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Monday, January 10, 2005

RatherGate- Rather Done?

SO damn funny it had to go on top: "Welcome to the CBS Evening News, I'm Bob Schieffer. Dan Rather will return tomorrow night. A report was released today..."
Other funnies in the next 30 seconds: "well-respected producer Mapes", "we didn't find any bias"(Boccardi), "The documents were not determined to be false", "Dan Rather had no comment"

Well, it's official, the Thornburgh-Boccardi report is out and heads will indeed roll at CBS. Three executives were given the option to resign or be fired, and producer Mary Mapes, the one who forgot about due diligence was outright terminated. Since Rather already "apologized" and is stepping down from the anchor chair, the commission found he deserved no further punishment.

This was the disappointing bit: "While the panel said it was not prepared to brand the Killian documents as an outright forgery, it raised serious questions about their authenticity and the way CBS News handled them."

Folks, this is PC-talk for "Damn, boy I thought you were smarter than that!"

The Usual Suspects weigh in:
He who needs no linkage
Captain Ed
Jeff Jarvis
INDC Journal
Joe Gandelman
Michelle Malkin (or just go to her main page and keep scrolling, there are several good bits).

Hehe. It was funny watching them eat poo and like it!
Update: Check out Cox and Forkum's take on See BS news....


At Saturday, January 29, 2005 5:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rathergate report out a month and to date no one fired. The rathergate report like rathergate was a pack of lies.

At Saturday, February 12, 2005 5:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rathergate out 2 months and still not one employe has left Viacom. Rathergate reoprt like Rathergate bogus.
Tom Hollins


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