The most stunning thing about tonight's AP report is this passage:
"Lockhart, the second Kerry ally to confirm contact with retired Texas National Guard officer Bill Burkett, said he made the call at the suggestion of CBS producer Mary Mapes. 'He had some advice on how to deal with the Vietnam issue and the Swift boat' allegations, Lockhart said, referring to GOP-fueled accusations that Kerry exaggerated his Vietnam War record."
So a CBS producer was calling a Kerry campaign worker, passing along information, making suggestions, and providing them with oppo research contacts?
As I said, earlier, CBS would have been much, much better off stonewalling and looking merely incompetent.
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