I have to disagree with a post on National Review’s media blog. It concerns the departure of Dan Rather from CBS:

“I think CBS News handled this disgracefully. The organization should have just fired Rather when other heads were rolling over the fraudulent memos. To ease him out the door this way robs him of his dignity.”

His dignity? I have to say that, badly as Rather behaved, I felt he deserved to be eased out in stages-just as CBS has done-because of his long tenure. Going this way probably did cost him more of his dignity. I like Old Media’s going with whimpers rather than bangs.  (Saddest fact about Dan Rather: He’s seen “Good Night, and Good Luck,” George Clooney’s epic about Edward R. Murrow saving the world, five times.)