Paterno vs. Rather
Hugh Hewitt on Rather's Retirement
|...So Dan Rather has announced his retirement. Like that was unexpected. It is a lot like Joe Paterno announcing his retirement, except Joe's had a much, much better season.
And Joe's got a great lifetime record.
Rather's announcement is more like Ron Artest announcing his retirement, if only Artest would. Both Dan and Ron have consistently lowered the standards of their various games, and have recently taken to attacking their customers because the customers booed.
Let's not spend a lot of time watching the barge go over the falls. Rather's not even a footnote in the history of American journalism much less American history. He was standing around in the right place at the right time and will be remembered for his pratfalls not his professionalism.