The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Wednesday, November 24, 2004


              CBS should be Rather embarrassed.
From today's NRO Frum diary...

What would the world be saying of Dan Rather if, say, he managed an
automobile manufacturer? Over his 24 years at the helm of CBS News, he has led
his program from first place to third, losing more than half his audience along
the way. Throughout his career he has been embroiled in controversy and scandal,
culminating in his broadcast of forged documents - and his insistence that they
might well be genuine long after the falsehood was obvious to everybody else. He
leaves his news program in worse editorial and economic shape than at any time
since it was launched five decades ago. If CBS were a car company, Rather would
be universally condemned as a business and moral failure, one who broke faith
with his colleagues, his customers, and his shareholders. Fortunately for
Rather, CBS is a media organization. So he will exit the scene hailed as an
American legend and a hero for our time.

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