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Rather’s Typewriter Search

By on 9.27.05 | 11:21AM

Still emotionally raw, Dan Rather called his National Guard story "accurate" during a media forum aired on C-SPAN last night. He said that "nobody" has proven the obviously doctored Killian letter to be a forgery. Asked if CBS showed courage, his favorite trait, during the debacle, he grew silent. He relied on the Dick Thornburgh white-wash CBS commissioned to dispute charges of bias. That report, by the way, blamed "haste" for the botched story. Haste? Over a year later, Rather still regards the story as true and would do it again if he could get away with it.Â

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