Skip to comments.DAN'S PRODUCER DIGS IN (Mary Mapes Fights For Her Job)
Posted on 12/09/2004 10:33:02 PM PST by kattracks
WITH the CBS News investigation of Memogate almost done, Mary Mapes, the producer who obtained the fake memos used in Dan Rather's George Bush-bashing report, is fighting to save her job and her reputation. The sleuths at ratherbiased.com report Mapes wrote up a 68-page statement in her own defense and has been lobbying to convince the CBS probers that Rather's exposé on Bush's National Guard service was accurate, even if the documents obtained from a crackpot Texas Democrat were bogus. Rather acted preemptively by quitting as the "Evening News" anchor.
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Blah blah blah...GUILTY AS CHARGED!
Its accurate even if its a lie. Gee, now have we heard that defense before?? ;-)
Try that in court.
Your Honor. Even though all my own examiners claim the deed is fake it is still accurate. I really should get Trumps fortune. Doesn't matter he hasn't even died yet.
She's going with Rathers final losing line of defense, the documents might be fake, but the story is true?
She'd made a great Nazi...No lie is to big as long as it gains you power.
CBS will keep her on, I am willing to bet on it.
She will be portrayed as a courageous journalist, just doing her job.
Viacom will never admit to the American public what their agenda truly is.
I don't think so. In situations like this, they need a sacrificial lamb. A fall guy. (Or in this case, a fall girl.) Everything will be blamed on Mary Mapes, and darling Dan will be put out to pasture in a blaze of glory.
And let's not forget Heyward. He's gotta go too. Once Rather publicly apologizes for slandering the President with forged documents, accounts should be square.
Mapes should have been axed the week the scandal broke.
CBS should do the honorable thing, like Admiral Boorda, and put Mapes in the anchor chair.
Ditto for Mr. Rather and Mr. Heyward. And Viacom, for that matter.,
She spent five years chasing the story. What was the purpose? It was to do damage to the president and help the DemocRAT. It was agenda-driven journalism. She should be out on her butt. Why didn't she report on John Kerry in Paris negotiating with the commies? What about his phony reports for purple hearts? What about the frauds at the Winter Soldier hearings? She did none of those.
But Mapes' father sees a political agenda behind his daughter's work. Don Mapes, 76, was a recent guest on a radio talk show hosted by John Carlson on KVI in Seattle.
He said, "I'm really ashamed of what my daughter has become. She's a typical liberal. She went into journalism with an ax to grind, and that was to promote radical feminism."
I could be wrong but in my mind this woman is more guilty than Dan. She's the one that put it all together and presented it to Dan and he was the idiot that bought it. His own Ego and Hate for Bush did him in. She has to go no matter what.
Absolutely Not !
Rather should have been suspended as soon as the scandal broke.
He came back and made a second try at W. Remember the Al Qa Qa flap? That was good old Dirty Dan in action again.
My own opinion is that the White House should have pulled the press credentials for CBS.
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