“’Maybe the National Guard mess would never have happened if she had been handled properly back then,’ says one former KIRO reporter who still admires her work ethic and ability to break stories.”
‘-an observation by a former colleague of Rathergate producer Mary Mapes on a big flub she made earlier in her career for which she was not disciplined in a must-read piece on the ideologically-motivated Mapes in Opinion Journal.

“NBC’s Tom Brokaw accused Internet critics of ’a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that is quite outrageous.’”

–in a rare moment of reflection, a network anchor gets to the bottom of Rathergate as quoted in Howard Kurtz’s Sunday piece on the anchors circling Dan Rather’s wagon. Is there such thing as a sinking wagon?