Dan Rather Is Suing CBS!

Holy crap! Darth Rather is suing CBS for $70 million bucks! The suit, which he filed today, also names Leslie Moonves; Viacom and Sumner Redstone; and Andrew Heyward, the former president of CBS News. Rather is saying that the network “damaged his reputation” and made him a “scapegoat” in an attempt “to pacify the White House.” Um, yeah. What took you so long, dude? He’s seeking $50 million in punitive damages and $20 million in compensatory damages, which should buy the 75-year-old anchor a nice Fuck You mansion in which he can while away his remaining days.

Rather Files $70 Million Lawsuit Against CBS [NYT]