Irony Immunity

Dan Rather Sues CBS for $70 million.

For “intentional mishandling” of the “aftermath” his “discredited story about President Bush’s National Guard service.”

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Dodd Harris
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Dodd, who used to run a blog named ipse dixit, is an attorney, a veteran of the United States Navy, and a fairly good poker player. He contributed over 650 pieces to OTB between May 2007 and September 2013. Follow him on Twitter @Amuk3.

Comments

  1. Triumph says:

    Typical liberal response–claim he’s a victim. Hopefully John Edwards will drop out of the presidential race and be his Italian-loafer-wearing trial lawyer.

    p.s. Whatever new popup widget you’re using on this post is pretty annoying.

  2. Tlaloc says:

    Good for him. The story should never have been discredited as the story was solid. One piece of evidence used in the story was problematic.

  3. bob in fl says:

    At he time, it seemed to me he was being set up. My guess was it may have been CBS execs. My first thought was, what can he possibly hope to gain or prove. Yet if I was right way back then, how else could it be proved?

  4. Dodd says:

    Wow. It took almost two hours for someone to come in and defend Rather’s story. I’m a little surprised; I figured it wouldn’t be more than 45 minutes.

    But that argument was hashed out well beyond its sell-by date 3 years ago. No-one’s going to let go of whatever they want to believe now. So let’s just acknowledge that each side thinks it knows The Truth and not go through it again, please. Thanks for your consideration.

  5. Tlaloc says:

    So let’s just acknowledge that each side thinks it knows The Truth and not go through it again, please.

    As usual the difference is one side has evidence and the other relies upon faith based arguments.

  6. Dodd says:

    Yes, you’re absolutely right. Since I’ve asked that we not rehash the issue, I’ll leave it at that.

  7. Dodd, one side has facts, but the other has TRUTH!

  8. Don’t Hsut the messenger.

  9. Bithead says:

    If Rather is going to try and spread some of that blame around, more power to him. The timing of this, would seem to culminate just about the time of the election in November ‘08. More stories under public discussion about how the media tried to…. well, you know.

  10. Grewgills says:

    But that argument was hashed out well beyond its sell-by date 3 years ago. No-one’s going to let go of whatever they want to believe now. So let’s just acknowledge that each side thinks it knows The Truth and not go through it again, please. Thanks for your consideration.

    If that was your desire why did you write

    his “discredited story about President Bush’s National Guard service.”

  11. Gollum says:

    If that was your desire why did you write

    his “discredited story about President Bush’s National Guard service.”

    . . . maybe because it was the lead in the AP press release? Just a guess.

  12. TheHat says:

    Does this mean that the network execs will have to defend themselves by attacking Dans story and Dans approach? That would be weird! As another writer said , “I can’t wait to see what internal memos surface now!” If that happens I expect someones facts (no names {tlaloc} hehehehe) to suddenly switch into the opinion category.

  13. Slartibartfast says:

    Hey, Dodd. Long time no see!