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September 15, 2004

Rather Inadequate

"We established to our satisfaction that the memos were accurate or we would not have put them on television. There was a great deal of coroborating [sic] evidence from people in a position to know. Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing." -- CBS News President Andrew Heyward (via Drudge)

Um.

I see.

You're just getting around to "redoubling your efforts" to confirm the story.

Well, that fills me with tremendous confidence about your competence and integrity.

Maybe you should have done the most cursory of fact-checking before you aired your story.

Oh, wait: You didn't want to "overcheck" the story and prove it was false before you ran it. So you deliberately ignored document-authenticators' warnings that the documents were false and failed to examine the backgrounds of your "unimpeachable sources."

You think you can just ride this out and wait for us to lose interest?

Boys, we are just getting fucking started.

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BOYCOTT ANY AND ALL ADVERTISERS ON THOSE STATIONS, WHETHER LOCAL OR NATIONAL

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