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Dan Rather on Reddit: No one proved that Bush documents were forged
Washington Examiner: ^ | February 8, 2013 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 02/08/2013 5:13:35 PM PST by george76

former CBS broadcaster Dan Rather (Now with AXS-TV) was understandably asked a question about ‘Rathergate’ – the story on George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard that used forged documents in the report.

Rather responded brusquely:

Number 1 – the facts of case are not in dispute.

Number 2 – no one had ever established that the documents were forged

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: billburkett; buckhead; bush; danrather; denial; fakebutaccurate; nationalguard; rather; rathergate; tankerkc
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1 posted on 02/08/2013 5:13:41 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Shut up and go away, you senile old commie.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 5:16:42 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: george76

Actually we have a Freeper here who proved it rather conclusively. Those documents were forged.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 5:16:42 PM PST by Bryan
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To: george76

Dan is still delusional.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 5:17:26 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: george76

Sorry, Danny Boy, you knowingly used forged documents. It was so blatant that even CBS couldnt keep you. The best part? A Freeper busted you out!


5 posted on 02/08/2013 5:17:26 PM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: george76

So, even Kenneth has no idea what the frequency is.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 5:18:17 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: george76
Number 3: Who exactly is "Dan Rather" again?
7 posted on 02/08/2013 5:18:17 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Bryan

‘Those documents were forged.’

Momma always said, Stupid is as Stupid does...


8 posted on 02/08/2013 5:18:27 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: george76; Buckhead

9 posted on 02/08/2013 5:18:40 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: george76

They were typed in a font which didn’t even exist at the time.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 5:21:24 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: george76

“False but accurate” Dan Rather. Wish he would just go to sleep and forget to get up.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 5:21:30 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: george76

Oh no....somebody left the lid off of the nut jar again.

Libs will even come back from the dead to lie.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 5:21:46 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: Bryan

I noticed the white out and the type didn’t match. It was a lousy forgery by any standard.


13 posted on 02/08/2013 5:22:49 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: george76

Just to clear up a misconception.

A forged document implies that an original exist or existed.

A fabricated document implies that the document itself was created with no underlining original.

Rather, et. al. frabricated documents not forged them.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 5:23:12 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: george76
Number 1 – the facts of case are not in dispute.

Yup Dan you're right, you lied your a$$ off to try and cost Bush the election, you failed you lying crazy bastard.
Thems be the facts, well proved.

15 posted on 02/08/2013 5:23:12 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: george76; Buckhead
Thank You Buckhead for blistering the behind of dan would rather lie.
16 posted on 02/08/2013 5:23:28 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: george76; Buckhead

Courtesy ping.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 5:24:14 PM PST by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: mass55th; george76
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18 posted on 02/08/2013 5:27:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: george76
listen stooopid... it's up to YOU to prove they are REAL, NOT the other way round!!! but you knew that already
19 posted on 02/08/2013 5:30:35 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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20 posted on 02/08/2013 5:32:49 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: george76
Other than the fact that it was printed in a proportional Word font that hadn't been invented yet?
21 posted on 02/08/2013 5:33:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: fatnotlazy; Delta Dawn

The Freeper’s name was Buckhead, and he proved it literally in a matter of minutes after the forgeries were put on the air. The so-called Texas Air National Guard memos were typed in a typeface that was extremely rare for a word processor in the early 1970s, using superscripts that simply weren’t being used on word processors in the early 1970s. However, both the typeface and the superscripts were very ordinary parts — the default settings, in fact — of a Microsoft Word purchase, starting in 1987.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 5:35:31 PM PST by Bryan
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To: george76

Dan, Dan, Dan. Still playing to your audience I see. Because they are the only ones that still think it was real.

Such pathetic tools.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 5:38:46 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: george76

Let us remember that this idiot was considered the top of journalism.

We now know what an uneducated, lying idiot he really was.

And let us also remember that the MSM of today makes Rather look good.

What do you call a person so stupid, they can’t even find the “Science for Cretins” class?

A journalist.


24 posted on 02/08/2013 5:40:59 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: martin_fierro

Took me about 10 seconds, but I finally got it! :-)


25 posted on 02/08/2013 5:43:04 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: hinckley buzzard

You would probably know him under his Freeper designation of Dan Blather.


26 posted on 02/08/2013 5:47:22 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: FoxInSocks
I remember to this day watching Buckhead destroy the validity of these “documents” real time here on Freep. By about 1130 that night Dan RaThEr was destroyed.

The blinking graphic of the documents overlayed onto Microsoft Word was the coup de gras !!

27 posted on 02/08/2013 5:54:33 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Bryan

A real old school journalist would know about fonts and type faces.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 5:56:55 PM PST by AU72
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The only thing Rather is guilty of is bad timing. If he went after Obama B/C and B.O. lost the election he would be a Hero around here.


29 posted on 02/08/2013 5:56:55 PM PST by Orange1998 (DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
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To: Bryan
Thanks. Hats off to Buckhead! Excellent catch.

I thought when looking at the documents that the original type resembled something from a manual typewriter or maybe an early version of the electric typewriter. The original type had a smudgey appearance that was common with type from old manuals, and the type would sludge further as the documents aged. The type in the fabricated portions was clearer and crisper. Someone also used too much white out on the old text in order to insert the new text. I could make out the marks where the white out had smeared and cakes in spots.

Being an old secretary has its advantages.

30 posted on 02/08/2013 5:57:34 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: george76
Dan Rather is a discredited idiot.

Mary Mapes knew Bush volunteered for Vietnam: CBS report

31 posted on 02/08/2013 5:57:34 PM PST by South40
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To: george76

Dan Rather is a member of TAPWWGA: The Association of People Who Won’t Go Away.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 5:58:59 PM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline contact the Admin Moderator.)
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To: george76; Buckhead

Paging Buckhead... please pick up the nearest white courtesy telephone for an important, but old, message. LOL


33 posted on 02/08/2013 6:03:51 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: GSWarrior
Dan Rather is a member of TAPWWGA: The Association of People Who Won’t Go Away

aka, ATTWF -- A Turd That Won't Flush

34 posted on 02/08/2013 6:04:11 PM PST by South40
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To: onyx

Maybe the old fool helped with this too.

35 posted on 02/08/2013 6:04:36 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: george76

still beating the dead horse Dan, go away.


36 posted on 02/08/2013 6:05:23 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: george76
Dan Rather had his ass handed to him ... he can't get over it.
In many ways he reminds me of another Texan Lance Armstrong ... lie thru your teeth.
Except Rather will live out his natural life never admitting to his fraud.
37 posted on 02/08/2013 6:08:30 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: george76

I despise Dan Rather/liberals. Do any of them have a single redeeming feature?


38 posted on 02/08/2013 6:08:30 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: george76

Rather anile, I’d say.


39 posted on 02/08/2013 6:20:43 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: george76

What’s the frequency Kenneth?


40 posted on 02/08/2013 6:21:42 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: george76

41 posted on 02/08/2013 6:21:53 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Orange1998
Yeah, and Lincoln actually typed this before the speech.

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42 posted on 02/08/2013 6:36:17 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Incorrigible

No fool, like an old fool


43 posted on 02/08/2013 6:39:08 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: george76
Yes, Dan, it was proved.
44 posted on 02/08/2013 6:44:19 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: george76

#3 - Nothing will save your career, reputation, or “legacy”, Dan - just go home and give the Depends a soaking.


45 posted on 02/08/2013 7:31:11 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: unixfox

“Dan, Dan, Dan. Still playing to your audience I see.”

Even healthy 90+ year old people get forgetful...


46 posted on 02/08/2013 7:34:22 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: george76

Courage....good night.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 7:37:12 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: TigersEye
Dan Rather thinks that his audience is obligated to prove fraud. He is not obligated to prove authenticity.
48 posted on 02/08/2013 7:38:28 PM PST by William Tell
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That is to say...if a frog had side pockets, he’d carry a hand gun.


49 posted on 02/08/2013 7:39:06 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: george76

Rather accused W of shirking his duty. The onus was on Rather to prove that charge. He failed to do so. Now he’s trying to reverse that onus.

BTW, so far, it has not been disproved that Rather has regular intimate relations with goats. The rumors involving sheep were, OTOH, proven false.


50 posted on 02/08/2013 7:40:27 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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