So Dan Rather is complaining about the “new journalism order” in today’s newsrooms. Pressure from outside groups “of every persuasion” has created an “atmosphere of fear” for journalists.

Of course, Dan gave us the best of the “old journalism order.” That brand of reporting included airing a story based on fraudulent documents that slandered the president of the United States a month before an election. That’s good journalism, Dan.

An atmosphere of fear, eh? Fear of what? Getting the story right? Not operating in a vacuum of political bias?

Count me as a supporter of the “new journalism order.”