Skip to comments.CBS vs. Rather warms up … if ever there were a case there should be two losers, this is it.
Posted on 07/21/2009 11:43:08 PM PDT by Corky Boyd
"A state judge on Tuesday reinstated a fraud claim by former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather in a $70 million lawsuit against CBS Corp. (CBS)...."
If Rather thinks this will help him, he may be mistaken. In what seemed an unusual step, the independent panel allowed CBS to review the report for libel before it was released to the public, hence Rathers desire to see if CBS influenced its findings. I followed the case closely and was surprised the panel made no conclusion as to whether the documents were forgeries. The only expert typographical witness concluded emphatically they could not have been done on a typewriter from that era. I felt the panel pulled its punches, concluding only that the 60 Minutes segment should not have run and not making any conclusion on the veracity of the documents.
Information concluding the documents were forgeries could damage Rather, but also come back to bite CBS for not properly...
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Spawn of Walter Cronkite.
In a war between CBS and Rather, I hope the lawyers bleed each one to death and all are found lying in the parking lot of the courthouse.
I agree with your line of thought here. My real queston is who really cares a whit about cBS, or Danny boy? I sure as hell don’t!
Another case of legal advice run amok: “Let’s you and he fight. I’ll hold your coat and wallet.”
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