November 2, 2010 - 5:44pm
broadcaster Dan Rather on Tuesday appeared on MSNBC and lamented the
fact that Republicans have turned Nancy Pelosi into a "villain" and
"demonized" her. The famous broadcaster also implied that sexism was
involved, gesturing to his female co-panelists, "She is from San
Francisco. She is a woman." Before being interrupted, he added, "And the
three of you can figure out-"
Speaking of sexism, on the June 11, 2007 Morning Joe
Rather attacked Katie Couric, his successor at the CBS Evening News,
this way: "The mistake was to try to bring the 'Today' show ethos to the
evening news and to dumb it down, tart it up
in hopes of attracting a younger audience."
Rather on Tuesday opined of Speaker Pelosi: "Ideal villain. And they
made a villain of her and they have demonized her from day one. And
what was said earlier, what's made it easy for them is she's been so
" The CBS journalist couched his analysis by saying he
wasn't judging the Republicans' action, suggesting, "This is the way
and Co. Host Chris Jansing complained about the Republican National
Committee's Fire Pelosi bus, worrying, "She's been targeted. I mean,
they had a Fire Pelosi bus. A MSNBC graphic touted, "RNC Sanctioned
'Fire Pelosi' Bus Tour." Sanctioned? Isn't that what political parties
are supposed to do?