CBS Backs off Bush Memos

Oh well, I guess Dan Rather has a little egg on his face now. But still, I hear people are calling for his resignation, that, in my opinion, is absolutely ridiculous. (On the other hand, Rather’s retirement would of course pave the way for former Much Music VJ and CBS senior White House correspondent, J.D. Roberts, so maybe I’m not totally opposed.).

Excerpts from CBS statement:
“Based on what we now know, CBS News cannot prove that the documents are authentic, which is the only acceptable journalistic standard to justify using them in the report…”

I found the wording of this statement interesting, notice that they are stopping short of saying they know the documents are forgeries. Damn you meddling bloggers!

The Full USAT Article
PS This is the longest piece I’ve ever seen in USAT.