Friday, May 17, 2002

Please Shut Up

Media Geezer news reader Dan Rather is at it again, talking about how the press is being too timid in its coverage of the War Against Terrorism. Following are two paragraphs that capture perfectly Rather's narcissism and cluelessness:

"It is an obscene comparison ... but you know there was a time in South Africa that people would put flaming tyres around people's necks if they dissented," said Mr Rather. "And in some ways the fear is that you will be necklaced here, you will have a flaming tyre of lack of patriotism put around your neck.

"Now it is 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. And again, I am humbled to say, I do not except myself from this criticism."

Why can't he just read the news and go home?

Thanks to Drudge for the link.