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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 01:34 PM
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Dan Rather Gone, But White House Isn't Sated Yet
Karl Rove started talking to me again, John Roberts, CBS News White House correspondent, said of President Bushs chief political advisor and deputy chief of staff for policy at the White House.
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Dan Rather left the CBS Evening News March 10, and now that the White House has gotten what it wanted, history has started over. Kind of.

I think theres a sense of wiping the slate clean with the White House and were starting at square one, Mr. Roberts said, adding that it was no secret that the Bush family hadnt liked Mr. Rather. And the memo scandal had further hurt CBS News access to the White House.
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Dan Rather became a symbol, said Mr. Fleischer, who remains close to President Bush. Thats why this is a new opportunity for CBS. But theres a lot more to it besides who was in the anchor chair. Theres CBS as a larger organization. There is still largely a Democratic tilt that goes in their journalism.

Dan Rather was a good start. But the White House wanted more. A new chapter has opened up at CBS, Mr. Fleischer said on March 22, but we dont know whats in it yet.

http://www.observer.com/pages/frontpage3.asp#
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 01:40 PM
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1. Revenge is a Bush family value.
n/t
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 01:41 PM
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2. Well said. If you rub them the wrong way, stay out of small aircraft and
motel rooms.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 01:47 PM
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4. Spiteful, homicidal little toads.
I honestly believe that George's method of celebrating a win is to "suicide" a journalist.

But that's just me.
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 01:44 PM
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3. News Flash: CBS sinks into cesspool
Lured in by easy money, CBS has been pulled into the right-wing media pool. Due to its lack of journalistic integrity, there was very little fight in the big fish.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 01:49 PM
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5. Yes, maybe they can bring in the psychics there to
To pump for Terri Schiavo by saying that they are speaking with her and know her wishes and she would have pressed the lever for Jeb and George in a heart beat in the elections and wants buried underneath a collection box for the RNC!
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 01:57 PM
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6. UGH! Another snip...
Edited on Sat Mar-26-05 02:02 PM by Rose Siding
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Adam Levine, who was the assistant White House secretary in charge of television news until January 2004and who, like Mr. Fleischer, remains close to the Bush administration press officesaid CBS News still had a lot of work to do.

To measure the relative credibility of news networks with press officials at the White House, Mr. Levine suggested a scale of one to 100: he put Fox News at 90, NBC News at 80 and CBS News at about 10.

Asked about that assessment, a current White House official, who declined to be named, said that figure was probably generous given what happened.

It depends on where they go from here, said the official. Contrition is always nice, but it all depends on what gets on the air. Thats the true test.
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And Ari thinks Shieffer has a little problem, too...

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I found him to be very gracious, said Mr. Fleischer. The only thing was he seems to really dislike Tom DeLay. I think a lot of reporters do. I always had good workings with Bob Schieffer. I thought he gave issues a fair ear.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 02:30 PM
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7. With any luck, Dan Rather will have the last laugh.
And it will be at Bu$h and his criminal family. That kind of hope is all that keeps me going nowadays.

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