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What Planet Is Dan Rather From?
FOXNews ^ | October 25, 2001 | Eric Burns

Posted on 10/25/2001 7:26:29 AM PDT by RippleFire

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:31:28 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings have proven themselves excellent leaders of the respective news divisions of NBC and ABC. So too among many others have CBS's Bob Schieffer, CNN's Aaron Brown, and the Fox News Channel's John Scott and Brigitte Quinn.


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Dan is getting increasingly strange or he just needs lessons from Bubba Clinton on how to run a good scam.
1 posted on 10/25/2001 7:26:29 AM PDT by RippleFire
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To: RippleFire
Sanity is a terrible thing to waste
2 posted on 10/25/2001 7:29:50 AM PDT by woofie
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To: RippleFire
He is, I believe, Ambassador from the planet Stupid.
3 posted on 10/25/2001 7:30:16 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: RippleFire
Actually, Dan is from earth. He is, however, only two generations up from an ameba.
4 posted on 10/25/2001 7:48:37 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: RippleFire; *CCRM
In a year of odd behavior, Rather's post-Sept. 11 comportment has called his planetary origins into greater question than ever.

More importantly, what planet has the author of this piece been on that he has failed to noticed Captain Dan's oddities until just this year? I say to him, "courage"...

This strikes me as more of a hit piece on patriotism, under the pretense of critiquing Dan's performance as a journalist.

Granted, he couldn't have picked an easier target, but I'd sooner listen to Dan Rather reciting verses from patriotic songs than this guy's elitist critique.

5 posted on 10/25/2001 7:52:03 AM PDT by calypgin
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To: RippleFire
The way I figure it, you ought to be able to get there in about 30 light years.

He is definitely out there, but this sentence makes no sense. He's talking about time measurement, but uses distance measurement.

6 posted on 10/25/2001 7:53:01 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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To: RippleFire
Reeling post back in...

] I take it back... I should have read the article twice before spouting off... oh well.

7 posted on 10/25/2001 7:54:24 AM PDT by calypgin
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To: RippleFire
Great piece from Eric Burns...Fox NewsWatch is the only press critique show on TV that's actually worth watching. Burns strikes me as a liberal, but he seems sincerely interested in objectivity, fairness and accuracy in reporting, principles that most journalists abandoned years ago. Better still, he has a panel that actually has opinions, not the recycled twaddle/mainstream media speak you find on CNN's reliable sources.

Burns is spot-on regarding Gunga Dan. Rather lost it about the time of the "Kenneth, what's the frequency" incident about 15 years ago--the same incident that was lampooned in a classic rock song (REM perhaps?). Then, in another act of incomprehensible lunacy, Rather appeared on David Letterman one night to sing the song along with the band. I remember a close-up shot during a clip of that performance; one of the guys in the band had a look on his face that seemed to say: "we're making this guy (Rather) look like an a--, and he's helping us.

Rather needs to drop the zoom juice and get some Prozac.

BTW, if you know anyone working at Ground Zero, be sure and e-mail them a copy of this article. Let our heroes know that while they were engaged in their valiant, Dan Rather was doing the real heavy lifting, holding the nation together through zoom juice and 16-hour marathons on the air. Then, the next time Dan shows up in lower Manhattan, perhaps one of the fire fighters, cops, or construction workers will punch him in the face.

One more thing: if you'll remember, CBS had Russ Mitchell on the air with Rather for much of the day on 11 September. CNN, ABC, and NBC took no such precautions with their main anchors. Could it be that CBS feared the effects of too much zoom juice, and had Mitchell (a superb, level-headed talent) standing by, in case Dan lost it on the air?

8 posted on 10/25/2001 7:54:58 AM PDT by Spook86
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To: RippleFire
What's the frequency Kenneth???

What's the frequency Kenneth???????


9 posted on 10/25/2001 7:58:36 AM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Spook86
To chagrin of many. He's all earthling baby.
10 posted on 10/25/2001 8:05:39 AM PDT by hsszionist
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To: RippleFire
LMAO!!! Sounds like somebody's been forgetting his Metamucil these days...
11 posted on 10/25/2001 8:07:08 AM PDT by maxwell
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To: RippleFire
Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings have proven themselves excellent leaders of the respective news divisions of NBC and ABC.

What planet is this author from?

12 posted on 10/25/2001 8:17:58 AM PDT by angry elephant
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To: RippleFire
HEY! I usually watch Fox, but I like watching CBS Evening News...I'd much rather Dan's eccentricities than Jenning's and Brokaw's arrogance. ADMIT IT. Dan can be quite interesting. :-)
13 posted on 10/25/2001 8:25:55 AM PDT by Selara
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To: angry elephant
"What planet is this author from?"

I have to say it:
URANUS!

14 posted on 10/25/2001 8:29:46 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Mr. Lucky
He is, I believe, Ambassador from the planet Stupid.

A planet which revolves around him and him alone.

15 posted on 10/25/2001 8:32:59 AM PDT by Snardius
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To: RippleFire
I think that Dan my be in for some sort of emotional or mental collaspe. I wouldn't be surprised if we hear something like that down the road. There have been just too many odd things from and about him lately. Another thing he did was boldly claim that "Bill Clinton is an honest man", in spite of all his lies. Even staunch Clinton supporters have not come out making such ludicrous statements.
16 posted on 10/25/2001 8:35:40 AM PDT by WomanofStandard
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To: Constitution Day
Damn...ya beat me to it....:-)
17 posted on 10/25/2001 8:37:56 AM PDT by beowolf
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To: Snardius
Anyone remember the Pakled, from a NextGen episode? They were literally idiots. Went around saying things like "We look for things to make us go." Dan Rather is a Pakled.
18 posted on 10/25/2001 8:39:05 AM PDT by JenB
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To: beowolf
hehehe... Just call me Quick Draw McGraw!
19 posted on 10/25/2001 8:40:01 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day
URANUS! (Dan Rather's planet)

LOLOL!!!

Great article pointing out Rather's idiocy. However, the compliments for the sneering, Bush-disparaging Peter Jennings and Tom "I refuse to wear a flag pin" Brokaw spoiled the article. Jennings and Brokaw are equally insane Clymers as far as I'm concerned.

20 posted on 10/25/2001 8:40:37 AM PDT by RooRoobird14
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