Does Dan Rather’s apology help to restore his or CBS’s credibility?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 21, 2004
“I think that the media needs to take extra precautions, especially in an election year.”
“He should be a better journalist than that. He should be more certain about issues of such gravity. By reporting unverified information, he may potentially mislead the American public.”
“I don’t think he should have to apologize. I don’t know why they aren’t emphasizing the role of the secretary in verifying the information.”
“Dan Rather has been credible since the early ‘60s. Bush is the one who just sobered up in ‘86. I don’t trust his credibility at all.”