Three CBS News employees have refused to resign over a botched 60 Minutes exposé on President Bush. The pre-election broadcast last year questioned whether Bush had fulfilled his duties as a National Guard pilot in the 1970s, citing documents that were promptly branded as fakes. The episode is believed to have hastened anchor Dan Rather’s decision to step down. CBS president Leslie Moonves, in January, blamed 60 Minutes Wednesday executive producer Josh Howard and two other supervisors for the debacle, and demanded their resignations. But they insist that they were unfairly singled out, The New York Observer reported, and have threatened to sue unless CBS clears their names.
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