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GUEST,tarheel Lyr Add: The Ballad of Dan Rather!!!!! (13) Lyr Add: THE BALLAD OF DAN RATHER!!!!! 06 Oct 04


BALLAD OF DAN RATHER
(Sung to the tune 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? -


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