Truth Or Consequences: Bush National Guard Story Reexamined

George Bush Dan Rather

I’ll always believe that Karl Rove and his minions forced CBS to fire Dan Rather over his report about then President Bush and his stint in the National Guard.  At that point,  the story became Dan Rather’s firing (implying a credibility issue) rather than the truthfulness of Dan Rather’s investigative report.  Bush was up for re-election in 2004 and could not afford to have such a negative report about his National Guard years making the rounds.

The Huffington Post

Texas Monthly:

Here it is, on a coat hook in midtown Manhattan: the Army-issue green shirt, with “CBS NEWS” written in white letters on the ID tag, that Dan Rather wore in 1966 while hunkered down in rice paddies along the Cambodian border.

Read the whole story: Texas Monthly

Comments Off

Filed under U.S. Politics

Comments are closed.