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Press, Bias and Facts: CBS and Armstrong Williams

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Press, Bias and Facts: CBS and Armstrong Williams

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Press, Bias and Facts: CBS and Armstrong Williams

Press, Bias and Facts: CBS and Armstrong Williams

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CBS has announced the firing of four employees for their role in a disputed report on President Bush's National Guard service. An independent panel found that 60 Minutes Wednesday failed to follow basic journalistic principles when reporting on a story that called into question the president's service with the Texas National Guard.

In a related story, the Bush administration has acknowledged paying commentator Armstrong Williams $240,000 to promote the No Child Left Behind Act on his syndicated TV show. Williams has been widely criticized for not disclosing this information.

Guest:

Tom Rosenstiel, director, Project for Excellence in Journalism