November 23, 2004
Dan Rather Quitting
Dan Rather is now officially going to quit his role as anchor for CBS News, but will continue to work for 60 Minutes, which is where he first aired the forged memos slandering Bush.
Jim Gerargty has four descriptions of the reactions to Rather leaving. My reaction is close to his Blogger Reaction Two: "This half-step by CBS is garbage, and they know it. Announcing this the Tuesday before Thanksgiving is comparable to announcing the news late on a Friday afternoon. The internal investigation - which we may never get to see at this rate - probably found that the entire CBS News structure is like the DNC press operations shop, only less accurate and with lower standards, and so this is the Sauronic Eye’s way of sweeping it under the rug. They’re every bit as bad as they were before the memo story ran, they learned nothing from this incident, and they ought to be thanking their lucky stars that an angry mob in pajamas carrying pitchforks and torches doesn’t march down to corporate headquarters like in some black and white monster movie."
Little Green Footballs and Powerline who were both major players in bringing the memo fraud to light say that no one from CBS's "investigation" into this fraud have contacted them. After all it is not like they have anything relevant to say about what happened here.
Dan Rather should be fired for gross incompetance and false reporting. This is not good enough.
Posted by Pete at November 23, 2004 03:11 PM
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