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September 15, 2004

Dan Rather: Crazy Like a Fox?

Have Dan Rather and the CBS News executives seen the future of journalism and decided that the pretense of objectivity is no longer credible nor useful?

Have they actually taken a lesson from Fox's trouncing of CNN and decided that it makes no sense to chase the entire potential audience? Maybe they've concluded that it's smarter to narrowly-tailor one's news for a smaller subset of the audience, and try to capture most of those viewers.

Have they just decided to discard the long-standing pretense of "objectivity" and become a shamelessly partisan operation?

Are they now officially moving towards the brand-identity of The Liberal Broadcast News Network?

Actually, it would make some sense. And in many ways, it would be more honest than their current model.

I just wish they'd actually announced their conversion to yellow journalism before springing the forgeries on us.

NRO's Stanley Kurtz has been on this case for a couple of days now.


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