‘CBS Has a Lot to Answer for,’ Dan Rather Says of ’60 Minutes’ Report

'CBS Has Lot Answer ,' Dan

Veteran newsman Dan Rather went on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” Monday night to offer his thoughts on the controversy over “60 Minutes’ ” recent report on the attack on Benghazi.

“CBS News has a lot to answer for,” Rather said of the discredited segment.

“I don’t want in any way to add to their burden,” he added. “I know what it feels like to be the correspondent who is at the center of controversy.”

Rather stepped down as anchor and managing editor of ”CBS Evening News” in 2005. His long career at the Eye was tarnished by his connection to a 2004 report on newsmag “60 Minutes II” about President George W. Bush’s service in the National Guard that was based on documents that could not be authenticated in a subsequent probe.

Rather told Morgan he does not believe “60 Minutes” anchor Lara Logan should be terminated for her part in the Benghazi report.

“Unfortunately…they were taken in by a man who was a fraud,” he said.

Following an internal review of the Oct. 27 segment, CBS News put Logan on indefinite leave after what the network found to be lacking in its efforts to substantiate the assertions of a key source, security officer Dylan Davies.

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  1. Sal magundi says:

    What’s the frequency, Kenneth? Enough said.

  2. Mike Land says:

    Dan has maintained his truculence and arrogance in the face of the scandal that got him tossed out on the streets. He plans to take his stiff upper lip to his grave. His ideology is that as long as there is a core of truth at the center, you can wrap it in as much caramel and sugar that you want. His problem was that the core had a worm eating away at the “truth” of his story. He did not need to do any of that falsification of the story. Bush was a war dodger just like slick Willey. At least Bush was able to go to war if it came to that whereas Willey would have stayed in England protesting the USA. Yes, Bush did some crank, blow, and maybe some mary jane while slick Willey spent his entire college years stoked up on lambs wool. Sure Bush’s dad used his influence to get his training extended but slick Willey’s dad ran diversion on all of his Ozark indiscretions, which happen to number in the hundreds. I mean Willey got his taste for the ganja when it was imported into the Ozarks more than dulcimers. Drug lords found that you could land seaplanes in Ozark lakes and not face any detection because they all sit in deep valleys under tall mountains. It was only natural for Hillary to take over the management of the fleet of seaplanes specially modified for runs to and from Central and South America.

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