Greg Pallast, author and BBC commentator, on the vicious and complete tear down of Dan Rather and the state of our free press today:
American news guys and news gals, practicing their smiles, adjusting their hairspray levels, bleaching their teeth and performing all the other activities that are at the heart of US TV journalism, will look to the treatment of Dan Rather and say, “Not me, babe.”
I must say I’m once again startled by the very audacity of the Bush White House and the news organizations in their pocket. Can anyone say, “Hypocrisy.” There is no such thing as credible journalism on American TV, and yet these “news” manufacturers dare to appear outraged at Rather’s casual research methods. Please.