Dan Rather is going to win.
I don't know if he's going to get the 70 million bucks he's demanding from CBS.
But I bet he gets close to that.
Not because he deserves it... I'm not here to speak to that. But because CBS, in its media heart of hearts, can't be bothered with it.
"It" is that nasty little National Guard piece on President Bush. The piece with the forged documents and the sloppy editorial chain of command.
I'm not here to rehash the story. I am here to say CBS doesn't want to rehash the story.
To what end? To bring still more embarrassment to a news division still mired in third place?
After all, Dan is gone, because that story's been buried. And all key players have been let go.
Please tell me the upside for CBS going back, rehashing documents, and interviews, witnesses, and story time lines. If you're CBS, do you really want to get key players talking about this again, under oath? The same players you booted and had sign confidentiality agreements?
I don't think so.
They say dead men tell no tales, but dead contracts can still rattle chains.
Just ask Don Imus. And now one of the people he talked to most. Dan Rather.
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