CBS Airs Fake Cover Of Bush Memoir, Admits It Made ‘Mistake’
December 24, 2010 by Special To Personal Liberty
CBS News has taken another inaccurate jab at former President George W. Bush.
According to media reports, a fake version of Bush's book Decision Points appeared during CBS Sunday News on Dec. 19. The image of the book cover read "Desision Points: How I Managed to Go Eight Years Without Making One Good Decision."
In a statement, CBS acknowledged that it had unintentionally made a mistake by using a doctored image that was found on the Internet. The statement added that nobody in the newsroom spotted the gaffe, and the network pledged to "be more careful when downloading material" online.
According to Newsday writer Verne Gay, CBS News has received criticism in the past for being biased against Bush and other conservative politicians. In 2004, Dan Rather reported that a series of memos that were critical of Bush's National Guard service had been discovered. The authenticity of these documents was quickly questioned in The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Chicago Sun-Times.
CBS later retracted the story, and the controversy ultimately led to Rather's departure from the network.