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Brokaw Takes Shot at Bloggers and Paints Dan Rather as a Victim
MRC ^ | 11:45am EDT, Friday September 24, 2004 | BrentBaker,Geoff Dickens

Posted on 09/24/2004 9:06:23 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay

Immediately after Brokaw sat down on the September 23 Late Night show on NBC, Conan O'Brien asked him to comment on the Dan Rather situation.

"It's a difficult time for anyone who's in the news business and you know we all like to be aggressive about what we're doing and cover the next big story. And then occasionally you'll get caught in something like this. And the whole world, especially in our business because we're so public and we have such high visibility, is looking in on your life and it's tough.

It's tough for everyone at CBS News. We've had a lot of conversations about it in our newsroom. And we hope that it doesn't, you know, spread the stain across to NBC News but I think that probably for a lot of people out there, they're wondering, 'Well what about the standards at NBC? Would the same kind of thing happen there?' What do you do about checking? We went through our own difficulty here a number of years ago with the Dateline episode where they didn't disclose everything that they should have about the test they were doing on a truck. It was [the] single most difficult time that I can remember.

"So I do feel bad for Dan. He's had a long and distinguished career. This is not something I am persuaded that he's out to do deliberately despite what some bloggers will say or radio talk show hosts will say. I think he was really trying to get at a big story about the President's National Guard service. And they got stung by some documents and it's too bad but they've now launched an internal investigation and it's probably best if we all just sit back and see how that turns out."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloggers; brokaw; cbs; liberalmedia; memogate; nbcnews; rather; rathergate
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..."get caught" are the key words!
1 posted on 09/24/2004 9:06:27 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
"Brokaw Takes Shot at Bloggers and Paints Dan Rather as a Victim"

Here we go! Dapper Dan should put on a wig and a dress like Geraldine...."Da devil made me do it!"
2 posted on 09/24/2004 9:07:56 AM PDT by SMARTY ('Stay together, pay the soldiers, forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus, to his sons)
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To: fight_truth_decay

they are making another run .. they dont care if they got caught . the courts dont work fast enough... so there are no consequences...... for their actions.... so be prepared to have a very long fight...


3 posted on 09/24/2004 9:08:06 AM PDT by Gibtx (Wow)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Translation: Whew! That could have been me!


4 posted on 09/24/2004 9:08:09 AM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
"...occasionally you'll get caught in something like this...."

Not if you do your homework and stick to the facts. If you don't "The Fifth Estate" is gonna getcha in this new world.
5 posted on 09/24/2004 9:08:29 AM PDT by Chummy ("I Rather Know when I See BS." RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: fight_truth_decay

Brokaw is afraid he'll be caught next.


6 posted on 09/24/2004 9:08:37 AM PDT by kenth (Even John Kerry's recreation depends on which way the wind is blowing...)
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To: fight_truth_decay

We're watching you Tom....


7 posted on 09/24/2004 9:08:57 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Pay no attention to the Nattering Newbies of Negativism)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Three Stooges: Brokaw, Blather & Jennings
Lenin's words were never more accurate: "useful idiots!


8 posted on 09/24/2004 9:09:01 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi Travis,http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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'Well what about the standards at NBC?

Rockets and trucks.

9 posted on 09/24/2004 9:10:04 AM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Keep jabbering "BROKEJAW" you're next to suffer the wrath of the Pajamahadeen.


10 posted on 09/24/2004 9:10:07 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Let me know when/if you find words that trump "arrogant" and "contemptible" as descriptors of the major news organizations.


11 posted on 09/24/2004 9:10:08 AM PDT by Tax Government (Wage unrelenting economic war on the illiterate, stupid lying bastards at CBS.)
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The circle jerk continues. Poor Dan. A hero. A Marine.


12 posted on 09/24/2004 9:10:09 AM PDT by DOGEY
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I think he was really trying to get at a big story about the President's National Guard service.

Maybe, but I would be more impressed if Rather also put this much effort in trying to invest Kerry's lies about his service. And how many anti-Bush books has 60 minutes promoted this year?

13 posted on 09/24/2004 9:10:10 AM PDT by Always Right
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And we hope that it doesn't, you know, spread the stain across to NBC News but I think that probably for a lot of people out there, they're wondering, 'Well what about the standards at NBC? Would the same kind of thing happen there?'

Must be a horrifying thought for them.

14 posted on 09/24/2004 9:10:48 AM PDT by tear_down_this_wall
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This is not something I am persuaded that he's out to do deliberately despite what some bloggers will say or radio talk show hosts will say.

Would seem that way IF Rather and Mapes hadn't been warned by REAL document authenticators and NOT deliberately gone to a rooky signature authentatcator...THEN try to mislead the public and say the documents were authenticators....calling the swipe at him "partisan" politics...when he knew better! He is guilty of a lot more than reading a wrong story....HE is the story and he needs to be repremanded and fired along with Mary Mapes!!!


15 posted on 09/24/2004 9:10:55 AM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (Native American pleading for Truth!)
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To: kellynla
Lenin's words were never more accurate: "useful idiots!

Who knew one of them would be useful for us?

Muwuhahahahahahah!!!!
16 posted on 09/24/2004 9:11:01 AM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
And then occasionally you'll get caught in something like this.

Yeah, Rather is a poor woodland creature caught in a cruel, evil Conibear. Right.


17 posted on 09/24/2004 9:11:18 AM PDT by Petronski (What did Terri McAuliffe know and when did she know it?)
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To: fight_truth_decay
It is just too difficult being a ho fo the DNC!!!

Pray for W and The Truth

18 posted on 09/24/2004 9:12:05 AM PDT by bray (Nam Vets Rock!!)
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Say, Tom... can you find yourself in this picture?

19 posted on 09/24/2004 9:13:02 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Shut up, Brokaw.

You're Next.

We're coming for YOU.

20 posted on 09/24/2004 9:13:21 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo ( MSM is the nanny watchdog of everyone/everything; yet they explode w/rage when THEY are audited.)
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