Sunday, January 16, 2005

And the Excuses Begin For Dan Rather

The LA Times kicks off the reconstruction of Dan Rather with this pity party for the CBS anchor who was, "Exhausted and stretched to the limit...", and who relied too much on his "trusted producer", Mary Mapes.

Please, Rather pursued the story because he is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal who still resented Bush's 2000 victory, and he so much wanted it to be true that he ignored basic journalistic procedures. Was Rather "Exhausted and stretched to the limit...", when he slandered American Vietnam vets with his 1988 fiasco, CBS Reports: The Wall Within?