THE ORDAINED | 2004-09-25

Everybody knows Dan Rather and every other big-time anchor man and television executive is hard left politically. When he was called "The most trusted man in America," Walter Cronkite regularly made statements so partisan that, if anyone else had made them, his claim to be non-partisan would be laughed at.

The one statement I remember (roughly) was in the 1970s, when Cronkite said publicly, "There are stories about the military having shortages. We don't report those."

ALL of the major media are a solid bloc of liberal anchors and liberal executives. But when someone says Dan Rather lets his biases run his reporting, everyone goes into shock as if the Pope had been accused of being a Methodist.

Only a saint is capable of talking in public for hours each week and not allowing his biases to influence what he says. Yet everybody takes it for granted that big-time "journalists" are, in fact, saints.

We are back to comparing anchor men and television executives to saints. How did the title "journalist" give a person the same status in the press that a priest gets in the church?

In other words, who canonized these saints? Who ordained our national priests who are called "journalists?"