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Wednesday, October 6

Dan Rather was Torpedoed over BBC Interview

Some people think that Dan Rather is complicit in the whole Bush Records fiasco, but maybe, just maybe, Rather was jettisoned for this interview he did with the BBC in 2002. An Excerpt from the transcript:

HOLT: And Rather told us with the nation so stirred, it's become almost impossible to hold the Government to account.

RATHER: (Anchor, CBS Evening News)It's an obscene comparison but there was a time in South Africa when people would put flaming tyres around people's necks if they dissented. In some ways, the fear is that you will be neck-laced here, you will have a flaming tyre of lack of patriotism put around your neck. It's that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions and to continue to bore-in on the tough questions so often. Again, I'm humbled to say I do not except myself from this criticism.

HOLT: While Rather speaks out, American television is developing a new kind of programme, based on a new kind of co-operation with the government. They call it "Militainment", entertainment TV about the military.




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