Some might dismiss Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS as an attempt to repair his legacy, but it is also a much-needed (and knowledgeable) indictment of the danger of corporate media.
In what must have been conceived as a self-parody, Bill O'Reilly and other notables from the Fox News circus lambasted Dan Rather for his accusation that the network receives talking points from the White House, and demanded an apology. On various Fox programs, O'Reilly and friends alternated between vehemently denying the claim and struggling with the meaning of balance. O'Reilly: "I basically say, look, we have people like [Kirsten Powers] on. We have Michelle [Malkin] on. This is balanced."
Mr. Rather, you spent too much time over the course of your career fawning at the feet of the powerful.