Michael Goodwin on the goings-on at CBS:
Rathergate be damned, CBS News still doesn't get it. A month after it embarrassed itself with the discredited story about President Bush's National Guard service, the network continues to send mixed signals about the mess it created. Most shocking, top brass apparently are allowing the same team that screwed up the initial report to keep working on the story.
Note to CBS: The first rule of holes is, when you find yourself in one, stop digging. Step away from the shovel!
But noooo. Having learned nothing the first time, CBS seems doomed and determined to repeat history. Mary Mapes, the producer who masterminded the disaster and tainted her colleagues by putting her source in touch with the Kerry campaign, could be among those working on the story even now.
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