In a round-up on Dan Rather’s retirement (“Good riddance or disrespectful send-off?”), rad fem fatale Susan Estrich finds a way to turn the magnificently-remunerated Dan into a victim:
Dan Rather was, for a time, the golden boy. Then he got older. Not old, but older. There was a time when a man his age was done working. No more. In Dan’s case, of course, he doesn’t need the money. Most of us, on the other hand, never stop needing money. And virtually all of us, no matter how old we are, need to work.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
In the same round-up, Douglas Burden of the Richmond Times-Dispatch suggest somewhat more plausibly that the only way Rather could have left CBS with any shred of dignity was to “take the bullet” with his team and resign when it became clear that the “report” on George W. Bush’s alleged National Guard absences was found to be based on a fabricated source.
I can’t find a link to the Rather round-up, but it’s in the dramatically-improving D.C. Examiner.