MRC/NB's Graham Discusses Rather Lawsuit

September 20th, 2007 7:09 PM

"As a public relations effort, I mean, this is like the litigation equivalent of a suicide bombing. It just doesn't make any sense," noted MRC director of media analysis Tim Graham about former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS. The NewsBusters senior editor was interviewed shortly after 5:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday's "Big Story" by Fox News reporter Heather Nauert.

Video (3:04): Real (2.24 MB) and Windows (1.87 MB), plus MP3 audio (1.39 MB). [related links listed below fold]

"It's mind-boggling," Graham added, noting the bewilderment many in the media business have been expressed about Rather's decision to file a lawsuit. "Big Story" co-host Heather Nauert agreed, adding that she found incredible Rather's claim that his on-air apology for Memogate was "forced."

For a comprehensive listing of Dan Rather coverage in NewsBusters, check here.

For a related NewsBusters item on MRC/NB's Rich Noyes appearance in a story aired on CBS Washington, D.C. affiliate station WUSA, click here.