review of their substance and their form (the latter of which I played a small part in refuting, with my expertise in printing and...
  • Of Course CBS Knew Bush Volunteered to Fly Combat Missions in Vietnam

    08/26/2009 9:15:48 AM PDT · by astyanax · 8 replies · 1,007+ views
    wizbang ^ | 26Aug09 | Lorie Byrd
    Bernard Goldberg is getting a good bit of attention for something he said on O'Reilly tonight -- that documents show the CBS investigation in 2004 revealed that George Bush volunteered to fly combat missions in Vietnam. The following is from his website, Bernard (via Newsbusters):
  • FNC: Bush Volunteered for Vietnam, CBS's Mapes Knowingly Omitted from Story

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

    08/25/2009 5:55:32 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 24 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/25/2009 | Mike Volpe
    We all know what happened in Rather Gate. Dan Rather went on 60 minutes with documents that were fake. These documents were obviously not properly vetted prior to them being aired because they were fake and they wound up on the air. These documents purported to show that Bush used political influence to get into the guard to avoid serving in the Vietnam War. They also showed him to be lazy. Of course, none of it was true. Dan Rather wound up losing his job and so did Mary Mapes.
  • A “Lost” Fact in the “Rathergate” Mess — Part 1 (Bush volunteered to go to Vietnam)

    08/25/2009 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Bratch · 75 replies · 3,978+ views ^ | August 25th, 2009 | Bernard Goldberg
    In 2007, Rather filed his $70 million lawsuit against his old company saying he wasn’t allowed to defend his story because the top management of CBS’ parent company, Viacom, wanted to appease the Bush Administration and protect its business interests. Until now, the controversy over the Rather/Mapes story has centered almost entirely on one issue: the legitimacy of the documents – a very important issue, indeed. But it turns out that there was another very important issue, one that goes to the very heart of what the story was about – and one that has gone virtually unnoticed. This is...
  • “Lost” Fact in the “Rathergate” Mess — Part 1

    08/25/2009 5:29:12 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 43 replies · 1,915+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/2009 | Bernard Goldberg
    Live on O'Reilly Factor
  • Dan Rather - UPDATE from Bernie Goldberg

    08/25/2009 5:26:09 PM PDT · by kcvl · 46 replies · 3,034+ views
    Bernard Goldberg says CBS investigation on page 130 - Mary Mapes knew in advance that George Bush volunteered to go to Vietnam and so did Dan Rather! Bernie was just on Bill O'Reilly
  • Judge: Dan Rather Can Again Pursue Fraud Claim In CBS Suit

    07/22/2009 4:22:22 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies · 736+ views
    WSJ ^ | 7/22/2009 | Chad Bray
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--A state judge on Tuesday reinstated a fraud claim by former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather in a $70 million lawsuit against CBS Corp. (CBS). At a hearing Tuesday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman ruled that Rather could file an amended complaint in the case that alleges fraud by CBS. The judge had previously thrown out the fraud claim. "The reasonable, objective analysis is it was a bad day at Black Rock," said Rather, referring to CBS's headquarters in midtown Manhattan. Rather also has alleged breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty...
  • Mapes: 'Ha-Ha: Right-Wing Bloggers Don't Matter Any More'

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

    09/23/2008 2:41:36 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 332+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 23, 2008 | Matea Gold
    A New York state Supreme Court judge Monday limited the scope of Dan Rather's $70-million lawsuit against CBS Corp., tossing out his claims that the network committed fraud and unlawfully interfered with his contract in his final months at the news division. But Justice Ira Gammerman allowed Rather to proceed with his claims that CBS broke the terms of his contract and breached its fiduciary duty by sidelining him in the wake of a controversial story about President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard. The ruling "allows us to prove everything we need to prove to a jury,"...
  • Would 'Rathergate' Make a Good Movie? Hollywood Insiders Working on Screen Adaptation

    07/22/2008 7:33:36 AM PDT · by abb · 68 replies · 619+ views
    New York Observer ^ | July 21, 2008 | Felix Gillette
    The Media Mob has learned that a team of Hollywood insiders is currently working on a screen adaptation of Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power—the 2005 book by former CBS News producer Mary Mapes, in which she defends the 60 Minutes II story by Dan Rather about President George W. Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard, which ran on CBS in September 2004 and eventually led to her ouster from the network. Who would want to turn "Rathergate" into a feature-length film? According to sources familiar with the situation, Producer Mikkel Bondesen,...
  • Rush Limbaugh, Blowhard

    05/09/2008 7:31:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 163 replies · 285+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | May 09, 2008 | John W. Mashek
    There is debatable evidence that right-wing radio and TV commentator Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" resulted in Sen. Hillary Clinton's narrow victory in Indiana's Democratic primary on Tuesday.Operation Chaos is Limbaugh's effort to encourage Republican voters to reregister as Democrats or cross over in primaries that permit it, like Indiana's. A vote for Clinton, in Limbaugh's master plan, assures an extended Democratic primary, weakening the eventual nominee.Of course, the egocentric bloviator is taking full credit for Clinton's win by only 14,000 votes in the Hoosier State. Limbaugh has a knack for taking credit for everything he promotes.Imagine if the Democrats were...
  • Dan Rather’s Last Big Story Is Himself

    11/27/2007 10:29:30 AM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 61 replies · 326+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | November 25, 2007 | Joe Hagen
    Dan RatherÂ’s Last Big Story Is Himself By Joe Hagan Published Nov 25, 2007 If he werenÂ’t famous, heÂ’d be mistaken for a veteran of a long-ago war: khaki safari shirt on his back, scuffed combat boots on his feet, that wiry crest of a brow, rheumy eyes under heavy lids, lower lip jutting out like an ornery fish resisting a hook. When Dan Rather sits on a bench in Central Park to tell how his 44-year career at CBS News ended in ignominy and humiliation, he is in fact still waging a war, a bitter and personal one. And...
  • Rather: "Every Other Person Has Taken The Money For Silence" (Mary Mapes sells Dan out)

    11/27/2007 4:17:27 AM PST · by tlb · 44 replies · 111+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | Nov.27, 2007 | Chris
    New York magazine's Joe Hagan writes at length (5,700 words worth) about Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS. Hagan, who also wrote about Rather's successor Katie Couric for a cover story in July, conjures up a likely "catalyst" for Rather's suit: former producer Mary Mapes' book defending the Bush/National Guard story. Hagan writes: What was in the book wasn't surprising to Rather. What was surprising was that after its publication, Mapes hired a high-powered Houston lawyer named Mark Lanier to draw up a lawsuit against CBS, and CBS responded with a settlement before she had even filed it. What was in...
  • Dan Rather's Colleagues Must Be Part Of The Conspiracy

    09/23/2007 7:50:36 AM PDT · by jdm · 2 replies · 251+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | September 23, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Dan Rather's lawsuit at CBS achieved its first purpose; it's put Dan Rather back in the spotlight. After having disappeared into the black hole of HDNet, Rather once again has become noteworthy enough to get an invitation on Larry King Live and the rest of the talkshows. However, if he had hoped to resurrect his reputation with the lawsuit, his colleagues have not been impressed (via QandO): Rather’s former colleagues at CBS have something to say. Take, for example, Don Hewitt, the legendary producer of “60 Minutes.” “Any news organization, print or broadcast, has the right to protect its reputation...
  • Mapes' Mother-of-all-Rants

    09/21/2007 4:41:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies · 175+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How can I put this nicely? Mary Mapes [file photo] has reality "issues." Three years after she was exposed for having perpetrated one of the worst frauds in the history of presidential-campaign journalism, she continues to paint herself as the victim of a right-wing conspiracy. And incredibly, despite a mountain of incontrovertible evidence to the contrary, she clings to the notion that the blatantly forged documents at the heart of the Memogate story were authentic. Mapes's meltdown-in-the-guise-of-a-column appeared in yesterday's Huffington Post. Excerpts from the metaphor-gone-wild "Courage for Dan Rather" [emphasis added]: [We] reaped a whirlwind of right-wing outrage and...
  • Game Over for Beauchamp

    08/04/2007 5:21:10 AM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies · 1,441+ views
    Bob Owens has been in contact with the Public Affairs Officer for General David Petraeus: It’s Official: Beauchamp’s Claims Debunked by Army Internal Investigation.Col. Steven Boylan, Public Affairs Officer for U.S. Army Commanding General in Iraq David Petraeus, just emailed me the following in response to my request to confirm an earlier report that the U.S. Army’s investigation into the claims made by PV-2 Scott Thomas Beauchamp made in The New Republic had been completed.He states:To your question: Were there any truth to what was being said by Thomas?Answer: An investigation of the allegations were conducted by the command and...
  • Scott Thomas Revealed (updated)

    07/27/2007 4:53:26 AM PDT · by Renfield · 44 replies · 1,667+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-26-07 | Rick Moran
    Scott Thomas came out of the closet today. His real name is Scott Thomas Beauchamp and he's serving with Alpha Company, 1/18 Infantry, Second Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division in Iraq: It’s been maddening, to say the least, to see the plausibility of events that I witnessed questioned by people who have never served in Iraq. I was initially reluctant to take the time out of my already insane schedule fighting an actual war in order to play some role in an ideological battle that I never wanted to join. That being said, my character, my experiences, and those...
  • Mapes Says Couric 'Uncomfortable' To Watch, Looks 'Drugged' (& Kiddnapped!)

    07/17/2007 7:53:57 AM PDT · by hardback · 39 replies · 1,797+ views ^ | July 16, 2007 - 17:19 ET | Ian Schwartz
    Appearing on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' Disgraced former CBS producer Mary Mapes said she is “uncomfortable” watching Katie Couric anchor the network's evening news. Mapes came to this conclusion not because she is a woman as Katie would like you to believe, instead because she looks “drugged” and “kidnapped.” Video available here .Partial transcript: Mapes on Couric: She is "...someone who looks like they've been kidnapped and drugged and are making a hostage tape. It has nothing to do with her being a male or female, it's just not comfortable to watch."
  • ‘60 Minutes’ Alumni to Lead a CNBC Monthly Magazine (Rathergate Retreads)

    01/22/2007 4:40:14 AM PST · by abb · 6 replies · 357+ views
    New York Times ^ | Jan 22, 2007 | Noah Cohen
    As cable news becomes increasingly combative and opinionated, the financial news network CNBC is pushing in the other direction, introducing an hourlong monthly newsmagazine, “Business Nation.” “It really is a first in terms of a business-oriented newsmagazine,” the network’s vice president for special programming, Josh Howard, said. “No one has really done this.” The debut of “Business Nation,” which includes reports about the sale online of stolen goods and the popularity of martial arts fighting, will be Wednesday at 10 p.m. It will be repeated 8 to 10 times before the next installment is broadcast. “In order to make this...
  • Memogate Reunion

    09/05/2006 9:40:26 AM PDT · by texas_mrs · 30 replies · 913+ views ^ | 9/05/06
    Memogate Reunion! QUEEN MARY MapesGood news, phony document fans! The team that gave you Memogate is back in action. Former CBS News producer Mary Mapes has rejoined her old running partner Dan Rather at Mark Cuban's HDNet channel. Rather, 74, is starting all over at hi-def cable network with a weekly one-hour show that will translate the day's events into awkwardly-worded homespun similes. It debuts in October. Mapes, of course, was at the center of the scandal that triggered Rather's abrupt retirement from CBS: She was the producer of a 60 Minutes segment that showcased documents suggesting that, just maybe,...
  • Rick Kaplan Resigns (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    06/07/2006 1:56:16 PM PDT · by abb · 104 replies · 1,958+ views
    TVNewser ^ | June 7, 2006 | Staff
    Wednesday, Jun 07 Rick Kaplan Resigns: "He Has Led MSNBC Through A Period Of Impressive Growth" "I want to thank Rick for his service to MSNBC," NBC News president Steve Capus said in a message to MSNBC employees at 4pm. "Over the last two and a half years, Rick has been a tireless champion for the network and all the hard work you do each and every day. He has led MSNBC through a period of impressive growth especially in primetime. You, the staff at MSNBC, are enormously dedicated and have built a rock-solid foundation for our future growth. MSNBC...
  • 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...
  • Dan Rather Fired By CBS (Read Details - That's The Bottom Line)

    05/20/2006 4:28:15 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 229 replies · 21,367+ views
    This just in from source at Black Rock: He/She is at pre-season party in The Hamptons. Other CBSers (The Suits) are there as well. The Suits confirmed: Ran Rather's contract at CBS expires in August. He has not been offered ANY type of renewal. There may be some tiny dollar (the exact fee never to be disclosed) face-saving deal but that's it, Dan is out. This comes after he "resigned" from CBS Evening News position last year in an attempt to stop the bloodletting of advertisers at CBS. As we all know, the primary cause was not so much Rather's...
  • USA Today Reporter a Democratic Donor; Phone Company Demands Retraction ( Another Rathergate ? )

    05/19/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 2,043+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Rich Noyes
    Leslie Cauley, the USA Today reporter who last week “broke” the news that three major U.S. telecommunications companies were assisting the National Security Agency in building a database to more easily track any communications by potential terrorists, is listed as a donor to former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt... A search found a listing for "writer and journalist" Leslie Cauley, indicating she gave $2,000 to Gephardt on June 30, 2003, when Gephardt was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. And that seems not to be her only tie to Democratic politics ... Cauley's link to a Democratic campaign seems likely...
  • 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...
  • The media's shabbiest moments

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

    12/14/2005 12:17:27 AM PST · by lqclamar · 28 replies · 1,271+ views
    I just noticed this after another freeper commented that the Wikipedia article on memogate was generally favorable to free republic yesterday. Literally a few moments after the post, some leftist wacko essentially rewrote the entire Wikipedia article on memogate using talking points that supposedly "refute" each evidence item that shows they were forgeries. He added a bunch of citations to TANG-Bush conspiracy sites and the site he used the most (12 times) was In case you don't know is Mary Mapes' website pushing her new book. Here's the link of all the changes that were made - it's...
  • Mary Mapes interviewed by Brent Bozell, Dec 3rd & 4th on CSPAN-2 Book TV: After Words

    12/01/2005 10:45:41 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies · 2,391+ views ^ | Dec 2, 2005
    On Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 4 at 6:00 pm and at 9:00 pm Description: This week on After Words journalist Mary Mapes explains her investigative story on George W. Bush's National Guard record that aired on 60 Minutes II. Her new book about the experience is titled "Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power." Ms. Mapes tells her version of the controversy over the segment, and the ensuing internal investigation at CBS that led to Dan Rather's resignation as anchor of CBS Evening News, and her own dismissal. She is...
  • Second Time's a Charm? [Free Republic & Buckhead Credited]

    11/29/2005 5:07:00 AM PST · by Quilla · 76 replies · 3,107+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 29, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    MARY MAPES IS BACK. With her memoir, Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power, the former CBS News producer is trying to write a second act for her career. Sadly, if her book is any indication, her second act is just a repeat of the first. Mapes was the producer of the CBS 60 Minutes II segment on President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard that aired on September 8, 2004. According to the segment, President Bush had received preferential treatment in being admitted to the Guard, and once in, had served dishonorably....
  • What a mesh [Mary Mapes Book Gets Taken Apart By our Friends At Powerline]

    11/28/2005 7:13:30 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 20 replies · 1,641+ views
    Powerline ^ | Nov. 28, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    I've spent the last few days reading Mary Mapes's Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. Mapes was of course the producer of the September 8, 2004 60 Minutes II segment attacking President Bush's Air National Guard Service. The book is infuriating in so many ways that it would take an inordinate amount of space to do justice to it, and I'm not sure whether to take it seriously. Yet it has won remarkably favorable notices in respectable venues such as the Washington Post, for example, where Paul Farhi had kind words for it: "Lashing...
  • DFU SONG: Christmas 2005 - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Mary Mapes is coming to town)

    11/28/2005 1:32:10 PM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 326+ views
    DFU CHRISTMAS 2005 SONGS | 11-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN You better watch may hear her cry You should be aware, I'm telling you why Mary Mapes is coming to town She's selling her's fiction for sure Like white driven snow, she claims she is pure Mary Mapes is coming to town She hates the evil FReepers...Buckhead, perhaps the most She pushed her phony documents...and her job was turned to toast You better watch may hear her cry You should be aware, I'm telling you why Mary Mapes is coming to town She'll never admit what she did...
  • Mary Mapes live on KFI radio NOW

    11/23/2005 9:11:56 PM PST · by Yaelle · 34 replies · 1,094+ views
    Listen on streaming now: Mary Mapes trying to say that the documents were not fake...

    11/21/2005 2:17:55 PM PST · by kristinn · 278 replies · 11,646+ views
    How Did Buckhead Know? ^ | Monday, November 21, 2005 | Buckhead
    Ever since the controversy over the CBS use of forged memos erupted, those disappointed by the exposure of the forgeries have wondered if the whole thing wasn't some sort of set up perpetrated by the Dark Lord, Karl Rove. Integral to this paranoid theorizing was their slack-jawed amazement that anyone could have observed and commented that the documents were fake based on typography as quickly as I did. How could anyone not on the inside have articulated a technical and convincing explanation that the documents were fake within a few hours of the broadcast? Well, here's your answer. It's probably...
  • 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...
  • How did Buckhead know? (Rathergate and Mapes)

    11/21/2005 7:06:37 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 13 replies · 723+ views
    Powerline ^ | 11-21-2005 | Scott
    Buckhead is the Atlanta attorney who originally questioned the authenticity of the documents used to attack President Bush's Texas Air National Guard service in the September 8, 2004 60 Minutes II broadcast. He preferred anonymity for professional reasons, but a diligent reporter for the Los Angeles Times tracked him down and identified him in the immediate aftermath of Rathergate. A reader forwarded Buckhead's comments on the documents to us on September 9, and I included them in our original "Sixty-first Minute" post that morning. For the most part he has kept his silence. Now Mary Mapes is out peddling the...
  • Truth and Doodie (Rathergate, Mapes)

    11/20/2005 11:32:06 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 844+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 15 November 2005 | James Pinkerton
    Welcome to the next installment of the continuing saga: Mary Mapes vs. the Blogs, in which, for good measure, she takes on reality, too. And at the same time, we can consider the rise, fall -- and possible comeback -- of Mapes as part of the ongoing power-struggle between the MSM (Main Stream Media) and the New Media (NM). If you don't know that Mapes is the former CBS News producer who was the driving force behind the September 8, 2004 broadcast on "60 Minutes II," attacking George W. Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard -- which was...
  • Network Error [NYT Mary Mapes Book Review]

    11/19/2005 6:42:27 PM PST · by ncountylee · 34 replies · 1,515+ views
    NYT ^ | November 20, 2005 | JONATHAN ALTER
    I REALIZED Mary Mapes had not told the whole story of the CBS-National Guard fiasco when I looked in the index to her book for a reference to The Boston Globe. It wasn't there. Why is this such a telltale omission? In an article published in February 2004, seven months before CBS News imploded, The Globe, under the headline "Doubts Raised on Bush Accuser," essentially destroyed the credibility of a man named Bill Burkett, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Texas National Guard. Burkett claimed to have stumbled upon some of George W. Bush's Guard records in a trash can...