Could CBS' bungling of the George Bush National Guard story be having a chilling effect on its coverage of the administration? From the New York Times:
The CBS statement followed a report in the online edition of Newsweek that described the frustration of CBS News reporters and producers who said the network had concluded that it could not legitimately criticize the president because of the questions about the National Guard report.
If this is true, then all CBS is doing by holding back is confirming that their zeal to air the National Guard report was motivated by politics. They will be undermining for years their credibility in covering politics--even more than they have already done so.