Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rather Poor Choice of Words

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It wasn't all that long ago that Dan Rather was the king of primetime news, combining liberalism with occasional flights of complete insanity - such as when he tried to take down the Presidency of George Bush using faked documents which Rather and his producer refused to verify.

CBS News dropped Rather...but he re-emerged as a political commentator on something called "HDNet," an alleged (and some say mythical) news service which is only seen on the misty moors of Brigadoon...and even
then, only under the light of a full moon.

But it's
still way too much exposure. When Dan Rather visited Chris "Tingling Leg" Matthews this past Sunday, he declared that the president's difficulty in achieving healthcare reform boils down to a lack of salesmanship...specifically saying that Obama "couldn't sell watermelons."

There's probably an explanation of this remark that would make it seem non-racist. We just can't think of what the heck it might be.

Remember, Dan..."Courage."


Elvis "Alfalfa" Bodine said...

Wow! That's some industrial strength stoopy, right there.
Dan has always been a maroon, only now it is more pronounced.


Anonymous said...

What I want to know is, what did Tingles say when a white, Southern gentleman (i.e. Dan Rather) used the words "articulate", "watermelon" and "state troopers" when describing an African-American?

TheDarkKnight said...

I'm just glad I didn't wake up to a picture of a towel-less Rahm Emanuel ... ;-)

Anonymous said...

"Let the fishfry begin!"

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Readers- good comments! By the way "Tingles" Matthews completely let the comment pass; he finds racism in statements by tea party members if they say they're concerned about budget deficits, but had no problem with the "articulate, watermelon, state troopers" trifecta unleashed by Rather.