Sep 20, 2007
Dan Rather is suing CBS for $70 million and he is 100% justified. Instead of standing by its reporter, after its own two-member panel could not say that the report Rather went on the air with was false, CBS hung Rather out to dry. In so doing, CBS damaged Rather's reputation and his potential for future employment. And it damaged its own reputation and its legacy even more.
CBS just celebrated its 80th anniversary the other day. William Paley must be turning over in his grave about CBS did to Dan Rather. His law suit is a small way of rectifying that.
Meanwhile, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric draws fewer viewers than it did with Rather.