Editorial by John Ziegler

JZ's Revised Parody Lyrics To "American Pie"

9/16/2004

American Pie (Dan Rather Lied)

I can still remember , Walter Cronkite on the evening news.
America just understood, his stories were true, the sources were good,
It was simple when the networks were so few.

But Dan Rather came and made us livid,
with every flawed report he delivered,
bad news on the TV screen.
It was enough to make you scream.
I can't remember if I cried
when I read about the memo lies,
but something touched me deep inside,
the day, CBS lied. So...

Bye, bye liberal media lies.
Rather blew it, and we knew it,,
yet all he did was deny,
Those good old days of ever trusting the eye, are gone because CBS lied, They're gone because Rather lied.

Did you write the memos so fake,
and do you have faith they weren't on the take,
if the L.A. Times tells you so,
and do you believe just one expert
and the little to which he'll assert,
even when everyone else says he's wrong.

We'll now we know those letters just can't be right, but Rather continues his pathetic fight. His bosses say they'll investigate, but this looks like Watergate.

I have to say it almost made me smile to see the old man in such deep denial it's like CBS was on trial.
The day 60 Minutes died. You can't believe 'em.

Bye, bye liberal media lies.
Rather blew it, and he knew it,
yet all he did was deny.
Those good old days of ever trusting the eye, are gone because CBS lied, They're gone because Rather lied.

Now for many years we had no choice,
until talk radio finally gave us a voice,
from now on that’s how it's gonna be.
when reporters sang for the king and queen with the most leftist coverage you’ve ever seen, and a voice that didn't come from you and me, oh and while the king was looking down, the internet stole his thorny crown their power had been lost, their ratings this will cost, and while Koppel read a book on Marx, the Today Show still tried to make their mark, but they were sadly in the dark, the day, that Rather lied. You can't believe 'em.

Bye, bye liberal media lies.
Rather blew it, and he knew it,
all he did was deny.
Those good old days of ever trusting the eye, are gone because CBS lied, They're gone because Rather lied.

An anchor babe sang the blues
and I asked for fair and balanced news
she said FOX and turned away,
I went down the cable dial
where I'd heard the news years before
but the man there said the old news wouldn't play,
in the streets the networks screamed, the papers cried, and the critics reamed,
Don't believe a word that's spoken, the nation's dialogue is broken, and the three men now in the tightest jam, Tom and Peter and that LIAR Dan, they'll all have time to work on their tan, because , the old media died.

Bye, bye liberal media lies.
Rather blew it, and we knew it,
all he did was deny.
Those good old days of ever trusting the eye, are gone because CBS lied, They're gone because Rather lied.

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