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Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news
Aspen Daily ^ | 2/3/10 | Andy Travers

Posted on 02/03/2010 10:04:30 AM PST by pissant

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute.

“I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said.

Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive.

At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy.

(Excerpt) Read more at aspendailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
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CBS is already the equivalent of the USSR era Tass or Pravda. He just wants a formal consummation ala Larry Sinclair
1 posted on 02/03/2010 10:04:30 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

legendary????????????????????????????????????????????


2 posted on 02/03/2010 10:05:26 AM PST by Eternal_Bear (`)
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To: pissant
Sounds like something out of Atlas Shrugged..............
3 posted on 02/03/2010 10:06:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Eternal_Bear

Yeah, It was “legendary” that he was a newsman.................


4 posted on 02/03/2010 10:06:41 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Blue Jays
This would make a fantastic The Onion article!
5 posted on 02/03/2010 10:07:00 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: pissant
Why not this one?


6 posted on 02/03/2010 10:07:08 AM PST by free1977free
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To: pissant; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
“I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said.

Dan Ratherbiased wants to be appointed Minister of Propaganda, I mean Revisionist Historian Czar.

7 posted on 02/03/2010 10:07:27 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: pissant

Just go ahead and say it, Dan. You want a FEDERAL BAILOUT of the left-wing media.

Meanwhile, Fox News Channel is kicking ass and taking names in the ratings.


8 posted on 02/03/2010 10:07:40 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: pissant

...and Bernie Madoff wants to save the private capital investment industry.


9 posted on 02/03/2010 10:07:55 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Get rid of the dirty moderates. Get rid of them,)
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To: pissant

Kind of a quid pro quo thingy here - media ignores bammy’s lack of experience and racist leanings while rediculing the competition to get him elected - now media needs some help staying in business. Funny - can you imagine the reaction from Pubbies, tea partiers, and working class Dems if this were attempted? My guess, bammy will go for it.


10 posted on 02/03/2010 10:08:09 AM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Eternal_Bear

As legendary as the men who faked the Cardiff Giant or Piltdown Man or Hitler’s diaries.


11 posted on 02/03/2010 10:08:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: pissant

12 posted on 02/03/2010 10:08:52 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Eternal_Bear
-- legendary? --

Think Durante. He's legendary. Or Goebbels, he's legendary too.

Legendary doesn't necessarily mean "good," "just" or "righteous." Now, myself, I'd use "notorious" to label the likes of Cronkite, Rather, Couric, and a host of other paid liars.

13 posted on 02/03/2010 10:08:59 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: pissant

Once they accept money from our government, they would have to report the news the way this administration wanted them to. Of course they wouldn’t give any money to Fox would they?


14 posted on 02/03/2010 10:09:55 AM PST by RC2
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To: pissant

You’ve already sold yourselves, body and soul, to the Democrats. Why buy a newspaper when Dan Rather is giving propaganda away for free?


15 posted on 02/03/2010 10:10:49 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Special SOTU tagline: YOU LIE!)
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To: pissant
“I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,”

said Rather, "and I'll volunteer to be the Media Czar."

16 posted on 02/03/2010 10:11:42 AM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: pissant
Hay Dan. How about some decent reporting. How about some fair and balanced news. Fox seems to be doing okay. People are now on to the left wing bias of the MSM and they aren't buying the BS anymore. You got embarrassed by a guy behind a keyboard (perhaps in his pajamas) who knew more than you and actually did some thinking. You wanted the news to be in line with your politics and you got burned badly.

We don't need the NY Times, Washington Post, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS (big time) anymore. Your days are over.
17 posted on 02/03/2010 10:12:14 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: pissant
Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press
—snip—
At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy.

For American democracy to survive, the mainstream media needs to die.

18 posted on 02/03/2010 10:12:28 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I love those.


19 posted on 02/03/2010 10:12:51 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: pissant
He wants the White House to create “business models”? Pretty funny considering only 8% of WH staff has ever even working in the private sector, and mostly think business is evil. What the hell would they know about fixing any business.
20 posted on 02/03/2010 10:13:11 AM PST by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: pissant
"At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy."

What a crock of crap. The MSM is the greatest threat to democracy and this Representative Republic!

21 posted on 02/03/2010 10:13:38 AM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: reagan_fanatic

;D


22 posted on 02/03/2010 10:13:47 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: pissant
Exhibit A:

Administration appealed to Reuters to take down 'Backdoor Taxes To Hit Middle Class'. story (Business Insider ^ | Feb. 2, 2010 | Gillian Reagan)

23 posted on 02/03/2010 10:14:37 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Don't fall for the Global Warming hysteria.)
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To: pissant

Hey Dan, you can always send your resume to NPR and C-Span!


24 posted on 02/03/2010 10:15:14 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: pissant

It’s only fair, since the Media created Obama.


25 posted on 02/03/2010 10:16:36 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Red Badger
Sounds like something out of Atlas Shrugged..............

Bingo.
26 posted on 02/03/2010 10:17:18 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: pissant
At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy.

What's the frequency, Dan?

27 posted on 02/03/2010 10:17:58 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall
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To: pissant
Just what America needs, a ratheresque Minitruth. I suspect there's a role for Mary Mapes in there.

Only now they'll have subpeona power and be immune from libel laws. They will never abuse their power to harass their enemies and support their friends. That never happened over at CBS in the good old days of Fred Friendly, Ed Murrow, Walter Krankheit and Dan Rather.

Perfect.

28 posted on 02/03/2010 10:18:00 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: pissant

here is a man who is integrally responsible for the downfall of the MSM with his reckless episodes, who fell from the pillar of self-importance with the advent of FoxNews and internet blogging,...and wants the govt to bail out these same type of news organizations he perpetuated

Unbelievable. He is not senile,..he is just looking to jump from the trivial pursuit card, to a one paragraph wikipedia.

Go home dan. Your teeth are thirsty.


29 posted on 02/03/2010 10:20:57 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: pissant
Going along with Rather's ideas helped destroy the career of this ravishing beauty:

* Mary Mapes of Rathergate fame.

30 posted on 02/03/2010 10:22:33 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: pissant

All they have to do is look at FOX News and its parent company News Corp. The stock is booming. Their profits and ratings are blowing away the competition. They are proof that it can be done. You simply have to offer something the public wants.


31 posted on 02/03/2010 10:22:49 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (Hey General, I would be honored to have you call me "ma'am" !)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Help us Obom-e-baraki you are our only hope.

32 posted on 02/03/2010 10:25:27 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: pissant

He’s so stupid...doesn’t he understand that it’s not free speech if the gummint is involved?


33 posted on 02/03/2010 10:25:58 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: BigEdLB

LOL! Good one!


34 posted on 02/03/2010 10:28:18 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Now THAT is funny!

(The photo you posted, as well as Dan Rather still having his knickers in a twist over being exposed as a fraud by bloggers)


35 posted on 02/03/2010 10:28:24 AM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: TexasCajun
Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

Logical request seeing as Obama controls the alphabet media and much of the printed as well. The only problem with Rather's request is that the majority of Americans have absolutely no trust or interest in the propaganda we are forcefed by these news outlets (In other words Dan Rather, it's already too late to save them - and Rather himself served to destroy any credibility that might have remained).

36 posted on 02/03/2010 10:34:50 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: pissant

if they did it would be interesting to see what the Pay Czar would do with Katie Couric


37 posted on 02/03/2010 10:35:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: pissant

We don’t need Obama to save TV news....Fox News Channel is doing that just fine!!!!


38 posted on 02/03/2010 10:42:23 AM PST by ontap
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To: Lauren BaRecall

That’s “what’s the frequency Kenneth”......


39 posted on 02/03/2010 10:45:07 AM PST by ontap
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To: pissant

At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American Democrats.

Fixed it


40 posted on 02/03/2010 10:57:41 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: pissant

Fake but accurate.


41 posted on 02/03/2010 11:05:29 AM PST by dancusa (Political Correctness is a firewall to the truth.)
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To: pissant
Courage!


42 posted on 02/03/2010 11:11:38 AM PST by dancusa (Political Correctness is a firewall to the truth.)
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To: pissant

“The very survival of American democracy” is exactly why there must NOT be a government commission with a mandate to “save journalism jobs”.


43 posted on 02/03/2010 11:22:07 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: pissant
Quote pulled from a link accessed via Drudgereport: "EDITOR'S NOTE: Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press. Tears welled in the lifelong reporter’s eyes as he discussed the dwindling number of war correspondents."

Boo hoo Dan.

I worked in telecom for nearly 10 years and was shown the door... customers no longer wanted/needed the product I was working. I had very good experience and a marketable degree so I found new employment in a different industry relatively quick in '02.

So welcome to the jungle Danny... make yourself more marketable (like that's ever going to happen with your reputation) and see if the "market" will offer you and your kind employment.

44 posted on 02/03/2010 12:24:21 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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