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The Blogosphere Full Employment Act Of 2007, Part Deux
By Ed Driscoll · September 20, 2007 10:07 AM · Oh, That Liberal Media! · The Memory Hole

Dan Rather passes the buck:

Rather, who along with Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw made up one of the most recognizable triumvirate of network news anchors in history, alleges that he served as little more than a glorified narrator for the Bush report and that it was CBS which forced him to issue a public apology on Sept. 20, 2004—"despite his own personal feelings that no public apology from him was warranted."

"As defendants well knew, even if any aspect of the broadcast had not been accurate, which has never been established, Mr. Rather was not responsible for any such errors," the suit states.

Let's parse that second paragraph out:
even if any aspect of the broadcast had not been accurate, which has never been established.
Other than via Charles Johnson's infamous "Throbbing Memo" and page 175 of the Thornburgh Report, of course.

And then my favorite line:

Mr. Rather was not responsible for any such errors.
Way to pass to buck, Dan! Dan's lawsuit admits that he's Ted Baxter, empty Savile Row suit, and he merely read the copy handed to him by Mary Richards and Murray Slaughter. But then, in the Liar's Poker world of television news, this isn't exactly news, either.

Update: "There’s a distinct possibility of a Queeg-like scene on the witness stand if this thing reaches trial. Imagine him rolling the metal balls in his hand. Imagine it." Unlike John Lennon's utopian fantasies, now that's easy if you try!

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