Rather Signs Off: Early Reactions

By Brian 

> Rather’s use of the word “courage” was a genius move from a press standpoint. All the headlines are going to use it, a la “Dan Rather signs off with ‘courage.'”
> Rather “seemed to savor each word of his signoff Wednesday,” the AP says.
> “Unlike Cronkite, he did not mention the name of the man (Bob Schieffer) who will succeed him,” RatherBiased notes.
> BCbeat asks: “Did anyone notice similarities between Dan Rather’s final CBS Evening News sign off and Tom Joad’s famous “I’ll be there” speech from The Grapes of Wrath?”