CBS'S WEAK REPORT AND FINDINGS
The American Thinker as a good post and linked articles on this:
CBS tries to cop a plea
January 11th, 2005
CBS News is undoubtedly hoping that release of the Thornburgh/Boccardi Report, with its embarrassing admissions, will satisfy critics enough that the Rathergate scandal will be allowed to disappear into dim memory. They are wrong.
Many observers, our own Clarice Feldman included, have been impressed by the extent of the incompetence (and worse) CBS has admitted with this internal report. Some, like Jim Geraghty, of National review Online, are concerned that critics of CBS should appear reasonable, and praise what is praiseworthy, while asking for more information, as a matter of political strategy.
Already, Washington Post writers Howard Kurtz and Dana Milbank are portraying the Report as a victory for conservatives and Republicans, and mentioning no further investigation in prospect, essentially taking as a given that the case is closed.
Others dismiss the report as an insult to the intelligence of the American public, intended to evade discussion of the most serious issued. Author, talk show host, blogger, and law professor Hugh Hewitt is leading the pack declaring the Report a whitewash. (full post)