September 20, 2004

RaTHergate Denoument?

The New York Times: CBS News Concludes It Was Misled on National Guard Memos, Network Officials Say

The officials, who asked not to be identified, said CBS News would most likely make an announcement as early as today that it had been deceived about the documents' origins. CBS News has already begun intensive reporting on where they came from, and people at the network said it was now possible that officials would open an internal inquiry into how it moved forward with the report. Officials say they are now beginning to believe the report was too flawed to have gone on the air.

But they cautioned that CBS News could still pull back from an announcement. Officials met last night with Dan Rather, the anchor who presented the report, to go over the information it had collected about the documents one last time before making a final decision. Mr. Rather was not available for comment late last night.

I'm going to miss this story, but I suppose it's time to get back to Vietnam and dirty hippies -- we can't live in the past...

Posted by jk at September 20, 2004 08:33 AM

Speaking of dirty hippies:

Posted by: johngalt at September 20, 2004 09:31 AM

Perhaps the saddest thing here is that some partisan lefties set out to become "swifties" and the worst offense they could come up with was not taking a flight physical for the National Guard? Makes me ashamed of the so called radical elemtent of my party. Good God, the man was an alcoholic till he was 40 can't you guys at least make us some good druken tirade or sexual excapade? Tabloid writers aren't that expensive, hire a couple and you will get better material than the National Guard memo.

Posted by: Silence Dogood at September 20, 2004 02:47 PM
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