CBS has been suffering from an East Coast meltdown based upon an incredibly sleazy forgery scandal, and just as it attempted to jumpstart the damage control machine with an independent outside investigation, the other shoe dropped on the West Coast.
Ironically, the person who has benefited most from John Kerry's reputation for flip-flopping is John Kerry himself, because he's not so much a flip-flopper as a fundamentally dishonest person, which his reputation for flip-flopping tends to conceal.
For months, readers have been asking me to do a profile of the life of Margaret Sanger, in order to expose the truth about an evil woman who has been protected for decades by the likes of Planned Parenthood, radical feminists, and various media elites.
Initially, Rather was defiantly adamant and standing on the veracity of the bogus memos about President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard.
A trio of influential former congressmen, Newt Gingrich, Richard Armey and John R. Kasich - among the chief architects of the Republican Party's "Contract With America" 10 years ago - will convene at the American Enterprise Institute Monday morning to discuss an extension of the contract through the 21st century.
In his speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, President Bush was a beacon of coherence, further distancing himself from Senator's Kerry's incoherence on Iraq, as he again unapologetically stood by his decision to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
Yet regarding the memos, as a colorful Virginia pol used to say, there's a lot going around in the dark besides Santa Claus.
In a breathtaking scoop sure to make journalism history, CBS News broke a stunning story Monday that rocked the nation: A source "misled" the network by providing forged documents intended to impugn President George W. Bush and his Air National Guard service.
In short, there were both loyal Japanese Americans and disloyal Japanese Americans, including among the latter some who cooperated with Japan's espionage and subversion networks within the United States before and during the war.
If George Orwell could have teamed up with Lewis Carroll, maybe, just maybe, they could have concocted something as down-the-rabbit-hole-to-newspeak-(out)landish as the current CBS wisdom on those four, almost universally discredited memos trashing George W. Bush's Air National Guard service.
What -- other than a blind bias against George Bush rooted in animus or ideology, or an obduracy bred of arrogance and hubris -- can explain Rather's near-suicidal behavior since his "60 Minutes" segment aired over a week ago.