"Rather Speaks On Rathergate"
If he weren't famous, he'd be mistaken for a veteran of a long-ago war: khaki safari shirt on his back, scuffed combat boots on his feet, that wiry crest of a brow, rheumy eyes under heavy lids, lower lip jutting out like an ornery fish resisting a hook.
When Dan Rather sits on a bench in Central Park to tell how his 44-year career at CBS News ended in ignominy and humiliation, he is in fact still waging a war, a bitter and personal one. And the memories of the battles that undid him are still fresh on his mind. "Monday morning, about 8:49--and I think that is the time precisely," he says. He's recalling January 10, 2005, when he first received the 224-page report commissioned by CBS that excoriated his infamous 60 Minutes Wednesday segment on President Bush's National Guard service. Of that report, Rather says, "When I read through it, all I could say to myself, on each page, is, 'What bullshit. What pure, unadulterated bullshit this whole thing is. What a setup. What a fix.' " He nearly spits the word fix.
[That should have been Dan's reaction to those obviously fake documents and killed the TANG story as soon as he saw them. However, his hatred of Bush overrode that option from the get go. And now to read the HUffie cheerleaders hailing their hero...]
A true warrior slain in the defense of the 4th estate by fluffy multi-millionare morning show moguls.
[Sniff! Dan Rather was just too good for us.]
I have the opinion that Dan will be exonerated by the time all of this really comes out...the whole dirty ugly story...stay tuned!
[Until the year 2525 if Man is still alive.]
I hope Rather achieves vindication and prevails in his lawsuit and in the process reveals what we all know to be true - that our current Commander in Chief is burned out coke freak and a booze hound who used influence to get his sorry ass into the National Guard so he wouldn't have to go to 'Nam and then he didn't even have the balls and guts to finish that committment.
[Perhaps Rather will be able to find real fake documents to back him up instead of the phony fake documents.]
I agree that Rather will someday be championed for standing up for truth.
[Ward 8 will be renamed the Dan Rather Memorial Ward.]
Rathers story is that of a public hanging. He was set up to fall, and then slaughtered in a very public way as a warning to anyone who might dare to question the Fuhrer...I mean president.
[Legends of the Fall. Soon to be a major motion picture.]
Aren't there duplicates of Bush's National Guard records somewhere, I think it is Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri? I have read that there are duplicates that may not be released without his consent. If Bush consented, the truth would be revealed.
[Somewhere out there, the originals of those fake document copies exist. I just know it.]
Also, anyone who thinks that those docs weren't forged is really gullible. Their modern appearance is just the first giveaway. The timeline and terminology are wrong,too. The Thornburgh report's expert found them to be fakes, as did most other experts. Even the experts CBS hired to authenticate the docs say they were fakes. I'm looking forward to the trial, if it ever goes forward, for the sheer entertainment value. Except that it is kind of sad to see Rather humiliate himself this way.
[I disagree. I find it kind of FUnnie to see Rather humiliate himself this way.]
nobody has proved the memos to be faked - period. the only gullible folks are those who believe Bush to be some kind of supreme protector with a wellspring of integrity. he's as big a fraud and a phony as anyone.
[Yeah. Modern typeface and superscripts were used back in the 70s on military bases that didn't have the equipment to produce them. They HAVE to be authentic.]
This whole thing is such a ridiculous load CRAP. Everyone with a minimum of synaptic firing knows damn well that Bush is a GIANT Chicken Hawk who never EVER served a day of duty. The idea that Rather was even unearthing anything new is just absurd. The GOP is chalk full of cowards who are eager to line their pockets with military cash for the sacrifice of other peoples kids and loved ones. This is so pathetic. How many honorable people will the MSM and the Bush Klan take down with them before they get a few teeth knocked out of their greedy little heads. The whole ENTIRE GOP are a bunch of sniveling bedwetters who can't stand a fair fight because they are so incrediblyt WEAK. And these are the ones who are suppose to protect us? Give me just a small break. Go Dan! Give em Hell, Moonves, Redstone and the rest of the Big Fat Baby Brigade.
[You can receive treatment for your severe BDS in the Dan Rather Memorial Ward.]
The person who would have typed them confirmed the accuracy of the contents and stated she may have typed them but couldn't remember typing in that sheet of paper 30 years ago. She did confirm the contents as being true and confirmed that such documents would have existed.
[Yeah, that secretary can remember 30 years later exactly what she typed, word for word. That is an even greater feat than Pied Piper Pitt quoting Ty the Bouncer at length word for word after a drunken foray at Bukowski's.]
If the newer printer (periperial hardware) is programed into the software, and it has to be in order for it to print. It will no longer printout using the characteristic of the older one but the newer one. Voila different fonts, different spacing, different page format and layout.
[Wow! Get this info to Dan Rather. He may still win his lawsuit.]
The documents were disputed by rightwingers nearly before the document came out. Who the hell would notice spacing and fonts so readily
[Wrong. The authenticity of the documents were questioned by Freeper Buckhead shortly after the TANG story aired.]
Everyone should get behind Rather on this. Say what you want about Rather, he wouldn't have concocted a story out of wholecloth, and he certainly wouldn't have risked his entire career to "get" a politician he didn't like.
[Dan Rather didn't figure that the Web is a great place for fact checking a story and his biased fantasy didn't check out.]
Dan: Don't stop until you expose the full truth on this, and then communicate it to the World. The best way to stop any covert plan is to make it overt. And if the rock under which these folks have been operating is ever fully lifted, I expect what we will find will be a handful of vile traitors who have been colluding in ways that are not only unamerican, but are shocking, highly unlawful, immoral, and intolerable. It would be ironic, but no doubt well deserved, if Mr. Cheney were a future occupant in one of those Halliburton jail cells he has been building for the rest of us.
[How much you want to bet that this HUffie is also a 9/11 Truther?]
Stand tall Rather. Your story was accurate. CBS knows it but fed you to the wolves to curry favor with the Royal Court and cover up the irresponsible behavior of spoiled snow inhaler and youthful drunk, little boy Bush. They deserve to be sued for selling out their news organization and the American public for a cheap bit of good will from this unscrupulous White House. Here's hoping you shove it up Redstone's synchophantic rear end splincter.
[A Dan Rather Truther speaks up.]
Rather's outster was DESIGNED BY KARL ROVE.It's more than obvious that this is the tactic used by Rove and his Republicans to undermine and threaten people in media and politics who didn't go along with Rove-Bush-Cheney fascistic politics.
[And Karl Rove was disguised as Lucy Ramirez when he/she faxed those documents to CBS from a Kinko's in Amarillo.]
Dan Rather was not duped - the documents were never proven to be forgeries AND the facts of the reports have never been proven wrong. Chimpy was not duped on wmd - he lied because his handler (darth cheney) and all the other PNACers had such a hard-on to get to Saddam's oil. They knew exactly what they were doing and they achieved their goal - maybe chimpy didn't really understand the implications of the lies back then because he is so monumentally stupid - but you can be sure that darth and co. knew exactly what they were doing.
[I would love to see this HUffie appear in court as a character witness for Dan Rather. BTW, will this lawsuit trial be televised? I want my laughs!]
Rather was the last real "Journalist" left on the MSM! His story is true, but I will not try to convince any of you "Right-Wing Troll Propagandists" who have been paid to come to this site by your "Masters," just because they think you can sway our opinion or change the subject. YOU WILL NEVER DO THAT! Dan Rather is a "true" journalist and a real patriot, and you TROLLS can all BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ OFF!
[Yes, the documents were fake but accurate.]
No documents were proven to be forged. What are you talking about? SUCKER!
[Even though the typeface and superscripts didn't exist on machines at military bases in the 70s.]