Monday, September 20, 2004


CBS News finally admits what the rest of the world has known for some time now:
"Based on what we now know, CBS News cannot prove that the documents are authentic, which is the only acceptable journalistic standard to justify using them in the report,"
I'm sure this apology will not satisfy many who will want to know more about the real source of the forged memos (Did Burkett create them himself or did he merely send them on to CBS News?), what Rather was smoking when he declared the source of the memos to be "unimpeachable," and why when questions about Kerry's Vietnam-era service were raised, Rather dismissed them:
In the end, what difference does it make what one candidate or the other did or didn't do during the Vietnam War? In some ways, that war is as distant as the Napoleonic campaigns. What's far more import is this: Do they have an exit strategy for Iraq? If so, what is it? How will they address the national deficit? And what are the chances their plans will work?
but just a few weeks later Rather seemed to think that Bush's Vietnam-era service (or lack thereof) was of utmost importance.

But, for me, this is enough. And, this is all we're likely to get. Time to move on to more important things.

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