|"As was the
practice in all that he did, Dan was meticulously careful to be fair and
balanced and accurate. When did we stop believing that this is indeed
how we all perform our jobs, or try to? When did we allow those with
questionable agendas to take the lead and convince people of something
quite the opposite? Itís shameful. But I digress."
ó MSNBC President and former ABC and CNN news executive Rick Kaplan
praising ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather on September 19 as the latter received
a lifetime achievement award from the National Television Academy, a
ceremony televised on C-SPAN on October 1.
And the winner is...
activist Cindy Sheehan:
"Weíre not going to cure terrorism and
spread peace and good will in the Middle East by killing innocent people
or ó Iím not even saying our bullets and bombs are killing them. The
occupation ó they donít have food, they donít have clean water, they
donít have electricity. They donít have medicine, they donít have
doctors. We need to get our military presence out of there, and thatís
whatís gonna start building good will....I see Iraq as the base for
Host Chris Matthews: "Are you considering running for Congress,
Sheehan: "No, not this time...."
Matthews: "Okay. Well, I have to tell you, you sound more
informed than most U.S. Congresspeople, so maybe you should run."
ó Exchange on MSNBCís Hardball, August 15.