Skip to comments.Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news
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.
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What a crock of crap. The MSM is the greatest threat to democracy and this Representative Republic!
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Hey Dan, you can always send your resume to NPR and C-Span!
It’s only fair, since the Media created Obama.
What's the frequency, Dan?
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.
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.
* Mary Mapes of Rathergate fame.
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.
He’s so stupid...doesn’t he understand that it’s not free speech if the gummint is involved?
LOL! Good one!
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)
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).
if they did it would be interesting to see what the Pay Czar would do with Katie Couric
We don’t need Obama to save TV news....Fox News Channel is doing that just fine!!!!
That’s “what’s the frequency Kenneth”......
At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American Democrats.