Mainstream Media Scream: Rather hits Obama critics

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Politics,TV,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Barack Obama

This week's Mainstream Media Scream features ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather slamming President Obama's critics as savages.

Appearing on "The Chris Matthews Show" over the weekend, Rather said, "All of these things we've said about what the president could do, should do, might have, could have, but the central thing to keep in mind is his opponents -- you talk about taking them out to dinner, making nice with them -- these people, politically, want to cut his heart out and throw his liver to the dogs."

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "As if liberals didn't have the same level of animus toward George W. Bush. It's just that Rather took part in that animosity and so only applies his colorful 'Danism' metaphors to discrediting Obama's critics in order to rationalize Obama's failures."

Rating: Three out of five screams.