Skip to comments.RATHER THAN RIGHT
Posted on 11/28/2004 10:18:41 PM PST by CHARLITE
Dan Rather, who has announced his "retirement" next March from the anchor desk he has held for 24 years, is a dinosaur. After the last old news anchor leaves (Peter Jennings will be the final one sitting), Mr. Rather, Tom Brokaw and Mr. Jennings will be fossils. There will not be their like again.
It doesn't matter who replaces Mr. Rather. Everyone at that level of broadcast journalism has been ideologically vetted. No conservative is allowed to ascend to the top of major news organizations. If you disagree, try naming one.
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I heard a rumor that Paula Zahn is to be the replacement.
CBS management is clueless. After Rather made his announcement, CBS should have filled Rather's shoes IMMEDIATELY. Betcha CBS ratings go down further. The CEO of CBS should be fired.
They may as well put SPONGE BOB in his anchor chair, for all anybody would care ...
Why does he get more than two week's notice?
Here's a wild prognostication...
1) CBS broadcast news continues to decline in ratings and revenues.
2) The CSI franchise inevitably fades and network profits go into the toilet.
3) Corporate types at Viacom get fed up with the hemmoraging in the news division and decide to ax the whole lot.
3) CBS shuts down it's news division and outsources the whole thing to CNN through acquisition.
-- alternate outcome --
3) Viacom sells CBS lock, stock, 'n barrel to Time-Warner which proceeds to "merge" the news divisions and eliminate 50% of the jobs.
"A great and powerful voice has been stilled!" they will say, and their heads will hang low between their shoulders as they hunch around their set-piece conference tables. Their brows will furrow with lines of concern.
Then they'll all break for a post-rap snack at "21" before hopping into their limos for the ride home. Another day of being concerned will be done, and the best part is... there's always tomorrow.
Too bad about Rather, though.
I certainly wouldn't disagree with you...the sack cloth and ashes would be ample. My faith, however, is in the power of the dollar and the limits that every shareholder has to backing an idealogical battle that don't generate no green.
Ain't capitalism beautiful!
Jimmy Carter's gift to the Shah. Loss of Persia to the Mullahs
The Mullahs ONLY came into power because the Peacock Shah
refused yet another campaign donation to the DNC or Carter.
For his refusal, Carter pulled the plug and in came Kerry's supporters, the Mullahs.
"I heard a rumor that Paula Zahn is to be the replacement."
I heard it would be Michael Moore(on)
LOL. Not even CBS is that stupid.