Wednesday, September 19, 2007

DAN RATHER SUES CBS NEWS: $70m Will Help Ease The Pain
"I Coulda Been a Contender"

by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn

Former CBS Evening News anchor, Dan Rather, is suing CBS over what he terms their 'intentional mishandling' of the effects of the G.W. Texas Air National Guard story. This seems a strange move, given Rather's earlier statements about CBS.
CBS news is in my rearview mirror now. I have a special place for the people, present and past at CBS news, I worked with. It's filled with really caring, dedicated, working people.[Taken from transcript on Larry King Live.]
Rather than went on to say he was sorry he goofed.
The failure of CBS News to do just that, to properly fully scrutinize the documents and their source, led to our airing the documents when we should not have done so. It was a mistake. CBS News deeply regrets it. Also I want to say personally and directly, I'm sorry.
Death by 1000 Papercuts will have a complete report on this story, the suit and the events leading up to Rather's seemingly self-destructive acts.
Larry King Live transcript - Bigger, Better!.
Death by 1000 Papercuts Front Page.


  1. Frickin Loon...didn't I read a Dan Rather story about a frickin loon having pockets to put a handgun in?
    or...oh well...

  2. "I Coulda Been a Contender"

    Now alls I got is a one way ticket ta palookasville


    (but I digress)


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