After CBS releases its report, what will happen to any employees who do lose their jobs? The focus has of course been on Mary Mapes, the Dallas-based producer who had been working on the story for years. Back when the documents were first exposed as fakes, Ellisblog had a lot of advice for Mapes, mainly of the "get a good lawyer" type. So the question is: if the CBS report pinpoints Mapes as the big, solitary scapegoat, is it really a sign that she took a huge cash settlement to move on and shut up? We'll see when and if Mapes pens any tell-all exposes.
UPDATE: First, Jonathan V. Last, who sometimes makes us sad by using his blog to, um, bash bloggers, also wonders about non-disclosure agreements for fired CBS employees. And the blog formerly known as The Kerry Spot now speculates that the CBS report is not coming out today. Sigh.