CBS "news" at it again?

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on March 1, 2008

If you didn't watch CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday night, then you might have missed the bombshell report by Scott Pelley making the case that Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham was framed and Clinton hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal was involved in the frame up.

Of course, that's all wrong. CBS of "Rathergate" fame doesn't air thinly sourced reports like that. Instead, Pelley's report suggested that Alabama Democrat Gov. Don Siegelman -- currently serving a sentence for bribery -- was a result of evil machinations by Karl Rove.

Long story short: it appears that CBS' main source misrepresented herself and very probably lied and CBS got suckered into another bit of bogus journalism.

Start with this American Spectator article and this follow-up blog post.

Then check out this report from Gateway Pundit and this piece from Confederate Yankee.

What CBS needs to prove, according to Bob Owens:

CBS News seems to have a lot to prove in this case to avoid a retraction, including:

  • Proof that [Rove accuser] Jill Simpson ever worked with the Alabama Republican Party beyond simply being a volunteer, seemingly the easiest fact to verify or disprove.
  • Proof that Simpson ever did "opposition research" for the Alabama Republican Party and Karl Rove.
  • Proof that Simpson had been in contact with Rove.
  • Proof that Rove asked Simpson to take compromising photographs of Don Siegelman

Finally, check out this follow-up Gateway Pundit report.

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Why, one must ask, was the suit against Biden's student debt wipe “inevitable”?

Was it because the Biden admin is in flagrant violation of the law, and because *everyone* in America knows it?

Not in Waldman’s view, apparently. | @charlescwcooke

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