Uhm, why would the DNC do this? They are losing the election and needed something quick to bash Bush with. It's become obvious that they miscalculated and this is blowing up in their faces.
Rohirrim, the major media isn't looking at Bush and his record, they are looking to see how far this goes from Rathers nose and into the DNC. They are investigating whether CBS did this on purpose and if there is a connection between Kerry and Rather
This is now being called Rathergate (with the th superscripted)