Question: How many news organizations reporting the firing of four CBS employees involved in "Memogate" (the case of allegedly forged National Guard documents that cast doubt on whether Bush fulfilled his military obligations) will remember the fact that the CBS report was essentially correct?

While the documents are questionable, the basic thesis is true: 1.) official documents about whether Bush completed his obligations are inconclusive, and 2.) Bush got special favors to avoid fighting in Vietnam. That from the man who got him his cushy post in the champagne unit, former Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes: "I help a lot of wealthy supporters and a lot of people who had family names of importance get in the National Guard. I'm very sorry of that, and I'm very ashamed of it, and I apologize to the voters of Texas for that." More on the story from CBS and the Columbia Journalism Review. (Thanks, Jim.)

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