From Matt Drudge, the statement of CBS News president Andrew Heyward:
“We established to our satisfaction that the memos were accurate or we would not have put them on television. There was a great deal of coroborating [sic] evidence from people in a position to know. Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that’s what we are doing.”
I have only one question: Huh?
Fifteen years ago, I broadsided a car when a woman U-turned into an intersection right in front of me. She was ticketed, because at least five other witnesses told the officers what had happened.
In court, the woman argued that she didn’t deserve the ticket. Why? Because she didn’t think it was unsafe when she made the U-turn.
The judge nearly laughed her out of the courtroom.
CBS News has been hit broadside by the American public, and its only defense so far is “we thought the memos were true when we put them on the air”. If it wasn’t a case of slander against a sitting president, we’d be laughing.