Dan saves democracy

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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 11:45 am

Suddenly, Dan Rather is an opponent of big government:

On CNN’s Larry King Live Thursday night, Dan Rather insisted that his $70 million lawsuit against CBS was an attempt to save “our democracy” from “big government interference and intimidation in news” …

Whoa there, crazy old guy! You think you were attacked by “big government”? That’s not what your producer says:

What was different in our case was the brand new and bruising power of the conservative blogosphere, particularly the extremists among them. They formed a tightly knit community of keyboard assault artists …

So who took Dan down – big government or a a “community of keyboard assault artists”? This story is jumping around like a … searches for appropriate Ratheresque faux-folksy image … like a square-dancin’ squirrel on a Gatlinburg griddle! The LA TimesTim Rutten ain’t none too impressed, no sir:

Dan Rather took the best seat in the house that Murrow built and then left the place a ruin. Now he has returned to torch the rubble.

CBS shouldn’t be alarmed; the last entity Rather tried to destroy ended up getting re-elected.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/22/2007 at 11:20 AM