Friday, August 15, 2003

Blackout alert!
Bloggers Among Hardest Hit by Massive Blackout. Who knew?

However, amongst the unintentionally humorous was everyone's favorite talking hairdo, Dan Rather. Ole Dan is apparently still pining for the days of the meaningless gesture pioneered by Jimmy Carter:
According to a transcript provided by the Media Research Center, Rather asked CBS reporter Bill Plante, "Any serious thought given to the president canceling his appearance at that big fundraising, campaign fundraising dinner tonight, given the fact that so many millions of people are going through this in the Northeast?"
Jeez, Dan, why didn't you suggest that everyone in America stop what they were doing and turn out all their lights in a gesture of solidarity?
The Media Research Center noted that if CBS were so concerned about the blackout, maybe it could have cancelled some of its prime time line-up.

According to MRC, While the other TV networks were airing President Bush's remarks about 8:54 p.m. EDT, "CBS continued with the program Amazing Race 4. Then at 9 p.m. EDT, Rather cut in with a one-minute update that included a Bush soundbite. Afterward, it was on to CSI and Without a Trace," MRC said.
Hmm, guess not. Well folks, as Dan would say, "Courage!"

UPDATE: More of the usual suspects were spotted bloviating on the blackout by Tim Graham at The Corner. My favorite, though, was this:
Thanks to the blackout, we got to see the real Diane Sawyer, Paula Zahn and Elizabeth Vargas sans benefit of blow drying their hair.
Now that is scary!