Yeah, good point, rather than denying it for a week, CBS should have just said “We are currently looking into this serious matter to determine if he misled us, and if so, we will make a correction.”
It's funny how often people do that. Like Clinton saying "I did not have sex with that woman... Monika Lewinski...". If he couldn't have admitted to anything he should have just said he's not commenting on it.
When we get caught red handed, we often try to deny it, even if that denial actually makes things worse. If we're lucky, it will go away, or else it eventually blows up and further denial is impossible.
Or Martha Stewart. If she had just admitted to insider trading, she would have got a slap on the wrist. But she had to deny it which eventually landed her in jail.
Or Anthony Weiner
Or Mark Sanford - that's a good one because whenever I go off backpacking for a few nights, my wife and I joke about it being on the Appallachion Trail
Tonight's 60 Minutes should be a good one. Will they say “we’re going to get to the bottom of this, and find out how it could happen.” or will they say "they're moving on".
And funny how when you go to the original story it says "page not found" rather than some explanation
I agree that mainstream media has it's limitations, but there is good info there too. Especially MSNBC : )