"If CBS had carried out a competent investigation into the documents' authenticity, they would have contacted General Staudt to get his reaction to the statement about him in the August 1973 memo. Had they done so, they would have learned that he had retired well before that date, and would have had to take into account his denial of the allegation in the memo, and of the whole thrust of their report.
Of course, if Dan Rather already knew that the documents were forged, it would explain why he didn't bother to have someone on that crack CBS staff, with all of the 'checks and balances' he tells us about, pick up the phone and call General Staudt."
Friday, September 17, 2004
Power Line Reports: General Staudt Speaks
Power Line is relentless with CBS. Here is a story that will be on the boob tube tonight.