Dan Rather says:

"A democracy and free people cannot thrive without a fiercely independent press"

How does he want to achieve this independent press?  He wants the Obama Administration to appoint a czar or something.  Because we all know how independent GM's decision making has been since Obama dived in there.  And don't forget the fiercely independent EPA, which suppresses any internal dissent to Obama's positions.  Or the fiercely independent inspector generals who get fired when they look into Obama's friends.  And don't forget the fiercely independent John Woo, who was willing to write that just about anything the last Administration wanted to do was legal.


  1. Evil Red Scandi:

    Say what you want about John Woo, but Hard Boiled and The Killer are the two of the best "guy" films ever made (or will ever be made).

  2. Evil Red Scandi:

    And yes, I think you actually meant John Yoo, but I couldn't resist...

  3. cilla mitchell:

    I think Dan Rather has lost his mind a long time ago. The Press has given the name "yellow journalism," an entire new meaning. If Dan Rather wants a fiercely independent press in the media who are not held accountable for the bogus information they write, and slanted views they spout out depending on their political agenda...then "a democracy and free people" will not be able to thrive. Dan Rather needs his prescription for his psych medications refilled.

  4. RNB:

    I have no problem with TV news-readers receiving government subsidies, so long as they are required - while performing their official duties - to wear stiletto heels, a bustier, and red lipstick.

    Like the other whores.

  5. Wayne Crews:

    great blog and post, had a similar entry on Rather today over at CEI; the coercive state needs to step in as protector of free press--amazing! http://www.openmarket.org/2009/07/30/a-bailout-for-the-first-amendment

  6. Mesa Econoguy:

    Who’s Dan Rather?

  7. Scott Wiggins:

    Funny from the guy who practically invented "press bias gone wild".

  8. A Smith:

    Dan is a deceiver. Dan's free press = distortions at will! And it means if it cannot survive on that model, then government should provide funding to insure its existence. And all of Dan Rather type press should be controlled to death.