Wednesday, February 16, 2005

"The CBS Three" are fighting back

Joe Hagen in the New York Observer says the three employees of CBS News who were asked to resign over Rathergate have not done so and are fighting for their reputations. Good for them!

Here's the story by Hagen.

And here's an interesting quote:

"In a recent article in The New York Law Journal, James C. Goodale, the former vice chairman of The New York Times, called the CBS investigation 'a flawed report. It should not be swallowed hook, line and sinker.'

"He added: 'Surprisingly, the report is unable to conclude whether the documents are forgeries or not. If the documents are not forgeries, why is the panel writing the report?'"

Why indeed.


At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Chuck said...

You say, "Good for them," and that may be - but this has to be bad for CBS. They were hoping to solve the problem by booting a few so-called "bad eggs" out the door - but instead, find themselves facing an extended lawsuit that certainly isn't going to shine a favorable light on their journalistic credibilty. They'd have been much better off to come right out at the beginning and admit they were scammed - covering it up just makes the stink worse.

At 9:45 PM, Blogger Cephas said...

You could be right. But the point remains that the so-called "proof" that the memos were forged hasn't held up to broad scrutiny. And if they were scammed, there's some indication that Karl Rove's fingerprints are all over it.


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