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January 10, 2005

Rather Lied; MSM Credibility Died

Wizbang finds some tough statements in the report, including the finding that Rather issued a "false statement" regarding the "authentication" of the documents and "inaccurate press statements" about the "unimpeachable" Bill Burkett.

Wizbang calls this a "conscious decision to lie." I'd like to be all "responsible" and challenge him on this, but I'm afraid someone is going to have to first put forth an alternate theory which does not entail deliberate dishonesty.

Rather knew Burkett was far from "unimpeachable." He knew the documents had not been "authenticated."

Why did Rather and CBS claim otherwise?

Lefties-- we need your input. Please submit an innocent explanation for these blatantly-false statements.

Update-- Shocker! Reuters Gets It Wrong: Reuters says that Rather "retracted" the story and apologized for it. Michelle Malkin's scratching her head about how she could have missed that.


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