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Dan Rather Stepping Down

So Dan Rather is stepping down as nightly news anchor at CBS. The press release makes no mention of his Texas National Guard story. Why now? I don't think it's just the end of the election cycle as he says. I tend to agree with Jay Rosen to this extent: He wants to reclaim his reputation as a reporter and journalist....and the independent investigative report on the Guard story likely will find fault with Rather and CBS.

I don't think the Guard story is a big enough deal to end Rather's anchor career. I don't think he's too celebrity oriented. I don't think his reporting exhibits a liberal bias, and if it did, I'd be glad. I hope people focus on his contributions over the past several decades rather than one instance where he fell short.

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