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Kudos to Howard Kurtz

…and Michael Dobbs. The Washington Post continues to do terrific work on the CBS document scandal. Also, I would love to see the complete tape of Rather’s talks with Marcel Matley. Judging from his interviews with the press, his opinions were grossly distorted by Rather in his Friday night defense, when Rather suggested that Matley was only worried that critics were working off copies, when he was obviously concerned that CBS was working off only copies too, and Rather also left the clear impression that Matley had authenticated all the signed (and initialed) documents when he hadn’t. Unless Matley has for some reason radically changed his position in his recent statements, this is journalistic malpractice of the first order.

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