The Best of Notable Quotables; December 16, 1996

Vol. Nine; No. 26

What's the Frequency Award (for Ratherisms)

"I'm all news, all the time. Full power, tall tower. I want to
break in when news breaks out. That's my agenda. Now
respectfully, when you start talking about a liberal agenda and
all the, quote, liberal bias in the media, I quite frankly, and I
say this respectfully but candidly to you, I don't know what
you're talking about. Now if you want to talk about an issue,
what do I believe as a citizen of the United States of America, I
can tell you what I believe in. I believe in a strong defense,
clean water, and tight money."

-- Dan Rather to talk radio host Mike Rosen of KOA in Denver, November 28, 1995. [75 points]


"In New Hampshire, closest Senate race in the country, this race
between Dick Swett and Bob Smith is hot and tight as a too small
bathing suit on a too long car ride back from the beach."

-- Dan Rather during CBS News election night coverage, November 5. [73]