CBS Credibility Continues Decline
Does CBS really take seriously their responsibility for reporting a story based on fraudlent memos that reflected poorly on a presidential candidate shortly before an election? The expose' of the president, which has been thoroughly discredited, was certainly meant to be of relevance to the American voter and influence the election. The disruption caused by CBS was profound and the lack of a retraction has led to the continued belief that there is some credibility in the story.
Swift action was necessary to protect CSI. However, the erroneous story about the president continues to be "fake but true."
- Shocked, Mapes Stands By Her Story - Jan 11, 2005
- Rather Stands by His Claim that the Fake Story is Accurate - Jan 10, 2005
- CBS Ousts 4 For Bush Guard Story, Mapes Terminated - Jan 10, 2005
- Independent Review Panel Examining CBS Issues Report of Its Findings - Jan 10, 2005
- Finding Courage in Rathergate - Jan 09, 2005
- CBS Report on Fake Memos Set for Release - Jan 06, 2005
- Ten Errors in One Paragraph by WaPo - Dec 28, 2004
- Fake but True Alert - Dec 20, 2004
- Rather Steps Down, Finally - Nov 23, 2004
- Texas Attorney Launches Rathergate Probe - Sep 30, 2004
The variability in response by TV networks and stations to their journalists' significant ethics violations (political at least) is truly amazing. Rather still chugs on, and in Phoenix, KNXV-TV's (ABC15) head news anchor Katie Raml appears unscathed after the CJR caught her in open and active participation in pseudo ("Moderate")Republican pro-abortion candidate fundraising and campaign training events. See http://www.cjr.org/issues/2004/4/dartslaurels.asp
Yet I read that two print journalists in St. Paul,MN were suspended for just attending a "Rock the Vote" concert before the election. Go figure.
Posted by: Todd E. at November 16, 2004 10:49 PM