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Ok so we all know what went down with the "memo gate" right? Rather and his team were so hot to get after GWB that they let their personal views get in front of reality and "objective" news reporting/reading.

So now that Moonves has fired four of the executives related to the story, Rather is trying to play off his reitrement isn't related.

Please I think Moonves made it pretty clear that if he didn't "choose" to retire, his ass would have been fired yesterday as well.

Danny boy, you just don't get it...you would have been fired yesterday with the rest of the trash had you not run out with your tail between your legs. Nice way to end a career.

"RATHER STAYS HOME; EXECUTIVES SPLIT; MOONVES LOOKS TOWARDS FUTURE

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CBSNEWS veteran Don Hewitt called Dan Rather's disappearance from Monday's Evening News "really stupid" during a damage control meeting on Monday, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

One top source inside the CBS Broadcast Center claimed Rather was told to stay off the air on Monday, as a form of punishment, while the "Report of the Independent Review Panel" was being released!

A Rather intimate strongly denies Rather was told to stay off the air. "He is jet-lagged [from asia]," the source said late Monday. But the source quickly added, "It was not the worst day to sit out."

Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer was called in to anchor the damaged ship.

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CBS staffers were shocked Monday when CBS president Les Moonves suddenly tied Rather's upcoming resignation to the phony document flap, a departure from CBS's official storyline.

Moonves explained in a memo: "Dan Rather has already apologized for the segment and taken responsibility for his part in the broadcast. He voluntarily moved to set a date to step down from the CBS EVENING NEWS in March of 2005... after examining the report and thinking about its implications, we believe any further action would not be appropriate."

In the emotional speech to the CBS newsroom first announcing his resignation last November, Rather was very clear to co-workers that his departure from the evening news was not because of the Bush story.

"No matter what you hear elsewhere, this was a mutual decision," Rather explained. "The timing has to do with wanting to separate the decision to leave the anchor chair from the 60 MINUTES report."
 

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The saddest part is that all these bolsheviks don't think they are "biased". Their world view is the "right" one, and everyone who thinks differently is a schmuck.

The best part of the "investigation" is where they find "no evidence" of political bias! :shock:
 

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SOT II, I hate to say this, but Dan Rather NEVER would have been fired. He simply had - and has - too much juice at CBS and in the news business at large.

Look at the scandal that happened at CNN several years ago re: a false report that Americans had used chemical weapons in Vietnam. The producers got fired. Peter Arnett, the reporter, did not. His excuse is the same one they put out for Rather -- he just read the story, he had little or nothing to do with reporting it.

A pathetic excuse in both cases. I worked in local TV news for ten years. I am out of the business. The cynicism and liberal bias made me want to puke. Rather did not get enough of a punishment in this case - but CBS sure did get an ass-whooping. Maybe the other networks will temper their bias just a bit as a result.
 

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Arnett was working for NBC and was fired

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/31/sprj.irq.arnett/

metrowestblues";p="52515 said:
SOT II, I hate to say this, but Dan Rather NEVER would have been fired. He simply had - and has - too much juice at CBS and in the news business at large.

Look at the scandal that happened at CNN several years ago re: a false report that Americans had used chemical weapons in Vietnam. The producers got fired. Peter Arnett, the reporter, did not. His excuse is the same one they put out for Rather -- he just read the story, he had little or nothing to do with reporting it.

A pathetic excuse in both cases. I worked in local TV news for ten years. I am out of the business. The cynicism and liberal bias made me want to puke. Rather did not get enough of a punishment in this case - but CBS sure did get an ass-whooping. Maybe the other networks will temper their bias just a bit as a result.
 
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