This Is Not the Time to Circle the Wagons

It’s been my experience, having covered the news at CBS for nearly 30 years, that when the media elites come in for criticism, they’re not very good at introspection. They’re much better at circling the wagons. Dan Rather, the former CBS News anchor, is Exhibit A. On February 8, 1995 he told Tom Snyder on his late-night TV show that, “It’s one of the great political myths about press bias. Most reporters don’t know whether they’re Republican or Democrat and vote every which way.”

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