White House rips Rather for report, his advice

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White House rips Rather for report, his advice - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - September 17, 2004

"CBS has now acknowledged that the crux of their story may have been based of forged documents," he told reporters aboard Air Force One.
The spokesman also fired back at Mr. Rather for challenging the president to "answer the questions" raised in his widely discredited report, which aired Sept. 8 on "60 Minutes II." The anchorman told an interviewer on Tuesday that such presidential candor would help Bush win re-election.
"It's always best for journalists to stick to reporting the facts and not try to dispense campaign advice," Mr. McClellan said.

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