The Right Coast

November 23, 2004
Rather's Resignation
By Mike Rappaport

I am certainly as happy as the next right wing blogger to hear that Dan Rather is leaving CBS News. And certainly it sends a message that misbehavior may bear consequences. After the Howell Raines exodus, that sounds great.

But mention of Howell Raines should force us to be realistic. His exit from the Times may have improved matters in certain ways, but it did not seem to have much of an effect on the Times's political bias. And my guess is that political bias will continue largely unabated at CBS. Of course, I am hoping that I am wrong.