Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Two (delayed) resignations in flawed CBS reporting of Bush National Guard service

CBS reported on March 1, 2005 that Betsy West, formerly senior vice president of prime time for CBS News, resigned (nearly two months after being asked to). The other two employees asked to resign were executive producer Josh Howard and his top deputy, Mary Murphy. Murphy resigned Feb. 25; Howard remains a CBS News employee. Mary Mapes had been fired.

In an interview in Playboy, CBS chief Les Moonves, says that Dan Rather might have stuck around behind the anchor desk for a 25th year, had the newsman not been at the center of "Memogate" last fall.


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