Inside the Sausage Factory: How the News Is Made @ CBS

The above, when contrasted against the hypersensitive concern shown to the tobacco industry in the film The Insider, by (likely) the very same cast of CBS characters, sheds some useful light as well.

"It's OK to attempt to influence a presidential election, but tobacco companies, see, now we have a problem."

Yeah, right, whatever.

Posted by Jeff Brokaw at January 19, 2005 11:20 AM

Of course, neither of them broke the story. They got a hold of photographs from an already broken and published one.

I talked to editoral director of, Dick Meyers during a local talk radio phone in. and called him on the claim there. He backed down.

Posted by Kate at January 19, 2005 9:52 PM

Rathergate got on air because Viacom wanted it to. That's why Dan and Moonbeam stil have jobs.

Posted by Rod Stanton at January 20, 2005 11:35 AM