Dan Rather making a stand with lawsuit
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A day after he filed a $70 million lawsuit against CBS for violating his contract, veteran newsman Dan Rather said Thursday that he would "absolutely not" settle purely for money.What a bunch of hooey. Rather saw Imus get a pile of dough, now he has his hand out. If he's not suing for money, then what? Does he really think he will get his job back? Oh please....
Rather said he filed the lawsuit largely to "make a stand and say democracy cannot survive, much less thrive, with the level of big corporate and big government interference and intimidation in news."
It is well established by our friends at LGF and other experts that Rather used fabricated documents to base his report on, then ignored hired experts who warned him off the story. Rather is living in a fantasy world. He also has a convenient memory. I rmemeber him well admitting on camera that he made a mistake in not checking the documents better. Also, from the story:
In a June 2005 interview with King, Rather said that his father had taught him not to whine or complain and added, "I'm not a victim of anything other than my own shortcomings."I'm not an attorney, but I bet those who will be defending this suit are drooling to get Rather on the stand and throw his own words and actions back in his face.
I see no way that this suit goes to completion. Rather is looking for a pile of money like Imus got to shut up and go away.