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Old 01-15-2010, 09:53 PM
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Ex-CBS Anchor Dan Rather Worried About ‘Accountability’ of Internet Journalism

By Kyle Drennen

December 15, 2009

In a Monday interview on MediaBistro.com’s weekly video series Media Beat, disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared his concerns over the credibility of internet journalism: “The difficulty with some of the things on the internet...is transparency and accountability about who’s responsible for what’s on.”

TVNewser.com columnist Gail Shister sparked the discussion by asking Rather: “Are you concerned at all that there is the absence of quality control when it comes to so much of the modern platforms?” Rather went on to fret: “...you can put something on the internet that’s really terrible about your neighbor or about a friend or a competitor and it’s almost impossible to find out who the source is. And you can say anything about them. That part of it troubles me.”

Rather of course ended his tenure at CBS after using fraudulent documents to smear President George W. Bush just days before the 2004 presidential election. He showed little concern for accountability and proper sourcing as he used fabricated memos to claim that Bush had gone AWOL while serving in the Texas Air National Guard in the 1970s.
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Substantively, he's right. As would be Al Sharpton were he to remark "It has become a much too common cheap ploy to inject race into a discussion rather than having a frank discussion of the merits of whatever topic is being discussed."
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Substantively, he's right. As would be Al Sharpton were he to remark "It has become a much too common cheap ploy to inject race into a discussion rather than having a frank discussion of the merits of whatever topic is being discussed."
What parallel universe would Sharpton be making that statement in? MLK day is near; Maybe he can get real religion then?
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