The Village Times






Dan Rather





Evicted notice


Date of Eviction: September 2004

Statement: In a story for 60 Minutes, Dan suggested that then-President George W. Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard was less than exemplary. CBS retracted the story after the authenticity of documents central to the story was questioned, and Dan resigned a short time later.


We'll always have a soft spot in our hearts for “Gunga Dan.” He was mostly a faithful Villager over the years, despite his reputation for liberalism. Unfortunately, in this instance, Dan forgot one of our golden rules: stories based on dubious sources and questionable documents are fine for selling a war—not for attacking a conservative president. If you want to practice sloppy journalism, make sure you do it against liberals.