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Dan Rather: He still believes in the forged memos

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Someone sent me this email from one of those "conservative think tanks"

    Declaring he "absolutely" believes "the truth" of his discredited story
    based on forged memos, about President Bush's National Guard record, on
    Wednesday's Larry King Live on CNN Dan Rather contended that "we had a
    lot, a lot of corroboration, of what we broadcast about President Bush's
    military record. It wasn't just the documents." Rather then attacked those
    who dared to expose his misdeeds: "It's a very old technique used, that
    when those who don't like what you're reporting believe it can be hurtful,
    then they look for the weakest spot and attack it, which is fair enough.
    It's a diversionary technique." A bit later, Rather played the martyr.
    Reminded by King of how Rather's CBS News was called "the liberal
    network," Rather charged: "They call you names when you insist on being
    independent." Rather proceeded to insist, clearly talking about himself,
    that journalists who are "willing to be truly independent, and fiercely
    independent when called upon, and dedicated to pulling no punches and
    playing no favorites have become in recent years a bit of an endangered
  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Truly bombshell stuff there poin... ::) It's just too bad the (poorly) forged documents used solidfy claims of WMB in Iraq and support Bush's charge to lead the nation to war weren't scrutinized as closely.
  3. Used Daddy's pals to get into the Guard.Took the oath. Dodged his requirements. Covered it up.
    Anything else is smoke and mirrors.
    Anybody collected that reward yet?
  4. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    I'm sure you have proof of all that, Streisand.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    This thread is about Rather. You know, the one in your line of work? I guess forging up documents (and refusing to come clean about it) is okay, because of Bush's daddy.

    Fenian - exremely intellectually dishonest. You chide others about people using the "But Clinton got a blow job" line... Yet, this thread, dealing with Rather forging documents, and you fall back on another Bush/Daddy thread.

    At least be honest with yourself once in a while.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I believe in the substance of the memos as well.
  7. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    His self-honesty consists of deciding whether to back Hillary or Nader.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    The thread is about....

    Okay, whatever dude. A journalists got bamboozled by a source. So I guess you are saying this is NEWS because Rather has such great credibility and reverence, the fact he would allow himself to be mislead is astonishing still, more than 5 years after the fact? And the fact he still believes in the story must mean there's something there. Right?
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I think it means that he is an intellectually dishonest man who can't come clean with a "mistake". Nice to see he just got a new job with HdNet.

    Do you disagree?
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Wait! Poin, you saying Dan Rather himself forged up documents? Damn. What's your source on that. If true, that is one heckuva story. You should have broken at your shop and not here on SportsJournalists.com.
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I didn't say he forged them up. I say they were forged up, and refusing to come clean about where he got them (and the fact that they were forged) is weak..

    Do you disagree?
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