Last fall, we learned that CBS considered adding Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, or Bob Novak to the panel investigating Dan Rather's news report about George W. Bush's failure to show up for National Guard duty. CBS ultimately chose Republican Richard Thornburgh, who served as Attorney General under Bush's father, for the panel. CBS president Andrew Heyward later defended his decision to hand the panel over to a Republican.
Now we find out that CBS News' new Senior Vice President of Communications, Jeff Ballabon, is a Republican activist who said last year that "Obama is extremely dangerous." And, according to National Jewish Democratic Council Executive Director Ira Forman, Ballabon once said during a debate between the two men that "Democrats are inherently bad people and Republicans are fundamentally good people."