The piece ran just months before the presidential election. Immediately after Dan Rather and his producer Mary Mapes broke the story, it was heavily attacked. Most media coverage focused on the authenticity of documents rather than allegations that Bush went AWOL. What caused the blow-back and what does it mean for journalism? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
James Vanderbilt director of the film Truth Glenn Smith, journalist, writer, political activist, and author of the highly acclaimed book, The Politics of Deceit: Saving Freedom and Democracy from Extinction. He also wrote Unfit Commander, a book that detailed George W. Bush’s mysterious disappearance from military service
USA Today: Scoop and Skepticism, How the Story Unfold
Huffington Post: 'Truth,' the Movie: When Truth and Power Collide
Texas Monthly: Truth and Consequences
Original 60’s Minute report: New Questions on Bush’s Guard Duty