Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Hurricane" Dan Rather Got No Respect

Golly. Who would have guessed I had something in common with the CBS brass; namely, a "desire to keep Mr. Rather off the air"?

"He was provided with very little staff support, very few of his suggested stories were approved, editing services were denied to him, and the broadcast of the few stories he was permitted to do was delayed and then played on carefully selected evenings, when low viewership was anticipated," the lawsuit states.

Especially offensive to Rather, the suit says, was CBS' refusal to send him to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina two years ago.

"Mr. Rather is the most experienced reporter in the United States in covering hurricanes," the complaint reads. "CBS refused to send him…furthering its desire to keep Mr. Rather off the air."...