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Why did CBS's "60 Minutes" rely on forged documents its own experts found suspicious? It was probably hoping to boost its ratings, along with John Kerry's flagging campaign. Yet there's a more telling reason: They – and Dan Rather – have gotten away with gross distortions of the truth before.
Witness a CBS "48 Hours" hit piece that originally aired in November 2001, anchored and hosted by Rather. It concerned Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which CBS perhaps correctly said "may be the most controversial health issue in the United States."