January 14, 2010

Rather Denied

Dan Rather has lost his final appeal in his breach-of-contract suit against CBS that stemmed from the faked Bush Air National Guard records story:

His request for an appeal was declined today, putting the entire legal matter to bed, finally. "Naturally I am disappointed in today’s ruling because we know it is a grave miscarriage of justice, " he said in a statement to the Times. "Most of all I am disappointed that no court or jury studied the evidence and heard the actual facts of the case. The case was dismissed on purely technical grounds. My mission continues to be working to ensure that the media can gather and report news unfettered by the influence of government and major corporate interests."

To this day, Rather still believes in the story he reported.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 14, 2010 09:28 AM

Rather is a pox on the entire media community. His guess-work reporting, filled with HIS opinion was passed off as news for many years. It started with his "live" reporting from Vietnam, continued with the '68 Chicago convention and finally came totally unglued with his personal assault on George W. Bush.

It finally caught up with him and now - as we all knew from the beginning - he's firmly aligned with the liberal wing of the Democrat Party. He really needs to go back to Texas and hide in the tumbleweeds until his day of reckoning comes. Very few are as little trusted as Dan Rather.

Posted by: Dell at January 14, 2010 09:55 AM

I doubt very much that Rather actually believes the story, but then he has to say that or lose what little credibility he has left.

This is the same position that many pro global warming politicians find themselves in. These pols have bought into the AGW scam and now find themselves being exposed as idiots. They HAVE To continue to believe, rather than admit the whole thing a hoax, in order to maintain their own credibility.

They are between a rock and a hard place.

Posted by: Jack at January 14, 2010 10:19 AM

General Westmoreland, you can roll over and sleep again.

Posted by: tjbbpgobIII at January 15, 2010 03:24 PM