Ratherbiased thinks that CBS (theyre supposed to make an announcement at 5 p.m. today) will stick with its story.
"While the release is being carefully crafted with the assistance of the Viacom legal department, Dan Rather and his associates are directing members of the media to an interview which Rather did with the highly influential New York Observer media columnist Joe Hagan in which the 72-year-old anchor blasts his critics in no uncertain terms.
I think the public, even decent people who may be well-disposed toward President Bush, understand that powerful and extremely well-financed forces are concentrating on questions about the documents because they cant deny the fundamental truth of the story, Rather told the paper. If you cant deny the information, then attack and seek to destroy the credibility of the messenger, the bearer of the information. And in this case, its change the subject from the truth of the information to the truth of the documents.
This is your basic fogging machine, which is set up to cloud the issue, to obscure the truth, he said."
Here is the Joe Hagan article mentioned.