The Still-Unreported Story of “Top Gun” George Bush
Monday September 24, 2007
New York- Newly unearthed records reveal that, in 2004, when Americans were in the midst of a brutal electoral battle over whether to reelect a president posing as a war hero, a commanding US reporter, Dan Rather, went AWOL.
Just three months before the election, Rather had a story that might have changed the outcome of that razor-close race. We now know that Dan cut a back-room deal to shut his mouth, grab his ankles, and let his network retract a story he knew to be absolutely true.
In September 2004 when Rather cowered, Bush was riding high in the polls. Now, with Bush’s approval ratings are below smallpox, Rather …more
September 19th 2007- Dan Rather has filed a lawsuit against CBS claiming violation of his contract- read the real story behind Bush’s guard service and the necklace-ing of the media from Palast’s Armed Madhouse.
The power and the pay-off
June, 2006- They finally put Dan Rather out of his misery. Today, CBS finally terminated him and sent him to the electronic glue factory — all for reporting the truth. But not all of it.
Rather’s “unsubstantiated story of Bush’s military service” (says USA Today) got him canned. Yet, all the poor man did was repeat a story we put on BBC Television a year earlier — that Poppy Bush put in the fix to get his son out of ‘Nam and into the Texas Air Guard, spending his war years guarding Houston from Viet Cong attack.
But Dan never reported this: the documentation from inside the US Department of Justice detailing the fix. Why not? …more
Without his make-up, Dan looked like hell warmed over: old, defeated, yet angry. And he told our television audience something that just blew me away. American journalists, Dan Rather said, simply may not ask tough questions about George Bush or his wars. …more
CBS fires reporters over Bush Draft Dodge Story ...more
Dan Rather Feared The Price of “Asking Questions” Before Network’s Purge of Investigative Reporters
In response to CBS’ craven, cowardly firing of ’60 Minutes’ producer Mary Mapes for her story of our President’s draft-dodging history, we are reproducing below the comment on one of the other journalists hung from the Bush Family tree. Watch this space for a new commentary to be posted on CBS’ dive to the mat. …more
When Dan Rather went down for airing a document he couldn't source, he did the courageous thing: blamed someone else. ...more
transcript of Dan Rather on Newsnight discussing silencing of the media ...more