" “Naturally, I am disappointed in today's ruling because we know it is a grave miscarriage of justice,” Rather said in a statement today. “Most of all, I am disappointed that no court or jury studied the evidence and heard the actual facts of the case. The case was dismissed on purely technical grounds. My mission continues to be working to ensure that the media can gather and report news unfettered by the influence of government and major corporate interests.""
Note: Welcome to the real world Dan Rather - where it doesn't matter what is right or wrong - what matters is whether or not you are "connected" - meaning you've got somebody bribed, blackmailed, or otherwise compromised to do your bidding.
No wonder CBS stabbed you in the back - you obviously are out of touch with Amerika. Justice System? What's that?
This country locks up mothers for growing 3" tall marijuana plants - and you thought you were going to get justice from this same system - or support from a cowardly pathetic gutless faux-news corporation? These propaganda outlets assisted in mass deception to get us into wars, and are guilty by omission of evidence in many other issues - why in the world did you think they would do what we all know is ethical and in line with American values? No wonder they betrayed you - you're honest. Apparently you tried to do the "right thing", but failed to realize the "new rules" in NAZI America. But your opposition knows the new rules don't they?
Dan - get with the program. Amerika tortures. Amerika hires Murder Inc. to fight unjust wars of aggression. Amerika confiscates Americans' firearms during emergencies. Amerika imprisons people without charging them or bringing them to trial. AmeriKa has replaced AmeriCa. And we have a "Constitutional Scholar" in the White House - can you say "Dictatorship?" How about "Fascism?" Practice it in the mirror a few times. You may also want to work on your NAZI salute. Remember to get on your knees when speaking to public "servants."
There is no more Bill of Rights Dan. There is no more Constitution Dan. Why are you the only person unaware? Your inability to grasp such obvious perilous realities demonstrates that you are unfit for duty - you live in the past. You are clinging to a past where America was a republic of the people, by the people, and for the people. A free press was a sacred part of that republic. I'm not disappointed regarding the outcome of your case - because it went exactly as predicted. To be disappointed one must cling to delusions of honest judges and lawyers who have respect for the law. Why do you cling to false realities? Why do you think there is any justice in Amerika? Time to retire - you are really living in the past.
And as far as no jury examining the evidence - that reminds me of the 911 Truth situation - where your words draw a direct parallel - that is - with regards to nobody actually examining the overwhelming and damning evidence. And it is because people like you, Dan, just didn't speak up about that evidence. No affirmation for the public from the TV set - so it doesn't exist. Maybe you didn't follow this crime of the century as citizen-detectives did all the sleuthing suffering great sacrifice - after all why would you? As a journalist - you have better things to do like report on Michael Jackson's ghost's latest cosmetic surgery. But isn't your situation exactly the same as the 911 Truth cover-up? The evidence is all there yet nobody will examine it. The courts don't provide an avenue for justice.
I've often wondered why you (and your peers) never stepped forward for 911 Truth when you are the very person who said on the air that it looked like "well placed dynamite" when you were live on TV describing the 911 building collapses? I guess you were busy fighting your own battle within a corrupt mafia-style "justice" system filled with liars, cheats, and traitors doing the bidding of corporations.
The moral of the story is that miscarriages of justice are not exceptions - they are the rule when you accuse the "connected" or well-heeled in NAZI Amerika regardless of the magnitude of the crime or the evidence available. Your case is just another train on the track. Enjoy the ride.
UPDATE JAN 13, 2010 Insouciant Americans by Paul Craig Roberts
UPDATE SEPT 10, 2011