Brokaw, Jennings Show Support for RatherPolitical jihad. That's cute, Brokaw. But Rather's the one who's been on a political jihad for most of his "journalistic" career.
By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK - While acknowledging mistakes in CBS anchor Dan Rather's "60 Minutes" report that questioned President Bush's service in the National Guard, competing news anchors Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings offered support Saturday for the beleaguered newsman.
Brokaw blasted what he called an attempt to "demonize" CBS and Rather on the Internet, where complaints about the report first surfaced. He said the criticism "goes well beyond any factual information."
"What I think is highly inappropriate is what going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad ... that is quite outrageous," the NBC anchor said at a panel on which all three men spoke....
The Guard story, aired on Sept. 8, was discredited because it relied on documents impugning Bush's service that apparently were fake.
"I don't think you ever judge a man by only one event in his career," said Jennings, anchor on ABC....
I agree, Jennings, never judge a man by only one event in his career. Rather's bias shows up nightly. That's more than 4,000 events since he took over as the anchor of CBS Nightly News. Not enough evidence for you? Plenty for me.