August 01, 2005


In the middle of Dan Rather's folksy nattering in the latest Esquire, there's this priceless gem:

The press is a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.

And more to the point, a watchdog never has to clean up his own shit.

Posted by Jim Treacher at August 1, 2005 07:39 PM