According to Drudge, Howard Kurtz’s new book reveals that CBS producers weren’t comfortable running Rather’s infamous National Guard story. When they balked at running it so soon without securing additional corroboration, Rather threatened to leak it to The New York Times.
I keep thinking that surely the Rathergate story must be exhausted. But years later, we’re still unearthing new angles that demonstrate the Rather’s hubris. The man is the Hindenberg of journalistic integrity.
There’s also more interesting stuff about Kurtz’s book over at the Media Blog.