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Good riddance
    Originally posted by AP/CNN.com
    Dan Rather, embattled anchor of the "CBS Evening News," announced Tuesday that he will step down in March, on the 24th anniversary of taking over the job from Walter Cronkite.

    The veteran anchor has been under fire in recent months for his role in a "60 Minutes Wednesday" story that questioned President Bush's service in the National Guard, which turned out to be based on allegedly forged documents.

    Rather, 73, said he will continue to work for CBS, as a correspondent for both editions of "60 Minutes."

    He made no mention of the National Guard story in announcing the change, saying he had agreed with CBS executives last summer that after the November 2 election would be the right time to leave.

    "I have always been and remain a `hard news' investigative reporter at heart," he said. "I now look forward to pouring my heart into that kind of reporting full time."

    CBS did not mention a potential successor for Rather, who has been at CBS for more than four decades and made his name as a reporter covering the Nixon White House.

Whatever happened to the "investigation"/kangaroo court regarding Rather's fabrications, anyway?

EDIT: Dan Rather scrambles to confirm story of his resignation: HA!


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I hope you never get to serve jury duty on a case where a cop planted evidence to convict someone.



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Yes, good riddance to an embarassment of the journalism community. Speaking of Strawmen, if we could only get the majority of Fox News to take his cue...

The worst thing about this is that strings were pulled to get Bush into the Guard and Bush was possibly AWOL or at least in derilection of duty, not to mention repeated misinformation coming from the White House on the matter, and Dan Rather goes and tanks the whole freakin' story with a FORGED document when there are plenty of UNFORGED documents to use because he's part of the Liberal Media or a Conservative Operative, depending on which wing of the nuthouse you live in. Either way, he's a shitty journalist and I'm glad he's going the way of the dinosaur.



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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    I hope you never get to serve jury duty on a case where a cop planted evidence to convict someone.


The post above yours was deleted, so I have to ask: Are you suggesting that someone planted these fake documents on Rather?



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This means only 1 more NCAA Basketball Season/NCAA Basketball Tournament for Dan to interrupt in order to invent expressions that no one understands.
The demise of Rather is really the end of the Johnsonian Texas Democrats.



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Please tell me that his replacement is going to be former mulleted rocker J.D., er, John Roberts.

Anyone who watched MuchMusic in Canada in the 80s must, like myself, have a hard time taking J.D. seriously without his black leather jacket.

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My problem isn't that Rather's going; my problem is that CBS doesn't have a successor ready, and I think that might hurt them in the long run.

Like him or hate him, admit that NBC has at least given the public huge amounts of time to get used to Brian Williams taking over for Tommy Boy.
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    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    My problem isn't that Rather's going; my problem is that CBS doesn't have a successor ready, and I think that might hurt them in the long run.


You know what else might hurt them in the long run? Using fake documents to validate stories.




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    Originally posted by Nuclear Winter
      Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
      My problem isn't that Rather's going; my problem is that CBS doesn't have a successor ready, and I think that might hurt them in the long run.


    You know what else might hurt them in the long run? Using fake documents to validate stories.



Moot point, since I was focusing on who they're going to get to replace him -- not what they've done in the past. It's over, Bush won, move on.
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No, his original post said something to the effect that it didn't matter if the documents were forged because they said the right thing.



Willful ignorance of science is not commendable. Refusing to learn the difference between a credible source and a shill is criminally stupid.
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