Dan Rather Sues CBS For Shielding President Bush

December 29, 2008

US (ChattahBox) – It looks like yet another black mark may be placed against President Bush in the history books. Legendary news anchor, Dan Rather, is suing CBS, alleging that they caved into political pressure by the Bush Administration to suppress news stories that were critical against him.

According to Rather, he had been working on a story in 2004 that exposed the fact that Bush had been placed in the National Guard to receive special treatment, and so avoid going into Vietnam, an accusation that would have been a huge blow against his campaign, as he ran against Senator John Kerry, who is well known for his service during the war.

The White House allegedly decried the story, urging CBS not to air it, and to punish Rather for his attempt to do so. CBS refused the story, and supported the notions by many Conservatives that claimed the story was based on falsified documents. This was the first in a line of stories critical of the Bush Administration that would be turned away by CBS, that eventually would lead to Rather being fired the day after the 2004 Election ended.

But Dan Rather has never given up, or refused to stand up for that initial story, as well as those that came after it. “What the documents stated has never been denied, by the president or anyone around him,” he told reporters when asked about the story.

The lawsuit is seeking $70 million, and accuses CBS of a breach of contract, and of refusing to stand up to political pressure, lying to the American people in the meantime. Further details on the case are expected in the new year.


One Response to “Dan Rather Sues CBS For Shielding President Bush”

  1. jon on December 30th, 2008 11:34 am

    Dan Rather has always been an objectively reliable journalist and news presenter. CBS, in my memory at least, has always aired the crappiest programs. I can make no conclusions, but I hope Dan Rather gets the money and that GWBush does indeed go down as the worst president ever (yes, including Hoover).

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