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CBS News Executives Fight Conclusion on Errant Report

Three CBS news executives are refusing to resign after being implicated in a botched story on President Bush's military service record. The three were asked to leave after an investigation concluded in January.

Copyright 2005 NPR

David Folkenflik was described by Geraldo Rivera of Fox News as "a really weak-kneed, backstabbing, sweaty-palmed reporter." Others have been kinder. The Columbia Journalism Review, for example, once gave him a "laurel" for reporting that immediately led the U.S. military to institute safety measures for journalists in Baghdad.