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CBS Producer on Thin Ice After Guard Story

NEW YORK (AP) - The fallout from CBS's doomed story about President Bush's National Guard service most endangers a woman few viewers know but who played a key role in two of the biggest television stories of the year.

Mary Mapes, a veteran producer at CBS News, reported most of the National Guard story, including obtaining the documents CBS now says it can't authenticate. She also passed on the phone number of her source, former Texas National Guard officer Bill Burkett, to the Kerry campaign.

Mapes, 48, was described by colleagues on Tuesday as a dogged and talented journalist who made no secret of her liberal political beliefs.

And on a personal note, I get a chuckle that it was her injecting those beliefs into a story that brought her down.


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So, perhaps now there shoul... (Below threshold)
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So, perhaps now there should be greater examination of the Abu Ghraib (spelled?) "break" that Mapes was also responsible for. Not saying that the photos weren't real, just that the issue should be more closely examined, as to Mapes' involvement in it.

HA! Mapes is "DALLAS BASED... (Below threshold)
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HA! Mapes is "DALLAS BASED..."!!!

Lucy Ramirez?

Life is not that good to me... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Life is not that good to me. ;-)

When are we going to hear "... (Below threshold)
Thomas J. Jackson:

When are we going to hear "the dog ate my homework?" The author of these frauds was probably a Democrat operative. The CBS handling of this story requires Viacom fire everybody involved with this sorry episode.

CBS is a joke.

Ah, Paul, sometimes you jus... (Below threshold)
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Ah, Paul, sometimes you just get lucky.

~;-D

When are we going to hear "... (Below threshold)
Thomas J. Jackson:

When are we going to hear "the dog ate my homework?" The author of these frauds was probably a Democrat operative. The CBS handling of this story requires Viacom fire everybody involved with this sorry episode.

CBS is a joke.

When are we going to hear "... (Below threshold)
Thomas J. Jackson:

When are we going to hear "the dog ate my homework?" The author of these frauds was probably a Democrat operative. The CBS handling of this story requires Viacom fire everybody involved with this sorry episode.

CBS is a joke.

Paul, don't see an email fo... (Below threshold)

Paul, don't see an email for you on the site... I have the new SBVT ad up...

http://pajamaeditors.blogspot.com

sorry... should have done t... (Below threshold)

sorry... should have done this:

http://pajamaeditors.blogspot.com

Who's gonna be the sacrific... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Who's gonna be the sacrificial lamb so that The Dan doesn't have to take the fall? They better be sure or there could be a lawsuit.

FODDER for the FIRE:<... (Below threshold)
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FODDER for the FIRE:

Mickey Kaus


Blame Mary! So far, Ellis' prediction of second-day anti-Mapes revelations has proved eerily prescient. And Joe Lockhart is in on the Save-Dan-By-Throwing-Mary-Overboard conspiracy! ... P.S.: I don't understand why it would have been wrong for Mapes to ask Lockhart to call Bill Burkett as part of a deal to get the documents. If the documents hadn't been phony that would have been smart journalism, no? A harmless favor to produce a big scoop. It only looks like partisanship on the part of Mapes if it was not part of an implicit deal to get the story--i.e., if Mapes was just freelancing with her Dem buddies to help bring down Bush. Perversely, by denying a deal the CBS flacks actually make Mapes look gratuitously bad. ... Oh wait, I forgot. According to Ellis they're trying to make Mapes look bad.. ... 1:34 A.M.

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I enjoy how the mainstreammedia mimes the Pajamahadeen.




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