Just when you might have thought Dan Rather was going to end his career of shilling for all Democrat politicians and Big Brother causes, he gets back up from the dead and files a $70 million lawsuit against his former employer CBS. That is typical loyalty from a life-long Democrat and an elite career as an achorman on one of the former Big Three.
The once famous talking head of the CBS (emphasis noted) Evening News anchor filed a $70 million lawsuit against his old network this afternoon, saying it sacrificed his career to angry right-wingers and violated his contract by denying him airtime.
Check out the skepticism in the liberal New York Times’s write-up, here:
Mr. Rather charges that CBS and its executives made him “a scapegoat” in an attempt “to pacify the White House,” though the formal complaint presents virtually no direct evidence to that effect. In fact, Rather should have done some simple interviewing and cub reporting before going on air with his sript to try and elect his comrade in arms, Kerry.
The portrait of Mr. Rather that emerges from the 32-page filing bears little resemblance to the hard-charging, seemingly fearless anchor who for two decades shared the stage with Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings as the most watched and recognizable journalists in America. By his own rendering, Mr. Rather was little more than a narrator of the disputed broadcast.
But the saddest part has to be where Rather, now an anchor on HDnet, complains that CBS wouldn’t even let him go to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina. According to his lawyers, “Mr. Rather is the most experienced reporter in the United States in covering hurricanes.” Apparently no one told them “Hurricane Dan” was not a nickname bestowed out of respect.
Did you know that the man who Rather used as the expert witness in his famous story is certifiably mentaly ill?