Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Dan Rather Hasn't Lost a Step

Rather praised the coverage of Hurricane Katrina by the new generation of TV journalists and acknowledged that he would have liked to have reported from the Gulf Coast. “Covering hurricanes is something I know something about,” he said.

“It’s been one of television news’ finest moments,” Rather said of the Katrina coverage. He likened it to the coverage of President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. “They were willing to speak truth to power,” Rather said of the coverage.

Amazing, "truth to power" eh?

Here's just a few of the bits of truth the Katrina coverage:

1. 10,000 dead

2. New Orleans shut down for 6 months

3. Worst natural disaster in U.S. history

When you think about how much stupid Rather's statements are, you need to take into consideration that he said this last weekend, after it was obvious the coverage was ridiculously off the mark.

It's no surprise that he'd enjoy that sort of unsubstantiated, breathless coverage, but it's sort of sad that he's out there reminding everyone why he's no longer working.


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