Dan Rather has announced that he will step down in March. He’s expected to begin his new career of yelling at clouds and wearing socks on his ears shortly after.
Rumor has it that Rather’s farewell letter was printed
on a 1972 IBM Selectric typewriter with Microsoft Word…
Amazingly, Rather is staying on full-time at 60 Minutes, proving that CBS hasn’t learned a damn thing from Rathergate at all. Rather’s personal desire to get Bush took CBS’ already waning credibility and flushed it down the toilet. A news organization that gave a damn about journalistic ethics would have kicked Rather out on the curb for even suggesting a story like the Bush ANG memos story. The fact that CBS selectively shopped the documents around to experts without allowing them to perform a full analysis on all the documents shows that they were intend on manufacturing a story rather than reporting the news.
Rather is to journalism what a week-old Big Mac is to haunte cuisine.