I don't know about the rest of them, but Bill Press is still writing columns. When I saw the title, Let us all now praise Dan Rather, I knew that there would be big laughs in store. Let's get started checking out the (in)voluntary chuckles that Bill offers:
Pity poor conservatives. They won't have Dan Rather to kick around anymore.
Obligatory Nixon reference. In 5248 AD, Democrats will still be bringing up Tricky Dick. Hey, I'm not fond of the guy. At least the right has the intellectual honesty to decry misdeeds by Republicans.
With dignity and grace, Rather said goodbye as CBS News anchor on March 9.
BUAHAHAHA! ::wiping tears from my eyes:: You might think that that would be the funniest line in the whole article, but you'd be wrong. On we go.
Was Dan Rather perfect? No. Did he make mistakes? Yes. But Dan Rather didn't deserve the nonstop barrage of attacks from intolerant right-wingers.
Because God knows that only intolerant right-wingers believe that attempting to foist forgeries onto the public is wrong. Maybe Bill can start a movement to canonize Dan.
The Media Research Center, for example, on its website, accuses Dan Rather of displaying an "outrageous" liberal bias. Their evidence?
Or this one, last August: "The Republican convention opens in New York to renominate George W. Bush and showcase the party's quote 'moderate side.' Will voters buy it?"
If that's liberal bias, I'm an astronaut.
Hey Bill! How was the moon? But wait, there's more!
In both cases, Rather did nothing more than tell the truth.
You know what? I can't continue. I like science fiction and fantasy as much as the next guy, but there should be some semblance of logic in the storyline; there just isn't much here.
Posted by Physics Geek at March 11, 2005 04:18 PM