Dan Rather is not a real journalist, but he played one on TV for decades.

Now he’s playing a concerned citizen on Twitter.

And he’s calling on somebody — anybody — to stop the madness:

Don’t do it for Dan; do it for the children.

But do it mostly for Dan because nothing in life gives him greater pleasure than to be melodramatic and self-righteous.

He literally is.

Everything Dan Rather does is political.

Was he ever?

Plenty of people who care about children understand the harm — irreparable in some cases — that has been done to children by keeping them out of school, away from friends, masked up, and effectively beholden to the whims of a highly politicized CDC and teachers’ unions whose concern is decidedly not the children.

Obsessive, irrational, politically manipulative … yep, that’s Dan Rather in a nutshell.