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Now Pitching for the Mets: Dan Rather

Via Drudge:
Last week, amid increasing questions about the authenticity of documents used in support of a 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY story about President Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard, CBS News vowed to re-examine the documents in question—and their source—vigorously. And we promised that we would let the American public know what this examination turned up, whatever the outcome. Now, after extensive additional interviews, I no longer have the confidence in these documents that would allow us to continue vouching for them journalistically. I find we have been misled on the key question of how our source for the documents came into possession of these papers. That, combined with some of the questions that have been raised in public and in the press, leads me to a point where—if I knew then what I know now—I would not have gone ahead with the story as it was aired, and I certainly would not have used the documents in question. But we did use the documents. We made a mistake in judgment, and for that I am sorry. It was an error that was made, however, in good faith and in the spirit of trying to carry on a CBS News tradition of investigative reporting without fear or favoritism. Please know that nothing is more important to us than people's trust in our ability and our commitment to report fairly and truthfully.
I call shennanigans. That is the biggest piece of bullshit to hit the airwaves since Sidd Finch.

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Comments

She's picking on my Mets again. Mommy make her stop. ;<(

So, Danny gets away with it and nobody is accountable.

Very nice.

Better than Glavine.

Shhhh... don't say that. Drayton Maclaine will trade Andy and Roger for Dan if he hears you.

This putrid weaselly crap would not pass for an apology in my house. And where is their apology to the Killian family?

Amen! That was NO apology. They should apologize to the Killian Family, both President Bushs, the Texas National Guard, and then to the American people. They are worse than Michael Moore, because they are supposed to know better. First in foremost they need to come out with a RETRACTION to the entire story, because after five years of beating that dead horse they have come up with nothing. Gee you think that's because the entire story is some DNC wet dream fantasy?

They need to be sanctioned by the FCC. This was a blatant abuse of the public trust, especially prior to an upcoming election.