Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The other shoe is starting to drop. (ht: Instapundit)

I wasn't impressed with the Rathergate 'Independent' Review Panel's report for a lot of reasons, one being the blame wasn't spread appropriately. There was a comment over at the RatherBiased post which indicated Howard got a really raw deal and the portion of the report excerpted, at least, seems to back that up. In that vein, I hope to see the lawsuit or the promise threat of one, if you will, sort some of that out. I don't see lawsuits as being inherently bad in these kinds of brawls, I just think the government ought to get a few bucks for providing the entertainment venue, you know, just to reduce overhead costs.

But I did get a kick out of line in this 'graph from a news report on the slow start of our British blogging cousins have had in raising a public ruckus, which Instapundit also linked to:
"Mr Jordan's professional demise follows that of Dan Rather, the veteran CBS news presenter, who came under attack after levelling accusations over President George W Bush's military service. The subsequent probe by the channel, triggered by blog reports, led to the departure of four high-level executives from the network."
Departure is a little presumptive, if you ask me. By my count three are still there! Only in America, I guess.


5 Creaks:

Anonymous Anonymous creaked ...

You are right. As of 2/16/05 only one person has been fired. All others are still on payoll at Viacom.
Fregus macAndrew

2/16/2005 1:33 PM  
Blogger Dusty creaked ...

Thanks for confirming that, Fregus. Thank God my memory hasn't been so ravaged by time that I have to check things so recent. Appreciate the visit. Come back soon, ya hear!

2/16/2005 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous creaked ...

All still on payroll at 1400 Sat 2/19. Once again Viacom lied!
Rod Stanton

2/19/2005 3:55 PM  
Blogger Dusty creaked ...

CBS is redefining the word "resign." That's not good for business.

2/19/2005 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous creaked ...

Howard should bring a big suit, He seems to be the only Viacom mid-level exec that was not out to smear America to please Redstone. Moonbat and Rather should have been the first to go; and they should have gone in Oct. assuming Viacom mgmt were not all out to bad mouth America - which history has proved they are.
Rod Stanton

2/20/2005 3:24 PM  

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