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View Diary: Dan Rather on The Difference Between Him and Lara Logan: My Story Was True (178 comments)

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  •  The same was said about Rather (5+ / 0-)

    One of the primary criticisms of Rather's story was that it was rushed to air in order to influence the upcoming election.

    •  Well it's kind of not a story after the election (1+ / 0-)
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      I mean that's what news is based on - relevance and timeliness

    •  Shouldn't it matter that it was true? (0+ / 0-)

      In the Rather case, there were questions about the provenance of ONE of the documents.  Most of the other records had already "disappeared".  More time was not likely to produce more documentation. As I understand it, even the disputed document had testimony supporting it.

      The whole Bengazi "crisis" is as much about trying to preemptively damage Clinton as it was about hurting Obama.

      Finally, the evidence for discrediting the Logan source was easily available by asking the FBI a few simple questions.  That is, doing basic journalism.

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