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Posted: 9/21/2004 10:53:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 10:58:04 AM EDT by NYPatriot]
How does this crack-pot still have a job? Does he know or care how insane he is coming across?


[relevant paragraphs]

In an interview Monday evening, a repentant Rather conceded it had been a mistake to broadcast the documents. But even though he could not vouch for their authenticity, he said he still did not believe that they were fakes.

"Do I think they're forged? No," Rather said.
"But it's not good enough to use the documents on the air if we can't vouch for them, and we can't vouch for them."

Rather said he had no regrets for his defense of the story.

"I believed in it," he said. "I wouldn't have put it on the air if I hadn't of believed in it. And what kind of reporter would I be if I put something on the air in which I believed, and as soon as it's attacked and under pressure, you run, you fold, you fade, you side-wind? That's not the kind of person I am, and it's not the kind of reporter I am."

The situation changed last Thursday, Rather said, when Burkett acknowledged during a conference call with Rather and CBS executives that he had lied about how he came to possess the documents.

Before the story aired, Rather said he had interviewed Burkett about the documents and how he obtained them. Rather said his reporting on Burkett's background was one of the reasons for confidence in the story.

"When we talked to people in his home community in Texas," Rather said, "even those people that didn't like him said he's a truth-teller."

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:06:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 11:08:18 AM EDT by NYPatriot]
Kind of undercuts the sincerity of CBS's mia copa, don't you think?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:27:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:32:46 AM EDT
And thats the way the cookie crumbles.......
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:44:40 AM EDT
I haven't watched C--BS news in a LONG time, but I did watch the other night for Dan's "apology", if you can call it that. What a sorry excuse for a so-called "objective reporter". I did enjoy watching him suffer through it. Choke on it, Danny boy

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:46:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 11:50:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:

We're not that lucky
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:10:28 PM EDT
Calling the C-BS a half assed apology gives the network way too much credit. They have not apologized and they never will.

If Rather were willing to go to Iraq and do a story on his own beheading I would consider the effort a step in the right direction.

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:13:28 PM EDT
He's a tard.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:14:05 PM EDT
He's a tard.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:22:14 PM EDT
You can say that again

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:33:02 PM EDT
What's the frequency Kenneth? *KICK* What's the frequency Kenneth? *KICK*
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:36:28 PM EDT
Double tard.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:01:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2004 3:44:29 PM EDT by HiramRanger]
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:11:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:12:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 7:18:33 AM EDT
Brit Hume called Rather "pathetic" on Fox News Tuesday evening.

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 10:24:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 10:26:14 AM EDT
CBS is just that, 2/3 BS
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:04:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 12:06:42 PM EDT by thompsondd]

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:23:39 PM EDT
I doubt Rather knew specifically the documents were forged - I'd love it if that were proven. But, I do believe his bias, demonstrated over years, made him WANT them to be real and support his predetermined agenda. Primary mistake of the greenest rookie, "It's true because I want it to be true." He was blinded by finding gold dust.

How about the next claim being they were planted by the Republicans to discredit him?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:34:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FrankSquid:

Originally Posted By IowaSam:
Double tard.

+1= triple tard

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