Monday, September 20, 2004

The CBS Statement And A Question

Here's the CBS statement on Rathergate.

Now, why is CBS protecting the source? My guess: Because whoever it is, the source is important to CBS. If it were simply Mr. Burkett or some other small fry, then CBS would burn him or her mercilessly. If, however, the source is one CBS will need in the future, CBS can't burn it.

Hmmm. What kinds of sources does CBS need to avoid harming? The Democratic National Committee and the Kerry campaign come to mind.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "rest of the story" will continue to be quite interesting. The source of the story has now been identified (and basically discredited), USA Today is reporting that there is a link between the source and a top Kerry advisor, etc.

Also interesting is the fact that CBS's statement stops short of admitting that the documents are phony, and Rather continues to try to save face about what is very clearly turning out to be a politically motivated hatchet job by 60 Minutes II, with no effort whatsoever at even-handedness or even an effort to find corroborating or contrary evidence that was readily available. Here's betting that Rather and CBS get away with it, even as the rest of the media delights in watching them squirm.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 11:37:00 AM  

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