Looks like we were right to award Rather the James Earl Carter Bitter Old Man Award. Only someone following in Carter’s footsteps would file such a suit, faulting CBS for its “‘intentional mishandling” of the aftermath of a discredited story about President George W. Bush’s time in the Texas Air National Guard” (Emphasis added).
Um, Mr. Rather, if anyone intentionally mishandled that story, it was you. It seems, just like Mr. Carter, you (to paraphrase something I wrote in awarding you the Carter award) are attacking your former employers to deflect attention from your own failings. Or that you just can’t admit that your bias caused you to blow this story.
Powerline‘s Paul Mirengoff puts it best when he writes that the “suit, for as long as it survives, should serve to reinforce Rather’s status as a laughingstock.”