Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather watched yesterday’s funeral service for George H.W. Bush and had some thoughts:
Watching today's eulogies I thought about our national reckoning. We can't rely on the consciences of those who have shown none or humility from those who refuse introspection. Forces of change must swell in the population at large to shake our republic into a more just future.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 6, 2018
Um, speaking of introspection, many spotted an ironic lack of it just in that tweet, and for multiple reasons:
"We can't rely on the consciences of those who have shown none or humility from those who refuse introspection." In other words, you're admitting that you're unreliable. This is probably a good time for you to stay quiet.
— Pam D (@lifebythecreek) December 6, 2018
The father of “Fake but accurate” should stifle himself.
— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) December 6, 2018
I think this is irresponsibly hypocritical at best…
— Ben Stoffel (@bstoffel350) December 6, 2018
— Michael Watson (@MichaelWatsonDC) December 6, 2018
Rather’s tweet is another nominee for the “you should sit this one out” Hall of Fame!
You could stand a helping of introspection there pardner https://t.co/OaKMFJrkOe
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) December 6, 2018
"Dan, how would you like it if I judged your entire career by those seven minutes when you walked off the set in New York?"–George H.W. Bush, 1988
Though come to think of it, in light of the events of 2004 that would be a generous judgment! https://t.co/rNa8JpsgOK
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) December 6, 2018
You tried to destroy his son’s reelection with fake documents https://t.co/CLoGeG6J5y
— Ben Hayes (@hayesy316) December 6, 2018
"the consciences of those who have shown none or humility from those who refuse introspection"
— Dollerhide (@Dollerhide) December 6, 2018