There is something slightly hilarious about Dan Rather's latest blather.
He told the Aspen Daily News, “A truly free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom. This is not something just for journalists to be concerned about, and the loss of jobs and the loss of newspapers, and the diminution of the American press’ traditional role of being the watchdog on power. This is something every citizen should be concerned about.”
So what does he want? Rather wants the government to save the newspapers.
The watchdogs over the government want to be owned by the government? Pravda was all over those Kremlin boys all the time, wasn't it?
Actually, Dan might know if he kept up with the news, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal are doing just fine. They provide their customers with both sides of the news, unlike Rather's old haunts, CBS.
At CBS, Katie Couric is facing the terrible threat of having her $14 million salary cut, according to the Drudge Report. CBS is having to cut its budget because people don't want to watch the liberal version of the news. That's the same reason Air America just went bankrupt and why Keith Olbermann is likely to get sacked, with his ratings down 44 percent in the past year and Bill O'Reilly kicking his hiney.
No wonder they don't like free markets