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March 11, 2005
Danny Rather Boy

I have mostly avoided the Dan Rather retirement, as I wanted to give him as much recognition as I think he deserves -- ie, none. However, my good friend and CQ reader Kia has written a valediction to Rather intended to be sung to the tune of Danny Boy, one of my favorites. Since Kia beautifully sings Irish tunes by trade, perhaps I could get an MP3 of her personal rendition later, but for now I'll just post the lyrics for your enjoyment:

Danny Rather Boy

Oh Danny boy, the blogosphere is calling,
From comp to comp across the countryside.
They call to say, Old Media is falling,
Tis you, tis you must go and we must bide,
But come ye back when you can check your sources,
Or when it is the truth you want to know.
You might want to take some journalism courses,
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy well miss you so.


And when you come and find that somethings dying,
The Old Medias dead as dead it well should be.
Youll find that theres no longer so much lying,
As the blogosphere is looking out for me
I shall recall your arrogance and bias
Years of much reporting; fake, but true.
You can rest easy knowing that the medias
Authentically re-created just for you.

Courage, and all that.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at March 11, 2005 5:06 PM

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