Shales: Rather was and remains a living news biz legend

Washington Post
That Dan Rather‘s last weeks and days at CBS should be marked by turbulence seems somehow appropriate for him, “although through the years he has been among the most ferociously loyal of company men where CBS News was concerned,” says Tom Shales. “Rather’s in-house enemies were up in the corporate stratosphere, not down in the trenches with the hard-working journalists.”
> Wolff: CBS execs “a bunch of phony balonies” for praising Rather (WP)
> CBS execs knew their decision to push Rather would be criticized (LAT)
> CBS hit the delete key on 44 mostly brilliant years, says Gay (Newsday)
> Rather hasn’t agreed to rule out legal action against CBS (NY Observer)
> Rather’s successes and mistakes were sometimes larger than life (NYT)
> “I feel vaguely bad for him,” says “60M” commentator Rooney (USAT)
> CBS’ treatment of Rather “was just sort of tacky,” says Vieira (NYDN)
> Moyers: It’s sad Rather’s leaving in the circumstances he’s in (Courant)

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