CBS/AP) Congressional Republicans on Wednesday turned the high heat on CBS News, charging that last week's revelations about Lt. George Bush, which aired on 60 Minutes, were based on fake documents and demanding that 60 Minutes and Dan Rather retract the story.
"It's very clear the documents were forged. They were laid on him and this time he bit," said Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah.
Forty members of the House signed a letter accusing the network of deception. The letter asked CBS if the documents are authentic, and why the network won't say how it got them, reports CBS News Correspondent Wyatt Andrews.
"I think at the very least CBS should characterize the source," said Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri. "I think it's amazing that they haven't already done that."
See how it's done? Forty members of the House go to bat for Bush. What did the Democrats do when the affair of the blue dress was discussed, when the Whitewater affair was discussed? Notice how Representative Blunt demands that the press tells their source? Did he do the same in the Plame affair? Did he?
Is there freedom of press if this happens after every major news story hurting the administration? How free is the press if they're going to find the big hammer of the Republicans fall on their heads every time?
It's done with the mirrors, and the mirrors are turned away from George Bush towards the so-called liberal media or Kerry or somebody somewhere. Not our fault! Look there! Liberal bias!
That's how the game is played nowadays. Welcome to the new age.