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  • Hollywood to Release Film Defending Dan Rather in Wake of Brian Williams Stolen Valor Lies

    02/16/2015 11:29:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Talk about bad timing. Echo Lake Entertainment is set to release its independent film, Truth, the story of former CBS anchor Dan Rather’s self-destruction. It’s based on the 2006 book Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes, the discredited CBS producer. Mapes documents and defends Rather’s 2004 attempts to use the forged “Killian documents” to portray former President George W. Bush as someone who shirked duty in Vietnam.
  • Dan Rather’s Revenge and the Battle for Free Speech

    10/17/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 94 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 17, 2014 | Scott Swett
    NEW YORK – Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchor’s disputed report about President George W. Bush’s National Guard service. The film, titled Truth, will be adapted from the memoir Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by former CBS producer Mary Mapes, said the production company, Mythology Entertainment. Cate Blanchett is signed on to play Mapes. If you followed the 2004 presidential campaign, you probably recall the “disputed” 60 Minutes report claiming that George W. Bush shirked his duties and failed to follow orders as a young...
  • 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...
  • Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight

    09/04/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT · by SueRae · 59 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/4/14 | Pamela McClintock
    RatPac, Echo Lake and FilmNation have boarded the Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett project 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...
  • Dan 'Fake but Accurate' Rather Weighs in on Obama Scandal Tsunami

    05/16/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | May 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Dan Rather, discredited CBS journalist, has weighed in on the recent scandals facing the Obama administration. He stated that the "controversies" are not in the same "cosmos" of Watergate. “Those who compare it to Watergate, the Republicans, are always eager to jump on almost anything and say, ‘Well, it’s like Watergate,’” Rather said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We’re not anywhere in the same cosmos as that. Keep in mind, with Watergate, while using the Internal Revenue Service to punish one’s opponents came directly from the president himself. That’s a fact. Now, in this case, we don’t even know whether the...
  • Rather readies his version (continuing lies - Bush Nat'l Guard spectacle)

    12/12/2010 8:42:24 AM PST · by STARWISE · 55 replies · 2+ views
    NYPost ^ | 12-12-10
    *snip* Rather confided to writer Gregory Speck, "Until now I never fully understood the power of the forces behind my axing from the anchor post at CBS News several years back, simply for speaking the truth about George Bush's questionable National Guard service." Rather was fired in 2006 for claiming Bush had received preferential treatment in the Guard in the early '70s using questionable memos as evidence. He tells Page Six he'll set the record straight in his book due this spring,
  • Rather Still Claiming Bush Nat’l Guard Story Was True

    09/07/2010 6:20:09 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 41 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 | BY DON IRVINE
    Some people just can’t let go and Dan Rather is a case in point. Almost six years after he questioned George Bush’s National Guard service Rather is still defending the report that led to his eventual departure from the network. Give it a rest Dan. From TVNewser Rather, of course, famously parted ways with CBS after a story about Former President George W. Bush’s service in the National Guard was found to be based on faulty documents. Rather sued CBS over his ouster, and most of the charges have since been dismissed. Still, Rather continues to defend the report to...
  • OMG - Dan Rather on Cavuto - still claiming the Pres. Bush ANG documents weren't proven fake

    10/01/2009 1:28:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 42 replies · 2,335+ views
    FNC - Cavuto ^ | 10-1-09
    Unbelievable ... his lawsuit is in appeal, and "he's a long way from being done yet." He's discounting any partisanship regarding this. Claimsng Viacom/CBS shut down the whole thing, and powerful political and corporate forces are controlling the news.
  • Appeals court tosses Dan Rather's $70M suit against CBS

    09/29/2009 1:28:32 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 14 replies · 886+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 29th 2009 | Jose Martinez
    Bad news for Dan Rather: His $70 million lawsuit against CBS is no more. In a 19-page decision made public Tuesday, a state appeals court dismissed the legendary newsman's suit against CBS. Rather, 77, sued the Tiffany network in 2007 after his career at CBS collapsed in the wake of a "60 Minutes II" report about former President George W.Bush's Vietnam-era military service. The folksy newsman accused CBS executives of caving to Republican interests, coercing him into a public apology after the controversial report aired in September 2004. The report claimed "high-level political influence" kept Bush out of combat by...
  • The media's shabbiest moments

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

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

    08/26/2009 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 57 replies · 2,552+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 25, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday, FNC's The O'Reilly Factor hosted FNC analyst Bernard Goldberg as the former CBS News correspondent highlighted a story recently posted on his Web site, BernardGoldberg.com, in which he complains of how little mainstream media attention was given to the fact that former President George W. Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam as part of his service in the Texas Air National Guard, but that he was turned down because other pilots were more experienced, and that CBS News producer Mary Mapes, even though she knew this part of the story before the report aired, did not include...
  • 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
  • A “Lost” Fact in the “Rathergate” Mess — Part 1 (Bush volunteered to go to Vietnam)

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

    10/24/2008 7:50:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 152 replies · 3,835+ views
    Friday, October 24, 2008 | Kristinn
    Mary Mapes, the former CBS News Sixty Minutes producer who lost her job in the wake of the Rathergate scandal has published an essay entitled The Monster is Dying at the Huffington Post celebrating the pending victory of Barack Obama and the demise of her conservative internet tormenters, including Free Republic.Mapes likens the domination of conservatives and the McCain-Palin campaign to Fifties sci-fi flicks where the mad scientist gets it in the end but the pretty female assistant survives.Mapes, who was fired after forged documents were used in a Sixty Minutes hit piece on President George W. Bush in September...
  • 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,...
  • Sailing takes a left turn ("It's like an SDS reunion on the Love Boat")

    03/09/2008 7:58:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1,088+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 2, 2008 | Henry Alford
    I'm dancing on the top deck with a 71-year-old feminist and psychotherapist whom I've come to think of as the Twirler. We've spent two days attending seminars on The Nation magazine's Alaska cruise; we've talked about the Bush presidency and prison reform and single-payer health care. Now, at almost midnight, my fiercely intelligent and opinionated new friend is putting all the heady political talk behind her by bodily twirling. "If I start to get dizzy, then I twirl in the opposite direction," Charlotte tells me as the live band revs up its throbbing Motown beat. "I won't fall." "Good, please...
  • 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 Ridiculous

    09/24/2007 4:01:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 653+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2007 | Charles Lane
    I have obtained new documentary evidence regarding Dan Rather's relationship with his former bosses at CBS News. Obviously, I cannot identify my source. But he told me during a collect call from Sofia, Bulgaria, that he has access to Rather's "personal files" and that his typewriter was built after 1966. To authenticate the document, I showed it to some of my kids' friends, and they said it was awesome. Here, then, the letter -- written by Dan Rather and dated Nov. 31, 2006: "Dear CBS News: "My new career at HDNet is keeping me busier than a bordello at Mardis...
  • I’m Rather Grateful: You go, Dan! [Jonah Goldberg on Memogate & Rather vs. CBS]

    09/24/2007 1:01:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 540+ views
    The National Review ^ | September 21, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    In 2004, at the height of the Dan Rather Memogate story, I wrote in National Review: “Across the media universe the questions pour out: Why is Dan Rather doing this to himself? Why does he drag this out? Why won’t he just come clean? Why would he let this happen in the first place? Why is CBS standing by him? Why ... why ... why? “There is only one plausible answer: Ours is a just and decent God.” Well, God has not forsaken us. Dan Rather seems divinely inspired to crash more times than a Kennedy driving home from an...
  • Rather: 'Nobody Has Proved Documents Were Fakes'

    09/21/2007 6:41:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies · 329+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Partners in deception, partners in denial . . . Earlier today I noted that in her HuffPo column, ex-CBS producer Mary Mapes continues to cling to the delusion that the Memogate documents were authentic. In an inteview on "Morning Joe," Dan Rather has now made a similar reality-denying claim. Mika Brzezinski, who, as was repeatedly pointed out, used to work at CBS and has friends on both sides of the issue, conducted the interview. Bubbles didn't have the gumption to confront Rather with the crux of the issue: the forged documents at the heart of the story. Interestingly, Rather chose...
  • 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...
  • Courage!

    09/20/2007 7:27:53 AM PDT · by jdm · 13 replies · 257+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | September 20, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Dan Rather has had three years to mull over his options after his disastrous participation in Memogate, and he has reached the conclusion that the most wronged person in the debacle was ... Dan Rather. After spending the last three years insisting that the obviously fraudulent memos he broadcast as senior editor of CBS Nightly News have not been proven fakes, he now will sue CBS for $70 million for not participating in his fantasies: Dan Rather, whose career at CBS News ground to an inglorious end 15 months ago over his role in an unsubstantiated report questioning President Bush’s...
  • MEDIA CAUGHT OVER QANA PHOTOS [Liberal MSM Caught With Pants Down Alert]

    08/02/2006 6:07:55 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 262 replies · 13,287+ views
    Boortz ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Remember those photos that have been running in the media showing a rescue worker holding a dead child following the Israeli air strike in Qana? The message of those pictures has been powerful: look at what those evil Israelis did to that poor, innocent child. Well, now we learn that all may not be what it seems. Many of those pictures were taken by the photographers for wire services like the Associated Press, Reuters and the always pro-terrorist Agence France-Presse, also known as AFP. But an enterprising British blogger decided to dig a bit deeper. He looked at the time...
  • The Rathergate study - needed.

    07/18/2006 4:58:28 AM PDT · by Paul Coletti · 50 replies · 651+ views
    Some student in London . . . . ^ | July 06 | Paul Coletti
    Title Can the internet ever produce a purity of consent? A case study of Rathergate. Introduction On September 8th 2004, memos by the late Lieutenant Colonel Jerry B. Killian purporting to show that a subordinate of his, one George W. Bush, had a less than perfect war record during the Vietnam conflict, were aired by CBS show 60 Minutes II. I believe no academic study on this topic exists. A search of the Proquest dissertations database reveals no existing work. There are several books extant which subjectively cover the episode from various points of view. I will utilise these as...
  • Rather 'Absolutely' Stands by 'Truth' of Bush Story, Slams Criticism as 'Diversionary'

    07/13/2006 8:00:54 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 85 replies · 2,402+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2006 | Brent Baker
    Declaring he “absolutely” believes “the truth” of his discredited story based on forged memos, about President Bush's National Guard record, on Wednesday's Larry King Live on CNN Dan Rather contended that “we had a lot, a lot of corroboration, of what we broadcast about President Bush's military record. It wasn't just the documents.” Rather then attacked those who dared to expose his misdeeds: “It's a very old technique used, that when those who don't like what you're reporting believe it can be hurtful, then they look for the weakest spot and attack it, which is fair enough. It's a diversionary...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rosen: Liberals shine in media

    12/30/2005 6:39:11 AM PST · by rellimpank · 14 replies · 1,891+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 30 Dec 05 | Mike Rosen
    It's time for the 18th annual Media Research Center's awards for the most biased, manipulative or downright goofy quotes from liberals in the "mainstream" media. I'm honored to serve, once again, on MRC's distinguished panel of conservatively biased judges. Here are some of the highlights from among the winners and runners-up of Best Notable Quotables of 2005:
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-28-05 ("CBS Producer has New Documents related to Bush AWOL")

    12/28/2005 6:05:14 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 112 replies · 1,627+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 28, 2005 | Mary Mapes, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Have you noticed how quickly CBS ex-producer, Mary Mapes, has faded from public view? Her book bombed bigtime because NO ONE except for a few diehard loonies bought her completely unbelievable story. Mapes still contends that the obviously forged Texas Air National Guard documents that purported to prove that Bush was AWOL were authentic and that even if they were fake, the story is still somehow valid. Even many Liberals were embarrassed by Mary Mapes and hoped she would just go away. About the only TRUE BELIEVERS I have been able to find were, of course, in DUmmieland as...
  • Mary Mapes's hell [New Book Will Tear Her A New One]

    12/20/2005 5:29:03 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 79 replies · 6,657+ views
    Powerline ^ | Dec. 20, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    Yesterday reader Randy Porter wrote in response to our post on Mary Mapes's letter to the editor of the Times Book Review. Porter wrote: I was reading your latest Mapes post and was struck by the irony of the situation she has manufactured for herself -- anyone who buys her story (hence her only daily company of friends and followers) is a fool. And she is quite aware of that fact. It seems a special kind of hell on earth. Colonel William Campenni (ret.) served with then-Lieutenant Bush in the same unit of the Texas Air National Guard. He wrote...
  • 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 www.truthandduty.com. In case you don't know www.truthandduty.com is Mary Mapes' website pushing her new book. Here's the link of all the changes that were made - it's...
  • Started at 9PM EST: Brent Bozell Interviews Mary Mapes on C-Span-2 (Amazing!)

    12/04/2005 6:06:00 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 62 replies · 2,272+ views
    C-Span2 ^ | 12/4/05 | C-Span2
    Started 5 minutes ago... The CSpan2 RealAudio and Windows Media buttons are on the right-hand side, around mid-way down.
  • 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
    BookTV.org ^ | 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...
  • Semi-News: JFK Conspiracy Theory Points to Bush

    11/25/2005 10:31:05 PM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies · 552+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 25 Nov 2005 | John Semmens
    While theories about President John Kennedy’s assassination abound, CBS News announced that it is in possession of documents proving that President Bush pulled the trigger. Former CBS data fabricator, Mary Mapes, said an unidentified man handed her an envelope with the incriminating documents while she was touring to promote her new book. “Taking time out from her book tour, Mary Mapes faxed us a copy of a letter in which the then 17-year-old George Bush admitted to accidentally shooting JFK while ‘goofing around’ with his hunting rifle,” said Jack Skwaht, speaking on behalf of CBS News. “The letter is a...
  • BUCKHEAD REFUTES MARY MAPES ON RATHERGATE DOCS

    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...
  • Semi-News: Dan Rather’s Lackey on Book Tour

    11/20/2005 11:27:23 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies · 282+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 18 Nov 2005 | John Semmens
    Mary Mapes, former data fabricator for CBS News, is doing the talk show circuit touting her new book: "Truth or Duty." She described her excruciating dilemma over the story on President Bush’s National Guard service. “On the one hand is the expectation that, as reporters, we should tell the truth,” said Mapes. “On the other hand, there was our duty to do all we could to save America from George Bush. We were torn.” Mapes went on to explain that since she and Dan Rather knew the president is evil, taking him down was the higher priority. “I mean, look...
  • Mary Mapes Whinning Again

    11/17/2005 3:02:04 PM PST · by muleskinner · 5 replies · 401+ views
    KGO radio 810 AM San Francisco | Nov -17 - 2005 | muleskinner
    That whinning snitch (har), Mary Mapes, continues her whinning tour-de-force, this time on KGO radio 810 in S.F. "I've always worked like a dog", proclaims the Mighty Mapes. Snausages anyone?
  • Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [post 47]

    09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 286 replies · 141,002+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 09/09/04 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    September 9, 2004 Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL ASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard came under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday as newfound documents emerged from his squadron commander's file that suggested favorable treatment. At the same time, a once powerful Texas Democrat came forward to say that he had "abused my position of power" by helping Mr. Bush and others join the Guard. Democrats also worked to stoke the issue with a new advertisement by a Texas group that featured a former lieutenant colonel,...
  • " MAPES SYNDROME "-Contagious? Yes: but NOT to "CONSERVATIVES".

    11/11/2005 9:39:07 PM PST · by AirBorn · 3 replies · 335+ views
    VANITY | 11/10/05 | Darth AirBorne
    " MAPES SYDROME " ?? Is there really such a thing that has been and still IS running rampet around what's called the " Liberal Media " ?? After hearing the various reports from Talk Shows and Radio, I have " Seared into my mind..." the quote from Mary Mapes concerning her supporting the forged " found Military Documents " of George Bush .(that were attempted to be used by liberals and their Agenda to discredit President Bush and his re-election campaign.) Her QUOTE to justify her standing by her beliefs that the documents that were Proven Forged ARE and...
  • DFU SONG: It Must Have Been Love (Mapes: I must have been sane but that's over now)

    11/11/2005 9:32:07 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 611+ views
    DFU SONGS | 11-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Electroshock therapy? Do you think that would help? MIDI - IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE - 2nd version I hate Buckhead and the FReepers...they had cost me a great job They made me look foolish...a left wing whackjob...they had piled on like a mob...like a mob I got blamed...they threw me out...out the door I must have been sane but that's over now I must have been sane but my mind's lost somehow I must have been sane but that's over now I'll get you, JimRob...I am making that vow That "th" thing was a problem...but denial I'll sustain You...
  • Mary Mapes lying up a storm in WaPo live chat

    11/11/2005 11:54:25 AM PST · by Dems_R_Losers · 100 replies · 3,000+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 11, 2005 | Mary Mapes
    Go check out this chat! This woman is insane!
  • Memo-Gate (Document Authenticator Speaks Out on Mary Mapes's Lies in Her New Book)

    11/11/2005 8:55:59 AM PST · by Crush T Velour · 8 replies · 1,074+ views
    MEMO-GATE On Friday, September 3, 2004, I was closing down my office and thinking about the Labor Day Weekend ahead when the phone rang and the caller asked whether I would be willing to work over the weekend on some important, time-sensitive documents. This was the beginning of my involvement in the examination of documents in the Bush National Guard Document/Memo-Gate news story. This week, the book "Truth and Duty" by Mary Mapes, former CBS producer, was released. The book contains several inaccuracies in the description of my participation. Because the book is a public document, I see it as...
  • MEMO-GATE (one of CBS's "lousy analysts" speaks

    11/11/2005 6:43:57 AM PST · by bilhosty · 40 replies · 1,537+ views
    qdewill ^ | not shown | Emily J. Will
    On Friday, September 3, 2004, I was closing down my office and thinking about the Labor Day Weekend ahead when the phone rang and the caller asked whether I would be willing to work over the weekend on some important, time-sensitive documents. This was the beginning of my involvement in the examination of documents in the Bush National Guard Document/Memo-Gate news story. This week, the book "Truth and Duty" by Mary Mapes, former CBS producer, was released. The book contains several inaccuracies in the description of my participation. Because the book is a public document, I see it as my...
  • Dan Rather's Disgraced Cohort On Book Tour

    11/10/2005 9:36:47 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies · 2,280+ views
    Accuarcy in Media (AIM) ^ | November 10, 2005 | By Cliff Kincaid and Roger Aronoff
    It is apparent that CBS News producer Mary Mapes hasn't learned anything after being fired for using forged documents to smear President Bush. She calls White House official Karl Rove the "mastermind" of the attacks on her story but admits to the Washington Post that she has no proof of that. The Mapes performance, which is designed to sell her new book, can only diminish the reputation of journalism even more. Have we reached a point in journalism where the facts and evidence simply don't matter? Her bizarre performance continued on CNN's Larry King Live, where she was asked if...
  • Mapes and Kurtz Debate Memogate (VIDEO)

    11/10/2005 6:53:12 PM PST · by rabair · 14 replies · 925+ views
    CNN via ThePoliticalTeen.net ^ | 11-10-2005 | ThePoliticalTeen.net
    Mary Mapes, making the rounds on her new book, appeared on The Situation Room today to argue her story with veteran reporter Howard Kurtz. Kurtz gave Mapes the HOWARD KURTZ: What is amazing to me Wolf is that 14 months after this story blew up we are still talking about a story that was retracted by CBS news, an independent commission found that Mary Mapes and her colleagues had failed miserably to authenticate. I can’t prove the documents aren’t real, but unfortunately for Mary, I sympathies for anyone who has gone through the battering she has, she can’t prove that...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-10-05 ("Fired CBS News Producer Unrepentant")

    11/10/2005 3:56:05 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 100 replies · 1,399+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 10, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I LOVE the fact that Mary Mapes is now making the rounds of the media circuit and plugging her pathetic fiction book defending her use of FORGED documents for a SeeBS story last year. The more she blabs the more folks out there see that most of the MSM, as Bernie Goldberg has claimed, is BIASED. And remember. Mary Mapes is TYPICAL of the producers in the MSM television newsrooms. Of course, Mary does have a few staunch defenders. Does it surprise anybody that such defenders are from DUmmieland as you can see in this THREAD titled, "Fired CBS...
  • "Drunken Blogging Brawl" (say that 10x fast)

    11/10/2005 6:05:50 AM PST · by hellinahandcart · 42 replies · 1,472+ views
    CNN 'American Morning' w/ Miles O'Brien
    Anyone else happen to catch Mary Mapes on CNN's American Morning just now? It was much the same stuff we heard last night on Larry King; however she sounds a tad more bitter and combative today. She deeply resents being made the victim of a "drunken blogging brawl (because that's what it was)". Good people, this tippling-in-front-of-the-computer has to stop now. Just imagine how we could change America if we were all posting sober.
  • 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...