I’d like to celebrate the eve of Dan Rather’s departure with an observation about how the CBS Radio News led off its 7:00PM Eastern “World News Roundup” report.
There are counter demonstrations supported by terrorist group Hezbollah, major news outlets in “Old Europe” are suggesting that perhaps “Bush Was Right” and democracy is definitely on the move as a serious countermeasure to terrorism in the Middle East.
In this backdrop, President Bush delivered a major speech updating the nation (uh, that would be OUR nation) on the War on Terror. But CBS Radio News felt it ranked third in priority order on their newscast tonight. Number two was the Michael Jackson trial.
So of course, what is the most pressing story that CBS Radio News could lead off their major radio newscast tonight?
“Really, this is a quality of life issue,” said Dr. Michael Banbury, a heart surgeon at the famed Cleveland Clinic. Banbury told CBS News anchor Dan Rather the procedure is designed to relieve discomfort
“It’s not all that serious. First of all, this is not operation on his heart. His heart has already been taken care of. This is just to remove the peel of scar tissue that has trapped his left lung,” said Banbury.
Well, great…. CBS leads with a “quality of life issue” about a former, impeached President. When Clinton switches from Viagra to Cialis… another “lifestyle issue”… will that too lead CBS News?
Could there be any doubt left that America has been brainwashed for decades by the power of the MSM? Good riddance, Dan. Courage.