September 29, 2009
Courage, Dan (updated)
I thought the lower court which refused to dismiss his nonsensical claim against CBS was as twitchy as Dan Rather's awful pretend folk metaphors so I wasn't surprised to see it was dismissed out of hand by the higher court:
A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former TV newsman Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record. The ruling on Tuesday by a panel of judges of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division said Rather's $70 million complaint should be dismissed in its entirety and that a lower court erred in denying CBS's motion to throw out the lawsuit. Rather says CBS breached his contract by not giving him enough on-air assignments after he was removed as anchor of the "CBS Evening News" in March 2005. The appeals court ruled he failed to sufficiently support his claim that he lost business opportunities due to CBS's failure to release him to seek other employment. Rather sued CBS, parent of the CBS television network, Viacom and others in September 2007, claiming he had been made a scapegoat to "pacify the White House."
The ruling is likely to survive any further challenge by Dan. It's as securely grounded as a " double-knot tied in wet rawhide".
Russ Vaughn adds:
Russ Vaughn adds:
Goin' on Down the Road Less Graveled
Well hound dogs and hog fat! Danged if ol' Dan Rather didn't just get treated like the bottom floor tenant in a two story outhouse by that there appeals court up there in Noo Yawk. Heck, all that ol' boy did was use some documents that was about as legit as tits on a bull to keep ol' George Bush from winnin' agin' back in '04. Them CBS sissies threw themselves one hissy fit when some good ol' boy out here in flyover country showed that them thirty year old military orders was made up on a modern computer. Them network honchos put ol' Dan Boy so far out on the back forty he couldn't hear the dinner bell. Boy was damn near starvin' to death so he up an' sued them fancy pants Noo Yawk dudes and danged if they haven't taken ol' Dan back out to the woodshed fer anuther shellackin.'
Like ol' Dan hisself is fond a sayin' he's got more problems than a long-tailed cat in a room fulla rockin' chairs.
Me an' Charlene would invite him out ta dinner but hell's bells, we just dipped all the dawgs fer ticks an' don't wanna have to do it agin afor huntin' season starts.