Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Rather Signs Off In Disgrace

In light of Dan Rathergate's final night hosting the nightly news, a quote from Dan on "The Factor with O'Reilly" May 15, 2001. I call it:

Rather Shaky Ethics From Dan & The CBS Journalism Manual

Bill O’Reilly: “I want to ask you flat out, do you think President Clinton’s an honest man?”
Dan Rather: “Yes, I think he’s an honest man.”
O’Reilly: “Do you, really?”
Rather: “I do.”
O’Reilly: “Even though he lied to Jim Lehrer’s face about the Lewinsky case?”
Rather: “Who among us has not lied about something?”
O’Reilly: “Well, I didn’t lie to anybody’s face on national television. I don’t think you have, have you?”
Rather: “I don’t think I ever have. I hope I never have. But, look, it’s one thing – ” ( well Dan yes you have - often )
O’Reilly: “How can you say he’s an honest guy then?”
Rather: “Well, because I think he is. I think at core he’s an honest person. I know that you have a different view. I know that you consider it sort of astonishing anybody would say so, but I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.”

This should clear things up for anyone who is still curious why CBS and people like Rather & Cronkite have been shading the news towards their liberal socialist agenda for all these years even when the facts usually did not support their agenda. Hey what is the problem with an agenda of lies when its for your good cause right?

For some other telling statements from Rather over the recent years that show his liberal bias check MRC's piece