Ed Driscoll

Now That's Grading On A Curve!

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“60 Minutes Chief: Dan Rather’s Work ‘Not Even Close to the Standards We Expect.’”

And the rest of the networks agree:

Rather’s pursuit of CBS has brought to light the fact that the ex-Evening News anchor was turned down for jobs at: ABC, NBC, CNN, A&E, History, HBO, Discovery and National Geographic.

As Jonah Goldberg pondered a couple of years ago:

In 2004, at the height of the Dan Rather Memogate story, I wrote in National Review: “Across the media universe the questions pour out: Why is Dan Rather doing this to himself? Why does he drag this out? Why won’t he just come clean? Why would he let this happen in the first place? Why is CBS standing by him? Why … why … why?

“There is only one plausible answer: Ours is a just and decent God.”

Heh, indeed.™ Talk about cash for clunkers; that’s some used car that HDNet purchased.

(And as the late Dean Barnett wrote in 2007, “By the way, the image at the top of this post is of a real HDNet promotion for Rather. Who needs PhotoShop!”)