It's worse than that. Sometime later he did a piece about combat vets so broken by the Vietnam war they were living in the woods. Again, Rather saw what he wanted and did not do research to prove the validity of the claims. None of those men had seen any combat, as proven by the book Stolen Valor. Some spent a good part of their service time in the stockade, for repeated AWOL.
So not only is it likely that danny has a bone to pick with the military, but being a liberal, girlish as it were (unable to form a direct and genuine apology to President Bush and the American people who trusted dan to report honestly), and lacking the COURAGE he has always talked about, dan suffers from a blindsided partisanship so deep, he can no longer recognize the difference between reporting a balanced report and propaganda.
And, outside of the realm of politics and government, let's not forget the 60 Minutes "Unintended Acceleration" smear of Audi, in 1986. This almost destroyed Audi in the U.S.A. in the late 80s and early 90s. Essentially, CBS wrongly blamed operator error on an inanimate object that worked just fine. The parallels to how the lamestream media treats firearms are obvious.
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