Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Rathergate ...

"Critics are calling the media scandal over the Jerry Killian forgeries "Rathergate." But to thousands of Vietnam veterans, the real Rathergate took place 16 years ago when Dan Rather (pictured left) successfully foisted a fraud onto the American people. Then, unlike now, there was no blogosphere to expose him.

"On June 2, 1988, CBS aired an hour-long special titled CBS Reports: The Wall Within, which CBS trumpeted as the "rebirth of the TV documentary." It purported to tell the true story of Vietnam through the eyes of six of the men who fought there. And what terrible stories they had to tell...."
Read more ... (Anne Morse, "The First Rathergate: The CBS anchor's precarious relationship with the truth," NRO, Sept. 15, 2004.)

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