Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dan Rather Was Right

As the saying goes, revenge is a dish best served cold. And it looks like Rather will get his revenge. You've probably heard that his attorneys won a round and CBS was forced to release thousands of internal documents that are likely to reveal some ugly truths.
In fact, we learned that CBS was in full panic mode and was willing to take whatever step necessary to placate the right-wing fanatics frothing about Memogate. The picture painted by the CBS memos and documents already reviewed by Rather suggest a craven news organization that was less interested in uncovering the truth about the disputed memos, and more interested in appeasing Rush Limbaugh. It wanted to "mollify the right," as one internal CBS memo put it. [...]

And here's the kicker for the former Tiffany Network: Rather has vowed to never settle the case out of court.
That's the spirit Dan. This is a media scandal I'm going to thoroughly enjoy. Not that I expect it will get much MSM coverage, but it's a story that will get told without them. Maybe we'll even find out what really happened to Bush's missing National Guard records. [via Atrios]

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Blogger AllenS said...

The fact that CBS allowed Dan Rather to air the bogus story on 60 Minutes, is the problem. It should have never gotten that far.

8:32:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I don't think the story was necessarily bogus Allen. I do think Rather was set up to take a bogus document, but the issue of Bush's National Guard *service* was never really resolved.

10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I seem to remember that the officer's secretary testified that she indeed had written an identical letter.

Making a bogus copy of a legitimate document in order to discredit it surely appears in the handbook of the agency George Bush Sr. used to head.

There was an award offered many years ago for anyone who could testify that they saw Bush in uniform after a certain date and so far no one has claimed it.

10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Down the memory hole Fogg. "They" got Dan fired and that's all they know. Can't wait to see what happens with the document dump in the case.

1:41:00 PM  

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