The Right Coast
September 15, 2004
A Truthful Fraud
By Mike Rappaport
I watched the Dan Rather 60 Minutes segment tonight and it made me decide to go public with some information. I have a memo, signed by Dan Rather, acknowledging that he knew that the documents submitted to CBS concerning Bush's national guard service were likely to be fraudulent, but he did not care. Dan Rather is toast!
Of course, this memo may be a fraud, but, according to Rather, that does not matter. The question is whether the information in the documents is accurate and there is a lot of evidence to support it.
Should CBS really allow an anchor to stay on the air when there is a document, with his name on it, admitting his participation in a fraudulent scheme, and when no one has proved the assertions in the document are inaccurate.