working for men like Castro and Saddam
We know that he has "been a pal" of these two (and probably more lefties).
Has he been as chummy with those such as Margaret Thatcher, other conservatives, or even Tony Blair?
No, Dan Rather was never chummy with non-progressives. He buttered up to dictators and dissed democratically elected leaders. His whole life's work has been a disgrace in that regard.