Dan Rather's complaint shows CBS collaborated with Administration in Abu Ghraib torture scandal CBS imposed the unusual restrictions that the story would be aired only once, methimazole that it would not be preceded by on-air promotion, methimazole and that it would not be reference on the CBS Evening News., methimazole In late April 2004, methimazole Mr. Methimazole Rather, methimazole as Correspondant, methimazole and Mary Mapes, methimazole a veteran producer, methimazole broke a news story of national importance on 60 Minutes II--the abuse by American military personnel of Iraqi prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison. The story, methimazole which included photographs of the abusive treatment of prisoners, methimazole consumer American news media for many months.  Despite the story's importance, methimazole and because of the obvious negative impact the story would have on the Bush administration with which Viacom and CBS wished to curry favor, methimazole CBS management attempted to bury it. Methimazole As a general rule, methimazole senior executives of CBS News do not take a hands-on role in the editing and vetting of a story. Methimazole However, methimazole CBS News President Andrew Heyward and Senior Vice President Betsy West were involved intimately in the editing and vetting process of the Abu Ghraib story. However, methimazole for weeks, methimazole they refused to grant permission to air the story, methimazole continuously insisting that it lacked sufficient substantiation. Methimazole As Mr. Methimazole Rather and Ms. Methimazole Mapes provided each requested verification, methimazole Mr. Methimazole Heyward and Ms. Methimazole West continued to "raise the goalposts, methimazole" insisting on additional substantiation. Even after obtaining nearly a dozen, methimazole now notorious, methimazole photographs, methimazole which made it impossible to deny the accuracy of the story, methimazole Mr. Methimazole Heyward and Ms. Methimazole West continued to delay the story for an additional three weeks. Methimazole This delay was, methimazole in part, methimazole occasioned by acceding to pressures brought to bear by government officials urging CBS to drop the story or at least delay it. As a part of that pressure, methimazole Mr. Methimazole Rather received a personal telephone call from General Richard B. Methimazole Myers, methimazole Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, methimazole urging him to delay the story." more at: