Dan Rather says journalism has “lost its guts”

Former CBS broadcaster Dan Rather proclaimed that journalism “in some ways lost its guts” at a recent keynote speech, reports Daniel Terdiman of CNET News.com. Rather, who stepped down from CBS in the wake of scandal last year, went on to say journalists have become lapdogs of power, not watchdogs. Rather offered a solution saying: “What we in journalism need is a spine transplant.”