In an interview Monday evening, a repentant Rather conceded it had been a mistake to broadcast the documents. But even though he could not vouch for their authenticity, he said he still did not believe that they were fakes.
"Do I think they're forged? No," Rather said. "But it's not good enough to use the documents on the air if we can't vouch for them, and we can't vouch for them."
Rather said he had no regrets for his defense of the story.
If you haven't contacted your local CBS affiliate yet, this is more ammunition.
Power Line cross-examines CBS with a powerful series of prosecutorial questions.
By the way, if you missed it -- Power Line's John Hinderaker & Scott Johnson teamed with Ed Morrissey of Captain's Quarters for two OP-ED columns in the New York Post:
The Mysteries of John Kerry's War Record