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Saturday, September 11, 2004

The Seattle Times: National politics: More challenges about whether Bush documents are authentic: "'This story is true. The questions we raised about then-Lieutenant Bush's National Guard service are serious and legitimate,' he [Dan Rather] said. 'Until and unless someone shows me definitive proof that they are not, I don't see any reason to carry on a conversation with the professional rumor mill.' "
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No, you have it backwards, Mr. Rather, on all counts. You have to prove them authentic; until you do you are the professional paid liar, and the professional rumor mill par excellence. But we have been on to you for a long time.

Dan Rather's bias is coming through loud and clear. The questions that have been raised about John Kerry's Viet Nam service are "serious and legitimate." But we do not see Rather airing them over and over again. Why does the one [Bush's] have to be disproved but the other [Kerry's] proved? There is no greater bias than this: the defects of your case have to be proved, but the alleged defects of your opponents case are accepted without verification.

The only bright spot is this: no one takes CBS and Dan Rather seriously anyway. CBS has David Letterman, and he is fun sometimes. Maybe CBS should rename their news the Dan Rather Early Night Show, and include episodes of "Will It Float" to provide real entertainment. At least Dan Rather should be required to register as a lobbyist for the Democratic Party and his partisan ads should include disclaimers as to who has approved his remarks, as they do on all policital ads nowadays.

CBS should fire Rather immediately, if they want to be considered a serious news outlet again. The emperor has no clothes.
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