Moral confusion; Dan Rather
and CBS Vs. the Raiders
by Mark Neckameyer
September 21, 2004
In my opinion, the behavior of CBS and Dan Rather with regard
to the clearly fake Texas National Guard documents has been egregious,
outrageous and unfair. CBS used documents they claimed
were from an "unimpeachable source" , self admitted
former mental patient Mr. Bill Burkett a man whose grudges
against the National Guard and the President make him hardly
"unimpeachable". CBS and Dan Rather coordinated
this phony attack on the George Bush in a way still not completely
investigated with Democratic Party operatives including Max Cleland,
Howard Dean and Joe Lockheart and still CBS still will not admit
wrongdoing beyond saying that they "can no longer vouch"
for the counterfeit Guard docs.
My first response is to just stop watching 60 minutes, the CBS
News programs and to boycott CBS completely. I can't believe
them anymore and it makes me mad that they apparently tried to
influence this year's general election in such a smarmy, contrived
way. It is one thing to have a bias. It is another
to try to deceive the public in a likely illegal as well as immoral
way. I really am mad at CBS
My problem is that I am an Oakland Raider fan. Only CBS
carries Raider games. Of course the classic image of a
"Raider" is that of an outlaw, a pirate, an individual
who steals, commits crimes, hurts people and commits illegal
acts. I wonder if perhaps I should just use my TIVO to
record Raider games and then edit out all CBS content; watch
the TV image and listen to the sound on radio. I don't
think I can stomach all those ads for 60 Minutes that they
show on CBS' NFL games anymore.
I think I would feel better about this entire thing if the Oakland
fans, instead of dressing up like pirates and monsters at the
games, on the Raider sidelines, would just wear big Halloween
style Dan Rather heads, Dan Rather costumes. I think I
will write to Jerry Brown, the mayor of Oakland and suggest that.
He is a Democrat, think he will help?
Irvine, CA - USA
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