CBS's disavowal of Mary Mapes continues in the New York Times: "Several people at the news division, who insisted on anonymity because they had been told not to talk to reporters, said one important line of inquiry in the internal inquiry would be whether Ms. Mapes's zeal clouded her judgment. Some colleagues and associates questioned whether her politics could have interfered."
The most important tidbit in the Times story: "Mapes is accomplished enough that producers for the 60 Minutes Wednesday edition, which is based in New York, let her work from home in Dallas . . ."
See? How could they have known what her partisan zeal was doing to them? I mean, she was down in Dallas--Dan Rather couldn't possibly know what she was doing from 2,000 miles away. Right?
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