From the moment Dan Rather filed his lawsuit against his old employers at CBS, it was clear that this was the kind of thing that could lead to some juicy insider gossip being spilled. Friday, courtesy of the New York Observer’s Felix Gillette, that’s what happened.
Rather contends, among other things, that the panel that looked into the story he and his team did on President Bush’s military service was stacked against him by the appointment of former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh. That may or may not be true, but a list of other potential members of the investigative team shows that things could have been much worse for Rather. If some of the people on this list were on the panel, the resulting investigation would probably have looked like something out of “Reservoir Dogs”:
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