CBS Report Released

The blogosphere is boiling over in a big tub o’ RATHERGATE.

  • Download the report and read it for yourself. (PDF format)

Now read the commentary…

CBS Producer Mary Mapes (now unemployed) released a statement today. (PDF format) Powerline analyzes.

Ace highlights a CBS smear on Mapes.

Wizbang lists the 10 most serious defects found in the preparation and reporting of the story.

Scylla & Charybdis – "Whitewash!"

Howie Kurtz/Dana Milbank: "President Bush was reelected, and Dan Rather wasn’t." (WaPo reg required)

Drudge: "CBS News could be out of business in five years."

Illustrative commentary from Cox and Forkum.

Little Green Footballs: The DNC Connection.

Goldstein: Mary Mapes spotted in Arby’s.


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    NEW YORK – Four CBS News staffers were fired Monday following the release of an independent investigation that said a “myopic zeal” led to the airing of a discredited story about President Bush’s military service. The panel’s 224-page report detailed…

  2. Mapes Fires Back

    Mary Mapes released her own statement today. — reproduced here in its entirety. STATEMENT OF MARY MAPES I am terribly disappointed in the conclusions of the report and its effects on the four of us who will no longer work…

  3. Crystal Clear says:

    Rather Hoped He’d Been Fired

    I have made my enjoyment

  4. Rathergate report abets Media Induced Ignorance

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  5. CBS Fires Some, Lets Dan Rather Off

    …and Joe Gandelman, himself a professional reporter for 20 years, is not impressed.

    Pundit Guy has a

  6. Miscellanea – Too Much of a Good Thing Edition

    If you haven’t completely overdosed on Memogate, PunditGuy is here to help you along…

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