CBS says cancelling the news show 60 Minutes II had nothing to do with the botched story last fall on President Bush's National Guard service, citing instead poor ratings.
While never a ratings leader, the show showed a precipitous decline over the past year, dropping 14 points. Still, I wonder if that story --which led to firings for several staffers and a disgraced exit for Anchor Dan Rather -- didn't accelerate the drop.
Can you say "cause and effect"? Sure you can.