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Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’
newsbusters.org ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST by servo1969

Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard.

On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight double standard at CBS in the way that you were treated in terms of the way you departed from CBS, and the way that Lara Logan has been treated, and the way they handled this crisis. What do you think?

DAN RATHER: Well, first of all, CBS News has a lot to answer for this. There are a lot of questions. They have answered some of them. I don't want to in any way to add to their burden. I know what it feels like to be the correspondent who is the center of controversy when there are people both above and below you [unintelligible.]

But I will make this point: with our story, the one that led to our difficulty, no question the story was true. What the complaint and, while we, eventually most of us lost our jobs, was, okay, your story was true, but the way you got to the truth was flawed. The process was flawed. That’s not the case with the Benghazi story. Unfortunately – and there’s no joy in saying it - they were taken in by a man who was a fraud.

The dishonesty here is extraordinary.

The documents Rather presented that fateful night in September 2004 were clearly forgeries. Not one person has come forward since proving they weren't.

Yet here he is nine years later saying on national television, "No question the story was true."

And Morgan didn't challenge him at all.

Is this really what passes for journalism in our country today?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004election; 2004electionbias; apbias; bush; bushhasser; cbswasfraudulent; criminalconspiracy; cultureofcorruption; danratheriscrooked; fakebutaccurate; fraud; getbush; howtostealanelection; lyingliar; memogate; octobersurprise; powerghraib; rather; ratherbiased; rathergate; seebsnews; stalinisttactics; viacommie; waronerror; yellowjournalism
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Okay, now he's just sad and pathetic.
1 posted on 12/09/2013 10:33:57 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969; Jim Robinson; Buckhead

Ping.

I cannot remember the Air Force freeper that should also be pinged.


2 posted on 12/09/2013 10:37:04 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: servo1969

Dan Blather will NEVER get over it....That is just fine with me. I hate Marxist, aka leftist media.


3 posted on 12/09/2013 10:37:10 PM PST by AlexW
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To: TankerKC

ping.


4 posted on 12/09/2013 10:38:02 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: servo1969

Ol’ Dan is still in denial.


5 posted on 12/09/2013 10:38:07 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: servo1969
Give it up Dan.


6 posted on 12/09/2013 10:38:16 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; TankerKC

TankerKC


7 posted on 12/09/2013 10:39:00 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Thanks.


8 posted on 12/09/2013 10:40:52 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Rummyfan

Ol’ Dan is still hitting the Jack Daniels.


9 posted on 12/09/2013 10:44:30 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: servo1969
If there had been an active internet, Dan Rather's career would have been over when he aired his fake story about Vietnam vets on 60 minutes
10 posted on 12/09/2013 10:48:12 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Rummyfan

Mary Mapes had the good sense to stand down.

Rather is connected to Tx politics through his daughter, and he thinks he owns it.


11 posted on 12/09/2013 10:48:15 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

What does his daughter do?


12 posted on 12/09/2013 10:50:21 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: servo1969
...with our story, the one that led to our difficulty, no question the story was true...

No question? Here's a question. How can memos be typed with fonts that would exist only many, many years to the future?

...What the complaint and, while we, eventually most of us lost our jobs, was, okay, your story was true, but the way you got to the truth was flawed. The process was flawed.

In Mister Rather's magical world, "a flawed process" means one that catches him hawking forged docs.

Sorry Dan, it's you and your total and complete lack of honesty, integrity, true journalist principles and also that conscience thingy that caught you red-handed.

No question.

.

13 posted on 12/09/2013 10:50:39 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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He does not even live in Tx but he beats his daughter Robin like a rented mule to his own political ends.


14 posted on 12/09/2013 10:51:56 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: servo1969

His he sad, pathetic, and delusional. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. To think I once (long ago) respected him. Now he isn’t even worthy of disgust...


15 posted on 12/09/2013 10:52:37 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: laplata

Austin Democrat insider.


16 posted on 12/09/2013 10:52:42 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: servo1969

He is sad, pathetic, and delusional. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. To think I once (long ago) respected him. Now he isn’t even worthy of disgust...

/typos fixed


17 posted on 12/09/2013 10:53:10 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: servo1969

Myopic Bass Terd


18 posted on 12/09/2013 10:55:49 PM PST by WilliamRobert (Rafael Cruz is an American hero)
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To: laplata

This guy was in the middle of the flap too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Van_Os

He had designs on Tx AG.

he represented that kook that brought the story forth.


19 posted on 12/09/2013 10:57:23 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I bet she’s a piece of work.


20 posted on 12/09/2013 10:57:28 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: servo1969
Dan, you boob, you fabricated a document out of thin air. The officer who wrote reports for Bush's TANG unit said he never wrote any document like that on any of his pilots.
You were caught red handed, Mr. Rather.
21 posted on 12/09/2013 10:58:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: servo1969


22 posted on 12/09/2013 10:58:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: mylife

Wow, how nice...a “Democrat Texas Populist”. Progressives are pukes of the earth.

I looked up Robin and her old man is prettier than her. She’s a real Progressive, too.


23 posted on 12/09/2013 11:03:09 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Note how van Oz and Burketts wiki entries have been scrubbed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Burkett


24 posted on 12/09/2013 11:03:28 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
Such a beautiful resemblance :)


25 posted on 12/09/2013 11:06:17 PM PST by The Bugler
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To: mylife

They sure have. Man, we’re in areal uphill battle with these bastards and their media lap dogs.


26 posted on 12/09/2013 11:06:40 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: The Bugler

I bet she’s a lesbo.


27 posted on 12/09/2013 11:07:26 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: servo1969
For any newbies not familiar with the Killian documents, here is a gif from Wikipedia showing the alleged damning memo about GW Bush flashing back and forth with a recreation using STANDARD MS Word settings: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Killian_memos_MSWord_animated.gif

So, for Dan Blather to be correct, I guess GW Bush knew of the memo, set up Bill Gates to become one of the richest men ever, and as part of the deal got him to set up MS Word to exactly duplicate the type settings, proportional font spacing, superscripting, and line spacing of an early 20th century typewriter used in military bases. Oh yeah, and GW got Gates to make the font etc. used by that specific typewriter be one of the most common in the world.

Yup, that's it.

Or Dan Blather is a pathetic, useless, delusional fool. You choose one...

28 posted on 12/09/2013 11:07:40 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: The Bugler

Whoo Baby!


29 posted on 12/09/2013 11:08:18 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: servo1969
AIM Editor Cliff Kincaid explained the significance of the panel’s revelation: “Mapes, who was very close to Rather and enjoyed his confidence, had the evidence exonerating Bush of this malicious charge. The report shows that there were multiple credible sources to prove that Bush did not try to avoid Vietnam by going into the National Guard and that he was in fact willing to go to Vietnam as a pilot. However, CBS News deliberately kept this information from its viewers and conveyed an opposite impression because Rather, Mapes & Company were trying to depict Bush as a coward who, as Commander-in-Chief, was sending American soldiers to their deaths in Iraq.”

The report reveals that Rather assured CBS News President Andrew Heyward that he, Rather, had not “been involved in this much checking on a story since Watergate,” and that it was “very big.” The report says that Rather assured Heyward that the story was “thoroughly vetted” or documented and verified.

Report Says Dan Rather Personally Involved in CBS News Campaign to Destroy President Bush; Accuracy

30 posted on 12/09/2013 11:09:24 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: laplata

You gotta watch these pricks every second.


31 posted on 12/09/2013 11:09:38 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: piytar

typewrite *to* be... /sigh


32 posted on 12/09/2013 11:10:11 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: South40

In fact 3/4 of the deaths in the 12 year war in Afghanistan have happened on Obies watch.

FACT


33 posted on 12/09/2013 11:11:44 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

They’re vile and evil.


34 posted on 12/09/2013 11:13:55 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: servo1969

I believe the term he once used was fake but accurate.

35 posted on 12/09/2013 11:14:59 PM PST by Zakeet (If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialists - Friedrich Hayek)
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To: servo1969
BTW, while looking for a copy of the Buckhead gif, I actually found sites where leftists are STILL defending the authenticity of the Killian memo. Seriously.

Liberalism is a mental illness...

36 posted on 12/09/2013 11:15:12 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: laplata

They really are.


37 posted on 12/09/2013 11:15:47 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL That’s hoot!


38 posted on 12/09/2013 11:16:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: piytar

Why would Burkett, with a high powered lawyer, run that secretary’s recollection and a dead mans story up the flagpole and sell it to See BS without running it past his HIGH priced lawyer?

Stinks to high heaven.

They were in Cahoots at some level


39 posted on 12/09/2013 11:21:03 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: servo1969

FUDR


40 posted on 12/09/2013 11:21:15 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: mylife

Oh, but Hussein is a great leader, don’t cha know.


41 posted on 12/09/2013 11:23:19 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: servo1969

Journalists?

Morgan and Rather are no journalists.


42 posted on 12/09/2013 11:23:44 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Buckhead?


43 posted on 12/09/2013 11:24:09 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: South40

But he gets no blow back.

What’s the common denominator?

MSM and the entrenched political machine.


44 posted on 12/09/2013 11:25:23 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: The Bugler

She looka-like-a-man.


45 posted on 12/09/2013 11:29:11 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

She looka-like-a-man.
-

I’d bet she prefers women, too.


46 posted on 12/09/2013 11:46:37 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: servo1969

I’m so done with this (this got me banned back then), I only have one pertinent comment:

If the media put 1/10th that effort in vetting the current POTUS/POS...

Cliché, I know, and probably parroting other comments.

Yada, yada...

And Algore comes out every once in awhile to say, “See? I told you so!” and goes back to his hole, too...


47 posted on 12/09/2013 11:47:31 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: servo1969

Juvenile delinquent rule #1:

When you get caught. . . .Deny, deny, deny, never confess.


48 posted on 12/09/2013 11:51:59 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: servo1969
VILE and EVIL define the reprobate Dan Rather.

49 posted on 12/10/2013 12:10:27 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: servo1969

” Is this really what passes for journalism in our country today?”

Sadly, yes.
“Journists” see themselves as “shapers of opinion”.
Nothing else matters to them beyond that.


50 posted on 12/10/2013 12:10:42 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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