Wednesday, September 15, 2004
LA Times - Rather Rides Out Latest Partisan Storm Riding out the storm, sure - just like George Clooney's fishing boat in "The Perfect Storm". Now the anchor finds himself in the midst of another major partisan storm... Partisan? You mean partisan like Killian's secretary, who hates GW Bush, but who nonetheless says that the CBS memos are not her work. Inside CBS, however, some of his colleagues, who declined to be named, said they were dismayed that Rather and his team had left themselves open to any criticism, precisely because his well-organized critics would be sure to pounce. Well-organized? Elizabeth Jensen (the LA Times author of this bit of fluffery) clearly has never read Little Green Footballs. Rather said he had no intention of giving in to those pressures. "Say what you want to about me, I keep my word," Rather said. "No, I'm not going to reveal my source." There you go, Dan - go down with the ship.