My only post here about Rathergate” was to say that it was an unfortunate distraction. Well, I didn’t realize how much of a distraction it really was:

When CBS rushed the infamous Killian memo story to air two weeks ago, they bumped a story about the forged Niger documents to make room for it. Via Corrente, I just learned that CBS has released a statement saying it has now spiked the story entirely because it would be inappropriate to air the report so close to the presidential election

Can someone explain to me why it is inappropriate to air a report critical of the president right when people need to decide whether he deserves another term?

UPDATE: David Corn says:

Please shut up, Terry McAuliffe–that is, about George W. Bush and his missing-time in the Texas Air National Guard.

UPDATE: More from Tina Brown.

UPDATE: An update from David Corn. The DNC argues that (a) the plan is coordinated with the Kerry campaign, and (b) its working.