Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dan Rather to Media: Wimps!

Dan Rather is feisty and firing off complaints against the national press like a drunkenly indignant Howard Beale.

No one is fearless, but fear shouldn't be in the DNA of an American journalist.... American journalism stands for clear-eyed, well-researched, know the facts, look 'em in the eye, ask 'em the tough question, don't back down, don't back away, just keep coming. That's the kind of coverage the American public deserves.


Fuck yeah Dan! Go get 'em buddy!

"First of all. these aren't debates. Let's get that straight right from the beginning. They are a something, but they're not debates. These so-called debates are put on by the two major political parties, for the two major political parties and their candidates," he added. "These so-called debates are not by the people, for the people. They are by the parties, for the parties. That's what's wrong with them."


Hell yes.

And just for good measure:

2 comments:

leany said...

The mind-blowing section of Dan Rather's remarkable HDNet report which aired last summer, but was picked up by absolutely nobody in the CMSM thereafter.
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Carl Benson said...

Really enjoying Rather's lawsuit against CBS ... think he's going to win A LOT OF CASH.