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Dan Would Rather Sue CBS -- For $70M!

9/19/2007 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the network, Viacom Inc., and three of his former bosses.

In the lawsuit, Rather claims CBS and its execs tarnished his reputation and made him a scapegoat for a discredited report on President Bush's National Guard service. He also says the network violated his contract by yanking him off the air after the story's fallout.

In a press release issued today, Rather says that if he wins a judgment, he will donate a majority of the money to "causes that will further journalistic independence."

A spokesman for CBS told TMZ, "These complaints are old news and this lawsuit is without merit."

Rather will be a guest on CNN's Larry King Live Thursday night discussing the lawsuit.

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16.

FlBiker    

I have him in my deadpool. C'mon Dan, lean into the pitch and take one for the team. I got money on this thing.....

2534 days ago
17.

who cares    

Whatever!

2534 days ago
18.

Pageant Guru    

You Go, Dan!

2534 days ago
19.

rminva    

This is pathetic...like he doesn't have enough to retire on as it is? Sue! Sue! Sue! What is wrong with people...things don't go your way, you sue! You spill your coffee...you sue! Someone "hurts your feelings"...you sue! Stop the insanity!

2534 days ago
20.

He's Boring now    

This turd is partly responsibile for turning Television News into Spinning the Story any way the Executive Producer and Managing Editor so desires...two Titles Dan, happened to be a Cub reporter in Dallas when the Kennedy Motorcade drove by, held while at CBS Evening News.

He ruled with an iron curtain type of fist, putting his own spin on every true story that came his way, including the last one that did his sorry and lying ass in.

Whats the matter Rather, that Mark Cuban thing not paying you enough? Get over it you jerk, you snuffed the facts, disputed the evidence to the contrary and helped get a lot of innocent people fired along the way.

Cant make a name for yourself with real news, so, just like the old days Danny boy, you go create some.

Jerk

2534 days ago
21.

Ted D    

The network pushed out Dan just like Regis is on his way out. Organizations, networks or not, use people and then throw them away like a piece of trash.

2534 days ago
22.

He's Boring now    

Liar Liar Rathers Pants on Fire.

What a Goof...get over it, you got caught fixing a story and now your crying because no one cares about you now. You power grubbing phoney that Walter Cronkite never liked nor wanted to follow him.

2534 days ago
23.

Freida Worley    

Dan Rather is the one who told the fable so why sue. Go away quietly. You do not need more money. Everyone sues and that is what is wrong with this country.

2534 days ago
24.

thespellchecker    

#9 - You should be ashamed there's even a Texas.

2534 days ago
25.

Cathy.....    

what CBS did to Dan Rather was WRONG! I hope you win every pennys Dan.

GO GET THEM..YOU WILL WIN!

2534 days ago
26.

enough already    

Perhaps he should have checked his facts before reporting a false story instead of letting his personal political agenda take over. He lost all respect and credibility and he did it all by himself. I wouldn't believe a word that comes out of his mouth. It was definately time for him to go.

2534 days ago
27.

TigerT    

Go DAN!!!!! Go DAN!!!! GO DAN!!!! Bout time!!!!

2534 days ago
28.

Cathy.....    

You go Dan Rather.

2534 days ago
29.

don    

WOW liberal lying dan blather suing lberal lying cbs

2534 days ago
30.

sonja    

can't stand liberals, not networks or people! they are not sane!

2534 days ago
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