Skip to comments.FOR THE RECORD: CBS Memos Controversy on Free Republic--15 Years ago!
Posted on 09/07/2019 7:20:05 PM PDT by Mr.Unique
In the interest of the historical importance of things that happened on this forum last week and, most importantly, to try to provide and document an accurate record of exactly what happened here on the evening of September 8, 2004, and the following morning, I have compiled a listing of ALL of the postings that occurred on Free Republic concerning CBS and Dan Rather 60 Minutes show from 8:00 PM EDT on Thurdsay, September 8, 2004, up until about 9:00 AM EDT on the morning of Friday, September 9, 2004, when the rest of the internet "caught up."
I am posting this thread for two reason.
First, to document the facts as we all know them to be -- and to try to put to rest the dubious claims that have been made concerning exactly how this all came about and exactly who "brought" it about.
Perhaps I am doing this to try to set the record straight, so as no one else will believe we are anything other than who we are: a bunch of really cool people (in Freeperware) from all across this country and from all walks of life with a passion for this country and for the truth who are lucky enough to know a man like Jim Robinson who decided to make this his life's work and give us all a place to rant/vent/question/opine/whine/relish the events that go on about us.
And, secondly, to remind everybody that even though Buckhead, TankerKC, and myself are the names mentioned in the blogs and articles concerning that night, it was, as it always is here on Free Republic, many, many posters; numerous questions were raised BEFORE the famous post #47.
(Excerpt) Read more at freerepublic.com ...
Can you believe it has been 15 years?
We were on to Rather just 19 minutes into the broadcast:
Fake but accurate
Here's a detailed writeup of the entire adventure.
Seems like yesterday
So many great FReepers on that thread that are no longer with us...for one reason or another.
Once someone re-created the memo using a default Microsoft Word install, it was all over except for the screaming and bleating from the Left. The anachronistic nature of the fake memos was clear to anyone with two brain cells to rub together.
Big day, wasn’t it first mentioned on TV?
Craziest day I’ve seen was when Andrew Breibart Died.
What was the Freeper’s name?
Buckwheat, or something..?
“I was an Air Force typing clerk and in that age there was NO SUCH THING as a small font superscript —that document is FALSE..!”
And it ended the career of the most influential broadcast presstitute in the USA:
Took awhile, but in time he was FINISHED.
Buckhead, named for a suburb of Atlanta.
I remember when the Monica Lewinsky matter first broke here:
Someone listed her personal phone number.
AND PEOPLE CALLED HER..!!!!
Yes, just for the lulz.
And I rememember when The Towers came down here, in real time.
In those days Rather was the exception. Now it is the rule. MSMs motto should be, Fake and Inaccurate.
The comment during the broadcast was from TankerKC.
See post 3 above.
We can never forget Free Republic’s takedown of Al Gore with the Sore Loserman signs, plus the hanging chads.
Fake news at its finest. [spit]
A lot has changed since those days. In retrospect Dan Rather was a bit ahead of his time. Given the further deterioration of the MSM Dan Rather is probably saying — where do I go to get my ... er ... good name back.
So where are all the losers at CBS now? They need to be hounded to their grave because they have flawed personalities that do not belong in the journalism trade. Trade...not profession.
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