Thursday, September 27, 2007

let it go, Dan

Dan Rather is still upset about being "squeezed out" of CBS news for shoddy journalism (right-leaning account of the Rather downfall here; finding a more balanced account will take some time because almost all sources related to a Google search of "rather downfall" are right-leaning; Wikipedia's article on Rather is here). He's bringing a suit against CBS and may or may not be contemplating calling Bushes 41 and 43 to the stand as witnesses (according to the first article linked above, Rather was silent on whether he would do this, but the article's writer seems to sense that Rather is leaning toward involving Bush père et fils).

At a guess, Rather is unhappy that he is no longer in the limelight and that his CBS career ended on such an ignominious note. He currently finds himself confined to HDNet hell, where his audience will be greatly reduced from what it was in his heyday. I can understand the man's desire to defend his good name, but his errors and agenda were so public that I think this is a lost cause.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Most people don't realize just what a jerk Dan Rather really is. If you can, get a copy of the great book, CBS---Reflections In A Bloodshot Eye. It goes into detail with his obsession to see the great Walter Cronkite shuffled to the door on his 65th birthday as per company policy. However, as Rather neared the mandatory retirement age, he pushed for, and successfully had the age changed for on-air talent such as himself. All I can say is he put a great man out to pasture and the next stud in line was nothing more than an obnoxious, ego-driven dud. Luckily, ABC had a great one in Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw ran rings around the self-important Rather as well.