Singing the Bite Me Song

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November 02, 2005

Gee Whiz, CBS old bull anchors don't dick around...

Link: Fresh Intelligence October 31 2005 : Radar Online.


Pissing Match At CBS

When newly-promoted CBS News president Sean McManus gets around to chatting with Dan Rather about the fallout from his Bush National Guard story, we hope he uses more tact than Mike Wallace. According to sources inside the network, Wallace recently got into a shouting match with Rather after telling the disgraced journo he should have resigned over “Memogate”—while the two men were standing side-by-side at a urinal.

The argument erupted in a men’s room at CBS headquarters in New York, we hear, after Wallace sidled up to his whizzing 60 Minutes colleague of three decades and told him he had just confided to Katie Couric in a Today Show interview—scheduled to air this morning—that he thought Rather should have resigned when his underlings were canned for basing the National Guard story on what turned out to be phony documents.

“They were both standing at the urinals when Wallace casually mentioned what he had told Katie,” says the source. “There proceeded a twenty-minute shouting match in the bathroom” between Rather and the 87-year-old journalist.

Reached for comment, Wallace confirmed that a “discussion” had taken place—”I don’t remember whether it was in a men’s room,” he said—but called the notion that tempers flared “bullshit.”


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