Thursday, March 10, 2005

So long Mr. Rather...

Tonight, Dan Rather gave his "farewell speech" on the CBS Nightly news. I, for one, am not sorry to see him go.

It "takes a man" as they say, to admit you're wrong. Sadly, Rather never has actually admitted that the documents that he presented to undermine President Bush were forged, despite the more than ample evidence that shows that they were. If he had admitted the obvious, it would have been momentarily embarrassing for him and CBS news, but he would still have had his anchor job. And, in the long run, I think he would have had enhanced his credibility. After all, he didn’t forge the documents, they were given to him.

Mr. Rather, I don’t feel sorry for you. It’s not like you’ve been tossed out on the street or anything. You still have a job with CBS and probably a nice severance package from the anchor gig. Too bad your credibility is gone…

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