Drudge has 2 headlines tonight:
ASKED TO RESIGN, 3 AT CBSNEWS HIRE LAWYERS INSTEAD: More than month after CBS head Moonves requested resignations of 3 top journos who helped oversee flawed report on Bush National Guard — they have yet to step down…
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THE NEW YORK OBSERVER will report tomorrow: (link) ‘Former 60 Minutes Wednesday executive editor Josh Howard has told colleagues that before he resigns, the 23-year CBS News veteran will demand that the network retract remarks by CBS president Leslie Moonves, correct its official story line and ultimately clear his name’…
In the event of a lawsuit, Mr. Howard has told associates that he would like to see Moonves put under oath to talk about his own roles in the network’s stubborn, hapless defense of the flawed segment on President Bush’s National Guard service.
Howard has also indicated to colleagues that he would subpoena specific CBS documents, including the e-mails of top executives.
And now a court case? It will be interesting, assuming this is true, to see if Moonves calls Howards bluff.
My little birdie tells me that Howard is not so much going after Moonves as he has it in for Andrew Heyward and Dan Rather… As he sees it, they were the primary culprits and he (Howard) is being forced to take the fall.
We’ll keep our “eye” on it.