RATHER STATEMENT (from Drudge)

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    EXCLUSIVE // Mon Sep 20 2004 11:58:02 ET
    STATEMENT FROM DAN RATHER:

    Last week, amid increasing questions about the authenticity of documents used in support of a 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY story about President Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard, CBS News vowed to re-examine the documents in question—and their source—vigorously. And we promised that we would let the American public know what this examination turned up, whatever the outcome.

    Now, after extensive additional interviews, I no longer have the confidence in these documents that would allow us to continue vouching for them journalistically. I find we have been misled on the key question of how our source for the documents came into possession of these papers. That, combined with some of the questions that have been raised in public and in the press, leads me to a point where—if I knew then what I know now—I would not have gone ahead with the story as it was aired, and I certainly would not have used the documents in question.

    But we did use the documents. We made a mistake in judgment, and for that I am sorry. It was an error that was made, however, in good faith and in the spirit of trying to carry on a CBS News tradition of investigative reporting without fear or favoritism.

    Please know that nothing is more important to us than people's trust in our ability and our commitment to report fairly and truthfully.


    Shouldn't this include an apology to President Bush?
     
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    Without favoritism?????? LMAO !!!!! nice try Dan
     
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    mmmmm. Humble Pie. My favorite!
     
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    Damn right he owes an apology to President Bush and to the public.
    All I read here is an oooooppppssss...nevermind.....
    Man what a tap dance..But then what did we expect?
     
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    I dont know what folks THOUGHT he would say. I am surprised the statement wasn't more evasive than it was.
     
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    mmmmmmmmmmm-kay. :rolleyes:
     
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    Its a start but he made the apology on behalf of CBS not Dan Rather.
    Next should be an apoligy to Pres. Bush...
     
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    Hell will probably freeze over before this jackas apologises to President Bush. That would be bowing to his opponent!
     
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    Wish I'd been there when he read the statement - with a bushel of overripe tomatoes. Sometimes, the short, succint reply is the most effective.
     

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