"Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free." John 8:32

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The Arrogance of Dan Rather

Dan Blather is convinced he knows better than us "decent people":

"I think the public, even decent people who may be well-disposed toward President Bush, understand that powerful and extremely well-financed forces are concentrating on questions about the documents because they can’t deny the fundamental truth of the story," he said. "If you can’t deny the information, then attack and seek to destroy the credibility of the messenger, the bearer of the information. And in this case, it’s change the subject from the truth of the information to the truth of the documents." (Courtesy of the New York Observer.)

He is convinced that any search for the truth and authentication of the Guard documents is somehow controlled by "powerful and extremely well-financed forces". Paranoia? I WISH I was financed by a well-financed source. His assertions and proof of his story on 60 Minutes was based on those documents. If the documents are fake, so are his claims. Us "decent people" can grasp that concept, why can't he?

Blather was asked if he thought that the current scandal would tarnish his reputation, especially in the twilight of his career?

"I certainly care about it," he said. "To me, even people who aren’t inclined for one reason or another to like me know I’m a lifetime reporter trying to be independent and to report without fear or favor, to be an honest broker of information."

Independent? Honest broker? Blather is blinded by his ideolgy and his desire to influence this election.


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