Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Rather Remarkable

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The responses to Dan Rather's decision to step down as CBS Evening News anchor (but not from anything else important) keep rolling in. A sampling:

Hugh Hewitt:

Let's not spend a lot of time watching the barge go over the falls.
Rather's not even a footnote in the history of American journalism much less
American history. He was standing around in the right place at the right time
and will be remembered for his pratfalls not his professionalism.

Ouch!

Michael Goodwin in the New York Daily News:

I guess we're supposed to believe it was mere coincidence that Rather is
packing even before the network's probe is released. Or we're supposed to
believe that, as Rather claimed, he and his bosses had been discussing his
retirement over the summer.

Whatever. The fact-fudging was perfectly consistent with the dishonest
way CBS handled the story from Day One.

Double Ouch!

UPDATE: Power Line has a nice collection of comments about Rather. Power Line has extra credibility because of its role in exposing the CBS National Guard forgery scandal.

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