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Report: Rather Not Involved in Vetting Bush Story

CBS News fires three executives and a producer over their roles in a flawed story about President Bush's National Guard service. An independent review gives a detailed look at how the story came to be broadcast on that edition of 60 Minutes Wednesday. NPR's David Folkenflik reports.

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David Folkenflik was described by Geraldo Rivera of Fox News as "a really weak-kneed, backstabbing, sweaty-palmed reporter." Others have been kinder. The Columbia Journalism Review, for example, once gave him a "laurel" for reporting that immediately led the U.S. military to institute safety measures for journalists in Baghdad.