Via the Corner, this WaPo article:
CBS acknowledged that former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who is prominent in the global anti-war movement and met with Saddam on Sunday, put in a good word for Rather in helping secure the interview.Including, apparently, insane former power brokers. I can't believe that fruitloop was the US AG.
Clark has known Rather for a long time, said CBS News spokeswoman Sandra Genelius. In a competitive situation seeking an interview, journalists call on many different resources, she said.
(I keep typing his name as "Saddamn". Is that a Freudian slip, or just a sign that I've typed the word "damn" way too often?)