Dan Rather: “The Revolution May Not Be Televised…But It Very Well Could Be Twittered”


By SteveK Comment

Several people have weighed in this week on Iran coverage and Twitter’s impact. How about Dan Rather? He wrote a Daily Beast column about the subject:

It is too soon to know or to say how the situation in Iran will turn out, but there are lessons in this for our own country, for a democratic system more fragile than we at times like to believe. One of these lessons is the centrality of freedom of the press to the entire enterprise of democratic government: You cannot have the latter without the former. And the other is the lesson that citizen journalism is a way for the people to hold on to freedom of the press, even in times of oppression. In a turn of phrase that seems to be cropping up everywhere, the revolution may not be televised…but it very well could be Twittered.