I'm disappointed but not particularly surprised that CBS has chosen to dig in their heels
at the preponderance of evidence (heh) against their documents, but their tone is something else altogether: We find your lack of faith disturbing. How dare you question Ra-Ther, God of Journalism!
But that's fine, I suppose. The other networks can scramble to pile on CBS for the double bonus of higher ratings and increased credibility by comparison; plus, the eventual meltdown will be all the more messy and embarassing. The damage has been done, and no amount of spin about the possibility of existence of superscript type-balls in 1971 for a particularly rare and expensive model of cold-type-setting machine
will make this story go away.
More reprehensible by far in the grander scheme of things, however, is putting words in the mouth of a dead man; he can't defend himself, and his family's disavowal of the memos was ignored completely by the Lord of the Spin. That's just low. How many reputations and lives will the anti-Bush media ruin in their mad quest to take down a president?