You know, Dan Rather’s has really said some outrageous and stupid things over the years. I’ve never seen all of them gathered together in one place like this before. It’s one thing if Rather wants to talk about his political views as a private individual on his own time. That”s his right, and it’d make it easy for everyone else to detect any potential unconcious bias that might creep into his job.
But for an allegedly neutral journalist (as Rather presents himself to be) to use his anchordesk to blatantly editorialize about the issues he’s reporting is just ridiculous. It cheapens the whole profession, and it leads directly to journalistic miscarriages like the aptly named Rathergate. After years of abuse it’s amazing, and sad, that the man still has his job.