Skip to comments.Rather Ridiculous
Posted on 09/24/2007 4:01:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I have obtained new documentary evidence regarding Dan Rather's relationship with his former bosses at CBS News.
Obviously, I cannot identify my source. But he told me during a collect call from Sofia, Bulgaria, that he has access to Rather's "personal files" and that his typewriter was built after 1966. To authenticate the document, I showed it to some of my kids' friends, and they said it was awesome.
Here, then, the letter -- written by Dan Rather and dated Nov. 31, 2006:
"Dear CBS News:
"My new career at HDNet is keeping me busier than a bordello at Mardis Gras.
"But I did want to take a moment to thank you for your kindness and consideration during my 44 years as the finest broadcast journalist any network ever had.
"Let's face it. At times I did or said things that some people, most of them partisan political operatives, considered unbecoming, ridiculous or even 'firing offenses.'
"In 1987, I walked off the set of the evening news, leaving you to fill several minutes of dead air, because you delayed the news to finish coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. That came back to haunt us the next year, when then-Vice President George H.W. Bush mocked me about it. But you stood by me.
"In 2001, I accidentally gave a speech at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Austin. Later, I realized that some powerful and extremely well-financed forces think that journalists shouldn't help political parties raise money. For a minute there, the issue got hotter than a hamburger on a hickory fire. You guys put out a statement calling it an 'honest oversight,' and we rode it out together. Thanks.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
“...hes deader than a bunny in an avalanche.”
I can’t laugh that hard this early in the morning, it churns my oatmeal!
True, but we are talking about Dan Rather here. I for one welcome the chance for him to be deposed or to be cross examined regarding his career.
Should have more laughs then a Democrat's Funeral in Minnesota.
Which may be the objective all along. Any settlement by CBS will be spun as "see, they couldn't prove the documents were forgeries, that's why they had to settle!" CBS gets to reform their own image, along with Rather's, and they can claim that the "nominal" settlement amount simply made good business sense, to play both sides against the middle.
How could someone like cBS not see those docs were faked? All their attornies would have to do is point out that it was typed on a Word doc, hence the “th”? I learned how to type on my mom’s Smith Corona, and I know what the type style looks like.
No I wouldn’t settle for one thin dime, but then again I’m very stubborn. Of course that’s just me.
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