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Dan Rather on Bush report: ‘We reported a true story—that’s why I’m no longer with CBS News’
Yahoonews ^ | 5/2/2012 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 05/02/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT by Signalman

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 my home. I had no intention of retiring in Austin. I have a passion for my work and I plunged myself back into doing work. But that's the only conversation I've had with him since."

Rather also defended the report that led to the end of his network news career.

"We reported a true story," he said. "That's why I'm no longer with CBS News."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: rather; rathergate

1 posted on 05/02/2012 5:16:25 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

What’s the frequency...ah, nevermind. Just shut up, Dan.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Signalman
For those of you who talk about "denial" but have never really seen it--this is denial. Right here.
3 posted on 05/02/2012 5:19:10 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Signalman

I guess he repeated the lie long enough to himself. Damn the torpedoes! Damn my career!

Liberalism IS a mental disease! What Dan?


4 posted on 05/02/2012 5:20:25 PM PDT by poobear
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To: Signalman

Everything, and I mean everything, is all about Dan.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 5:20:48 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Signalman

“Ahh but the strawberries....”


6 posted on 05/02/2012 5:21:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Signalman
Always a pleasure to revisit this: "Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard".
7 posted on 05/02/2012 5:24:38 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: Signalman

Bush wished him a happy retirement and he goes buggy.
What a weirdo!


8 posted on 05/02/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: Signalman

9 posted on 05/02/2012 5:35:32 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: dfwgator
At least Democrats are consistent with forged documents.

Obamas BC and SS registration, Bushes National Guard records, all proved forgeries but all legitimate.

10 posted on 05/02/2012 5:36:18 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Signalman

“We reported a true story,” he said. “That’s why I’m no longer with CBS News.”

No, Dan. You presented forged documents as originals, and refused to admit your elephantine bias in allowing the agenda to drive the evidence.

You’re STILL a Putz. With a capital P. (IMHO, of course.)


11 posted on 05/02/2012 5:36:24 PM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Signalman
Rather got caught cheating. End of the line for Rather.

Romney got caught cheating in Virginia. The Bushbots, now called Mittbots, let him off the hook.

I was on the side of catching and booting Rather. I"m on the side of catching and booting Romney.

12 posted on 05/02/2012 5:38:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Signalman

Shut Up Dan You Ignorant Fluke


13 posted on 05/02/2012 5:42:07 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Signalman

Jimmy Carter now has a buddy He can sit around and drool with.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 5:44:10 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Signalman

Still trying to stir the pot in an election year. Yes Dan, we know where your aligiance lies.


15 posted on 05/02/2012 5:44:57 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: dfwgator
“Ahh but the strawberries....”

Priceless! ILMFAO

"Ah, but the Bush story! That's where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, and with geometric logic, that's where I . . . . "

"Hey, nurse? I think I need a change!"

16 posted on 05/02/2012 5:46:49 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Signalman

roflol... De Nile, it’s not just a river in Egypt.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 5:46:49 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Signalman
He's Rather pathetic.
18 posted on 05/02/2012 5:48:37 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Signalman

Dan Blather is still claiming he reported a true story about Bush.

Looks like DannyBoy is still in deep denial.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 5:55:37 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Signalman

Gunga Dan Rather is still waiting for John Kerry votes in Cuyahoga county, Ohio to come in.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 5:56:45 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: laweeks

“Ah, but the Bush story! That’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, and with geometric logic, that’s where I . . . . “


Except Rather never had balls-—steel or any other.


21 posted on 05/02/2012 5:57:44 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Signalman
Captain Dan the Newsman seems a tad confused. Perhaps this will help:

Rather's Ruin and the Rise of the Pajamahadeen

22 posted on 05/02/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
roflol... De Nile, it’s not just a river in Egypt.

Haha! Agreed! The old fool was proven...PROVEN...wrong and he still can't admit failure. What a self-centered jerk. He may have done some decent work as a young man...but he aged poorly.
23 posted on 05/02/2012 6:05:30 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Signalman
DAN RATHER needs to change his last name to DAN BROWN....
Since he is so perpetually full of sh*t....

Pardon blunt assessment...

24 posted on 05/02/2012 6:07:33 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: dfwgator
“Ahh but the strawberries....”

".....courage.......courage......."

25 posted on 05/02/2012 6:13:01 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Signalman
feh... you're no longer at cBS cause you're crazier than a sh!thouse RAT!!!
26 posted on 05/02/2012 6:17:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Signalman

Dan should spend the rest of his life helping OJ find the “real killer.”


27 posted on 05/02/2012 6:20:23 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Signalman

It was absolutely unquestionably true .... but false.


28 posted on 05/02/2012 6:50:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Signalman
"We reported a true story," he said. "That's why I'm no longer with CBS News."

Still delusional, after all these years.

29 posted on 05/02/2012 7:14:04 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Signalman
I've just got one word for ya,Dan....

COURAGE!


30 posted on 05/02/2012 7:19:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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31 posted on 05/02/2012 7:20:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Signalman

First his credibility, then his sanity. Dan gave it all to advance the left’s agenda.


32 posted on 05/02/2012 7:42:15 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad

33 posted on 05/02/2012 11:56:20 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: Autonomous User

Baghdad Bob was more entertaining than ol’ Dan.


34 posted on 05/03/2012 4:20:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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