Would Rather Follow Up On Memogate? He Says CBS “Wouldn’t Let Me”

By Brian 

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Dan Rather, interviewed on C-SPAN tonight by Marvin Kalb, said that CBS “will not allow him to continue to pursue the story of President Bush’s Air Guard service.” NewsBusters has the transcript.

 KALB: You have an opportunity now, you’re a reporter for “60 Minutes,” that’s a very important program. Would you go now and go back to that story and do it again? And find the documentation that would, in fact, prove what you believe to be the accuracy of the story?

RATHER: Straight-up, no chaser, no. One, CBS News doesn’t want me to do that story. They wouldn’t let me do that story.

KALB: Why?

RATHER: That’s a question you’d have to ask them. But I’ve moved on from it. And I’ve done my best to put it behind me. I’ve taken my licks, taken my shot.

KALB: OK.

More transcripts are available here…

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