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  • Truth and the New York Times

    10/16/2015 12:04:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 14, 2015 | By Scott W. Johnson
    The episode known as Rathergate represents one of the great journalistic frauds of our time. The scandal erupted from a 60 Minutes Wednesday segment rushed to air on the evening of September 8, 2004, in time to influence the approaching presidential election pitting George W. Bush against John Kerry, as it was clearly intended to do. The segment consisted of two parts that didnt quite fit together except in their antipathy to Bush. In the first part, based on an interview with the vice chairman of Kerrys national finance committee, Dan Rather essentially claimed that political influence had been brought...
  • HARRY MACDOUGALD: TRUTH AND OTHER LIES (2)

    10/15/2015 8:32:47 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 31 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2015 | Harry MacDougald (BuckHead)
    The film Truth will be released commercially later this month to retell the Rathergate scandal from the perspective of Mary Mapes. The film is based on Mapess almost laughable 2005 Rathergate memoir. The left routinely seeks to rewrite even yesterdays news; events eleven years ago, when Mapes committed her misconduct, have now attained the status of ancient history. John and I therefore sought to reiterate the basic facts of the Rathergate scandal in the Weekly Standard article Rather shameful. Our article is intended to constitute Rathergate 101. Now comes Atlanta attorney Harry MacDougald the pseudonymous Buckhead to give...
  • Rather Shameful

    10/15/2015 4:41:28 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 29 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 12, 2015 | JOHN H. HINDERAKER AND SCOTT W. JOHNSON
    When CBSs 60 Minutes Wednesday broadcast its lead storyreported by Dan Rather and produced by Mary Mapeson the evening of September 8, 2004, it was given the anodyne title For the Record, as though it constituted little more than a disinterested historical footnote. In reality, the story was a bold fabrication about President George W. Bushs long-ago service in the Texas National Guard, intended to damage him in his campaign for reelection against John Kerry. Within hours of the broadcast, after CBS News posted online PDF copies of four memos highlighted in the segment, the story began to fall apart...
  • Even Lefty Vox.com Mocks Dan Rather 'Truth' Movie

    10/15/2015 2:40:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how bad is the movie 'Truth' that will be released tomorrow? So bad that even the notoriously liberal Vox is mocking it. Vox writerTodd VanDerWerffgoes so far as to describe it as an example of why "so many people hate Hollywood liberals." As we shall see even Dan Rather in 2004 disagreed with the premise of "Truth."
  • Rush gave credit to Freeper for busting Rathergate

    10/15/2015 10:56:12 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 44 replies
    Vanity
    Did anyone just hear Rush give credit to Free Republic? First he named the Freeper Buckhead then second time he said Burkehead. Pretty cool.
  • Rush gives credit! [Rathergate FR]

    10/15/2015 10:55:29 AM PDT · by SFmom · 90 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 15, 2015 | Self
    I'm sure I wasn't the only one, but I asked Rush to give Freeper Buckhead credit and he just did! (Called him Burkhead! Oh well!)
  • Rush credits Buckhead and FR!

    10/15/2015 10:53:49 AM PDT · by PhiloBedo · 25 replies
    EIB | 10-15-15 | self
    Rush just acknowledged and credited FReeper Buckhead with exposing Dan Rather's and Mary Mape's forgery!! Kudos!
  • Dan Rather claims that his Fraudulent Story on George Bush was "True" on the Today Show

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

    10/14/2015 4:59:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 14, 2015 | Bruce Bawer
    Truth Isn't True Selling a big lie. October 14, 2015 Bruce Bawer 6 625 The movie Truth isn't yet officially out, but it's been the subject of enough early reviews to establish that it strongly communicates one great and important truth: that if you want to sell a Big Lie that's been definitely and very publicly exposed as a lie, just wait a decade or so and then make an all-star Hollywood movie presenting that lie as the unvarnished truth. Promote the hell out of it. Then sit back and watch history get rewritten in the mind of a whole...
  • Dan Rathers Big Lie hits the big screen

    10/13/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | 8:18pm | Rich Lowry
    There are many things that real people do to become the subject of sympathetic movies. Make a flawless emergency landing in the Hudson River with a disabled jet full of passengers. Survive a devastating storm atop Mt. Everest. Become the most lethal sniper in the history of the US military. Before the advent of the movie Truth, no one would have thought broadcasting a shoddy and immediately discredited report that ruined the careers of the journalists involved and gave their storied network a black eye would make the list. In a better world, the bloggers who exposed the malfeasance of...
  • Interview With The Man Who Exposed Rathergate [Buckhead]

    10/12/2015 6:37:03 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 71 replies
    soundcloud ^ | 10-12-15 | Michael Graham
    Interview with Harry MacDougald the Atlanta lawyer who's initial questioning of the validity of the Killian documents exposed the flaw CBS report about George W. Bush's National Guard Service.
  • Hollywood Rewrites History of Rathergate

    10/12/2015 4:28:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This movie with Mary Mapes about Dan Rather and this National Guard business. You have Robert Redford as Rather. You have Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes. This is what the left always does. Dan Rather and Mapes totally fake the story. They totally made up and forged documents, and they were caught red-handed. And what did they do? At the time, the other two leading anchors, ABC and NBC were Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw, and they put together an awards banquet for Dan Rather. This was in weeks of all this happening, because they realized that what was...
  • Somebody Correct Rush Limbaugh

    10/12/2015 11:20:21 AM PDT · by blam · 78 replies
    Blam ^ | blam
    Someone needs to correct Rush Limbaugh. He just said on his radio program that it was Roll Call that exposed the Dan Rather fake letters during the Bush presidential campaign.I believe it was our own FReeper 'Bulkhead' who exposed the fake.
  • Truth: Movie Reignites Heated Debate Over 60 Minutes II Scandal

    10/07/2015 9:55:23 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies
    Variety ^ | October 6, 2015 | By Cynthia Littleton
    Truth is revisiting a painful chapter for CBS News. The upcoming movie, starring Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes and Robert Redford as Dan Rather, is an unwelcome reminder of past mistakes for several people who lived through the saga of the 2004 60 Minutes II report on President George W. Bushs time in the Texas Air National Guard. Some who are depicted in the controversial film, which is based on Mapes 2005 book Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power, are critical of the conclusions drawn by the veteran investigative journalist. They were hopeful...
  • Wacko Dan Rather movie still insists forged Bush-National Guard documents were real

    10/01/2015 5:58:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    The classic definition of chutzpah the guy who murders his parents and then begs for mercy because hes an orphan is getting a rewrite with the Oct. 16 release of Truth, a movie that insists forged documents are real. Robert Redford, who makes no effort whatsoever to look or sound like Dan Rather, plays the CBS newsman undone after he presented to the public obviously forged documents about then-President George W. Bushs Texas Air National Guard service in the early 1970s.
  • Mary Mapes Can't Handle the Truth in 'Truth' Trailer

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

    09/16/2015 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 16, 2015 | by Matthew Belloni
    Before its acclaimed premiere at TIFF, 'Truth' about the scandal that ended the anchor's CBS News career was screened for a special viewer: CBS president and CEO Moonves, who was not impressed. Truth, director James Vanderbilt's drama about the "Memogate" scandal that ended Dan Rather's CBS News career, was touted as a world premiere at Toronto. Rather himself turned up at the event to praise the film's accuracy and its (very sympathetic) portrayal of him. CBS mostly comes across as the villain in Truth, with news chief Andy Heyward appearing to fire Rather (Robert Redford) and 60 Minutes...
  • TIFF: Dan Rather Chokes Up at 'Truth' Premiere, Praises Film for Accuracy

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

    08/26/2015 7:21:12 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to fake news stories, if anyone's an expert it's Dan Rather . . . The disgraced former CBS News anchor has a new twist on the vast right-wing conspiracy. Instead of plotting against poor innocents like Bill and Hillary, those conspiratorial conservatives are now creating phony feuds among themselves! On Rachel Maddow's show tonight, Rather declared himself "suspicious" about the battle between Donald Trump and Fox News, suggesting that Trump and Roger Ailes might have "gotten together and planned out" the feud for their mutual benefit. View the video here.
  • The truth behind Dan Rathers exit from CBS

    07/20/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2015
    Dan Rather is coming to your local movie theater. At least the story behind why hes no longer at CBS is. In Truth, Robert Redford plays Rather. Cate Blanchett plays his CBS producer Mary Mapes. In 2004, Rather reported that President George W. Bushs powerful father arranged to keep his son in the National Guard to prevent serving in Vietnam. The report caused such hoo-hah that a treasured 24-year anchorman lost his job. Dan: Ive read the script. Its serious. People behind it do a good job. Its two great actors. You couldnt want for a better cast. Redford playing...