— billmon (@billmon1) November 15, 2013
Warning, Politico link:
… Speaking to Joe Madison’s radio show “The Black Eagle,” Rather said that the corporate hierarchy at CBS News — which he described as “not so much our friends” — share at least as much as the blame as any correspondent for the flawed report.
“There is a tendency when these kind of things happen to blame the correspondent whose voice and face was on the story, but whatever happened and however it happened, people in the corporate hierarchy of CBS News and leaders of the news division share at least as much of whatever blame there is to be as the correspondent, but they try to make it appear their fingerprints aren’t on it,” Rather said….
“I just know this, that No. One, I’m always pulling for CBS News, and I hope they’ll be transparent, look into this and tell what they know and try to move on from it. No. Two, there is a difference between this and the trouble I got into at CBS News,” Rather said. “We got into trouble, that is I and the other reporters, because we reported a true story…the difficulty with this Benghazi story, that they now acknowledge, the story was not true and they stood by it for a long time.”
A “60 Minutes” spokesperson said Wednesday they are in the midst of a “journalistic review” into the Benghazi segment which featured security contractor Dylan Davies, who gave conflicting reports to the FBI, his security firm and “60 Minutes” about what happened the night of the 2012 attack on the diplomatic compound. In a new report, McClatchy DC details how the “60 Minutes” package contained several errors that to-date have gone unnoticed, and Davies has also reportedly gone into hiding…
Can’t blame the man for enjoying just a little schadenfreude…
What’s on the agenda for the end of another bad-news week?