"Dan Rather fights back - Sues for being made Scapegoat"
I usually don't post two DUFU editions in a row on the same topic but this time I can't help it. There seems to be a strange notion out there, especially prevalent in the MSM, that while the DUmmies might be over the edge, the KOmmies are somehow thoughtful "progressive" types. Wrong. As this DUFU edition and the PREVIOUS ONE show, BOTH the DUmmies and KOmmies are equally delusional. As I have stated many times, KOmmies are nothing but DUmmies with better PR. The KOmmie posts defending Dan Rather in this THREAD titled, "Dan Rather fights back - Sues for being made Scapegoat" are as divorced from reality as the DUmmie posts on this topic in the previous DUFU edition. So let us now watch the KOmmies stand by Dan in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, wanting to know the frequency, is in the [brackets]:
Dan Rather fights back - Sues for being made Scapegoat
Good for Mr. Rather! After being swiftboated by the far Right and having the story of Bush the 2nd going AWOL being covered up by false outrage at a minor part of his expose on it, he's decided to fight back.
[Minor? When the documents the story was based on proved to be fake, that was minor?]
In the form of a $70,000,000 USD lawsuit against his former employers for throwing him under the bus.
[So was poor widdle Dan Swiftboated or thrown under the bus?]
The story was, of course, true, but the Killian documents being unable to be authenticated independently gave the far right water-carriers enough ammo to sweep the entire story under the rug.
[Fake but accurate documents. And now to read of more delusions from the other KOmmies...]
Kick Their Asses Dan!!!!
[How? By filing fake but accurate court documents?]
if he wins, it's like taking his middle finger and putting it in powerline's eye. I love that! assrocket is one huge piece of work.
[WHEN he loses it's like sticking your thumb in your mouth when you assume the fetal position.]
I hope Dan Rather prevails -- and I hope it is a catalyst that brings down the former House of Murrow -- and that a year from now we all get thew last laigh on the Right Wing pajama crews, as delusional as their puppet-in-chief in terms of what their sequence of daily lives stack up to create.
[Speaking of delusional. Have you popped open your Freudenschade champagne victory bottle yet?]
it seems like Rather may have been suckered in a VERY clever way.... if Bush KNEW this story was eventually going to come out - even though his operatives HAD shredded the real files, this was a way to turn it around:
[Dan Rather as the innocent victim of a Vast Rovian Plot.]
Though the documents from that 60 Minutes 2 broadcast may have been discredited, the claims made by Rather still seem to have been true.
[How many seconds will it to take for that fake but accurate claim to be laughed out of court.]
How often do we attack journalists for reporting stories without sufficient evidence? I will be extremely satisfied if Dan Rather is catalyst for the end of Bush.
[Delusion, they name is KOmmie.]
The evidence of forgery is overwhelming. Probably planted by Karl Rove to make the story go away, then leaked to LGF and the other Encyclopedia Brownshirts.
[It's Rove's fault that Dan Rather couldn't spot obvious forgeries!]
Just re-create the documents using a 1970's era typewriter. Show that it also matches the throbbing memo. How hard could that be?
[If it's so easy then why hasn't it been done yet? DUhhhhh!]
Hey, i have an IBM Selectric in my garage... I pulled it out when this whole mess started, but sadly it's completely broken.
[Dan Rather is just a $10 Selectric repair bill away from winning his $70 million lawsuit.]
The story WAS true so the only way to undermine it was to throw in fake documents. Someone should have dusted for Rove's fingerprints. Rather should have made sure they were not fake before claiming they were though, shouldn't he?
[Dust Dan Rather's Selectric balls for Rove's fingerprints.]
dan rather is a patriotic american who is one of the victims of the meida's conspiracy to work with cheney and bush to install a fascist/theocratic state. the media moguls at CBS need to be slapped hard up against the head and the other msm need to take very careful notes. hopefully we are seeing the beginning of a major tsunami hitting this nation amd making it realize what has been occuring in this country for the past 6 years and that it needs to be stopped.
[Are you also a "Truther" with a bullhorn yelling "9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB!!!"]
Rather is a victim of his own ego and nothing more.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
This whole affair was a perfect example of the right's attack the messenger strategy. Because the story was so damaging, rather than debate the facts (Bush blew off his guard service) they attacked Rather and the 60 minutes producers (who admittedly engaged in a little shoddy journalism surrounding the supporting documents). The facts of the story were never disputed by anyone on the right or Bush himself.
[Yeah. That fake but accurate story has never been disputed by anyone. And what brand of pixie dust are you inhaling?]
The evidence (the Killian memos) were disputed, but it's important to note that the information set forth in those memos was confirmed by various sources, the dispute was as to their authenticity, not their accuracy.
[Dan Rather's epithet: Fake but Accurate.]
In court he will make an even bigger ass of himself. The documents were obvious forgeries, he wanted them to be real because it fit the narrative. Rather does not have a leg to stand on because he violated the first priniciple of journalism, the truth. Fake but accurate is no defense. The trial will be all about those documents, that was the basis of the story. Without the fake documents he had no story. And with the fake document he has no case. My bet is this case gets tossed on summary judgment.
[My bet is this KOmmie gets tossed out of KOmmieland for being too sane.]
I can't help but wonder if the reason Rather's filing this suit is because he's uncovered some really damning evidence.
[Yeah. He found Lucy Ramirez's fingerprint on a snowflake.]
I have always wondered why Dan Rather, of all people, seemed to fall on his sword over this. Why didn't he fight back? What kind of power do the Bushies have that would make a career journalist, and a good one, lay down and die over such a fraud? The evidence was flimsy. The sham was apparent. The BS factor was high as it can go, even for MSM. Why would My Man Dan allow his reputation to be so thoroughly trampled by these people? Money and career don't matter at this point. He's 70 some years old, right? His name and legacy mean something, right? So anyway, I'm damn thrilled to see him make this move. I'd send him $50 if I thought he needed it for his case.
[Bev Harris is just $50 away from winning Dan Rather's lawsuit.]
Imagine how things would be different if Rather had stuck to his guns and didn't back off his story of Bush dodging the draft. Instead, he caved at the vital moment and the story went down the drain. Just like how Kerry let the Swiftboaters f*ck him in the ass for a few weeks before fighting back. With defenders like these, it's no wonder democracy's in the state it's in.
[Ben Burch would love to meet those Swiftboaters.]