Big story on Dan Rather here, and you all can discuss it in the comments, but this made me laugh out loud:
Rather’s shock turned to quiet fury. He stalked the offices, barely acknowledging staffers in the hallways. People referred to this mode as “Defcon 4.” “He got progressively, visually angry,” says a former colleague. “You don’t want to be in his eyesight when he’s like that.” His only release was commiserating on the phone late at night with Mary Mapes; he would announce himself as “Dan Rather, plus three”—meaning he’d had three glasses of bourbon.
From now on, when I blog after having a stiff drink, I will change my signature to ‘John Cole, plus three.’ Or four. There is also this:
But the anger was seething just below the surface. The next night, Rather’s last as anchor of the CBS Evening News, he wore a T-shirt under his suit and tie that read F.E.A.—“Fuck ’em all.”
I am starting to like Dan Rather.
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BTW- I saw Katie Couric’s CBS news last week, and she is just terrible. I really don’t know what it is about her that makes her so bad, but it is almost painful to watch. Any one of the female broadcasters at MSNBC would have been better than her.