Dan Rather, of Rathergate fame, will be stepping down from "CBS Evening News". But not until March.
Veteran newsman Dan Rather announced Tuesday that he would step down as anchor of "CBS Evening News" in March, the 24th anniversary of his taking over the job from Walter Cronkite.
The move comes just months after Rather, 73, was taken to task for going to air with a controversial "60 Minutes II" story that questioned President Bush's service in the National Guard, a piece that turned out to be based on allegedly forged documents.
Rather said he would continue to work for CBS News as a correspondent for both editions of "60 Minutes."
"I have always been and remain a 'hard news' investigative reporter at heart," he said. "I now look forward to pouring my heart into that kind of reporting full time."
For some reason Dan, I don't have much confidence in your "investigative" abilities. Maybe you should write fiction instead. You know what fiction is, right Dan? It's basically what you do already, but admitting it's fake.