By Wyatt Earp | September 30, 2009
Well from here, it looks like Danny Boy has a better chance of scoring with Hayden Panettiere than he does getting one red cent from CBS.
It’s a shame, too, because Rather was a pioneer in the fake news business. Without him, we wouldn’t have The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, or CNN! Oh, what am I thinking? The Daily News is not fake news . . . .
Either way, it’s great that Rather got the shaft on this. He should have been sued for libel, in my opinion.
The disgraced former CBS news anchor has finally been given the heave-ho by an appeals court today. Hopefully now he’ll slither off into obscurity.
Bad news for Dan Rather: His $70 million lawsuit against CBS is no more. In a 19-page decision made public Tuesday, a state appeals court dismissed the legendary newsman’s suit against CBS.
Rather, 77, sued the Tiffany network in 2007 after his career at CBS collapsed in the wake of a “60 Minutes II” report about former President George W.Bush’s Vietnam-era military service.
The report claimed “high-level political influence” kept Bush out of combat by securing him a cushy spot in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War. (H/T – JammieWearingFool)
If he had ended it there, no one would have blinked. Unfortunately for this tool, he passed off a forged “official” memo as real correspondence. The forgery was uncovered, Bush was re-elected, and we were spared four years John freakin’ Kerry and his harpy wife Teresa.
(Hot Air also giggles about the result HERE.)