Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Dan Rather says there has been too much coverage of Ronald Reagan's death. According to the New York Post:
"Even though everybody is respectful and wants to pay homage to the president, life does go on," Rather told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"There is other news, like the reality of Iraq," said the "CBS Evening News" anchor. "It got very short shrift this weekend."
What's ironic about this is that I saw Rather on one of CBS's prime-time Reagan programs begin to blubber (again) the other night as he let fly with some sentimental tripe about "whenever the wind blows from the East, we'll know that it's our fallen knight...blah....blah...blah."

(As a parenthetical note, does it ever seem to you that Dan Rather's entire journalistic career can be summed up as one desperate, thin, tone-deaf attempt to approximate Walter Cronkite's "President John Fitzgerald Kennedy....died today at...." announcement?)

When one veers between moods like this in real life, we call that person "unstable."

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