Tuesday, November 30, 2004


The guy who wrote this article should be embarrassed to show his face in public. It is a silly puff piece on Dan Rather that could be fisked top to bottom, however, I will focus only on a small tidbit:
And then there was this: "Ed Murrow's ghost is here. I've seen him and talked to him on the third floor of this building many times late at night. And I can tell you that he's watching over us."

If Rather has been spending too much time of late yakking with the ghost of Murrow and too little confirming the veracity of his sources, maybe we need to cut the dude a little slack. He's earned the right to be eccentric by continuing the quest to be a real journalist when he didn't have to.
WHAT?? We need to cut Rather slack for not checking his sources in an attempt to de-rail a U.S. Presidential election because of his 'quest to be a real journalist'? I believe this is the stupidest statement I've ever read.
We forget that long before he became a right-wing punching bag, he was a true pioneer as an anchor who insisted on continuing to go out, get his hands dirty and report. There have been no ivory towers for Rather, who famously placed himself in harm's way in war zones and the path of hurricanes. And it wasn't just for the photo op.
You've could've fooled me! That is always what it has been about with Rather. Just check this out. Or this one.