By Bob Owens
On September 8, 2004, CBS New anchor Dan Rather presented blatantly forged documents in an attempt to derail the reelection of President George W. Bush, just two months away. Within hours bloggers debunked the documents, noting that the documents purporting to have been authored on a typewriter in 1972-73 were in fact created in Microsoft Word on a computer in 2004. CBS News producer Mary Mapes was fired for failing to authenticate the documents, several CBS News executives were for forced to resign, and Dan Rather’s credibility as a news anchor was utterly destroyed.
We’re currently in the middle of a much darker scandal, revolving around the gun control “documentary” Under the Gun, produced by Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric.
As we noted yesterday, a gun rights group, Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), agreed to sit down with a member of Couric’s film team for more than two hours of interviews. Most of the footage ended up on the cutting room floor, but the real scandal was when Couric’s team was caught red-handed swapping out the actual answer for one of the questions they asked VCDL with footage of them staring at the floor, making it appear that they didn’t …Read the Rest
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