Thursday, March 10, 2005

Rather Goes Away; MRC Documents Bias

While Dan Rather was saying goodnight, the folks at the Media Research Center were poring over their records of Rather's tenure at CBS. They've put together a fine collection of quotes from Dan showcasing a certain slant, politically, in his reporting. They're calling it The Dan Rather File: 25 Years Of Liberal Media Bias. Some great quotes. My favorites...

On Soviet Communism
"Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy."

On President Clinton's "Honesty"
"I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."

On The Clinton Presidency
"If we could be one-hundredth as great as you and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in the White House, we'd take it right now and walk away winners."

On The Reagan Years
"Everyone knows the rich got richer in the 1980s. Now, a new study shows how dramatic the change was."
The MRC also showcases some of the best Rather-isms...
"Bush has had a lead since the very start, but his lead is now shakier than cafeteria Jell-O."

"There's material here that will make their fingernails sweat."

"This was a race considered so nasty it would gag a buzzard"
Like him or not, the man can sure turn a phrase!