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94. Not perky enough as Couric?
Is it any wonder why CBS News - once the model of news reporting - is now in the sub basement?
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  -CBS fires Gen. Batiste over VoteVets ad. AJ9000  May-11-07 12:56 AM   #0 
  - If Batiste had been a neocon shill or a racist like Rush  IndianaGreen   May-11-07 01:01 AM   #1 
  - No doubt about it. A challenging "populist media" is the only chance to restore democracy IMO.  AJ9000   May-11-07 01:13 AM   #5 
  - Kept him one AND given him a raise.  KansDem   May-11-07 09:10 AM   # 
  - self-delete  bvar22   May-11-07 10:47 AM   #80 
  - Agreed. They encourage partisan support for the neo-cons  ThomCat   May-11-07 11:38 AM   #95 
  - Well, that's a good definition of fascism....  WCGreen   May-11-07 11:44 AM   #97 
  - yep  ananda   May-11-07 01:16 PM   #107 
  - He would have been given his own show.  baldguy   May-11-07 11:48 AM   #98 
  - CBS should be ashamed. It once stood for integrity  Erika   May-11-07 01:01 AM   #2 
  - Their integrity..  AnneD   May-11-07 07:09 AM   #27 
  - And they had to do it the moment they did  truedelphi   May-11-07 12:08 PM   #101 
  - There is nothing that dictates that CBS has a right to keep its  MUAD_DIB   May-11-07 07:58 AM   #35 
     - And who's going to revoke it? The Republican controlled FCC?  ThomCat   May-11-07 11:40 AM   #96 
     - But didn't FOX news win a court decision  kgfnally   May-11-07 01:14 PM   #106 
  - Supporting the war is apolitical; opposing it is partisan activity.  Kagemusha   May-11-07 01:02 AM   #3 
  - Are there any examples of CBS correspondents who appeared in ads,  Eric J in MN   May-11-07 01:23 AM   #7 
  - Well, I have no idea how a consultant is a correspondent to begin with.  Kagemusha   May-11-07 01:26 AM   #9 
     - I'm not talking about a distinction between consultants and correspondents.  Eric J in MN   May-11-07 01:31 AM   #10 
        - That's a First Amendment Issue, I Bet. CBS Is Insane To Think They Won't  Demeter   May-11-07 07:19 AM   #31 
        - unless his contract with CBS forbade it.  antifaschits   May-11-07 07:52 AM   #34 
        - It's not a 1st Amendment issue. n/t  slestak   May-11-07 08:06 AM   #39 
        - Not really a First Amendment issue.  tabasco   May-11-07 08:14 AM   #43 
        - And If Kkkarl or Gonzo Are Implicated? Is It Then Unconstitutional?  Demeter   May-11-07 08:51 AM   #51 
           - The First Ammendment....  bvar22   May-11-07 11:02 AM   #82 
           - Must be Al Qaeda! nt  valerief   May-11-07 11:27 AM   #91 
        - Well, CBS isn't helping clear this up any. Link follows.  Kagemusha   May-11-07 02:23 PM   #115 
  - You just summed it all up. The whole "objective" BS - means what they approve.  The Count   May-11-07 04:52 PM   #128 
  - kr  Hatalles   May-11-07 01:11 AM   #4 
  - A true patriot has been purged  Lasher   May-11-07 01:20 AM   #6 
  - Time for a viewer strike  melody   May-11-07 01:26 AM   #8 
  - Can't strike something that you don't watch. After Dan Rather  tsuki   May-11-07 10:07 AM   #68 
     - Me too  catnapper   May-11-07 10:45 AM   #79 
  - What the....?  bliss_eternal   May-11-07 01:56 AM   #11 
  - Your viewership probably  Sherman A1   May-11-07 03:16 AM   #15 
  - Divisiveness--Bush's legacy?  JohnnyLib2   May-11-07 02:28 AM   #12 
  - Heaven forbid that someone actually speaks the TRUTH. I saw  Faux pas   May-11-07 02:29 AM   #13 
  - 5 Million E-Mails can be deleted with a single keystroke.  bvar22   May-11-07 11:06 AM   #83 
     - Oh yeah, I forgot. Already sent the email, guess I'd better get  Faux pas   May-11-07 01:34 PM   #113 
     - Here is a list  WesDem   May-11-07 04:21 PM   #124 
  - These are the same guys who got rid of Dan Rather.  Hardrada   May-11-07 02:53 AM   #14 
  - And Gen. Batista didn't even have any questionable documents!!  file83   May-11-07 01:21 PM   #109 
  - I wrote em...  themartyred   May-11-07 03:16 AM   #16 
  - I just wrote also  sweettater   May-11-07 03:55 AM   #17 
  - Thanks for the link to CBS  senseandsensibility   May-11-07 07:05 AM   #25 
  - Unless there was a specific clause in his contract...  rfranklin   May-11-07 07:17 AM   #30 
  - Thanks for the link....I used it to send CBS this note:  texanshatingbush   May-11-07 09:14 AM   #58 
  - HA.. you're welcome for the link, I know how that always helps  themartyred   May-11-07 03:20 PM   #119 
  - Done:  Barrett808   May-11-07 10:01 AM   #67 
  - I wrote too. They fire the one commentator they've got who is RIGHT  mistertrickster   May-11-07 11:13 AM   #86 
  - What? No Dissent??? thats not very American of CBS...  and-justice-for-all   May-11-07 04:18 AM   #18 
  - Sign the petition to re-hire Batiste  JCMach1   May-11-07 04:56 AM   #19 
  - So far six of us have signed.  acmavm   May-11-07 05:01 AM   #20 
  - 7 now at 6:05 EST  NewJeffCT   May-11-07 05:05 AM   #22 
     - 17 now. Could this have its own thread?  BleedingHeartPatriot   May-11-07 07:00 AM   #24 
  - Just signed - #20. n/t  Mad_Dem_X   May-11-07 07:13 AM   #29 
  - Done. 96 signatures so far. n/t  Barrett808   May-11-07 10:00 AM   #66 
  - 114. Sign the peition!  Greyskye   May-11-07 10:37 AM   #77 
  - Done. 300 signatures now.  Straight Shooter   May-11-07 11:14 AM   #87 
  - I only see 176 signed. n/t  themartyred   May-11-07 03:19 PM   #118 
     - It showed 300 after I signed.  Straight Shooter   May-11-07 03:34 PM   #120 
  - wrong post...sorry  Fluffdaddy   May-11-07 11:22 AM   #89 
  - Just signed...  gillamonster   May-11-07 01:25 PM   #111 
  - Thank you, I signed - 181 sigs now nt  WesDem   May-11-07 04:24 PM   #125 
  - Done. # is at 201.  northofdenali   May-11-07 07:25 PM   #135 
  - Make his sacrifice worthwhile by contributing towards running the ad!  I Have A Dream   May-11-07 05:02 AM   #21 
  - Logic 101, I mean Logic $0$  blueworld   May-11-07 06:57 AM   #23 
  - Losing a grip on the propaganda drivel are they?  rosesaylavee   May-11-07 07:09 AM   #26 
  - Firing  Edith Ann   May-11-07 07:11 AM   #28 
  - Just Signed the Petition  Suziq   May-11-07 07:39 AM   #32 
  - This is how we got in this mess  underpants   May-11-07 07:42 AM   #33 
  - I just e-mailed CBS  druidqueen   May-11-07 07:59 AM   #36 
  - Welcome to DU!  Chemical Bill   May-11-07 08:09 AM   #42 
  - Sign the petition to rehire Gen. Batiste  druidqueen   May-11-07 08:03 AM   #37 
  - welcome to DU  NewJeffCT   May-11-07 08:04 AM   #38 
  - Screw CBS, Gen. Batiste will be picked up - gladly, by some other  48percenter   May-11-07 09:03 AM   #55 
  - Done! n/t  RobertDevereaux   May-11-07 08:07 AM   #40 
  - How many people at CBS were fired for supporting the case for war?  E-Z-B   May-11-07 08:08 AM   #41 
  - Has Faux fired Wesley Clark for being involved in the commercial  rocknation   May-11-07 08:18 AM   #44 
  - No one watches CBS anyway...it's a good career move for him.  deutsey   May-11-07 08:20 AM   #45 
  - Not to be a wet blanket here...  Jeff In Milwaukee   May-11-07 08:22 AM   #46 
  - if it were even handedly enforced, I'd agree, but as we all know it is NOT  Lerkfish   May-11-07 08:32 AM   #47 
  - exactly  tomp   May-11-07 08:47 AM   #49 
  - You hit it true, journalists don't follow their own rules anymore  cmt928   May-11-07 10:07 AM   #69 
  - I agree with you completely...  Jeff In Milwaukee   May-11-07 09:30 AM   #60 
  - Well put.  Gidney N Cloyd   May-11-07 09:10 AM   #57 
  - different situation completely.  antifaschits   May-11-07 09:52 AM   #63 
  - a point  MilesColtrane   May-11-07 09:59 AM   #65 
  - "...a day when it presented both sides of the issue dispassionately."  Ron_Green   May-11-07 10:43 AM   #78 
  - I kind of agree, though I don't know enough about Batiste to be sure in this case.  jobycom   May-11-07 11:10 AM   #85 
  - Check out TPM on CBS consultants shilling FOR the war  Jacobin   May-11-07 04:57 PM   #129 
  - I agree -- but here's a follow-up question  Jim Lane   May-11-07 07:55 PM   #137 
  - Emailed. Signed. Contributed.  saddlesore   May-11-07 08:40 AM   #48 
  - What do you expect from a network that hires Katie Couric as an anchor?  mnhtnbb   May-11-07 08:48 AM   #50 
  - I expect them to make even more stupid decisions, like this one.  file83   May-11-07 01:23 PM   #110 
  - Happy to be able to sign...  clixtox   May-11-07 08:56 AM   #52 
  - Disgraceful. Talk about preemptive war and more death - you  Chimichurri   May-11-07 08:56 AM   #53 
  - Fuck you CBS  lonestarnot   May-11-07 08:57 AM   #54 
  - He is a man of integrity  ejbr   May-11-07 09:06 AM   #56 
  - This might be considered as an effort to be objective, IF  Hanging On   May-11-07 09:17 AM   #59 
  - And, instead of CBS re-hiring Batiste...  Hanging On   May-11-07 09:30 AM   #61 
     - CBS already replaced Batiste with a former talking head spinner from Bush's  antifaschits   May-11-07 12:45 PM   #102 
  - Turn off...  YvonneCa   May-11-07 09:51 AM   #62 
  - Screw CBS. They've been dead to me for a long time.  dbaker41   May-11-07 09:54 AM   #64 
  - K & R  wicket   May-11-07 10:09 AM   #70 
  - Thank you! Email sent! n/t  Doremus   May-11-07 10:14 AM   #71 
  - He was brought on their...  Mr_Jefferson_24   May-11-07 10:18 AM   #72 
  - Anyone see the irony?  tomg   May-11-07 10:26 AM   #73 
  - Good observation...  Mr_Jefferson_24   May-11-07 10:29 AM   #74 
  - I'm going to be flamed but I think CBS has every right to do this.  DuaneBidoux   May-11-07 10:33 AM   #75 
  - While CBS claims it will not tolerate consultants engaging in outside advocacy...  AJ9000   May-11-07 12:59 PM   #103 
  - I sent them an email.  sdfernando   May-11-07 10:33 AM   #76 
  - Signed - Gen Batiste is a true patriot and a man of honor.  IWantAChange   May-11-07 10:54 AM   #81 
  - Fucking bullshit!  petunia.here   May-11-07 11:09 AM   #84 
  - 130 sigs now. Here's what I wrote: recommended  williesgirl   May-11-07 11:15 AM   #88 
  - unbelievable  Fluffdaddy   May-11-07 11:24 AM   #90 
  - After 48 years with CBS News we left when Katie came along  young_at_heart   May-11-07 11:32 AM   #92 
  - Hell, don't forget Walter. CBS News is an embarrassment. How must he feel?  faygokid   May-11-07 01:35 PM   #114 
  - Is there a handy list of sponsors available?  Barrett808   May-11-07 11:34 AM   #93 
  - Not perky enough as Couric?  question everything   May-11-07 11:37 AM   #94 
  - Doesn't have the legs  arewenotdemo   May-11-07 03:58 PM   #122 
  - my letter (real paper, not tubes of the internets)  antifaschits   May-11-07 11:58 AM   #99 
  - If they ran a single Swiftboat liars ad...  Gregorian   May-11-07 12:03 PM   #100 
  - Why rehire him at CBS?  meldroc   May-11-07 01:00 PM   #104 
  - Signed the petition.  Vinca   May-11-07 01:09 PM   #105 
  - Viacom is subject to WH blackmail, has been in violation of federal media ownership laws since 2000,  McCamy Taylor   May-11-07 01:17 PM   #108 
  - 183 votes.  DemSoccerMom   May-11-07 01:26 PM   #112 
  - He spoke the truth and they set him free (with apologies to The  coalition_unwilling   May-11-07 02:47 PM   #116 
  - I've been called all sorts of rather offensive names on this very board for pointing out the obvious  MADem   May-11-07 02:53 PM   #117 
  - the voice of reason often appears to be pissing into a windstorm  antifaschits   May-11-07 04:03 PM   #123 
  - Word.  Barrett808   May-11-07 04:33 PM   #126 
     - People who couldn't understand that I wasn't "defending"  MADem   May-11-07 04:49 PM   #127 
        - Nice.  Barrett808   May-11-07 06:04 PM   #132 
           - I dunno--all I know is he's suing.  MADem   May-11-07 07:31 PM   #136 
  - I don't know about you guys, but I am fucking sick of this crap.  graywarrior   May-11-07 03:35 PM   #121 
  - CBS fires Gen. batiste over VoteVets ad  Truthseeker013   May-11-07 04:58 PM   #130 
  - Hey, CBS! Firing General Batiste is as Un-American as You Can Get  hisownpetard   May-11-07 05:45 PM   #131 
  - Yet another example of why the corporate media isn't worth watching  depakid   May-11-07 06:34 PM   #133 
  - I see the Freepers have a list of CBS sponsors...  Barrett808   May-11-07 06:39 PM   #134 
  - Aaaaaaand this shit is why I'm on the Internet now, and not watching TV.  Oregonian   May-12-07 12:31 AM   #138 
  - cbs..the company of fucking katie  zidzi   May-12-07 04:55 PM   #139 
 

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