Press: Smoking Guns, Secret Tapes

A new skirmish in the war between CBS and Westmoreland

Although General William Westmoreland's libel suit against CBS is not scheduled to come to trial until this fall, both sides keep trying to settle the case in the court of public opinion; time and again, each camp has claimed to have found a "smoking gun" that would demonstrate the other's guilt. Last week this war without heroes continued with a new gun pointed at CBS: Westmoreland's lawyers released a damaging interview with CBS News Executive Vice President Howard Stringer that had been secretly taped by former TV Guide Reporter Don Kowet.

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