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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

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Absolutely unbelieveable!

Ratherbiased.com reports that Dan Rather has aired another story based on forged documents and biased "witnesses" without revealing their biases.
Three weeks after he denounced the internet as being "filled with rumors," the embattled CBS anchor ran a story on his Tuesday "Evening News" program hoping to stir up fear of an impending military draft.

In a story that was a textbook example of slipshod reporting, CBS reporter Richard Schlesinger used debunked internet hoax emails and an unlabeled interest group member to scare elderly "Evening" viewers into believing that the U.S. government is poised to resume the draft.
Unbelieveable! If anyone is still watching CBS News, turn out the lights. If they had any single shred of credibility left, they just threw it completely out the window.

I'm astounded. I find it difficult to believe that CBS is this stupid, but the evidence is staring me in the face. I guess it's been so long since I last watched CBS News that I've completely lost the context within which they operate.

Make sure you read the entire story and follow the links. It's incredibly damning of Rather and CBS.

UPDATE: Ratherbiased.com has updated the CBS story with much more detail.