Another really interesting comment about Rathergate New York Region > NYC: We Have Met the News, and It Is Us” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/24/nyregion/24nyc.html”>from Clyde Haberman in The New York Times:
Given how obvious it has long been that Mr. Bush ducked Vietnam duty, much as Dick Cheney ducked the Vietnam-era draft, you can’t help but wonder why Mr. Rather and CBS even bothered chasing this nonblockbuster scoop. “Now they’re going to pay dearly for it,” Mr. Rosenstiel said.
Now, too, Ms. Overholser said, “the story is about us. Part of that is the Bush administration’s skill in feeding it. If the story is about us, then it’s not about his National Guard service. And we in the media are willing lackeys because” – you got it – “we are fascinated with ourselves.”