I believed at the time that the documents were genuine, and I’ve never ceased believing that they are genuine.Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather • Discussing the saga of George W. Bush’s questioned National Guard service, and the documents Rather found which ended an until-then illustrious career with CBS. Years after the fact, Texas Monthly looks back at a case which Poynter suggests was doomed because CBS jumped the gun with sketchy information, from a mysterious source at a cattle show. Rather, meanwhile, is still trying to defend his roughed-up name. Now’s a good time to look back at this story — with eight years of distance from the controversial CBS report that made proportional spacing a political issue, it’s good to reconsider exactly what happened.
John Dickerson should be fired. He is a piece of @*&!. He is a fraud and he should be fired.Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager, Keith Nahigian • Running through the spin room after last night’s debate, claiming bias against his candidate, who got relatively few questions last night. John Dickerson (CBS News’ political director and a chief political correspondent for Slate) accidentally sent an e-mail to the campaign last night, intended for CBS News staffers, that said this: “Okay let’s keep it loose though since she’s not going to get many questions and she’s nearly off the charts in the hopes that we can get someone else.” Think Bachmann got a fair shake last night?
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It’ll be sort of a little bit of what Oprah did. Obviously, no one can ever fill Oprah’s shoes, but some of the things that she did on her show, some of the things we used to do on the Today show.Katie Couric • Describing to Jay Leno her plans for her new show, which will hit the airwaves around September of next year. She signed a contract with ABC on this matter yesterday, and her right-hand man for the show is Jeff Zucker, a man who can get thrown out of NBC during a huge merger, but can’t make coffee. Her transition comes at the perfect time — her main competition is pretty much gone, her rep for news reporting faltered with her time on CBS, and with the ABC deal, she gets to keep her toes in the news side if she so desires. source (via • follow)