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Dan Rather

Started by AstroMart, 04/07/2018 10:51PM

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Posted 09/17/2004 03:05PM #1
Or at least "retire in disgrace"
Posted 09/17/2004 06:30PM #2
Hello ALL,
We have sotuation where ity appears the head of a Major Nightly News programs in this copuntry, one with Great influence, went with a highly negative story of the President of the USA within 50 days of a Horserace Election in which the documents their story was based on, appear to be FORGERIES. The National News is our WATCHDOG over our Freedoms. If the population believes, a National/International News organization, CBS, was more interested in a negative story, than the authenticity of the documents this story is based is, it is SERIOUS. It is indded a REAL ISSUE. It is a Major issue and does not need to be swept under ther carpet so fast. The public deserves an explaination and I have heard too little that I feel good about that Dan Rather has said on this. No one, not even the President of the United States of America, is above the law. No one. I for one, would like to know exactly where these documents came from.
Jim Phillips
Posted 09/17/2004 10:21PM | Edited 09/17/2004 10:24PM #3
...he's nothing but a distraction; there is no shortage of real reasons to go after Bush. Unfortunately much of the media (and the electorate) has all the critical thinking ability of a turnip, and will ignore the elephant in the living room.

Here's another perspective on the Rather business:
Posted 09/17/2004 10:45PM #4
I am sorry that I am not as Intellegent as yourself otherwise I would debate you. As for being a Turnip, odd sort of thing to call someone. Here's how I feel about your man Kerry. Please Read:
My brother wasa dyslexic, however we did not know it at the time. I think peopl just figured he was a turnip. He finally dropped out of High School and joined the National Guard. During training he had a Spontaneous Pnuemothorax (Lung Collapsed) and he was given a Medical Discharge. He then jpoined the US Army by using an assumed name. He fought in the Ifantry,Americal Division 1969-70 in VietNam. These guys Fought. 2 weeks before he would have finished his year tour he wrote on his notepad in a letter to the family that a number of kids were brining them water. I have the notepad with the letter still in the notepad. After writing the letter he was ambushed, shot in the chest andf died in a Medivac Helicopter. John Kerry in 1971-72 spoke of the Barbartian American soldiers. My brother was no barbarian. I do hope John Kerry loses this election.


Jim "Turnip" Phillips
Posted 09/17/2004 10:53PM #5
You bet we fan the flames. Visit the politics forum to see why grin "Jim the Fanatic"
Posted 09/20/2004 05:20PM #6
IIRC, the courts have absolved the media of any need to tell the truth. They are NOT our watchdog, WE are the only watchdog. The national News is a buisness. Their agendas are not for the public good but for their own good. They try to convince us that the goals are the same but they are not the same.

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