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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 12:12 PM
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Dick Thornburg and former head of AP Newswire picked to investigate CBS.
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Edited on Wed Sep-22-04 12:41 PM by KoKo01
I didn't catch the former AP Head's name, but Repug Thornburg is interesting enough.

Also MSNBC showed photo of Mary Mapes as being under investigation (they were pumping it up with spin) Mary Mapes broke the Abu Ghraib story. I knew they would go after her.

Then they announced a huge fine by the FCC for CBS over Janet's Boob...saying CBS has another "black eye."

Let's hope this turns out differently than it's looking and Roger Stone turns out to be the source and it comes out it was Repug dirty tricks.
If not, and Mapes has to take the fall, we will lose a Producer who worked very hard to get stories out that needed to be told.

On Edit: Here's snip from both stories:

Former U.S. attorney and former news executive to investigate
The Associated Press
Updated: 12:14 p.m. ET Sept. 22, 2004

NEW YORK - CBS News appointed former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and former Associated Press chief executive Louis Boccardi to investigate what went wrong with its story on President Bushs service in the National Guard.
Thornburgh is a former two-term governor of Pennsylvania and served as attorney general in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Boccardi retired last year as president and chief executive officer for The Associated Press. He served on the panel that probed operations at The New York Times following the Jayson Blair scandal.

CBS News admitted on Monday that it could not authenticate documents it had used in a 60 Minutes story that questioned Bushs service in the Guard during the Vietnam War era. Many critics consider the documents to be fake.

The network and its chief anchor, Dan Rather, have apologized for airing the story.

I want to say, personally and directly, Im sorry, a subdued Rather said Monday on the CBS Evening News. /

FCC fines CBS $550,000 for Super Bowl show
Penalty is largest fine levied against a TV broadcaster
Updated: 1:08 p.m. ET Sept. 22, 2004

WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on Wednesday fined CBS a record $550,000 for Janet Jacksons wardrobe malfunction, which exposed the singers breast during this years Super Bowl halftime show.

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to slap each of the 20 CBS-owned television stations with the maximum indecency penalty of $27,500. The total penalty of $550,000 is the largest fine levied against a television broadcaster. Most of the FCCs bigger fines have been against radio stations.

The commission decided not to fine CBS more than 200 affiliate stations, which also aired the show but are not owned by the networks parent company, Viacom.

MTV, a Viacom subsidiary, produced the Feb. 1 halftime show, which featured Jackson and singer Justin Timberlake performing a racy duet. At the end, Timberlake ripped off a piece of Jacksons black leather top, exposing her right breast to a TV audience of about 90 million.
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