The Los Angeles Times reports that Congressman Roy Blunt wanted CBS News to officially retract its highly questionable report about George W. Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard.
The revelation comes in a piece about Dan Rather's legal fight against CBS News.
"Email included in court filings shows that one Viacom lobbyist, Carol Melton, urged Heyward and CBS communications chief Gil Schwartz to officially retract the story in order to satisfy then-House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)," reports the Times.
"Plainly the 'retraction' point per se seems to be a final shoe that some would like to see drop -- and have no doubt that Blunt is acting as the mouthpiece on this for the Administration," she wrote on Jan. 10, 2005."
Behind the scenes, CBS rebuffed a retraction as "unnecessary."
Read the whole piece HERE.