The now disgraced former CBS NewsAnchor blames everybody but himself for the bout of BDS he caught back in '04 that eventually got him booted from his job:
Longtime CBS anchorman Dan Rather is suing his former employer for $70 million, alleging the network breached his contract, tried to destroy his reputation and ran him off as a 60 Minutes correspondent during his final days at CBS.
In the lawsuit filed yesterday in Manhattan, the 75-year-old Rather revisits the 2004 "Memogate" controversy that ended his 24-year career as anchorman of the CBS Evening News. (He left the anchor desk under a cloud of controversy in March 2005.)
Memogate centered on Rather alleging on the basis of unverified documents that President Bush received preferential treatment in the Texas Air National Guard during his tour of duty at the time of the Vietnam War. CBS News was forced to retract the story and apologize for the charges that Rather made.
CBS issued a statement yesterday saying, "These complaints are old news and this lawsuit is without merit."
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