WaPo's Shales: Rather Was 'Very Activist Anchor' [I'll Say!]

CBS radio news just ran an item on the departure of Dan Rather. There was a surprising bit of candor in which CBS reported that Rather had "expressed frustration, feeling he'd been shelved by the network."

There was also a bit of - presumably - unintentional humor. We were treated to a clip of the Washington Post's [very liberal] media critic Tom Shales informing us that Rather "was a very activist anchor, and he changed the role of anchor."

I'll say! So activist that when he didn't have the makings of a story with which to smear President Bush, he went out and got some blatantly forged documents!

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.