posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 11:10 AM
Once again, CBS is guilty of spinning against the Republicans.
They are pushing the 'OH MY GOD THERE IS GOING TO BE A DRAFT'
panic. Snopes.com has debunked the Republican Draft -
Sept 30, 2004
By Bobby Eberle
"However, both these bills were introduced not by legislators genuinely seeking to reinstate the draft, but by Democrats seeking to make an anti-war
statement," Snopes.com reports.
Senate Bill S.89 was introduced in January 2003 by Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D-SC) and had no Republican co-sponsors. A companion bill was introduced
in the House of Representatives in January 2003. It was sponsored by Democrats Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), John Lewis (D-GA), Pete
Stark (D-CA), and Neil Abercrombie (D-HI).
Neither bill was passed out of committee, and these Democratic bills were not mentioned by either Schlesinger or Rather.
"You¹d think that in the midst of the terrible publicity he is getting for working closely with a partisan Democrat -- bent on bringing down
President Bush -- that Dan Rather would have the good sense to lay off the liberal bias for a while, especially since just three weeks ago, the
72-year-old CBSer denounced the Internet as 'filled with rumors,'" said RatherGate.com owner Mike Krempasky.
Paul Rodriguez, the managing editor of Insight Magazine, said in an online column, "Frankly, I'm beginning to wonder if CBS News is a wholly owned
subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee -- or at least a satellite office for John Kerry's campaign committee."
[edit on 9/30/2004 by FlyersFan]