After the roughshod treatment of Dan Rather by CBS including them leaving him out of any of their special reporting on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, despite his integral part in reporting the original story for them, I am glad to hear him finally speaking out on the relative treatment by them of him vs Lara Logan. Logan is well known for her agenda driven, yet discredited, 60 Minutes report on Benghazi for which she subsequently was quietly asked to take a 'leave of absence'.
"CBS News has a lot to answer for this, there's a lot of questions, they've answered some of them. I don't want to in any way add to their burden, I know what it feels like to be the correspondent who is the center of controversy, when there are people both above and below you [having] plenty of questions asked of them."
Rather was clearly referencing his own incident at CBS, which centered around the much-scrutinized 2004 report on George W. Bush's Air National Guard service record. In speaking with Morgan, Monday's guest offered a specifc distinction between his situation, and the one currently plaguing correspondent Lara Logan:
"I will make this point: with our story, the one that led to our difficulty, no question the story was true...while most of us eventually lost our jobs, it was 'okay, your story was true, but the way you got to the truth, was flawed, the process was flawed,'" explained Rather. "That's not the case with the Benghazi story. Unfortunately, and there's no joy in saying it, they were taken in by a man who was a fraud."
It takes a long time for truth to be allowed back into the mainstream at times. I believe GWB's entire presidency will eventually be discredited by history and with it Rather's tarnished career restored.