Rather thought he could top Walter Cronkite. It blew up in his face. Har!
"You couldnt have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of check and balances [at 60 Minutes] and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing.
Right. Yes, the contrast would be in units of hubris and undeserved, self-congratulatory, 6- and 7-figure salaries.
One of the industry commentators I heard said Cap’n Dan thought he could bring down Bush, and at the following Spring’s press bash in DC, he’d be hailed as the hero of the Fifth Column’s Fourth Estate...
I never had so much fun in my life as when this story broke.
I was merciless with Rather, sending comic emails to CBS, busting their chops, telling them I had all kinds of new memos for them.
I laughed my a$$ off for a week.