In 2004, CBS News anchor Dan Rather and senior producer Mary Mapes were fired for fabricating evidence in a story examining George W. Bush’s dubious military record.
Here is the truth:
- (1) Rather and Mapes were overzealous. They cut journalistic corners because they believed their ultimate conclusion.
- (2) Bush (like Trump, Clinton, and almost everyone else at the time) did everything he could to avoid serving in Vietnam.
- (3) Everyone involved in this story bent the rules.
None of the principals are angels, none of them are without fault, and attempts to lionize them is complete and utter, tribal revisionist bullshit.
But that is neither here nor there…
A Holocaust of a casting choice
Really, Mary Mapes played by stunningly beautiful Cate Blanchett??
This is the worst Cate has ever looked, and it’s hot:
Mapes, on the other hand, looks like a more masculine Rand Paul…