Roger L. Simon

A "Diminished Capacity" Plea?

I wrote earlier today that Dan Rather might not have the “intellectual capability” to understand the technology involved in the forgeries. I was only half serious. (How could anyone be that dumb?) But now I see the anchorman still believes these documents are authentic. I take it back. I’m all serious now. If Burkett sues CBS, as his lawyer indicates, maybe Rather should plead “diminished capacity.” [I hope he hasn’t been eating “Twinkies.” -ed.]

MEANWHILE: Daniel Weiner has another interesting analysis – this time over the flap revolving around the presence of a CBS reporter at the debates.