Robert Burns' classic, To a Louse, begins "Oh would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us." Someone ought to send it to Dan Rather who still seems stuck in an alternate reality. From the Bangor Daily News:
ORONO — Longtime CBS Evening News anchorman Dan Rather on Tuesday called for a return to independent journalism, telling viewers to be critical of the plethora of "new" media outlets that feign objectivity while working to advance their own — or another's — agenda.
"You need to ask yourself: Is more better, and is all that calls itself news really news," Rather told the estimated 1,400 people who filled the Maine Center for the Arts near capacity for his morning speech on the University of Maine campus. "News is something people need to know which someone, somewhere, doesn't want them to know. All the rest is advertising."[/quote]
On the other hand, perhaps Lucy Ramirez wrote this speech gave it to Burkett who faxed it to Mary Mapes.
Clarice Feldman 11 03 05