29 September 2009

Dan Rather's tossed-out lawsuit emblematic of modern jour-nihilist greed, hubris

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former TV newsman Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record.
The ruling on Tuesday by a panel of judges of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division said Rather's $70 million complaint should be dismissed in its entirety and that a lower court erred in denying CBS's motion to throw out the lawsuit.

Take that Dan Rather, you jackass. I'm glad you lost time and money on your irresponsible reporting. Way to sue your former employer for $70M in "damages."

"The dispute began with a piece Rather narrated for the now-defunct "60 Minutes II," in which he reported that Bush got preferential treatment during his Vietnam War-era service in the Texas Air National Guard. Rather cited new documents CBS had obtained, but the authenticity of the documents later came under attack." - Karen Matthews, A.P.

I recall the network rushing to "Gotcha!" the sitting president. I advocate for more groups of "journalist journalists" like the Media Research Center and Newsbusters that expose these low-lives.

Media Research Center: http://www.mrc.org/public/default.aspx

Newsbusters: http://www.newsbusters.org/

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