Skip to comments.Fired CBS News Producer Unrepentant (ABC Mary Mapes Interview)
Posted on 11/08/2005 1:45:17 PM PST by frankjr
In her first interview since being fired, former CBS News producer Mary Mapes maintains that her controversial "60 Minutes II" story on President Bush's National Guard service was "true" and that "no one has proved that the documents were not authentic."...
In her interview with ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, to be broadcast Wednesday morning on "Good Morning America," Mapes says she is unrepentant about her role. "I don't think I committed bad journalism. I really don't," she says....
Mapes says Rather did not have "any obligation to resign" from his position, as CBS correspondent Mike Wallace recently suggested.
Mapes says she is continuing to investigate the source of the controversial documents whose authenticity was seriously questioned by the CBS panel. She tells Ross that she had no journalistic obligation to prove the authenticity of the documents before including them in the "60 Minutes II" report. "I don't think that's the standard," she said. ...
Mapes says one of her few regrets in handling the story was her phone call to a member of Sen. John Kerry's Presidential campaign staff prior to the broadcast. "I wish to God I hadn't done it, because I think it was so wildly misinterpreted." She says she made the call only as a way to gain favor with the source who provided her with the documents.
Mapes rejects suggestions she had political motives. "I did not have it in for George Bush," she said. ...
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That's right, it wasn't a mistake, it wasn't wrong, it's just that YOU DANG PEOPLE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT !
""no one has proved that the documents were not authentic."
You've got it backwards Mary.
You didn't prove the documents WERE authentic.
And still can't to this day.
Beat me by 16 seconds.
Think she'll find them at the 19th hole?
When liberal, jerk-weed, moonbats are caught lying ~ what do they do?
They keep on lying.
No one has proved that Ross Perot is not a space alien.
ummm...who wanted to hear from this battleax again?
does she have a job now? how is she keeping herself in caviar?
I can see the mouths of editors and publishers across the nation just drop when they read that line. And then they lean over andspeed dial their lawyers to arrange another little talk to their reporters about the legal ramifications of words like "libel", "defamation", "slander", and "absence of malice".
"no one has proved that the documents were not authentic."...
Actually, they HAVE!! That's the reason she was FIRED!!!! When you say documents are from the 1970s and they can be shown to be word processed in Microsoft Word, a type that was NOT AROUND in the 70s...they are NOT AUTHENTIC!!
But does the interviewer question her on that? Of COURSE not! She is not challenged, so for those who don't know or who have forgotten, the lie can be passed on until they revise history!
A century ago using dubious documents and unsubstantiated rumors was common in the press. Back then it was standard to caveat such curious items as 'important if true'.
These documents werr forgeries through and through, and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather got caught trying to foist this big lie upon the American people.
None of their story was corraborated. Their research was shoddy and their references unchecked. This was low propaganda of the lowest order and they got caught. She's lucky the only thing she lost was her job. She should be sued and have her assets seized.
Proverbs 30:20 "This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.'"
This is right out of the John Landis movie, "Amazon Women on the Moon." There's a "sketch" where there's one of those investigative TV show that uses the line, "Using undiscovered evidence," they "prove" that Jack the Ripper was actually Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster!
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