Press: Unfriendly Fire

More ammo for a libel suit

General William Westmoreland's $120 million libel suit against CBS News is not scheduled to come to trial until fall, but both sides are already in full cry. Last week Westmoreland held his third press conference on the dispute to brandish a 5-Ib. packet of testimony, which he said debunks the network's January 1982 documentary The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception. CBS hit back at a news conference 20 minutes later, 100 yards away in the same Washington hotel, with its own 1┬╝lb. sheaf of affidavits. Neither side uncovered...

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