At Texas Monthly, liberal writer Joe Hagan dives again into the allegations about George W. Bush shirking duty in the Texas Air National Guard in the early 1970s. It's not news that Hagan again finds disgraced ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather yammering about how he still feels the fake documents are genuine. (Even Kevin Drum at Mother Jones calls Rather "delusional.")
It's more interesting that Rather source Ben Barnes was courted for weeks and months both by CBS and NBC in 2000, and that he only consented to CBS in 2004 because John Kerry leaned on him to help his fellow Democrat out:
Kerry knew that in a private fund-raising speech earlier that year, Barnes had told how he visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington one night and grew ashamed at having helped sons of privilege into the Guard while others died in their places.
Dan Rather told Jon Stewart Wednesday evening that most journalists aren't liberal. Although one would think the disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor fired for presenting forged documents about President George W. Bush months be... Read Post
A not so creative liberal fantasy. Dan Rather “got it right” in his 2004 story about President George W. Bush’s avoidance of National Guard duty, a hit piece discredited because of Rather’s reliance on forged documents, the Presiden... Read Post