March 9, 2005
Tonight is Dan Rather's last night as anchor of the CBS evening news.
He will be replaced temporarily by veteran Bob Schieffer.
It doesn't matter who replaces Rather anymore than it mattered who replaced Walter Cronkike (though my choice was Roger Mudd).
That's because most at that level of broadcast journalism see the world from the same perspective.
They all believe in the nanny state, big government, high taxes, more regulation and no personal responsibility.
Most do not take God seriously, or what he has said.
Virtually all vote for democrats, oppose all things republican -- unless they are liberal republicans -- and shape the news in ways that reflect their biases.
Most do not know anyone outside of their own ideological, cultural and non religious sphere.
Most make a ton of money, but claim to have compassion for the poor - as long as it is government dispensing the compassion with our money.
This is the story of broadcast journalism.
No conservative need apply for Rather's seat.
If one existed, he wouldn't get it.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.