Wednesday, September 29, 2004

The Ballad of Dan Rather

Here's a little ditty going around the web (hat tip: Cooky)

...sung to the tune of "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" from the Beverly Hillbillies:

Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Dan,
The documents were fake and he didn't give a damn;
He put 'em on the air, an' he thought he'd done the job,
But up from the web come a howlin' mob.

Blogs, that is. Web logs. Checkin' facts.

Well, the first thing you know ol' Dan's a-runnin' fast;
Made a false report an' it bit him in the ass;
He said "dog-gonnit, I done thought I'd get away!"
But it turned out to be his a-reckonin' day.

Busted, that is. Red-faced. Mud in the eye.

Well, now it's time to say goodbye to Dan and all his men;
And they would like to shoot you folks for turnin'them in;
You're all invited back next week to watch the Evening News,
And see which correspondent's picked to fill Dan's empty shoes.

Y'all come back, now, hear?

UPDATE: I am behind the times, it seems. This ballad was posted on Free Republic on 9/23/04 with no author noted. It was sent to me in an email by a friend, so it is definitely making the rounds on the internet!

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