"Rather Files $70 Million Lawsuit Against CBS"
Let's see. Dan Rather promotes a story on the air based on fake documents. To this day he still maintains they haven't been proven as fake despite the fact that the typeface used on the supposed Texas Air National Guard papers did not exist at military bases in the 1970s. As a result, CBS gets rid of Rather. So who does Dan Rather blame for basing a story on fraudulent documents? Himself? Of course not. He is suing CBS for big bucks. No sane person believes that Dan Rather's lawsuit will go anywhere but the leftwing is backing him as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Rather Files $70 Million Lawsuit Against CBS." So let us now watch the DUmmies back Dan Rather's paranoid lawsuit in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, enjoying the spectacle of Dan Rather blowing big legal bills on a lawsuit that is going nowhere, is in the [brackets]:
Rather Files $70 Million Lawsuit Against CBS
[Thus ensuring he will become a non-person at CBS for all eternity.]
Dan Rather, whose career at CBS News ground to an inglorious end 15 months ago over his role in an unsubstantiated report questioning President Bush’s Vietnam-era National Guard service, filed a $70 million lawsuit this afternoon against the network, its corporate parent and three of his former superiors.
Mr. Rather, 75, asserts that the network violated his contract by giving him insufficient airtime on “60 Minutes” after forcing him to step down as anchor of the “CBS Evening News” in March 2005. He also contends that the network committed fraud by commissioning a “biased” and incomplete investigation of the flawed Guard broadcast and, in the process, “seriously damaged his reputation.” As plaintiffs, the suit names CBS and its chief executive, Leslie Moonves; Viacom and its chief executive, Sumner Redstone; and Andrew Heyward, the former president of CBS News.
In the suit, filed this afternoon in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, Mr. Rather charges that CBS and its executives made him “a scapegoat” in an attempt “to pacify the White House,” though the formal complaint presents virtually no direct evidence to that effect. To buttress this claim, Mr. Rather quotes the executive who oversaw his regular segment on CBS Radio, telling Mr. Rather in November 2004 that he was losing that slot, effective immediately, because of “pressure from ‘the right wing.’ ”
He also continues to take vehement issue with the appointment by CBS of Richard Thornburgh, an attorney general in the administration of the elder President Bush, as one of the two outside panelists given the job of reviewing how the disputed broadcast had been prepared.
[Dan Rather contends that CBS committed fraud? So what did Dan Rather commit when he based his news report on fraudulent TANG documents?]
It's not enough money. Should have been $100 million at least.
[O% of $100 million is still ZERO so Dan will end up with the same amount no matter how much he sues for.]
Dan Rather knows exactly what he is doing
[Yup! He knows that those TANG documents were fake but accurate.]
It probably took this long to get the CONCLUSIVE evidence - but he must have it or he wouldn't be doing this.
[Yeah. Basing an entire huge lawsuit on the offhand feel-good comment made by an executive with his radio show is really "CONCLUSIVE." Hee! Hee!]
I heard some guy got his records back before they were scrubbed. I saw copies on a link. The guy was offering a $1000 to anyone who could report he showed up in Alabama or wherever it was he went campaigning.
[Dan Rather is just $10 away from finding that guy.]
My first thoughts. This might lead to some interesting places. I am envisioning a renewed investigation with airtime. And in fact, maybe even impeachment? Am I dreaming???
[Dreaming in the midst of a deep coma.]
When Dan Rather departed the Big Network journalism scene, the only one left worth his salt was Bob Schieffer. They're both great for "speaking truth to power".
[Thanx for reminding us where Schieffer is coming from.]
Do you think that 60 Minutes will interview him? Katie needs something to do.
[Most likely Katie will taser him.]
I have always hated how Dan Rather was marginalized for his truthful TANG story, while the AWOL Chimp skated away virtually untouched.
[The truthful TANG story based on fake documents.]
The only reason that the report is found to be unsubstantiated is that insiders to the Bush Evil Empire were put in place as a "news team" evaluating the piece.
[A Vast Rovian Plot in place to have Freeper Buckhead post on the Free Republic that the TANG documents looked like fakes.]
Hope Rather is successful and manages to take down AWOL Junior while he`s at it.
Bush's National Guard docs will now be matter for discovery. Delicious.
[Lucy Ramirez is already faxing those docs in from the Amarillo Kinko's. Delicious.]
Does anyone have contact info for Dan?
[Call him at 1-800-DAN-NUTS.]
I wonder if CBS will settle it, though. It might be in their best interest.
[I'm hoping they don't so they can drain Dan Rather of all his resources.]
go rather!!!!! in a related story, senator craig is going to sue the minneapolis airport for making him gay
[I'm suspecting this was posted by a LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
Remember, the officer-in-question's secretary VERIFIED (and was witness to) the fact of the poor opinion had of Dimson, and the fact that he had not complied with policy, nor had DimSon fulfilled his duties.
[The fake but accurate documents made the same verification.]
Hey Dan - if you need ANY HELP AT ALL - we are here for you!!!!
[Dan Rather is just $10 away from winning his lawsuit.]
He must have gotten the evidence he needs, or he wouldn't be doing this.
[That vague offhand feel-good comment by his radio producer is sure "rock solid." Hee! Hee!]
WHAT? No Rove Implication??? The whole thing stunk to high heaven and had Rove's name written all over it.
[Only Lucy Ramirez's fingerprints were left on those TANG fake but accurate documents.]
I'm sure it will all come out in discovery. Rove will commit perjury. When the neocons couldn't get him with their anthrax, they swiftboated him, and CBS was complicit in the latter.
[Posted a DUmmie wearing a double layer tinfoil hat.]
Say what you want about Rather, you gotta know what happened was a total political setup. Hold their feet to the fire and expose them, Dan. I will be in your cheering section.
[In bankruptcy court where Rather will end up because of his big legal bills.]
I hope they get to present some EVIDENCE-say a copy of B*sh's arrest report??
[And don't forget those fake but accurate TANG documents. Great EVIDENCE there.]
Mary Mapes should be included in this as well. Two good journalists destroyed by right wing lies.
[Dan Rather should bring a tip jar for Mary Mapes when he appears in court.]
My hero Dan Rather! I literally cried like a baby when he stepped down. My father always watched Dan Rather and ONLY Dan Rather. After his death, it made me feel so close to my father whenever Rather was on... I'd pretend he was still here with me. Sick probably, but it helped to cope with his loss... till Rather stepped down that is. I KNEW Rather would not let the three years expire without a lawsuit!!!!!! GO DAN GO!!!!!
[Were you also the guy who made that YouTube video defending Britney Spears?]
Just imagine if the discovery phase includes a deposition of the RW blogger who posted, within minutes, about the arcane typographical clues (an IBM typewriter of the period's ability to do proportional spacing and superscripting) that sent the story into a spiral of recrimination and corporate CYA that did Rather in, and saved *'s ass.
["Arcane" clues that proved the TANG documents to be fake.]
Go Dan go! Eat it Bush ass kissers! CBS was doing the bidding of the fascist criminals in the White House. Dan told the truth. It was the 'document' that was provided by a Bush dirty trick operative that was the the canard that brought down Dan. Bush was AWOLand a coward. Bush is now a traitor and a dictator. Go to hell United States Constitutional Rights haters, better know as republicans.
[The dirty trick "document" that Dan Rather still defends as being authentic.]
Go Dan! Go! I believe he was scapegoated by the Bush Admin, their cronies and the media. Get all of them Dan!
[Evidence based on paranoia tends to be thrown out of court.]
Dan Abrams and others have said the courts are not the place to settle this.That statement confuses me.Where is the place to settle this issue then? And where would Dan go to get back his reputation?
[The Rubber Room.]