Ed Driscoll

On The Personality Cult And Its Consequences (Or Lack Thereof)

Tim Graham writes that little has changed at CBS:

CBS started its “Public Eye” weblog in the wake of the Dan Rather fake-memo fiasco as “an opportunity for our audience to hold CBS News more publicly accountable.” But the interview Vaughn Ververs posted today with new “Evening News” executive producer Rome Hartman sends an odd signal. Hartman feels compelled (or perhaps sincerely believes, however odd that sounds) to state than Dan Rather remains one of “the great figures of the [CBS] news division.” Is this really a “new era” at CBS?

This line came as Ververs tiptoed around CBS’s plans to name a new anchorman to replace interim man Bob Schieffer. “We