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4/1/2020 6:58:51 AM
Posted: 1/13/2005 6:33:18 AM EDT
I respect these Troopers and the wishes of the families, but do you really think Ratherbiased is looking out for them or does this worthless POS have another agenda. Ratherbiased is following the Vietnam blueprint to the letter.
 
1)show so called "War crimes" (Abu Graib)
2) discredit the leadership        (Abu Graib & Fake Bush NG story, etc.)
3) never show the Troops doing anything "humanitarian"or (unless they are in a box)
4) if all else fails, show the caskets and show them often
5)etc.  ..etc.............

Rather Uses Casket Video to Denounce Policy Barring Such Viewing                          


Dan Rather decided on Wednesday night to turn, the return of the bodies of Louisiana National Guardsmen killed in Iraq, into an opportunity to take a shot at the Bush administration for not allowing pictures of caskets arriving at military bases, a policy, he did not note, which matches that of the Clinton administration.

Rather led the CBS Evening News with how "by Pentagon design, the American people have rarely been allowed to see what was seen today -- a homecoming. Flag-draped caskets of six American soldiers were flown to Louisiana where the National Guard chose to ignore Pentagon policy and salute their sacrifice in a public ceremony."

Rather teased the January 12 CBS Evening News: "Tonight, as U.S. casualties in Iraq mount, a rare sight today: Cameras capture the homecoming of some of America's fallen heroes."

Rather opened his broadcast, over video of flag-draped caskets: "Good evening. In nearly two years of war in Iraq, 1,353 U.S. servicemen and women have given their lives. In all that time, by Pentagon design, the American people have rarely been allowed to see what was seen today -- a homecoming. Flag-draped caskets of six American soldiers were flown to Louisiana where the National Guard chose to ignore Pentagon policy and salute their sacrifice in a public ceremony."

Viewers then saw a full story from CBS's Jim Acosta.



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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: CASKETS; CBS; DANRATHER; IRAQ; LOUISIANA; MEDIABIAS; NATIONALGUARD
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Rather to the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz for a September 16 article:
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 6:54:20 AM EDT
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