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Dan Rather: Is the Media Failing in America? ( Barf Alert )
University of California at Berkeley. ^ | April 25, 2006 | Auditorium Wheeler

Posted on 05/03/2006 7:38:32 PM PDT by george76

A San Francisco Chronicle Herb Caen Lecture featuring Dan Rather, who was anchor and managing editor for the CBS Evening News for 24 years, and now serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes and hosts and produces long form programming examining major global topics and events for the Discovery Channel, will be in conversation with Orville Schelll, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism.

Often referred to as "the hardest working man in broadcast journalism," ...

(Excerpt) Read more at webcast.berkeley.edu ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
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1 posted on 05/03/2006 7:38:34 PM PDT by george76
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2 posted on 05/03/2006 7:40:09 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Is the Media Failing America?

Yup.

3 posted on 05/03/2006 7:41:06 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: george76

I think the media is just FAILING.

PERIOD


4 posted on 05/03/2006 7:42:03 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (DemonRATs- the CULTURE OF TREASON!)
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To: george76

Rather is quite a media failure in his own right.


5 posted on 05/03/2006 7:43:23 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: george76

Dear Dan Rather,

Yes, you fail.

Sincerely,
bannie


6 posted on 05/03/2006 7:44:21 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: george76

"Dan Rather: Is the Media Failing in America?"

Is the sky sometimes blue?


7 posted on 05/03/2006 7:45:01 PM PDT by jdm
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To: george76

Looks like ol' Dan's getting his Botox injections at Jiffy Lube.

8 posted on 05/03/2006 7:46:25 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: george76
The "Media" failed America many years ago.

An informed electorate is vital to the Republic. The "Media" has not only failed to inform the electorate; it has mislead the American people dangerously. This is why the American people hold the "Media" and its so-called "journalists" in such contempt.

9 posted on 05/03/2006 7:47:04 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Spirit of Flight 93 is the Spirit of America!)
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To: DeFault User

LOL!


10 posted on 05/03/2006 7:48:06 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Spirit of Flight 93 is the Spirit of America!)
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To: DeFault User

Jiffy Lube would do better.

Dan is very puffy !


12 posted on 05/03/2006 7:49:08 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Is there a good magician available that could make Dan Rather disappear?


13 posted on 05/03/2006 7:50:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: george76; Registered

We've not had a post from Registered since February.

And it wasn't Registered"media" back then.

Registered! Did you forget your fans and FRiends here??


14 posted on 05/03/2006 7:51:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Don't call them "undocumented workers." Use the correct term: CRIMINAL INVADERS!)
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To: george76
Dan Rather. Nope. Don't remember the name.
15 posted on 05/03/2006 7:55:32 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: george76

No, Dan, the news media is not failing America. As a consumer of daily news, I can assure you that journalists, like yourself, are providing valuable comic relief for millions of Americans, like myself. Other than that - you suck.


16 posted on 05/03/2006 7:57:27 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Di'ver'si'ty (adj.): A compound word derived from the root words: division; perversion; adversity.)
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To: george76

Sure as hell hope so. Yes, it's failing and please keep it up!!!


17 posted on 05/03/2006 7:58:56 PM PDT by Waco
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To: george76

Is Dan Rather the illustration of the answer to his own question?


18 posted on 05/03/2006 7:59:16 PM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them OVER THERE than here.)
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To: george76

19 posted on 05/03/2006 8:00:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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Now, look into my eyes. Repeat after me: Everyone but Dan Rather is a media failure...Courage, courage. I mean, failure, FAILURE!
20 posted on 05/03/2006 8:01:21 PM PDT by Das Outsider (Are Marxist academics and apostate bishops trustworthy enough to tell you who the "real" Jesus is?)
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To: george76

Not only is the media failing but Dan gets a F too.


21 posted on 05/03/2006 8:01:52 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: DeFault User
Looks like ol' Dan's getting his Botox injections at Jiffy Lube.

Rather metrosexual, don't you think?
22 posted on 05/03/2006 8:06:38 PM PDT by Das Outsider (Are Marxist academics and apostate bishops trustworthy enough to tell you who the "real" Jesus is?)
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To: george76
Where's Lucy Ramirez when you need her?
23 posted on 05/03/2006 8:13:58 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Hugo, Fidel, Evo....Commie Guys Get...Code Pink Wet)
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To: george76

The "lamestream" media has failed America for many, many years, and that Rather was as successful as he was reflects that failure.


24 posted on 05/03/2006 8:18:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: Das Outsider
Rather metrosexual, don't you think?

Try to smile when you say that!

25 posted on 05/03/2006 8:18:19 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Das Outsider
"Dan Rather: On; is the Media Failing in America?"

Related Articles:

Bill Clinton: On; have politicians failed in setting moral examples?

Senator Lautenberg: On; is the New Jersey Supreme Court a political tool of the moonbat elites?

O.J. Simpson: On; is Hollywood Justice a joke?

Bill O'Reilly: On; are TV opinion talk show hosts shallow narcissistic twits?

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26 posted on 05/03/2006 8:18:26 PM PDT by Nova
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To: george76

Is this a trick question? Of COURSE the media is failing - they just can't fool all of the people all of the time. P.T. Barnum knew that.


27 posted on 05/03/2006 8:22:55 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: george76
Often referred to as "the hardest working man in broadcast journalism," ...

Not when he is currently UNEMPLOYED!!!

28 posted on 05/03/2006 8:26:55 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (History is not written by those who win wars, but by those who win the war for the History Dept.)
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To: george76

"Often referred to as "the hardest working man in broadcast journalism," ..."

It's not easy work -- selflessly promoting oneself 24/7 as God's gift to mankind -- the Oracle of the Universe.

I wish journalists would find some other role model. Like OJ, maybe.


29 posted on 05/03/2006 8:29:44 PM PDT by MikeHu
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To: smoothsailing
 
 

Liberal charitable acts consist of stealing conservatives' tax dollars and spending the money on liberal causes.

 

30 posted on 05/03/2006 8:30:50 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Good stuff! Cox & Forkum, what a hoot! :-)
31 posted on 05/03/2006 8:44:54 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: george76

Dan. It's over.


32 posted on 05/03/2006 9:47:29 PM PDT by IncPen (Torture should be safe, legal, and rare.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


33 posted on 05/03/2006 9:50:11 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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34 posted on 05/03/2006 11:24:17 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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Is the Media Failing in America?

Gn 22:17 your descendants shall take possession of the gates of their enemies

Newspaper sale$ decline should be blamed on the Journos

. . .

People who work at journalism full time ought to be able to do a better job of it than people for whom it is a hobby. But that's not going to happen as long as we "professional" journalists ignore stories we don't like and try to hide our mistakes. We think of ourselves as "gatekeepers." But there is not much future in being a gatekeeper when the walls are down.


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35 posted on 05/04/2006 7:36:45 AM PDT by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans

Teetotally meetmortally!


36 posted on 05/04/2006 9:23:04 AM PDT by weegee ("Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays")
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To: george76; IncPen

37 posted on 05/04/2006 10:02:55 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: george76; IncPen
Note to the left wing maggots in charge of CBS phoney news. We have our eye on your eye!

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38 posted on 05/04/2006 10:05:54 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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39 posted on 05/04/2006 10:07:18 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: george76
Shown below is the Continuing Top Internet News for this Decade:

"MSM Requiescat in fracta!"


40 posted on 05/04/2006 10:12:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: george76

You Fail! Goodday Sir!


41 posted on 05/04/2006 11:18:40 AM PDT by Darth Republican
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To: george76

Well, you have Danny-boy...


42 posted on 05/04/2006 12:55:50 PM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: Grampa Dave
 

"Nice shoes, Mr. Rather. Oh, and just one more thing...
It's probably just me, but there's something about these memos that doesn't add up."
 
 

Would You Like to Select the "Professional Forgery" Template or the "Half-a-Retard Forgery" Template?


43 posted on 05/04/2006 4:14:29 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Actually, the media had gotten one degree better following Dan's resignation.


44 posted on 05/04/2006 4:29:24 PM PDT by Hoodat ( Silly Dems, AYBABTU.)
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To: Darth Republican

do I really have to say it???


45 posted on 05/04/2006 8:30:41 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Billthedrill
The msm equate sound public policy with self-congratulations. This is their main failing in logic and morality. They have many more faults, to be sure, but I'll be succinct.
46 posted on 05/04/2006 9:21:33 PM PDT by ashtanga
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To: george76
Is the Media Failing in America?
Not since it got outsourced to the Internet. As soon as the rest of you fossils die off and the rest get the message then the media might stand on its own legs again.

In the meantime...enjoy the retirement.

47 posted on 05/04/2006 9:34:12 PM PDT by philman_36
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