Via the Blaze. Believe it or not, this one’s even harder to watch than Serene Branson’s babble for the ages. He’s slightly more coherent than she was, but … he just goes on, and on, with no one in the control booth willing to put him out of his misery by cutting back to the anchor. Note the look on her face when he finally finishes. Excruciating.

No word yet on what the cause is. Paramedics swooped in to check him out but it sounds like they found nothing seriously wrong. He’s following up with his doctor but has no news to report yet. Did this ever happen on news broadcasts years ago or are we really seeing lightning strike twice in the span of five weeks? And no, “Dan Rather always sounded like this” isn’t an acceptable answer.