"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse." --John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Dan Rather Must Go

If you go to the web site Rathergate.com, there is a screen where you can compose an email and have it sent to 200 CBS affiliates across the country. Here's what I wrote:
Dear Station Manager,

Dan Rather must go.

Why should you care about the opinion of someone who is not a viewer in your local area? Because this opinion is widespread and deeply felt. Because there are many viewers in your area who feel this way but may not bother to contact you. Because there are many of us who gave up on CBS News years ago when the bias became too blatant for us to endure. Because the network news programs are losing touch with middle America. They reflect the insular, elitist attitude endemic to the media aristocracy in my home, New York City, rather than the values of fair play so important to the rest of the country.

Please help turn around CBS News by insisting that the powers at Black Rock fire Dan Rather.

Thank you.