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Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby h2ofwlr » Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:01 pm

Ron Schara: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather
Ron Schara Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 26, 2004 RON0926


Dan Rather's recent fall from journalistic grace happened -- for some of us -- a long time ago.

The evening of Sept. 5, 1975, to be exact.

On that day, a much younger and very dashing Dan Rather was the host of a CBS special entitled "Guns of Autumn."

As some of us gathered that night to watch, those of us who called ourselves hunters were both proud to be a prime time subject (a mighty rare event) but also apprehensive about what dirty underwear a national network like CBS News, the home of heroes like Edward R. Murrow, might uncover about hunting, or those who call themselves hunters.

But back then, I trusted Dan Rather, the journalist. He'd be fair, I figured. Being a proud Texan, Rather would understand a bad seed or two shows up in any field of fine cotton and he'd keep the pros and cons as balanced as a cowboy on a bucking bronc.

I was wrong; the cowboy hit the dirt.

When the program ended, I realized Dan Rather had lent his journalistic credibility to a hatchet job on America's hunters.

"Guns of Autumn" wasn't an examination of hunting; it was largely a one-hour condemnation of hunting.

I remember I kept waiting to hear interviews from knowledgeable and thoughtful resource leaders, who would tell America about the many and historic conservation achievements of hunters. I wanted Americans to know that America's wildlife management programs are the best in the world, thanks largely to the hunting fraternity.

I was waiting for Rather to explore the spirit and soul of folks who kill their own meat while most Americans can only stalk the meat counter.

It never happened.

Instead, "Guns of Autumn" became a prime time embarrassment to hunters from Maine to Washington. A New York Times reviewer the next day said "Guns of Autumn" was like a television program that wanted to explore the human love story but filmed it all in a whorehouse.

For Dan Rather, perhaps it was the best little whorehouse in Texas.

While Rather today is apologizing for his lack of judgement over the fake Bush documents, I'm not expecting any "I'm sorry" for the "Guns of Autumn" show.

A hunter in America today has learned not to expect much positive coverage of so-called blood sports. Hunters mostly make the 10 o'clock news these days if they shoot somebody or themselves. If they save a wetland or preserve a prairie or teach a kid to be safe with a gun ... well, who cares?

Dan Rather and CBS News didn't.

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Couldn't agree more.

Postby macdaddy » Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:45 am

Amen, h20fwlr. Dan Blather's had it coming for some time; too bad it took so long for people to see the truth about this guy. My question to Danny Boy - "What's the frequency, Kenneth?":laughing: Any of youns out there remember what I'm referring to?
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby aunt betty » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:39 pm

Flashback to 2004....
Flashback
Flashback...
Who is Dan Rather?
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Re: Couldn't agree more.

Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:41 pm

macdaddy wrote:"What's the frequency, Kenneth?":laughing: Any of youns out there remember what I'm referring to?


these are the words of the nut job that attacked rather on the street. as he was beating on him he asked the question, 'what's the frequency, kenneth'. apparently the guy thought nbc was messing with his mind...he thought if he could learn the frequency he could make it stop.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby Underradar » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:50 pm

The frequency is 87 Hertz.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby aunt betty » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:55 pm

Underradar wrote:The frequency is 87 Hertz.

Couple that frequency along with lubriderm and Alexis from Texas then we have ignition Houston...blast off.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby Underradar » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:57 pm

Betty, check your microwave and see if the protective screen on the door fell off.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby D Comeaux » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:11 pm

Underradar wrote:Betty, check your microwave and see if the protective screen on the door fell off.



:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: Damn, UR..... I bought fell out my chair.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby aunt betty » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:28 pm

Underradar wrote:Betty, check your microwave and see if the protective screen on the door fell off.

87 hz is not anywhere near microwave frequency.

Microwaves fall between
10000000000 hertz and 100000000000 hertz.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby OGblackcloud » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:50 pm

Underradar wrote:The frequency is 87 Hertz.

Is that how many times he got hit
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby aunt betty » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:57 pm

OGblackcloud wrote:
Underradar wrote:The frequency is 87 Hertz.

Is that how many times he got hit

87 times per second.
Hertz=cycles per second.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby T Man » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:40 am

Underradar wrote:The frequency is 87 Hertz.


At a rate of 1.21 Jiggawatts.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:39 am

T Man wrote:
Underradar wrote:The frequency is 87 Hertz.


At a rate of 1.21 Jiggawatts.


88 mph= serious $h1t
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby aunt betty » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:26 am

Hey...I dont fish very much and was wondering ...
Whats a fishing dock?
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby OGblackcloud » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:28 am

So when he was getting hit would those be Mega Hertz
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby whisperin' duck » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:40 am

OGblackcloud wrote:So when he was getting hit would those be Mega Hertz


Ha. Ha. Ha.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby aunt betty » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:09 am

A doctor on a fishing vacation.
Fishing dock...get it?
Ha ha
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby whisperin' duck » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:52 am

aunt betty wrote:A doctor on a fishing vacation.
Fishing dock...get it?
Ha ha


Wouldn't it be "fishing doc" I get how it would work saying it but not spelling.
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Re: Hunters were already suspicious about CBS' Rather

Postby aunt betty » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:45 am

whisperin' duck wrote:
aunt betty wrote:A doctor on a fishing vacation.
Fishing dock...get it?
Ha ha


Wouldn't it be "fishing doc" I get how it would work saying it but not spelling.

If you give the punchline at the beginning its no longer a stupid joke WD.
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