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Rather re-sues CBS, claims his "baggage" kept him from jobs

by Joel Keller, posted May 7th 2008 12:01PM
Dan RatherAfter a New York court dismissed most of the claims in Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against his former employer, CBS, he was told he could resubmit the suit. So Rather, never one to back down from a fight, did just that. He filed an amended suit that now claims that he met with other broadcast and cable networks, but didn't get offered jobs by them because, as the suit claims, he had "too much baggage" after the Bush / National Guard incident that eventually led to his departure from CBS.

CBS's lawyers are pretty confident that the suit will be dismissed a second time, but all Rather wants to do is get to the bottom of what happened with the story about the president's Guard record, which he still stands behind.

"I've never lost sight of the fact that this is a long, hard, expensive road and the odds are against," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I knew that going in. I've known that every hour I've been in it. I'm in this alone. I bear the whole, total expense, which comes out of my pocket.

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LC

Man, this guy is really tossing away the last of any dignity he may have had. Whether he believes his story or not, he screwed up by basing the entire piece on the testimony of one man who had a personal beef with the president and committed one of the worst mistakes a journalist could make, and that was not checking his source and the authenticity of his documents of proof.

Enjoy your retirement Dan. You just aren't relevant anymore.

May 08 2008 at 12:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen

Let's see. He let his hatred of George Bush get the best of him and he damaged his own reputation.

Put your big boy panties on and deal with it.

May 07 2008 at 5:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
No1Dad

"all Rather wants to do is get to the bottom of what happened with the story about the president's Guard record, which he still stands behind."

He's going to spend all that time and money on lawyers to "get to the bottom" of a meaningless story about an outgoing president? Color me skeptical. This is about money. He will be dismissed again.

May 07 2008 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

I suggest a rewrite of the headline: "Rather re-sues CBS, claims his 'DOUCHE-baggage' kept him from jobs."

May 07 2008 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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