Did Dan Rather just hand George Bush a landslide?
What is the final effect of Rathergate going to be? Obviously our boy Danny is going to be lucky to come out of it with his skin, but it may be much, much bigger than that. I've seen a couple of other bloggers almost come out and express a theory I think may be true but stop just short of saying it. Dan Rather's credibility is history. CBS's credibility is history. I think we can all agree on that. Even my little bitty home town paper knows it. Joe and Edith Sixpack now understand that "Just because CBS says it don't mean it's true." It's one small step, one I think Joe and Edith may be ready for, from "Just because CBS says it don't mean it's true" to "If CBS says it, it probably ain't true." Of course that reasoning's bogus, but then Joe and Edith aren't the brightest bulbs on the porch anyway. I mean, after all, they were going to vote for Kerry before all of this happened. So now Joe and Edith add "If CBS says it, it probably ain't true" to "CBS has been telling us for months that George Bush is a jerk and John Kerry is a gentleman and a scholar" and what do they come up with? Two votes for George Bush, that's what they come up with. Think I'm wrong? Jean Fraud's poll numbers are already in freefall. Let's wait and see where they go from here. Let's see what happens in the poll that counts, in another 43 days. Why the long face, Johnny boy?