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White House Reaction to CBS

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The White House is welcoming today's crack-down by CBS News over a faulty report about President Bush's National Guard Service.

A producer and three executives were fired over the report, which was based on documents that may have been fake. The actions followed an independent investigation.

The CBS report alleged then-pilot Bush ignored an order to take a physical when he served in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.

Press Secretary Scott McClellan says it was important for CBS to "get to the bottom" of how its report came be aired. He says the president and his aides appreciate the steps that have now been taken to "hold people accountable."

McClellan says he hopes the network will take steps to prevent a recurrence.


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