"Let's hit these biscuits with a dab of gravy."
than actual news reporting.
A newsman with a vendetta that came close to tears on the night of November 2, 2004 when he had to announce that the guy he made up documents to smear ( President George W. Bush) had actually won the election while he (Dan Rather) had lost what little credibility he had left.
Unfortunately, Rather will be remembered for his drawn out voice and one error in reporting, more than for all the good things he did. Like the news has never fucked up a little deatail in a story before?
Rather is also probably the only reporter to have a top 10 rock his written about him. REM's What's the Frequency, Kenneth, is about an incident in the 1980s in which a crazy guy beat up Rather because he thought the media was controling him mind.