Skip to comments.Rather's Lawsuit Against CBS Tossed Out
Posted on 09/30/2009 4:56:25 PM PDT by steve-b
Dan Rather's legal wrangling slogs into its third year: His lawyer vows he will appeal a New York court ruling Tuesday that tossed out the former evening news anchor's $70 million breach-of-contract suit against CBS Corp.
The complaint "must be dismissed in its entirety," ruled the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, saying there was no breach of contract because CBS had honored the "pay or play" clause in Rather's contract. That is to say the company had continued to pay Rather his annual salary -- $6 mil -- even after he left the "CBS Evening News" in March 2005, when he was named a correspondent for the CBS newsmag, "60 Minutes."...
Rather says he was yanked from the evening news desk over a 2004 report that looked at President George W. Bush's military service. Rather narrated the report that aired on the since-canceled "60 Minutes II"; that report said Bush got preferential treatment during his Vietnam War-era service in the Texas Air National Guard. In that report Rather cited documents CBS News had obtained -- the authenticity of which were later brought under attack....
Jeff Fager, executive producer of "60 Minutes," told the Los Angeles Times in August, "It's hard to watch" Rather's never-ending legal fight.
"It's like he is in some paranoid nightmare where everybody is out to get him. We're all witnessing the poor guy thrashing around, tormented.... I can't for the life of me understand why he's doing this, how he could turn such a storied career into this train wreck," added Fager, who apparently got to know Rather not at all during their years working together.
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Hopefully he will also have to pay the other side’s attorney fees.
Didn't Rather 'torment' Nixon during his journalistic reign of terror? And then again Bush with the fake ANG docs?
Karma is a bitch --- what's the frequency, Kenneth?
Ha ha ha ha ha!
I am really surprised he was fired in the first place.
This kinda stuff is the norm now.
He wanted to go down in history as a great newsman. LOL
Too bad ....NOT
What an absolute fool Dan Rather is. They ought to put him on a suicide watch but he’s not rational enough to make such a justifiable decision.
The sniveling corrupt piece of crap who tried to swing a presidential election with a forged document loses; hahahaha! Crawl back in your snakepit Dan.
Dan Blather is such a fool!!!!!
Sic Sempre Liberal Liars!
I’m sure this is at least the sixth time I have seen this story on FR. I’m not trying to be the posting police here, but WTF?
Posting this story just once would be like trying to eat just one peanut....
Rather on Cavuto now. Says that document never proven to be fake.