Here’s what Dan Rather had to say on ABC’s “The View” today:

There has been a growing influence of big corporate power in working with big Washington power, having too much influence in the newsrooms.

So was it “big corporate power” or “big Washington power” that forced Dan to air a story based on clearly fraudulent memos?

By the way, why are we still listening to Dan Rather? The once-respected anchor got forced out of the CBS newsroom because of an exceptional lack of journalism ethics. He should be a pariah.

But, Mark Cuban gives him a job, an old colleague gives him J-school credentials, and now he’s being interviewed on “The View.” It’s as though that whole forged memo thing never happened.

Would journalists go this easy on a disgraced politician?