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  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • Rather Purports To Be At Peace, But Suggests Anonymous Partisans Destroyed Him With 'Lies'

    05/02/2012 7:21:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If this is how Dan Rather at peace looks like, wonder what he's like when angry and embittered . . . On Morning Joe today, Rather emphatically alleged that he was "at peace" over the Memogate fiasco that led to the end of his career. But he couldn't help himself from suggesting that his reputation had been destroyed by anonymous partisans employing "lies." View the video here.
  • Dan Rather Outspoken: Still Battling CBS News (Now Claims Rathergate Dcuments Were Genuine)

    05/01/2012 6:47:53 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 62 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr 30, 2012 4:45 AM EDT | Lloyd Grove
    Dan Rather just won’t let it go. Nearly eight years after his fabled career at CBS News imploded like a death star over the notorious George W. Bush/Texas Air National Guard segment on 60 Minutes Wednesday, he can’t stop combing the debris for shards of vindication. “I have a story to tell from my point of view,” he says about his new book, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, which roasts network management for its “spineless” behavior during the Bush episode; takes potshots at his successor in the CBS Evening News anchor chair, Katie Couric, as a purveyor of...
  • How to Spin Conservative "Hate Speech" in Three Easy Steps

    01/17/2011 6:08:39 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies · 3+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-17-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I received an email from my friend Greg over at Modern Conservative (full disclosure: I contribute to that site) about how GOP headquarters in certain parts of Arizona are now getting retaliation threats for the actions of the thoroughly unconservative Jared Loughner. This got me thinking about how perilous it could be to alert the media about this because it might be turned around more quickly than Obama's Christian apathy.(To digress for a second: Obama went to church last weekend, some were saying Hell froze over, others - not naming names, but that person rhymes with "me" - think...
  • Is it live? Or is it Memogate?

    03/21/2010 7:30:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 257+ views
    Posted and then hurriedly taken down from Politico’s Live Pulse blog was a memo that was allegedly from the Democrats and was rife with talking points on how to fight the “Republican smear campaign” against Obamacare. “The memo hit the inbox about noon Friday, looking for all the world like Democratic talking points for health reform. "Sensitive internal documents find their way into reporters’ inboxes all the time. Sometimes they get published. Sometimes they don’t. The ones that do are the ones that look, sound and feel credible to the reporters covering the story. This one does, with its talk...
  • 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...
  • Dan Rather in Panic Mode: Move Inauguration to December 1

    12/05/2008 2:48:33 PM PST · by rocksblues · 38 replies · 1,200+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 5, 2008 - 11:15 ET | Scott Whitlock
    Appearing on Friday's "Morning Joe," former CBS anchor Dan Rather chided President Bush for not doing enough during his lame duck period and argued for moving Inauguration Day up to December 1. And although Rather didn't explain specifically what Bush wasn't doing enough about (The financial crisis? The terrorist incident in India?), he did hyperbolically fret, "But, we're in possibly, possibly the biggest crisis we've been in since December 7, 1941 and maybe since the time of the Civil War." (As big a calamity as slavery and the dissolution of the Union?) Addressing the past practice of inaugurating presidents in...
  • Rather's Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/16/2008 7:46:40 PM PST · by steve-b · 28 replies · 1,753+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/16/08 | Jacques Steinberg
    When Dan Rather filed suit against CBS 14 months ago -- claiming, among other things, that his former employer had commissioned a politically biased investigation into his work on a "60 Minutes" segment about President Bush's National Guard service -- the network predicted the quick and favorable dismissal of the case, which it derided as "old news." So far, Mr. Rather has spent more than $2 million of his own money on the suit. And according to documents filed recently in court, he may be getting something for his money. Using tools unavailable to him as a reporter — including...
  • 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'S BAD NEWS DAY (Rather's suit getting whittled down like a redwood at an Alabama beaver party)

    09/23/2008 12:35:16 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 367+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 23, 2008 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS is getting whittled down like a redwood at an Alabama beaver party. A Manhattan judge yesterday threw out two more of Rather's claims against the network, including his charge that his former bosses committed fraud by falsely promising to help restore his reputation after he became a "scapegoat" for a discredited story about President Bush's military career. "We are extremely gratified that the court has now dismissed the vast majority of Mr. Rather's claims," CBS said in a statement. Rather's lawyer, Martin Gold, said that despite Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman's ruling striking...
  • Dan Rather Lawsuit Heats Up

    07/20/2008 4:32:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 440+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Dan Rather’s $70 million lawsuit against CBS heated up in a Manhattan court on Wednesday as his lawyers sought to have several key documents in the case made public. Rather’s lead attorney Marty Gold asked Justice Ira Gammerman to release the documents, arguing that they would help refute CBS’s public characterization of Rather’s claims in the suit as a fantasy, the New York Observer reported. Gold said that Rather would like to give the public access to about 10 of the thousands of documents handed over by CBS. But Gammerman rebuffed the effort, saying he considered the request to release...
  • Bush Piloted National Guard Trainers Shortly Before He Stopped Flying (AP pimping for Kerry)

    09/10/2004 12:11:25 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 116 replies · 1,808+ views
    AP ^ | Friday, September 10, 2004 | By Matt Kelley Associated Press Writer
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - George W. Bush began flying a two-seat training jet more frequently and twice required multiple attempts to land a one-seat fighter in the weeks just before he quit flying for the Texas Air National Guard in 1972, his pilot logs show. The logs show Bush flew nine times in T-33 trainers in February and March 1972, including eight times in one week and four of those only as a co-pilot. Bush, then a first lieutenant, flew in T-33s only twice in the previous six months and three times in the year ending July 31, 1971.</p>
  • 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...
  • Blumenthal: 'Almost Certainly' Karl Rove Was Behind Rathergate

    09/28/2007 8:31:38 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 96 replies · 334+ views
    LGF ^ | Sep 27, 2007 | Staff
    The far left’s campaign to rehabilitate the CBS Killian memos and attack the bloggers who discredited them is in full bloom today, as Sidney Blumenthal makes a ludicrous, stupid accusation in an article for Salon.com: Dan Rather stands by his story. "..Within minutes of the conclusion of the broadcast, conservative bloggers launched a counterattack. The chief of these critics was a Republican Party activist in Georgia. Almost certainly, these bloggers, who had been part of meetings or conference calls organized by Karl Rove’s political operation, coordinated their actions with Rove’s office..." Rove? Karl Rove? If only this Blumenthal tool knew...
  • Dan Rather stands by his story

    09/27/2007 2:48:20 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 59 replies · 462+ views
    Salon.COM ^ | 9/27/07 | Sidney Blumenthal
    His lawsuit will attempt to show that CBS tried to suppress the report on Bush's National Guard Service and the Abu Ghraib abuses. By Sidney Blumenthal Dan Rather's complaint against CBS and Viacom, its parent company, filed in New York state court on Sept. 19 and seeking $70 million in damages for his wrongful dismissal as "CBS Evening News" anchor, has aroused hoots of derision from a host of commentators. They've said that the former anchor is "sad," "pathetic," "a loser," on an "ego" trip and engaged in a mad gesture "no sane person" would do, and that "no one...
  • 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...
  • Dan Rather’s Conspiracy Theory

    09/21/2007 1:08:18 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 36 replies · 75+ views
    NRO ^ | September 20, 2007 | Byron York
    Dan Rather has been out of the anchor chair at The CBS Evening News for more than two years. There is wide agreement that the story which led to his departure, a report on George W. Bush’s Air National Guard service, was based on fraudulent, or at least unverifiable, documents. CBS commissioned an extensive investigation into the matter, Rather left the network, and the affair seemed over. Until now. Yesterday Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit against his old employers, and it is based on a set of astonishing allegations that are sure to bring what became known as “Rathergate”...
  • Rather’s Lawsuit Says CBS Made Him a ‘Scapegoat’

    09/19/2007 5:37:52 PM PDT · by Baladas · 119 replies · 1,413+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 20, 2007 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    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 Vietnam-era National Guard service, filed a lawsuit this afternoon against the network, its corporate parent and three of his former superiors. Mr. Rather, 75, asserts that the network violated his contract by giving him insufficient airtime on “60 Minutes” after forcing him to step down as anchor of the “CBS Evening News” in March 2005. He also contends that the network committed fraud by commissioning a “biased” and incomplete investigation of the flawed Guard broadcast...
  • Rather: 'I'm Big on Personal Responsibility'

    07/19/2007 10:24:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies · 972+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Most of Dan Rather's pontifications on today's "Morning Joe" rolled off my back, as I flipped between his performance and that of Tiger Woods over the closing holes at Carnoustie. But something made me sit up and take notice. At 8:34 A.M. EDT, Rather suddenly blurted out: "I'm big on personal responsibility." And yes, he managed to do so without laughing. This from the man who notoriously brought us Memogate, yet who to this day has refused to squarely admit the truth: that the documents were blatant forgeries. For documentation of Rather's dodges, weaves and rejections of personal responsibility, check...
  • NBC Gals Gaga for Gunga Dan Rather

    07/10/2007 7:01:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 767+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dan Rather might have left CBS under a cloud, but his star still shines brightly -- at least among some on the distaff side of the NBC networks.Rather was a scheduled guest on today's "Morning Joe," and neither Erin Burnett, reporting in from CNBC, nor MSNBC newsreader Mika Brzezinski, could curb her enthusiasm.Burnett was first to confess. CNBC'S ERIN BURNETT: You know who I had a crush on? . . . Don't you have Dan Rather coming on in a couple of minutes? Alright, so, when I was little, I thought I was going to marry Dan Rather. I watched...
  • PC World: Top 10 Internet Scandals of All Time (Free Republic & Rathergate)

    02/06/2007 4:37:21 PM PST · by Polybius · 111 replies · 4,426+ views
    via MSNBC ^ | 6 FEB 2007 | Dan Tynan, PC World
    The Web is a great way to deliver information, but it's also a great way to expose, spread, or jump-start a scandal. SNIP The Net's biggest scandals are nothing if not democratic, touching everyone from the most ordinary individuals to the highest office in the land. Not everyone deserved the notoriety. Some were hapless victims of privacy breaches; others were exposed by hackers or misguided crusaders. But in almost every case, somebody ended up getting fired, sued, or mortally embarrassed. SNIP 3. Dan Rather Bids a Font Farewell They were supposed to be the smoking gun the Bush Administration was...
  • Q-and-A with Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News (Memogate mentioned)

    10/24/2006 8:55:15 AM PDT · by abb · 3 replies · 476+ views
    The Strategist ^ | October 24, 2006 | John Elsasser
    Conference preview: Q-and-A with Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News. Is the evening news more important than ever now? Oct.24, 2006 Copyright © 2006 PRSA. All rights reserved. The following interview appears in the fall issue of The Strategist. By John Elsasser One could be forgiven for thinking Andrew Heyward’s career was as carefully planned as, well, one of the evening news broadcasts he had overseen during parts of his nearly 30-year career. Heyward, former president of CBS News, however, never planned on a career in the news business. Rather, his journey into journalism evolved from a temporary post...
  • Memogate Reunion

    09/05/2006 9:40:26 AM PDT · by texas_mrs · 30 replies · 913+ views
    Drudge.com ^ | 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,...
  • Not Just an Anchor, a Comedian Too! Couric Touts MSM's 'Integrity, Standards'

    09/05/2006 5:55:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies · 1,321+ views
    Early Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 5, 2006 - 08:39 Looks like CBS got itself a two-fer. Katie's not just an anchor - she's a comedian, too! The highlight of her extended interview with Harry Smith on this morning's Early Show, touting her debut on tonight's CBS Evening News, was her claim that what the "old media" has to offer in contrast with the new media is . . . "integrity and standards." Couric is apparently a jokester of the deadpan school, managing to get off the line without dissolving into guffaws. This from the woman about to take over the illustrious...
  • Katie C. from NYC Says 'I Lost 20 Pounds With the Fauxtography Beach Diet!'

    08/30/2006 11:17:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies · 2,882+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 30, 2006 - 13:49 In the wake of the fauxtography scandals of the recent Middle East conflict, you might think that the MSM would be particularly careful to avoid tinkering with photos. And if there is one TV news operation you would imagine would be particularly gun-shy about altered documents, it would be the Memogate network - CBS. Apparently not. The photo on the left is Katie's official CBS photo. The one to the right is to be found in the CBS "Watch" Magazine. Whoops. You know, they say it's all about the accessories. That little...
  • News Organizations: Disputed Lebanon Photos Weren't Staged (Barf Alert)

    08/03/2006 7:52:36 AM PDT · by wally_green · 74 replies · 2,160+ views
    A/P and E & P ^ | August 02, 2006 | E & P
    NEW YORK Three news agencies on Tuesday rejected challenges to the veracity of photographs of bodies taken in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon, strongly denying that the images were staged. Photographers from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse all covered rescue operations Sunday in Qana, where 56 Lebanese were killed. Many of their photos depicted rescue workers carrying dead children. A British Web site, the EU Referendum blog, built an argument that chicanery may have been involved by citing time stamps that went with captions of the photographs. ......... The site suggests these events were staged...
  • 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...
  • Professor Dan Rather at Harvard University?

    07/09/2006 4:09:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies · 1,341+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/9/06 | WorldNetDaily
    Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather, who recently left the network after heavy criticism for standing by a story based on forged documents, is being considered for a teaching position at Harvard University. Published reports in Philadelphia and Boston indicate Rather might become a fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, which is run by Alex Jones. "I'd love to have him come here for a semester or full year on campus," Jones told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Dan Rather has all the credentials, as far as I'm concerned." Jones told the Boston Herald, "I...
  • CBS chief says regrets unceremonious Rather exit

    06/21/2006 3:46:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,104+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 21, 2006 | Reuters
    CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said on Wednesday he was sorry about the bitter departure of newsman Dan Rather, who left the broadcaster after protracted talks to renew his contract fell apart. ..media watchers said Rather appeared to have been slowly pushed off the air... "I'm sorry it ended the way it did," Moonves told executives at a PricewaterhouseCoopers media event. "There was no bigger role for him to play anymore," ...
  • Dan Rather in history

    06/21/2006 7:05:42 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 70 replies · 2,762+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 22 June 2006 | Brent Bozell
    With Katie Couric lounging in the wings, Dan Rather is now expendable, and the suits at CBS News are squeezing him out of his last remaining gig on "60 Minutes." This has caused great distress for those who like their news to look like a long commercial for MoveOn.org, which is to say, the Dan Rather fan club. CBS smiled politely as they pushed him away, but the Philadelphia Inquirer quoted an anonymous former CBS executive, who denounced the shove-off as "disgraceful. He's a legend. He gave his life to that company. Even though he made a big mistake, he...
  • 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
    MB26
    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...
  • (Vanity)"Strategery" by Bill Sammon recognizes FreeRepublic and Freepers

    03/18/2006 6:36:55 PM PST · by Danae · 49 replies · 2,269+ views
    2006 | Bill Sammon
    Kudos again to FR, Buckhead, Howlin, Texasforever, NYCVirago, and of course Jim for having this site to begin with. "Chapter 9 "We're Toast" pg 143 - 145 directly credits Freepers above with uncovering the "missing Documents" out of President Bush's National Guard Service that were distinctly unflattering to the President, and also flat forgeries. I am reading the book at the moment, and I wanted to pause and give credit where credit is due. I thank all those who helped bring to light these roaches that considered themselves so important as to try to influence a Presidential Election. I thank...
  • Strategery & FreeRepublic (Semi-Vanity)

    03/02/2006 8:01:42 AM PST · by Valin · 32 replies · 1,038+ views
    Just a note to let you know Bill Sammons new book "Strategery: How George W. Bush Is Defeating Terrorists, Outwitting Democrats, and Confounding the Mainstream Media" makes mention of a certain evil/wicked/extremist rightwing site. Dealing with how these terrible people exposed Dan Rather (Remember him? He used to be somebody.) use of fraudulent memos.
  • 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,...
  • "60 Minutes" Creator Slams Dan Rather. Calls Rather's Anti-Bush Bias "Criminal."

    02/09/2006 8:10:43 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 56 replies · 3,356+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Lloyd Grove
    'Minutes' man gets Rather curt CBS legend Don Hewitt hasn't been shy about criticizing Dan Rather, but the grand old man of "60 Minutes" had stopped short of publicly recommending termination for the central figure in CBS News' painful 2004 Memogate flap. Until yesterday. "Should Dan Rather have been fired?" Time magazine managing editor Jim Kelly asked the 83-year-old Hewitt during a Court TV journalism panel at Michael's. "Yes," Hewitt answered. He suggested that the 74-year-old Rather - a "60 Minutes" correspondent since stepping down last March as "Evening News" anchor - was politically motivated in airing a controversial pre-election...
  • ROCKEFELLER SEDITION: WHO IS CALLING THE SHOTS?"

    01/14/2006 5:42:32 PM PST · by Mia T · 83 replies · 3,875+ views
    Rockefeller memo, Sen. Evan Bayh, FoxNews | 01.14.06 | Mia T
    ROCKEFELLER SEDITION:WHO IS CALLING THE SHOTS?" Mia T, 01.14.06    MEMOgate: democrat party treasonSecret Democrat manifesto detailing the undermining of President Bush in wartime by the seditious misuse of classified intelligence data from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.     Saturday, November 08, 2003 If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin. The ones responsible - be they staff or elected or both - should be dealt with quickly and severely sending a lesson to all that this kind of action will not be tolerated, ignored or excused.   Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga....
  • Canada's Memo-Gate? (Martin perhaps set up spat with US Ambassador)

    12/20/2005 11:56:38 AM PST · by jcs1744 · 6 replies · 437+ views
    Stephentaylor.ca ^ | 12/20/05 | Stephen Taylor
    Taylor, a Canadian blogger has uncovered a number of irregularities with Liberal ads that suggest that Martin purposely got in a dispute with the US for political gain. Take a look at the link.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Emily Will-Certified Document Examiner-website re: Mapes' book

    11/11/2005 5:00:14 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 25 replies · 1,204+ views
    qdewill.com ^ | 11.11.5
    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 duty to publicly state the truth about what I said and did.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mapes Rapes Reality

    11/10/2005 7:22:59 AM PST · by Quaker · 4 replies · 442+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | 11/09/2005 | Quaker (Pasco Conservative)
    Mary Mapes, the CBS producer that was in collusion with Dan Rather on the 60 minutes II MemoGate story has written a book about her adventures with "Dan Dan The News Man" and "Wild Eyed Bill Burkett". No reason to read the book unless you like modern day fables.  Mary is in fantasy land and is trying to pull everyone into her dreamworld and portray it as fact. TigerHawk &Little Green Footballshave more on Mary's imaginary journey. Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin, again...
  • "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.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Mary Mapes, Basket Case

    11/09/2005 5:29:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 2,643+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11/9/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, gotta hear this. We got a lot more sound bites of this, but this is the money sound bite. Brian Ross today talking to Mary Mapes of CBS says, "After 12 years of defending him, CBS and Dan Rather later admitted they couldn't vouch for the authenticity of the documents, Bill Burkett's documents, and that they should not have been used and the story should not have aired. Do you," Mary Mapes, "still think the story was true?" MAPES: The story? Absolutely. ROSS: This seems remarkable to me that you would sit here now and say you still...
  • Mary Mapes on Larry King

    11/09/2005 6:49:59 PM PST · by yetidog · 63 replies · 1,983+ views
    NOvember 9, 2005 | Vanity
    Mary Mapes was Larry King and it was bizarre. The crux of her arguement is that the nature of her story on the Bush National Guard Service cannot be disproved. This disregards, of course, any journalistic responsibility for accuracy in reporting. Most interesting was the follow-on panel consisting of the former President of the AP, David Gergan and Michael Medved, all of whom absolutely destroyed her. How do people like her even have the nerve to ever appear in public again?
  • Fired CBS News Producer Unrepentant (ABC Mary Mapes Interview)

    11/08/2005 1:45:17 PM PST · by frankjr · 72 replies · 2,123+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/8/05 | BRIAN ROSS
    In her first interview since being fired, former CBS News producer Mary Mapes maintains that her controversial "60 Minutes II" story on President Bush's National Guard service was "true" and that "no one has proved that the documents were not authentic."... In her interview with ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, to be broadcast Wednesday morning on "Good Morning America," Mapes says she is unrepentant about her role. "I don't think I committed bad journalism. I really don't," she says.... Mapes says Rather did not have "any obligation to resign" from his position, as CBS correspondent Mike Wallace recently...
  • AIM to Honor People in Pajamas [Congratulations, Buckhead and TankerKC!]

    11/04/2005 1:33:17 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies · 3,085+ views
    Accuracy in Media (aim.org) ^ | November 4, 2005 | By Roger Aronoff
    <p>"The scandal at CBS involved the use of phony documents to make charges against President Bush regarding his Air National Guard service that were not only unsubstantiated, but contradicted by evidence and information known to CBS at the time."</p> <p>In memory of Reed Irvine, founder of Accuracy in Media, AIM is awarding its first annual Reed Irvine Investigative Journalism award to two of the bloggers responsible for exposing Rathergate—Dan Rather's use of forged documents to smear President Bush. This episode was a milestone in the history of journalism.</p>
  • Dems close-Senate playbook in 2003 memo

    11/02/2005 9:11:02 AM PST · by JesseJane · 22 replies · 1,396+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 2, 2005 | unstated
    Document advised leaders to 'pull the trigger' on investigation A controversial memo [(aka Rockefeller Memo)] by a Democrat on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that surfaced in 2003 appears to contain the playbook party leaders used yesterday when they made the rare move of closing the chamber. The memo, offering ways Democrats could make the greatest gain from controversies over intelligence data used in the run-up to the Iraq war, says "we can pull the trigger on an independent investigation at any time." Democrats, the document advised, should, "Prepare to launch an independent investigation when...