Five years to the month after Rather’s most infamous moment, and its resulting circle-the-wagons defense by an old media colleague which inadvertendly helped to launch Pajamas Media, Dan’s suite against CBS has been tossed, Ed Morrissey writes:
The state court of appeals in New York has dismissed a lawsuit from Dan Rather against CBS for wrongful termination and $70 million in damages. The court was apparently not impressed with the claim that CBS did any more damage to his reputation than he did himself with a collection of fraudulent documents and unsubstantiated allegations:
Bad news for Dan Rather: His $70 million lawsuit against CBS is no more.
In a 19-page decision made public Tuesday, a state appeals court dismissed the legendary newsman’s suit against CBS. …
A lawyer for Rather and a CBS spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment.
Jammie Wearing Fool hopes Rather will now slip into obscurity. That should be easy to do as a reporter for HDNet, of course. Obscurity is usually the final stop after humiliation, and in truth Rather has mostly arrived at that destination except for news about this lawsuit.
Will he appeal? What else does he have to do?
Well, the completely unbiased and totally objective newsman does have those fundraisers for the far left Nation magazine to keep him busy.
Update: Courage, Dan!