Did Dan Rather sign off his last broadcast with "courage" or was it

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    "porridge"? Couldn't quite make it out.. "Courage" would be insulting all of us that have no need of an arrogant, agenda driven jackass, to tell us what we need as individuals..."Porridge" would be insulting a tasty breakfast food..Either way Dan goes down in history as a lying, pompous, incompetant, journalist, that simply was an agenda driven ass: like almost all the media now... Rather, and his buds, helped the United States leave Southeast Asia with our tails between our legs, then, with Nixon's own felonious activity, brought down the Presidency. The folks in the media, Dan's the epitome, then thought that somehow the American electorate didn't have the good "sense" to decide on their own what was truth or lies... The media made of themselves a dictator of news to the American people.. "We report what we want and tell you how to think". The fourth estate is in a state of shambles and cannot understand why.. To quote the second finest President of The United States: "You can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time".. (Lincoln).. Danny and his cohorts in the media forgot this fundamental principle...
     
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    I think that about sums it up for this joke of a journalist. I try to look at it this way. At least he went out with a scandal having to do with biased lies flaming his ass. He was the worst of the worst when it came to bias. Unfortunately he still will be hanging around on 60 Minutes(of crap) that is!!
     
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    Isn't there an old saying that "what goes around, comes around"? Dan got just what he deserved and won't be missed.

    Good Riddance to Dan Rather’s Rotten Bias
    From www.mediaresearch.org

    For decades, the liberal CBS anchorman twisted the news to help liberals and hurt conservatives

    Even as he gets ready to leave the CBS Evening News on Wednesday, Dan Rather still insists that he’s a brave journalistic truth-teller, not a partisan political operative disguised (poorly) as an objective newsman. “I’m hard to herd and impossible to stampede,” he recently boasted to The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta.

    Some of the liberal media’s professional apologists insist last year’s fraudulent 60 Minutes hit piece should not be the yardstick used to measure Rather’s professional worth. Former New York Times reporter Alex Jones, now a Harvard “media expert” told USA Today’s Peter Johnson it would be a “gross disservice” to emphasize the shameful forgery fiasco. “It doesn't diminish his decades-long career of distinguished broadcast journalism,” Jones asserted.

    Actually, if there’s one TV news star whose career was epitomized by twisting the news to assist liberals and knock conservatives, it’s Dan Rather. Last September’s politically motivated fraud wasn’t a departure for Rather; it was just an extreme example of the obnoxious bias that’s tarnished his whole career. MRC has an exhaustive library of Rather’s liberal rantings posted on our Web site (www.mrc.org), including 15 video clips.

    A few of the highlights:

    • Conservatives Are Hateful: Rather often portrayed conservative policies as mean-spirited assaults on children. Early in 1995, Rather began one newscast by declaring: “The new Republican majority in Congress took a big step today on its legislative agenda to demolish or damage government aid programs, many of them designed to help children and the poor.”

    Six years later, Rather used a similar mantra to scold President Bush’s “big tax cut plan, partly bankrolled, critics say, through cuts in many federal aid programs for children and education.” Of course there were no “cuts” — in 2004, the Cato Institute calculated the Department of Education’s budget had soared 75 percent during Bush’s first three years, from $36 billion to $63 billion.

    • But the Clintons Were Wonderful: When CBS paired Rather with Connie Chung, he sought inspiration from the liberal First Family. “If we could be one-hundredth as great as you and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in the White House, we’d take it right now and walk away winners,” Rather fawningly told Bill Clinton in 1993. Then when Hillary decided she wanted a New York Senate seat, Rather put on his Democratic press secretary’s hat: “Once a political lightning rod, today she is political lightning.”

    Rather evidently didn’t mind looking foolish as he touted the Clintons’ greatness. He startled FNC’s Bill O’Reilly in 2001 when he declared Bill Clinton to be “an honest man.” Rather ridiculously elaborated: “I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.”

    • Helping His Liberal Friends: During last year’s campaign, John Kerry’s operatives wanted to sully Bush’s economic record, and Rather obliged. Reporting the brutal murder of four civilians in Iraq last March, he smarmily asked: “What drives American civilians to risk death in Iraq? In this economy, it may be, for some, the only job they can find.”

    But when Kerry faced criticism, Rather switched from offense to defense. In a July interview, he presented the Democratic nominee as a hero victimized by a nasty GOP: “Have you ever had any anger about President Bush — who spent his time during the Vietnam War in the National Guard — running, in effect, a campaign that does its best to diminish your service in Vietnam? You have to be at least irritated by that, or have you been?”

    Liberals will probably miss having such a friend at the helm of a network newscast, but fans of fair and balanced journalism won’t miss Dan Rather one bit.

    — Rich Noyes
     
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    LOL! We still have board members =coughcoughhylandrdetcough= who insist we speak in hushed, reverent tones about this "great journalist"!

    I realize that it's the duty of all good little liberals to rush to the aid of the cause du juor, but I sure don't envy them on THIS one!
     

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