December 02, 2004

I Come Not To Bury Dan, But To Praise Him.

The Divine Peggy Noonan (mmmmm......Peggy) has a piece today on the rise and fall of Dan Rather that actually makes me feel sorry for the guy.

I completely believe Peggy's opinion that Rather is and always has been a decent man. But for all that, I also believe her assessment that, ultimately, Rather has been something of a victim of groupthink. That is where the pity starts to come in. I begin to think of him as a dutiful officer aboard the MSM Dreadnought who, along with most of the other officers and crew, has failed to grasp the fact that squadrons of aircraft carrier-borne attack planes have rendered his ship obsolete for its traditional mission. To this day, I think he still hasn't figured out where the torpedoes that blew him into the water came from or that they were more than just a lucky shot.

I also think there are many, many crewmen still aboard that think all they need to do to survive is add a little more armor plating and train their 18 inch guns more effectively.

Posted by Robert at December 2, 2004 09:14 AM

Did you hear the latest? now TOM BROKAW is stepping down hmmm two down how many more to go? it looks like the news has taken a real hit over the infamous 60 MINUTES incedent

Posted by: militant sandpiper at December 2, 2004 10:23 AM

HMS Dreadnought

Posted by: LMC at December 2, 2004 03:13 PM

MSM - Mainstream Media - little metaphorical gracenote.

Posted by: Robert the LB at December 2, 2004 03:21 PM

Point taken.

Posted by: LMC at December 2, 2004 05:16 PM
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