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.
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 CBSNews.com, Dick Meyers during a local talk radio phone in. and called him on the claim there. He backed down.
Rathergate got on air because Viacom wanted it to. That's why Dan and Moonbeam stil have jobs.