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Spartacus
09-29-07, 07:45 PM
I'll start the fireworks - BBC never retracted the identical story ?

http://www.gregpalast.com/dan-rather-tased-and-confused/

>>>> from the article:
The story is stone-cold solid. I know, because we ran it on BBC Television a year before CBS (see that broadcast here). BBC has never retracted a word of it.

But CBS caved. So did Dan.

jimmygu3
09-30-07, 01:43 AM
The thing that's not mentioned in the article is the fact that the document that Rather used was an obvious forgery. The facts were true, corroborated by the people who were there, but someone had put the truth in a false document and hence threw cold water on the whole story. If Karl Rove didn't orchestrate that, it sure fits his MO. Give the message you want to kill to a questionable messenger (or in this case, document) and then attack the integrity of said messenger/document. The entire issue becomes tainted and everyone backs off.