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  • Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in 'Truth'

    07/09/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 95 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: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-redford-play-dan-rather-717476#sthash.Y0QB620e.dpuf
  • Here’s What CBS Said in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Its Reporting Bias

    04/21/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Blaze ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Original Title:Here’s What CBS Had to Say in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Network’s Reporting Bias CBS News on Monday responded to its former employee Sharyl Attkisson’s claims that the network indirectly discouraged her from doing investigative reporting critical of the Obama administration. Attkisson reported extensively on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. The ex-CBS reporter later revealed that she didn’t run into the same roadblocks while reporting on issues that hurt former President George W. Bush. She blamed a lot of the bias problems on special and corporate interests. n response to Attkisson’s public comments, CBS...
  • 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...
  • The 25 Most Powerful Websites [FR cheated of Rathergate credit]

    09/24/2013 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 63 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | Adrian Chen
    -snip- 24. Power Line From practically the day they sprang into existence, blogs have been denigrated as trivial, inaccurate, and derivative. Untrained writers could never match the accuracy and depth of newspapers and network news. Power Line, a scrappy right-wing blog, turned that perception on its ear when it took down one of old media’s most venerable figures: Dan Rather. In September 2004, Rather and CBS News aired an explosive story about George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. The report used military documents to show that Bush had received preferential treatment and performed poorly while failing...
  • Dan Rather on Reddit: No one proved that Bush documents were forged

    02/08/2013 5:13:35 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner: ^ | February 8, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    former CBS broadcaster Dan Rather (Now with AXS-TV) was understandably asked a question about ‘Rathergate’ – the story on George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard that used forged documents in the report. Rather responded brusquely: Number 1 – the facts of case are not in dispute. Number 2 – no one had ever established that the documents were forged
  • Condoleezza Rice joins CBS News as contributor

    01/20/2013 12:56:04 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 25 replies
    Politico via Drudge ^ | 1/20/13 10:37 AM EST | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor, appearing Sunday on "Face the Nation" to launch her new gig. Host Bob Schieffer made the announcement at the start of a roundtable discussion.
  • Buckhead on Blogmocracy

    06/03/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT · by Right Cal Gal · 9 replies
    6/1/2012 | Right Cal Gal
    Go to www.theblogmocracy.com for link to internet show
  • There are no winners in war against moderates

    05/05/2012 3:57:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 54 replies
    http://www.kearneyhub.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cokie and Steven Roberts
    Former Republican Rep. Tom Davis told The Hill newspaper: “The middle is getting squeezed,” but his comment vastly understates the crisis in the capital. Activists in both parties have declared war on moderates. The ideological gap between the two parties is widening rapidly. Paralysis is pervasive. Political scientist Keith Poole of the University of Georgia, who studies voting patterns, told the National Journal: “We are clearly as conflicted as we’ve been since 1905. The parties are, I think, completely dysfunctional and incapable of acting on major policy.” The National Journal reports that as recently as 1999, more than half of...
  • Dan Rather on Bush report: ‘We reported a true story—that’s why I’m no longer with CBS News’

    05/02/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    Yahoonews ^ | 5/2/2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Dan Rather, former "CBS Evening News" host and current star of Mark Cuban's HDNet, has been out promoting his new book, "Rather Outspoken." In an interview with Piers Morgan on Tuesday, Rather recalled the last conversation he had with George W. Bush after his controversial 2004 CBS News report on the former president's Air National Guard service record. "I was at the White House for a briefing for reporters, and I asked him a couple of questions and he answered the questions," Rather said. "And then afterward he said to me, 'I hope you'll be happy retired in Austin.' That's...
  • 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...
  • Still at it: Dan Rather insists Bush’s National Guard service in question (with Video)

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

    07/08/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won recent unwelcome notoriety--fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown. CBS has been caught doctoring Fourth of July footage after Bostonians realized Thursday that the network's images of fireworks over various city landmarks were not only breathtaking, but also fake. An area research scientist appears to have been among the first to point out the discrepancy...
  • CNN via BREAKING on Drudge: White House releases Obama birth certificate

    04/27/2011 6:09:26 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 1,522 replies · 5+ views
    CNN ^ | 27 APR 11 | DCBryan1
    <p>Drudge, Breaking NOW: Obama to show long form birth certificate!</p>
  • CBS News Sandbags Tea Party in Madison - Their Video Gives It Away [Update at 14, 52 (Video@7.05min)

    04/16/2011 5:41:20 PM PDT · by comps4spice · 103 replies
    See BS ^ | April 16, 2011
    I caught the CBS News evening report tonight for the first time in about 2 decades. They led off with a report of Sarah Palin's speech in Wisconsin, and they of course provided liberal spin. They claim there were far more liberals (i.e. union thugs) than Tea Partiers (claiming the thugs surrounded the smaller Tea Party crowd). But something caught my eye during the report, specifically when they did a pan of the "liberal crowd"...but they pulled a Dan Rather by using video footage from some liberal rally prior to the April 5th Wisconsin Supreme Court election.How do I know...
  • Dan Rather, Still in Denial: I Was Asked to Leave CBS for Telling 'Uncomfortable Truth' About Bush

    03/03/2011 1:41:49 PM PST · by Justaham · 58 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-3-11 | Tim Graham
    We're headed toward seven years since Dan Rather disgraced himself by running a story based on phony Texas Air National Guard documents to ruin George W. Bush on behalf of that "war hero" John Kerry. Rather has relentlessly presented himself as a pillar of truth and probity. Rather spoke on Tuesday night at the Newseum in Washington, DC to questions from Nick (Father of George) Clooney. Katy Adams and Nikki Schwab of the Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays column reported Rather thinks he's the teller of uncomfortable truths, and the people objecting to phony documents are somehow the falsifiers and...
  • Palin Plays the Victim Card

    01/12/2011 12:49:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 114 replies
    CBS ^ | 01/12/2011 | Dan Farber
    It's becoming increasingly clear that Jared Lee Loughner is mentally unstable. Sarah Palin's bullseye on Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords did not direct Loughner to shoot Giffords point-blank in the head on January 8, 2011. Did the vitriol in political discourse, crosshairs and phrases like "Don't retreat, reload" (by Sarah Palin) or "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" (by President Obama) influence Loughren's state of mind? Perhaps in an idiosyncratic way, according to Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University. "Political rhetoric provided some of the context for his thinking, the pretext...
  • Dan Rather: GOPers ‘Seek to Cut Out President Obama’s Heart & Throw His Liver to the Dogs’

    11/21/2010 9:22:41 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 145 replies
    Dan Rather: GOPers ‘Seek to Cut Out President Obama’s Heart & Throw His Liver to the Dogs’ By Brad Wilmouth Created 11/21/2010 - 12:00pm By Brad Wilmouth | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 On Sunday’s syndicated Chris Matthews Show, panel member and former CBS anchor Dan Rather - currently with HDNET - made an over the top metaphor about the Republican Party wanting to "cut out President Obama’s heart and throw his liver to the dogs." The panel was having a discussion of the likelihood of gridlock, with substitute moderator Norah O’Donnell asking, "Isn’t there some pressure on the Republicans...
  • 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...
  • Helen Thomas: The Last Defiant Roar Of the Old Media Dinosaurs [FR buckhead incident mentioned]

    05/01/2010 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 96 replies · 3,476+ views
    BigJournalism.com ^ | 5/1/2010 | Kevin L Martin
    Helen Thomas simply longs for the days when reporters and pundits could report spin, lies and opinion as fact and were never held accountable outside of page A-16 retractions. The new media’s finest moment came when in 2004 CBS’s Dan Rather attempted to influence a national election (much like his predecessor Walter Cronkite did with the Vietnam War after the Tet Offensive), but unlike then, now there is a new media filled with grassroots activists who were going to hold the old media accountable and one of those activists on the Conservative Site Free-Republic under the handle “Buckhead,” was able...
  • Surprise: GOP challenger outraises Maurice Hinchey in NY-22 race

    04/21/2010 6:51:59 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1,003+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Not that Ithaca Journal readers would know it from the reporting. They sniff at the notion that the GOP might make a concerted effort to push Maurice Hinchey out of Congress, then neglect to point out the rather troubling development for an incumbent of having a challenger surpass him in fundraising in an election year: Democratic Rep. Maurice Hinchey, meanwhile, is not a major GOP target in the 22nd Congressional District covering Ithaca and Binghamton and stretching east to Poughkeepsie on the other side of the Hudson River. Yes, yes, nothing to see here, just move along. Or — perhaps...
  • 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
  • Why I Parted Ways With The Right(LGF Blames Free Republic)

    11/30/2009 7:40:52 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 188 replies · 11,078+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11-30-09 | Charles Johnson
    (Reason #)8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)
  • Charles Johnson Now So Anti-Racist He's Denouncing Fake Racist Quotes

    10/14/2009 7:49:40 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 42 replies · 2,066+ views
    Charles Johnson Now So Anti-Racist He's Denouncing Fake Racist Quotes Charles Johnson was against fake but accurate before he was for it. No link for the idiot. I'll just quote him. From a thread: Top 10 Rush Limbaugh Racist Quotes. All out of context, and sarcasm. Right? That link I've left in provides a flurry of extremely dubious Limbaugh "quotes" -- and not a single link or citation. Including the ones created wholesale by noted scholar "zedladdy" and spread by no lesser authority than "cobra." Given that "zedladdy" and "cobra" previously invented own quotes, spread them around, and then uploaded...
  • Appellate court dismisses Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS

    09/29/2009 11:24:00 AM PDT · by abb · 56 replies · 2,747+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 29, 2009 | Matea Gold
    More than two years after Dan Rather filed a $70-million lawsuit against CBS for breach of contract and fraud, a New York Supreme Court appellate division has tossed out his claim. The ruling, handed down today, dismissed Rather's claims that CBS News broke his contract and committed fraud by sidelining him in the wake of a controversial story he reported about President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air Guard. The anchor alleged that CBS sought to curtail reporting on the story because of pressure from its then-parent company, Viacom. But in its ruling, the appeals panel found...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-22-09 (Fifth Anniversary Special Edition: Return to Rathergate)

    09/22/2009 10:33:51 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 96 replies · 1,935+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 22, 2009 | DUmmies, Li'l Beaver, and Charles Henrickson
    Li'l Beaver sez: "Today is the DUmmie FUnnies' FIFTH ANNIVERSARY! Ask me anything!" Yes, boys and girls, it was five years ago TODAY that PJ-Comix started the DUmmie FUnnies as its own stand-alone feature on Free Republic! Since then, the DUFUs have grown to amass the LARGEST ping list on FR--1,037 pingees!--and have spawned a DUmmie FUnnies blog on Blogspot. And what a FUn ride it's been! We started by satirizing just the DUmmies of Democratic Underground, but PJ has expanded our horizons to take in the KOmmies of Daily Kos and the HUffies of Huffington Post. The Looney Left...
  • CBS loses bid to dismiss Dan Rather lawsuit

    09/21/2009 4:18:34 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 22 replies · 1,105+ views
    reuters ^ | Jonathan Stempel
    A New York judge on Monday rejected CBS Corp's bid to dismiss former TV news anchor Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit claiming he was fired over a controversial election-year report on former President George W. Bush's Vietnam War-era military service. New York State Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman set a December 22 hearing in the case and directed that testimony be taken from witnesses, including Sumner Redstone, the chairman of Viacom Inc, which controlled CBS at the time. "Let's get this case moving," Gammerman said. "I would really like to get this case ready for trial." Rather, 77, sued CBS,...
  • Progressives Look to Dan Rather for Salvation

    09/09/2009 2:03:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies · 631+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 8, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    If you want some indication of the disarray that the "progressives" find themselves in, consider that disgraced broadcaster Dan Rather will be keynoting a September 23 event sponsored by The Nation magazine on "What Will Become of the News?" The Nation calls Rather "legendary," ignoring how he was put out to pasture by CBS News after he used fake documents in 2004 to smear then-President Bush. Tickets to hear and see Rather are $200 each. Rather is a legend in his own mind-and apparently the minds of those left-wingers who appreciate his effort to defeat Bush's re-election bid and throw...
  • 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 Goldberg.com (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
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CBS vs. Rather warms up … if ever there were a case there should be two losers, this is it.

    07/21/2009 11:43:08 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 4 replies · 673+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | July 22, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    "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)...." If Rather thinks this will help him, he may be mistaken. In what seemed an unusual step, the independent panel allowed CBS to review the report “for libel” before it was released to the public, hence Rather’s desire to see if CBS influenced its findings. I followed the case closely and was surprised the panel made no conclusion as to whether the documents were forgeries. The only expert typographical witness concluded emphatically they could...
  • Can Andrew Breitbart Save Hollywood?

    06/26/2009 12:01:55 PM PDT · by khnyny · 30 replies · 1,539+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June, 2009 | Ned Rice
    Yes, the rumors are true. After decades of cowering in the deep-blue (as in Blue State) shadows, Hollywood conservatives are beginning to openly express their political beliefs despite the price they’ve paid—both socially and professionally—for doing so in the past. Some are calling this newfound courage the Breitbart Effect, named for the affable New Media titan who exposed the amoral Superfund toxic waste site of Tinsel Town by subjecting it to the standards of traditional, conservative (read: normal) American values. Through his pioneering work on news aggregation Web sites such as the Drudge Report and the Huffington Post, Breitbart led...
  • CBS newsman's $70m lawsuit likely to deal Bush legacy a new blow (Dan Rather strikes back!)

    12/27/2008 9:06:59 PM PST · by pillut48 · 57 replies · 3,583+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday 28 December 2008 | Christopher Goodwin
    "After an outcry from the White House and conservative bloggers who claimed that the report had been based on falsified documents, CBS retracted the story, saying that the documents' authenticity could not be verified. Rather, who had been with CBS for decades and was one of the most familiar faces in American journalism, was fired by the network the day after the 2004 election."
  • Williams Bewails Decline of 'Classically-Trained' Journos, Rise of Guys With 'Opinion And a Modem'

    12/24/2008 6:03:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 1,668+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was no Memorex around when the brontosauri were bidding bye-bye, but I think we have a pretty good idea of what they sounded like as they were going extinct. Just listen to Brian Williams this morning. Appearing on Morning Joe, the NBC Nightly News anchor lamented the decline of "classically-trained" journalists in favor of guys with "an opinion and a modem." A question from Pat Buchanan about the ebbing fortunes of the old media set Williams off on a soliloquy he assured us was not self-interested. View video here.
  • Rather’s Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/17/2008 11:43:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,561+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 16, 2008 | 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...
  • 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...
  • NYC judge wants to see CBS panel's Rather papers

    11/05/2008 5:21:19 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 27 replies · 6,111+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-05-2008
    NEW YORK - A New York City judge says he wants to see documents that passed between a law firm and a panel CBS hired to investigate a Dan Rather story on President Bush. Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman told attorney David Versfelt on Wednesday to let him examine the papers so he can decide whether Rather's lawyers may see them. Versfelt's law firm was hired to advise the panel. Versfelt says the papers are protected by attorney-client privilege.
  • 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...
  • 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'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,"...
  • Rathergate, Throbbing Memo: The Battle Fought Four Years Ago Helps Sarah Palin Today

    09/10/2008 2:15:56 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 21 replies · 402+ views
    DBKP ^ | September 10, 2008 | Mondoreb
    The 'Throbbing Memo': Dan Rather, CBS News Not the Only Ones Put on NoticeBlogosphere Comes of Age Blogs Now Watching the 'Watchdogs' The famous "throbbing" memo at Little Green Footballs [NOTE: Our memo might not "throb"; for that you'll have to visit LGF.] A battle fought between the blogosphere and the Mainstream Media four years ago helps Sarah Palin's chances today in her battle with an MSM using the same tactics. "I opened Apple’s TextEdit word processor, and with default settings typed in the same text from the August 18, 1973 memo as found at CBS News, with the same...
  • Would 'Rathergate' Make a Good Movie? Hollywood Insiders Working on Screen Adaptation

    07/22/2008 8:23:12 PM PDT · by MeanMachine · 27 replies · 234+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 21st, 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,...
  • A Rathergate Movie?

    07/22/2008 7:46:51 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 30 replies · 202+ views
    LGF ^ | Monday, July 21, 2008
    Monday, July 21, 2008A Rathergate Movie? Rather -- Ready for his closeup?If they’re really going to make a movie about the Rathergate scandal, and base it on the ludicrous book by moonbat pseudo-journalist Mary Mapes, it’s going to be a bad joke.==================================================== "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...
  • 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,...