Myopic Zeal, or Scapegoat Soup

Avast! So, cBS finally pulled the trigger, eh?

Four CBS executives were fired Monday following the release of an independent investigation that said a "myopic zeal" led to a "60 Minutes Wednesday" story about President Bush’s military service that relied on allegedly forged documents.

The network fired Mary Mapes, producer of the report; Josh Howard, executive producer of "60 Minutes Wednesday" and his top deputy Mary Murphy; and senior vice president Betsy West.

I predicted that Mapes would take the fall (though, to be honest, it really wasn’t all that much of a stretch, and my timetable was WAY off.) Does she deserve to get the axe? Yes, and no. The inquiry has allowed Dan Blather to continue on, and we will be allowed to retire, and continue doing some work for cBS. He is allowed to continue on, despite his duplicity in the cBS documents scandal. If he isn’t canned, why should the other 4 be let go?

The independent investigators — former Republican Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and Louis Boccardi, retired president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press — said they could find no evidence to conclude the report was fueled by a political agenda.

Bullshit (into fist, ala Animal House) Full cBS report here. All 234 pages. Took bloggers a whole lot less then 234 pages to realize the store was pure mule fritters.

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