In case you have any remaining doubts about whether Rathergate was innocent incompetence or deliberate sabotage, consider this list of names that CBS considered for their two-person post-scandal inquiry panel (ultimately chaired by Bush I AG Dick Thornburgh):
Nicholas Von Hoffman
At the very bottom of the list, someone wrote in one more name. "Roger Ailes."
CBS’s explanation? That they needed to protect themselves from charges of liberal bias. Good one.
As I have said before: The news media are not simply trying to boost ratings – they are deliberately defending and advancing the interests of the GOP, because that’s where their financial interests lie. The Rather case fascinates me because it’s such a great case study of just how far a media corporation will go to help out Republicans. I can’t wait to hear more.