Let me be perfectly clear: it is wonderful, wonderful news that Dan Rather is stepping down. The media will report on this — I predict — as if it is some kind of tragedy. Too many big league journalists are too invested in the notion that news anchors are American heros for them to read this event any other way. Expect downplaying and derision aimed at the bloggers, conservaatives etc. Dan Rather has plenty to be proud of to look back on — particularly given his biases — and he’s got piles and piles of cash to boot. Shed no tears, make no apologies. He deserved to lose his job for Memogate — and no matter what they say, he did. This is just wonderful, wonderful news.