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  • FreeRepublic Featured in Newseum Exhibit on RatherGate

    05/01/2008 6:38:52 AM PDT · by BufordP · 111 replies · 519+ views
    1 May 2008 | kburi
    On 4/11/08, The Newseum opened its new quarters in Washington, DC. I was specifically interested in an exhibit in the Internet, TV and Radio Gallery. The exhibit was "Bias at CBS" and it featured the September 2004 "60 Minutes II" Dan Rather report aimed at discrediting President Bush's service in the Air National Guard. This 9/04 report was meant to hurt Bush's re-election chances in November, 2004. Comments among FReepers quickly exposed inconsistencies in the documents and led to bloggers on the internet exposing the report as deeply flawed, as well as using forged documents. These inconsistencies ultimately forced CBS...
  • Liberal Leslie Moonves (Les The Leaker) Toast At CBS?

    04/22/2008 8:12:35 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 21 replies · 256+ views
    Friends and Fiends at CBS | MB26
    Friends at Black Rock say Looney Liberal Leslie Moonves may be on his way out the door at CBS. Moonves has overseen a number of CBS fiascos including The Demise Of The Dan (which Rather is about to play out again in a NY courtroom), the hiring of Ratings Remover Perkie Katie Couric as well as very bad ratings for the nightly entertainment (?) block. And of course, most important of all, stock prices are locked in deep declining do-do. Supposedly Moonves has lost the faith of Summer Redstone, and when you lose the faith of His Grace, The Chairman,...
  • Hugh Hewitt Correspondence With Rice U Professor Shows CBS' Memos ARE Forgeries (MUST READ!!!)

    09/10/2004 7:17:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 64 replies · 9,317+ views ^ | 09/10/04 | Hugh Hewitt
    Hi Hugh, I am a Professor of Computer Science at Rice University who has followed the evolution of word processing technology over the past 30 years. A cursory glance at the "Killian documents" shows that they are forgeries, the product of a modern word processing system. Even the most powerful word processing systems available in the early 70's were not designed to produce propotionally spaced documents. Moreover, no mechanical typewriter, even with variable letter widths like the IBM Executive typewriter, could produce precise propotional spacing comparable to a modern word processor. Precise proportional type-setting is a very demanding computational problem....
  • Judge Dismisses Core of Dan Rather Suit

    04/10/2008 10:16:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies · 820+ views
    MediaBistro.Com ^ | April 10, 2008
    Breaking: The judge in Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS has issued a motion to dismiss most of the case. CBS News confirms. Developing... > More: TVNewser has learned most of issues of the lawsuit have been dismissed. What remains is the contract dispute: whether Rather was utilized appropriately in the remaining months of his deal as a correspondent on 60 Minutes. Jim Quinn, lead counsel for CBS tells TVNewser, "We're thrilled with the results. The core of the allegations of fraud and fair dealing have been thrown out. What's left is a garden variety contract dispute." In the meantime, the...
  • It's not Katie...It's CBS...and the death of Celebrity

    04/10/2008 1:04:49 PM PDT · by slackattack19 · 39 replies · 319+ views
    The Uncommon Sense Blog ^ | 4/10/08 | Dan Taylor
    The problem with CBS and Katie Couric is not that the show isn't working. CBS Evening News is a mother on life support and Katie was just stillborn. She never had a chance. Ever since CBS lied about the Bush National Guard story, it has as much credibility as, well....a major news network that makes up news. Small disconnect in that strategy but overcomeable with time except for the fact that CBS, ABC, and NBC are running out of time. All three of the major networks have been losing evening news viewers for the past 10 years in a major...
  • U.S. Military Report on Use of Blogs in Warfare Credits Free Republic

    04/01/2008 7:04:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies · 2,973+ views
    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | Kristinn
    An unclassified 2006 report by the Strategic Studies Department of the U.S. military's Joint Special Operations University relates the story of how Freepers, followed by others in the blogosphere, took down Dan Rather over the forged Killian memos as a way to demonstrate the growing ability of individuals using the Internet to influence the world at large.The report also discusses the feasibility of "clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers" for information warfare and of the reticence the military has toward using the Internet for disinformation campaigns.The report was authored by Maj. James Kinniburgh and Dr. Dorothy Denning. The authors demonstrate...
  • 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...
  • CBS bosses hiding truth - Dan Rather

    02/27/2008 6:39:27 AM PST · by abb · 94 replies · 1,125+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 27, 2008 | Jose Martinez
    Dan Rather slammed CBS Tuesday for trying to keep his court fight with the network out of the public eye. The newsman - who has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the Tiffany network, where he anchored the "CBS Evening News" for 24 years - said "corporate overlords" are conspiring to withhold several key documents. The 76-year-old was back in Manhattan Supreme Court for a hearing on his suit, which accuses CBS of sidelining him to make nice with the White House following a September 2004 report that questioned President Bush's Vietnam-era military service. Rather left the anchor's chair in...
  • AP Rewrites Rathergate History

    01/13/2008 11:21:27 AM PST · by shove_it · 18 replies · 337+ views
    It looks like the judge in Dan Rather’s lawsuit against CBS may let the case go to trial. But the fascinating thing about this Associated Press article on the case is how they describe the Rathergate scandal—without even mentioning that it was based on fake documents. Rather was removed from his “CBS Evening News” post in March 2005, six months after he narrated a report that said Bush disobeyed orders and shirked some of his duties during his National Guard service. The report also said a commander felt pressured to sugarcoat Bush’s record.
  • Rather's Ruin and the Rise of the Pajamahadeen

    12/12/2007 7:48:02 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 187 replies · 5,261+ views ^ | December 12, 2007 | Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler
    If any definitive evidence to the contrary of our story is found, we will report it. So far, there is none. — CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never! — Former Iraqi Minister of Information Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, better known as “Baghdad Bob” A coordinated effort Outflanked by the new media tactics of the anti-Kerry veterans groups, much of the establishment media now prepared to focus with laser-like intensity on the military service, not of John Kerry, but of George W. Bush. That decision would lead to the sharpest single confrontation between the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-28-07 ("Rather Speaks On Rathergate")

    11/28/2007 5:29:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 78 replies · 334+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 28, 2007 | HUffies and PJ-Comix
    I love Rathergate. It is soooo satisfying on soooo many different levels. First of all there is the main player himself, Dan Rather, who is a flat out loon. Over the years it was FUn to watch Dan because you knew that underneath that thin veneer of sanity lurked a raving lunatic who was struggling to break out and frequently did. Then there is the fact that Rather was ultimately brought down by his own bias by using FAKE documents in an attempt to throw the 2004 election away from President Bush. Added to this is the fact that...
  • 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...
  • Dan Rather’s Last Big Story Is Himself (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/26/2007 4:45:31 AM PST · by abb · 55 replies · 220+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | November 25, 2007 | Joe Hagan
    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 the memories of the battles that undid him are still fresh on his mind....

    10/07/2007 10:27:39 PM PDT · by kcvl · 35 replies · 3,778+ views
  • Dan Rather's producer

    09/25/2004 12:40:46 PM PDT · by lancer · 22 replies · 1,071+ views ^ | 9/25/04 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- The executive producer of CBS's "60 Minutes" midweek broadcast, who partially blamed the Bush White House for bogus documents used by Dan Rather, is a former staffer for New York Democrats who was still making political contributions while on the network's payroll. Josh Howard served on the staff of Rep. Stephen Solarz and worked for Sen. Charles Schumer when Schumer was a state assemblyman, a background confirmed by CBS. Federal election reporting records show that Howard, identifying himself as a CBS employee, contributed $1,000 in each of Solarz's last two campaigns for Congress in 1990 and 1992. When...
  • People of Deceit

    10/05/2007 12:32:07 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 7 replies · 822+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/05/2007 | Michael Reagan
    Nothing frightens those who peddle lies than the cold hard light of truth. They react to exposure of their deceits the way vampires react to a having a crucifix held up in front of them. Ever since the birth of conservative talk radio and the Internet ended the liberals’ total monopoly over the news, the left has been simmering with impotence -- over the loss of their absolute control over what the Americans are allowed to see and hear, and their inability to do anything about it. Time and again liberal attempts to sell the nation their shoddy goods have...
  • 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 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...

    09/26/2007 12:06:42 PM PDT · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 141 replies · 229+ views
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  • Koppel 'Hurts' for Rather 'Travesty'

    09/25/2007 5:07:08 PM PDT · by · 35 replies · 278+ views ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    From the birds-of-a-feather department comes news that former ABC "Nightline" host Ted Koppel is "hurting" for former CBS anchor Dan Rather. The latter's ouster was a "travesty," Koppel said, on account of the fact that Rather's infamous National Guard story was "much more correct than incorrect." More: “Dan Rather was squeezed out” with such little class from CBS News, Mr. Koppel said today at a forum at Fordham University in New York City that was put on by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The academy tonight presents its annual News and Documentary Emmys. During this evening’s ceremony,...