Rather Blather

Dan Rather tells the Aspen Daily News that Pres. Obama should form a White House Commission to help save the press.

A truly free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom,” Rather said in an interview yesterday afternoon. “This is not something just for journalists to be concerned about, and the loss of jobs and the loss of newspapers, and the diminution of the American press’ traditional role of being the watchdog on power. This is something every citizen should be concerned about.”

“A truly free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom,” Rather said in an interview yesterday afternoon. “This is not something just for journalists to be concerned about, and the loss of jobs and the loss of newspapers, and the diminution of the American press’ traditional role of being the watchdog on power. This is something every citizen should be concerned about.”

Yes, and the red beating heart of a truly free and independent press is a healthy avoidance of government entanglements, regardless of worthy intent.
Rather’s all over CBS for sandbagging him in an effort  to suck up to the Bush White House five years, but now it’s okay to get in bed with the federal government?
Dan needs a hobby.
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