Roger L. Simon

Does Rather Know Something We Don't?

I was talking to Charles Johnson yesterday that it just might be time to raise BlogAd rates from their relatively miniscule amounts (given the recent traffic) when I read the latest Blather from Rather excerpted from an interview in The New York Observer.

“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,” Rather told the paper. [emph mine, obviously]

Well-financed? Who’s he talking about here? VodkaPundit? I saw some fancy vintages in his stash. Or Belmont Club? Kind of a tony name, isn’t it, and he lives in Australia, maybe even beach front property. No, could be Mr. Johnson himself. He’s probably rolling in residuals from all those Al Jarreau albums he played backup on years ago. Thanks for clarifying that, Dan. Maybe I will raise those BlogAd rates. It’s a moment of opportunity. A lot of advertisers should be leaving CBS.

MEANWHILE: Some reading matter while waiting for CBS to make its statement. (After all, it may take a while).