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3.09.2005

So long Dan

by Aaron Earls [+/-] show/hide

With tonight being Dan Rather's last night, please honor him by reading some of his best quotes. Here are two of my non-biased favorites:
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.
— Dan Rather leading off the March 16, 1995 CBS Evening News.


Today, on the Internet and elsewhere, some people, including many who are partisan political operatives, concentrated not on the key questions of the overall story, but on the documents that were part of the support of the story. They allege that the documents are fake....The 60 Minutes report was based not solely on the recovered documents, but on a preponderance of the evidence, including documents that were provided by what we consider to be solid sources....If any definitive evidence to the contrary of our story is found, we will report it. So far, there is none.
— CBS Evening News, September 10, 2004, two days after his 60 Minutes reporting alleging President George W. Bush failed to fulfill his National Guard service.


We wish you well, Dan, in your life after the evening news. If you are looking for a job, I hear Kinko's is hiring.

Update (by Daddypundit): In case you missed it, here is video of Dan's farewell. (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)

National Review's Jim Geraghty has a great column on Dan's farewell and the decline of network news.

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