The Democrat boy's club also known as the Main Stream Media buried the story, and in fact tried to make Dan Rather some kind of victim. The victim, of course, was George W Bush whose military career was besmirched by the falsification of documents by Mary Mapes and the overlooking of this fact by Dan Rather. Bush was painted as a coward who pulled strings to avoid going to Vietnam. Journalistic malfeasance of the highest order. It nearly won the presidency for (gulp) John Kerry.
Even worse it has come to light, and has been recently reported by Bernard Goldberg, that Mapes new that Bush actually volunteered to go to Vietnam.
"Mapes had information prior to the airing of the September 8  Segment that President Bush, while in the TexANG [Texas Air National Guard] did volunteer for service in Vietnam but was turned down in favor of more experienced pilots. For example, a flight instructor who served in the TexANG with Lieutenant Bush advised Mapes in 1999 that Lieutenant Bush “did want to go to Vietnam but others went first.” Similarly, several others advisedMapes in 1999, and again in 2004 before September 8, that Lieutenant Bush hadvolunteered to go to Vietnam but did not have enough flight hours toqualify."
Thanks MSM for further proving that journalism is dead in your realm.