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Bill Burkett

The Real Lt. Col. BurkettIn His Own Words to BBC Television

Shooting the Messenger Doesn’t Discredit the Message
When Dan Rather went down for airing a document he couldn’t source, he did the courageous thing: blamed someone else.
In this case, Rather and CBS loaded their corporate guilt on a guy you’ve probably never heard of before, rancher Bill Burkett of Abilene, a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Texas Air National Guard.