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  • For Rather: Newseum Tonight, Court Tomorrow

    05/06/2008 6:36:59 PM PDT · by RDTF · 14 replies · 237+ views
    TVNewser via Breitbart ^ | May 6, 2008 | Chris
    First on TVNewser: Dan Rather's lawyers have served CBS with an amended complaint related to Rather's fraud case against his former employer. The complaint will be filed with the court tomorrow morning. TVNewser has learned the amended complaint contains details about Rather's last days at CBS including, we hear, particulars about that flawed National Guard Story. -snip-
  • British Muslims 'planned to kill thousands by bombing SEVEN transatlantic airliners in one go'

    04/03/2008 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 35 replies · 225+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 3rd April 2008
    A British terror gang plotted to use liquid explosives to blow up transatlantic passenger jets in mid-flight, a court heard today. Eight men planned to smuggle bombs disguised as soft drinks on to flights from Heathrow to the United States and Canada and detonate them on board, Woolwich crown court was told. It would have caused a civilian death toll on an "almost unprecedented scale" and a "global impact". The gang allegedly targeted seven flights operated by Air Canada, United Airlines and American Airlines. They were arrested in August 2006 after a surveillance operation — as they were "almost ready"...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • George Bush was trained to bring down Soviet TU-95

    10/21/2007 12:51:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 46 replies · 1,314+ views
    www.izvestia.ru ^ | 10/19/2007
    The present US president George Bush was trained to intercept Soviet bomber carrier TU-95 Bear aircraft while he was in the Texas Air National Guard. The US archives and retired colonel William Kampenii, Mr. President’s fellow soldier since 1970 till 1971 have proved this fact. ‘Pilots from Air National Guard used to intercept TU-95 regularly. The Bears used to make patrol flights, the aircrafts were usually intercepted along the eastern US coast, sometimes just near Cuba,’ says colonel Kampenii. George Bush J. reminisces in his autobiography A Charge To Keep how they were taught to direct to the target with...
  • Dan Rather's Colleagues Must Be Part Of The Conspiracy

    09/23/2007 7:50:36 AM PDT · by jdm · 2 replies · 251+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | September 23, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Dan Rather's lawsuit at CBS achieved its first purpose; it's put Dan Rather back in the spotlight. After having disappeared into the black hole of HDNet, Rather once again has become noteworthy enough to get an invitation on Larry King Live and the rest of the talkshows. However, if he had hoped to resurrect his reputation with the lawsuit, his colleagues have not been impressed (via QandO): Rather’s former colleagues at CBS have something to say. Take, for example, Don Hewitt, the legendary producer of “60 Minutes.” “Any news organization, print or broadcast, has the right to protect its reputation...
  • Rather Files $70 Million Lawsuit Against CBS

    09/19/2007 12:30:52 PM PDT · by abb · 249 replies · 1,760+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 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 $70 million 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...
  • Texas Army National Guard Exceeds Recruiting Goals

    07/06/2007 4:23:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 257+ views
    Blackanthem Military News, ^ | Jul 6, 2007 | Fatimah Gifford
    CAMP MABRY, Texas – The Texas Army National Guard has recruited 3,478 new Soldiers so far this fiscal year, needing only nine months to surpass the year-end goal of 3,300 set by the National Guard Bureau. “It’s terrific that we have already achieved our year-end recruiting goals,” Lt.  Gen. Rodriguez Adjutant General of the Texas Military Forces said. “Most importantly, we have met this quantitative goal while ensuring a very high quality of Soldier accessions.  The Texas National Guard maintains very high standards and strictly enforced enlistment criteria.” Lt. Col. Ron McLaurin, Commander for Recruiting and Retention for the Texas...
  • The Rathergate study - needed.

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

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

    06/21/2006 10:32:58 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 4 replies · 367+ views
    Headbutters Forum ^ | June 20 2006 | Campaigner
    But let's have a show of hands: How many knew he was still there? It is a classic case of karma. For years he held a power that Presidents couldn't match. He could go home after the interview and edit remarks, leak themes, and shape expectations so thoroughly that viewers would see what they were told they would see -- and only that. He could raise questions, balance or imbalance carefully weighted views, cast doubts, editorialize while claiming merely to report, meet politicians personally, get to know them, carry grudges, foist off partisan schemes as if they were news, critique...
  • Rather out at CBS, sources say

    06/16/2006 12:46:29 PM PDT · by Roberts · 61 replies · 1,338+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 6/16/06 | Gail Shister
    It's over. After 44 years, Dan Rather will leave CBS by the end of the month, at the latest, industry sources said Friday. His departure could come as early as next week. Rather, 74, whose contract runs until late November, is working out the final details of his exit agreement, the sources say. Money is not an issue, they say. Among the sticking points: Whether Rather will have access to his archival CBS material. CBS issues its standard non-denial denial: "Dan is a 60 Minutes correspondent, and we don't comment on contractual matters." Rather declined to comment. Anchor of CBS...
  • (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...
  • Lt. G.W. Bush, Captured in Bronze

    02/10/2006 12:30:56 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 21 replies · 1,132+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2006 | Peter Baker
    Presidents are often memorialized in their most famous moments -- George Washington crossing the Delaware, Theodore Roosevelt at San Juan Hill. Now President Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard has been immortalized in bronze. The National Guard Association of the United States yesterday unveiled a bust of a young Lt. George W. Bush. The association expressed its pride in Bush, who is perhaps its most famous alumnus around today. Bush's service may still be a bit of a sore subject for him, though. He seemed no more eager to talk about it yesterday than he did in his...
  • CBS (sort of) admits Bush NG documents fakes

    02/03/2006 8:59:54 PM PST · by Zeko · 8 replies · 496+ views
    CBS Evening News contained a brief segment tonight called "State of the Media" which (among other things) discussed the impact of bloggers on traditional media. The most interesting sentence (for me) occurred in a discussion of the infamous 60 Minutes II show in 2004 concerning George Bush's alleged special treatment in the National Guard. According to the CBS announcer, when questionable documents were used in the show, "bloggers quickly EXPOSED them" (emphasis added).
  • Fred Barnes vs. Diane Rehm (Vanity)

    02/01/2006 11:05:30 AM PST · by JoeGar · 1 replies · 369+ views
    2/1/06 | JoeGar
    On January 27, Fred Barnes, on the Diane Rehm radio show, told Diane that he would get back to her by January 30 with his source(s) for the story about Bush volunteering for Vietnam. Did anyone listen to the January 27 show? Did Fred get back to Diane? What was the outcome?
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-28-05 ("CBS Producer has New Documents related to Bush AWOL")

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

    10/11/2005 7:27:29 PM PDT · by counterpunch · 129 replies · 2,499+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | Tuesday, October 4 | Ken Herman
    A former Texas Lottery official said he wants to talk to senators about the Supreme Court nominee's role in covering up his Bush's record WASHINGTON -- A former Texas lottery official, who claimed that then-Gov. George W. Bush's desire to cover up his National Guard record helped steer decisions about a key lottery contract, said he wants to talk to senators about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' possible role in that effort. "If I were to be subpoenaed to come to the thing, I would come," said Lawrence Littwin, who filed a lawsuit after he was fired as the lottery's...
  • Bush's Guard service may affect Miers nomination (press recycling this story AGAIN)

    10/04/2005 9:57:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies · 843+ views
    Austin-American Statesmen ^ | October 4, 2005 | Ken Herman
    WASHINGTON -- A former Texas lottery official, who claimed that then-Gov. George W. Bush's desire to cover up his National Guard record helped steer decisions about a key lottery contract, said he wants to talk to senators about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' possible role in that effort. "If I were to be subpoenaed to come to the thing, I would come," said Lawrence Littwin, who filed a lawsuit after he was fired as the lottery's executive director in 1997. "I would say the committee, I think, would be interested." Littwin claimed in a federal lawsuit that lottery operator GTECH...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-04-05 (Mary Mapes Spins Fiction---Book Excerpt)

    10/04/2005 2:31:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 319 replies · 7,009+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 4, 2005 | Mary Mapes and PJ-Comix
    Although a few of Mary Mapes divorced-from-reality quotes appeared in yesterday's EDITION of the DUmmie FUnnies, there was MUCH MORE of her MANY lies over at her book EXCERPT at Amazon.Com. Even though Mapes' book won't be appearing in public until next month, there are more than enough excerpts available on Amazon for her to completely humiliate herself before the public. Therefore this edition of the DUmmie FUnnies is dedicated to DUFUing Mary Mapes who although technically might not be a DUmmie (although I suspect that she might well be a DUmmie with an appropriate screen name like "HateBush")...