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Entries by Eric Boehlert from 11/2013

What Would Dan Rather Do? With Benghazi Debacle, 60 Minutes Faces Another Crisis of Credibility

| Posted 11.04.2013 | Media

How is it possible to spend a year checking out a story only to have it completely implode within five days of airing on CBS?

CBS News: We're Sorry, But Not That Sorry

| Posted 11.11.2013 | Media

Why did the National Guard story require a painstaking autopsy performed by outside observers, but Benghazi garnered just a 90-second correction on 60 Minutes? Are CBS executives that nervous about what an autonomous review might undercover this time?

WMD Guilt? With Obamacare, The Press Keeps Trying to Minimize Iraq War

| Posted 11.20.2013 | Media

Suggesting that Obama's six-week health care crisis puts him in the same position of Bush following the Iraq invasion softens not only the magnitude of Bush's failures, but the media's as well. It's an effort to downplay the massive missteps that led to the war.