Rating Rather's Case

The Huffington Post’s Rachel Sklar — who’s actually, you know, a lawyer — has taken a close look at Dan Rather’s lawsuit and CBS’s motion to dismiss it, and concluded that it has merit enough not to get thrown out before discovery.  She writes:

The lawsuit isn’t without merit and CBS knows that, and Rather does, too, even if his expectations about the kind of damages he’s entitled to or his perception of his own lack of responsibility are all seriously off the mark. The best solution for both sides, ultimately, is to settle — and to close this ugly chapter once and for all.

True, maybe, but the best solution for the rest of us is obviously for this thing to go to trial so we can learn all about CBS’s (alleged) nefarious plot to team up with Karl Rove and destroy investigative journalism.