Mona Charen has a good, short piece (click title) on how Rather and Kerry have done a hatchet job on Vietnam veterans. She relates how the Rather-led 1988 CBS special "The Wall Within" smeared Vietnam vets viciously using interviews--including one with a 16 year old Navy SEAL who claimed to HAVE burned a village for propaganda purposes--that turned out to be wretched canards (a 16 year old Navy SEAL!!!?!). CBS stonewalled and got away with it. The folks at Free Republic, Power Line and LGF made sure he didn't this time.
hat-tip: Neal Boortz