CBS - Dan Rather Informative - CBS & DAN RATHER APOLOGIZES
SPARKS, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- NEW YORK (Sept. 20) - CBS News apologized Monday for a "mistake in judgment" in its story questioning President Bush's National Guard service, claiming it was misled by the source of documents that several experts have dismissed as fakes.
The network said it would appoint an independent panel to look at its reporting about the memos. The story has mushroomed into a major media scandal, threatening the reputations of CBS News and chief anchor Dan Rather.
It also became an issue in the presidential campaign. The White House said the affair raises questions about the connections between CBS's source, retired Texas National Guard officer Bill Burkett, and Democrat John Kerry's campaign.
Rather joined CBS News President Andrew Heyward in issuing an apology Monday.
I belive Dan Rather knew the memo was a forgery, and use it to smear Bush. Dan Rather should be fired.