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January 27, 2005
Memogate Three Still At CBS

The New York Post notes that the three people asked to resign in the wake of the Thornburgh-Boccardi investigation into Memogate still have yet to comply:

THE three CBS News execs asked to resign earlier this month over the embarrassing Memogate scandal still haven't quit. Instead, they've hired lawyers. Unlike veteran producer Mary Mapes who was fired outright for using bogus documents in a George Bush-bashing Dan Rather report on "60 Minutes" the three were asked for their resignations. CBS is still waiting.

According to the Post's blurb, their lawyers are still negotiating their exit from the network or laying the groundwork for wrongful-termination lawsuits -- probably both. CBS cannot afford to go to court over Memogate and have their internal probe and documents fully revealed, and so we can expect that either the request for resignations gets withdrawn or the three will have the means to live comfortably and independently the rest of their lives when they go. Whenever that happens, of course.

The best part of the Post's coverage is the last line, in which CBS engages in the most hilarious unintentional irony of the month:

A spokesman said, "CBS refuses to comment on speculation."

Had CBS followed that policy all along, they and the Memogate Three wouldn't be bickering over resignations.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at January 27, 2005 12:55 PM

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