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(ABC)   And Dan Rather's replacement will be... no one   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 123
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2005-01-18 04:18:10 PM  
Asked twice, Moonves wouldn't rule out a role on the evening news for Comedy Central's Jon Stewart, whose "The Daily Show" skewers politicians and the news media each night. Moonves is co-chief executive of Viacom, which owns both CBS and Comedy Central.

Finally, some corporate synergy I can get behind.
 
2005-01-18 04:22:50 PM  
Didn't even realize he was missing...
 
2005-01-18 04:25:11 PM  
You can't replace the Rather, you can only hope to retain him.
 
2005-01-18 04:25:34 PM  
That would be really awesome. But does Stewart have any legitimate journalism credentials? AFAIK he was just a standup.
 
2005-01-18 04:25:58 PM  
The whole "voice of God" disturbed me, if you know what I mean.
 
2005-01-18 04:28:03 PM  
It would be great if they had "Jon Stewart Wednesdays" at CBS News.

Although the concept of The CBS Evening Gown with Jennifer Connelly & Denise Richards hasn't been floated as a possibility.
 
2005-01-18 04:28:53 PM  
I, for one, would tune in for the voice of God.

However, joke news anchors should stay on joke news shows (and Stewart openly recognizes this).
 
2005-01-18 04:30:18 PM  
I think they should replace him with Melissa McDermott.

wuff
 
2005-01-18 04:30:29 PM  
Noah!

What?

It's Dan Rather, Noah!
 
2005-01-18 04:30:34 PM  
Rather, 73, timed his departure for the March 9 anniversary that will mark 24 years since he took over from Walter Cronkite. In November, he said that his exit had nothing to do with the independent report that criticized the Bush story, which he anchored.

But Moonves said Tuesday that "I have to believe that it probably did. He had to believe that the report would come out and it would not be good."


Way to stand behind your employee, asshat.
 
2005-01-18 04:30:54 PM  
Asked twice, Moonves wouldn't rule out a role on the evening news for Comedy Central's Jon Stewart, whose "The Daily Show" skewers politicians and the news media each night.

CBS, the bastion of integrity wants a guy who hosts a fake news show?

It seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
 
2005-01-18 04:32:01 PM  
"... and Max Robinson in Chicago."

/thinks Lester Holt should get the gig.
 
2005-01-18 04:33:35 PM  
I want to hear more of DarthBrooks' idea.
 
2005-01-18 04:33:45 PM  
A Midnight Bout of Frenzied Concupiscence:
CBS, the bastion of integrity

Who said CBS is a "bastion of integrity"?

Now, Fox News -- there's a real bunch of bastions.

:P
 
2005-01-18 04:36:06 PM  
Who said CBS is a "bastion of integrity"?

Now, Fox News -- there's a real bunch of bastions.


No, it's a banana bastion.

/Arrrr, ye've been palindromed
 
2005-01-18 04:36:51 PM  
knucklebreather:

That would be really awesome. But does Stewart have any legitimate journalism credentials?

Stewart is fantastic at what he does. But he is a comedian, not a journalist and I think he'd be the first on to say so.
 
2005-01-18 04:37:21 PM  
Who said CBS is a "bastion of integrity"?

Now, Fox News -- there's a real bunch of bastions.


Who said Fox News was either?
 
2005-01-18 04:38:20 PM  
Yeah, Dan Rather would be a hard act to follow...
 
2005-01-18 04:38:33 PM  
Dive in and biatch, that's the motto.
 
2005-01-18 04:38:46 PM  
My hat's off to SherKhan. Of course Jon Stewart isn't going to agree to host the CBS Nightly News, but at least this gave pinto his daily scoff.
 
2005-01-18 04:40:06 PM  
A Midnight Bout of Frenzied Concupiscence:
Who said Fox News was either?

Nice retort.

/sarcasm
 
2005-01-18 04:41:21 PM  
[image from usaweekend.com too old to be available] vs. [image from abcoffice.com too old to be available]

I chose the empty chair.
 
2005-01-18 04:42:44 PM  
Aha! I have discovered the_gospel_of_thomas's secret identity! May I have a drumroll? Thank you. He is none other than.... Les Moonves! Yes, give him a hand folks, he's done a great jorb.
 
2005-01-18 04:44:18 PM  
Melissa McDermott
[image from wwwimage.cbsnews.com too old to be available]
This lovely lady and a Naked News type format
and I'm back to watching TV again.
 
2005-01-18 04:46:51 PM  
I want john stewart to get the job. It'd be the PERFECT commentary on the state of affairs in the news media these days. And a nicely calculated insult to boot.
 
2005-01-18 04:47:11 PM  
the_gospel_of_thomas: I chose the empty chair.

That chair must be where your sense of humor spent many happy days before it left your body completely. Lighten up, dude, it's not like 1: CBS has a shred of credibility anymore, and 2: you'd watch it anyway.
 
2005-01-18 04:49:49 PM  
Guess it pays to fark the boss:

Moonves, Chen Honeymoon in Mexico

[image from usc.edu too old to be available]
 
2005-01-18 04:54:15 PM  
GraphicAddiction: I think they should replace him with Melissa McDermott.


Sorry, I get my weekend woork waking up with Juliet Huddy...

[image from kapturedforyou.com too old to be available]
 
2005-01-18 04:59:54 PM  
Sorry, I get my weekend woork waking up with Juliet Huddy...

I like beer as much as any and maybe more than some but damn Dancin, I can smell that gal's yeast infection from here.
 
2005-01-18 05:02:50 PM  
SherKhan:

I like beer as much as any and maybe more than some but damn Dancin, I can smell that gal's yeast infection from here.

HEH!

You sound like Mamarita...she says the Ms. Huddy is lookin' pretty sluddy...

I like it when she wears her fishnets on Sunday morning...
 
2005-01-18 05:03:01 PM  
Come ON.

[image from zabalo.com too old to be available]

with

[image from oldsocks.co.uk too old to be available]

and

[image from phase9.tv too old to be available]

?

CostCo would be completely devoid of recordable media.
 
2005-01-18 05:21:09 PM  
...this inanimate carbon rod!
<applause>
 
2005-01-18 05:27:02 PM  
That sure was a whole lotta words and excuses for "we still can't come up with anyone good."

Also, considering it was ABC News reporting on CBS News, I think we oughtta check that whole thing over for subliminal anti-CBS messages. I'm sure something really ugly and nasty has been encoded or hidden in there.
 
2005-01-18 05:52:32 PM  
You know, the weird part of watching all this was seeing the other big name liberals over at ABC and NBC (who would have done the EXACT same thing as Dan if they were in his shoes) react to all this. They still can't believe Rather lost his job or grasp that he did anything wrong. To a lesser extent some of the fringer liberals are thinking along the same lines.

I think that's why they're all reverting to form and just blaming Bush for Rather's fall. In the absence of analysis and honest evaluation blaming the Bush adminstration is just the default option.
 
2005-01-18 05:55:55 PM  
Weaver95:

I think that's why they're all reverting to form and just blaming Bush for Rather's fall.

Truly, sir, you have an amazing grasp of American Liberalism.
 
2005-01-18 06:05:03 PM  
BooBoo23: Truly, sir, you have an amazing grasp of American Liberalism.

I believe he was speaking of Farkonian Liberalism.
 
2005-01-18 06:07:47 PM  
I believe he was speaking of Farkonian Liberalism.

Just wait'll this thread hits the main page. Wanna place bets on the type of responses I get from the fark lite liberals?
 
2005-01-18 06:10:53 PM  
Heh. They'll either blame you.....or Bush.
 
2005-01-18 06:45:15 PM  
goddammm jarrett, saying "It's so cute the way you two suck each other's cocks in the Dan Rather threads."

[image from thememoryhole.org too old to be available]

Just made your friend cry because you were such a dick.
 
2005-01-18 07:59:18 PM  
Wow, the Fark Ubiquitous Conservative Klan Empowering Republicans Society showed up en masse for a Rather flambe .

Man, are guys on call at all times, or do you shine a light in the sky in the shape of an elephant?
 
2005-01-18 08:07:41 PM  

This thread needs a dose of Marian Carr Knox.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/15/60II/main643768.shtml

"I know that I didnt type them," says Knox. "However, the information in those is correct."

Knox says the information in the four memos that CBS obtained is very familiar, but she doesn't believe the memos are authentic. She does, however, remember Killian being upset over Mr. Bush's failure to take a physical.

"Did or did not Lt. Bush take a physical as ordered by Col. Killian," Rather asks Knox.
"The last time, no he didnt," says Knox. "It was a big no-no to not follow orders. And I can't remember anyone refusing to. Now for instance, with the physical, every officer knew that before his birthday he was supposed to have that flying physical. Once in a while they might be late, but there would be a good excuse for it and let the commander know and try to set up a date for a make-up. If they did not take that physical, they were off flying status until they did."

Did Knox ever hear Killian talk about this, or did he write memos about Bush not taking the physical?

"He was upset about it. That was one of the reasons why he wrote a memo directing him to go take the physical," says Knox. "Im going to say this, but it seems to me that Bush felt that he was above reproach."
 
2005-01-18 08:10:23 PM  
Weaver95: Wanna place bets on the type of responses I get from the fark lite liberals?

Nope. I can tell you, however, that the "Bush was responsible for Dan Rather's fall" crowd are in the minority, as are the "Ann Coulter is right- always" folks, though, after the election, I haven't seen some of the fiestier players from before Nov. 2.
 
2005-01-18 08:11:13 PM  
Man, are guys on call at all times, or do you shine a light in the sky in the shape of an elephant?

Someone lit the bat signal.
 
2005-01-18 08:51:17 PM  
I'm not a Republican anyway.
 
2005-01-18 11:14:10 PM  
I personally think it's a good idea. Frankly I don't know how any person right or left can trust any news source that has to sell advertisements to make money. Perhaps a multitude of journalists can provide some degree of integrity in a medium that has more and more started to report only news directed towards the target audiences.
 
2005-01-18 11:16:24 PM  
So what. Who cares. No one gives a shiat. Repukes should STFU and move on with their pathetic, tinfoil, inane, "mainstream media" obsessed lives. Stop listening to your right wing fascist radio and live a little.
 
2005-01-18 11:20:27 PM  
Watching TV for news is like eating McDonald's for sustenance.

Why do you guys even bother?
 
2005-01-18 11:21:20 PM  
SherKhan: No, it's a banana bastion.

heh...how long have you been waiting for someone to use the word "bastion" in a Fark thread so you could use that?

/got a good laugh anyway. :)
 
2005-01-18 11:21:58 PM  
They don't really need a new anchor at all. The Evolution Control Committee could just edit together bits of old video of Rather, similar to what they did with audio for the song Rocked by Rape.
 
2005-01-18 11:22:33 PM  
[image from us.ent4.yimg.com too old to be available]

/obvious
//couldn't care less about CBS news
 
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