Dan Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit Wednesday against CBS, alleging that the network made him a "scapegoat" for a discredited story about President Bush's National Guard service. You better believe he was scapegoated and as we all winess, to the demise of the entire world.
The 75-year-old Rather, whose final months were clouded by controversy over the report, says the complaint stems from "CBS' intentional mishandling" of the aftermath of the story. As everyone knows, the media is in Bush's pocket and this was just the first example in a long line of those that were sacrificed in order to protect the facade called George W. Bush. I for one believed Dan Rather but was disturbed as he was wrongly defamed as is standard practice from Rove and other Bush supporters so the living lie called Bush can stay the course of enriching the affluent and stay his course of new societal. middle east. and world, (dis)order.
As you know, Rather narrated the September 2004 report that claimed President Bush skirted some of his duties during his National Guard service and that a commander felt pressured to sugarcoat Bush's record. Rather maintains the story was true But a so called independent review for the network determined the story was neither fair nor accurate. CBS fired three news executives and a producer for airing it. Please read The entire story
I just want to refresh your memories a bit! The man named in a disputed memo as exerting pressure to "sugarcoat" George W. Bush's military record left the Texas Air National Guard a year and a half before the memo supposedly was written, his service record shows. So what! It is common practice for retired senior officers to continue to influence what is being done in the active military.
An order obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows that Col. Walter "Buck" Staudt was honorably discharged March 1, 1972. CBS News reported this week that a memo in which Staudt was described as interfering with officers' negative evaluations of the future president's service was dated Aug. 18, 1973. That added to mounting questions about the authenticity of documents that seem to suggest Bush sought special treatment as a pilot, failed to carry out a superior's order to undergo a physical exam and was suspended from flying for failing to meet Air National Guard standards.
Myself, knowing Bush was partying heavily at the time I have to wonder just what standards it was Bush failed to meet and why that was never brought up?
The Washington Post quoted Rather as saying CBS had talked to two people who worked with Killian — his superior, retired Maj. Gen. Bobby Hodges, and his administrative assistant Robert Strong — and both described the memos as consistent with what they knew of Killian. Hodges, who told CBS he was "familiar" with the documents, is an avid Bush supporter and "it took a lot for him to speak the truth," the Post quoted Rather as saying. The shit is deeper
What a surprise! hodges changed his mind and a CBS executive backed that up. This has become quite common and you have to wonder who threatened them and with what? Just look at the terror the contry and the world could have been spared had CBS defended the truth instead of Bush's underhanded past! We all know we can not trust the MSM and why. If you want to know the truth you have to search for it on your own and most often have to go to sources outside the country and glean them for honesty and truth. You do not hear it here until it is too late or it is merely denied and laughed off to our demise.
Rather was just the first to suffer because he uncovered and spoke the truth about Bush. Remember all those that have suffered the same fate in order to protect Bush's underhanded name. Just think about all the damage to our America, average American's,Iraq, the middle east, and the world, that could have been avoided. Not to speak of all those to come as Bush speeds up his damage to our systems as his time runs short because he isn't done yet.