Facts, Fiction, Whatever
Rather either allowed forgeries to be presented as facts or deliberately did so. Add this to the NYT Raines/Blair meltdown over fictional stories presented as fact. And Lewis Lapham reporting "from a parallel universe" on the Republican Convention before it happened.
As Roger Simon points out, this is bigger than Rather, it's "an entire system of news delivery on trial."
This story is snowballing before our eyes. What the suits and pencilnecks at CBS don't realize is that the blogosphere is not doing this for money. I have a different job Dan. The pajama brigade is doing this out of passion. They won't just forget about this. They will stay with this story as it sucks the oxygen out of all other news.