CBS May Have to Pay A Price

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    Some of the affiliates are hearing their customers:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/kerry/kerry200409152021.asp

     
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    Hey Dan, you hear that smack? That's the door that just hit your ass!


    Everyone thank Dan for his documents :read:!
     
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    CBS is not going to cut Rather loose, mark my words. Just like they didn't cut him loose the time he threw a tantrum because the news was preempted by the U.S. Open tennis tournament and he threw a fit and stormed off the set and was missing for the first 8 minutes of the news broadcast.
     
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    My brother feels the same way, OCA. God, I hope you guys are wrong. The only difference I can see from the "tennis tantrum" is that the LMM aren't the only game in town anymore. Cable, talk radio, and the net have been kicking their asses all around the block, and every ratings point is life-and-death to them now. I guess we'll see.
     
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    i don't think they will let him go,they are too pompas and proud for that. One has to wonder if they are learning their lesson yet,considering their ratings are tanking. probably not though,when you are one sided for that long,it doesn't go away in a few weeks. Can you imagine all his buds at the other stations throwing "on Air" tantrums if they fired him. they all still speak highly of him and won't admit he is bias.I gotta get the book "Arogance" by Bernard Goldberg. i have allready read "Bias",and it was great.
     
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    Don't get me wrong Rather is a complete goon but they will pin this on some underling you can bet your ass and Rather will escape scot-free.

    I do hope they actually discover where the marching orders for this came from, I believe the DNC myself because I don't think Rather has the balls to pull this stunt on his own.
     
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    I almost hate to tell you what I think. In any other times but these, it would sound like lunatic, paranoid ravings. But, I remember reading a Dick Morris article a year and a half ago, where he said that, in order for Hillary to have a decent run at the White House in '08, Bush HAD to win this year. Now, it's not a week after the Clinton team joins the Kerry campaign, vowing that "the gloves are coming off", that THIS bullshit hits the airwaves.

    If the Clintons wanted to deal a death blow to the Kerry campaign, this was sure as hell the way to do it. Rather - screw him. He's expendable. What did he expect from a worse bunch of reprobates than even himself - loyalty?
     
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    There's more on the line than just Rather's job. As the excerpt from the article (link posted below) points out, falsifying government documents is a felony and if Rather knows who did it, he's an accessory to that crime.....

    http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/anderson200409160904.asp
     
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    I have to chuckle when I hear comments on this story from some of the other networks' pundits. Their conclusion seems to be that someone used CBS fraudulently to get a point across, that CBS was hoodwinked. In light of CBS’s past history of reporting "news", how could the conclusion not be drawn that the real story is probably just the reverse: that CBS had a point of view they wanted to get across and that they went looking for someone they could use to do that. That is probably the truer version of this story.
     

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