Skip to comments.RATHER: FAREWELL AND ‘COURAGE’ © 2006 ABIP
Posted on 06/21/2006 1:59:52 AM PDT by CHACHI
I wish it could have been sooner. But now is better than never for people who have been suffering the biased reporting of this reporters reporter for way too many years.
Rathers endless love affair with the tyrant-for-life of Cuba made him infamous among Cubans as he not only nauseated, ulcerated and may have caused high blood pressure, heart burn and heart attacks in Cuban Americans in the U.S. With the false image of Castro that Rather promoted, he caused a lot of pain and suffering for the Cubans surviving under Castros boots.
How many more people died in the Florida Straits trying to flee Cuba due to Rathers biased reporting? How many more were incarcerated, tortured and endured forced labor? How many more were executed, were victim of political assassinations and denied of medical attention in jails during the 44-year tenure of Rather on CBS that began in 1962?
Rathers inaccurate reports from Cuba helped to prolong Castros state terrorism upon the Cuban people. Among the people oppressed by Castro, Rather gained an honored place among the collaborators of that regime.
No Cuban can forget Rather melting in front of his idol, his admiring eyes and smiles while interviewing the despicable tyrant of Cuba. And of course, he gave him prime time platforms on CBS and let him lie to the American public without challenging him.
How can any Cuban forget his CBS Special romantically titled The Last Revolutionary, (see my article about that Special at: http://www.amigospais-guaracabuya.org/oagaq012.php)? In it Rather held Castros bloody hand to help him walk on the muddy Sierra Maestra terrain. I have a frozen clip of that in my latest documentary The Rats Below, for everybody to see and remember
I also did an expose of Rathers April 2000 interview with Juan Miguel Gonzalez that is included on the Special Edition DVD of my documentary The Rats Below. Cubans will not forget.
Probably that is why the liberal U.S. media hates Cuban Americans so much and walks the extra mile to discredit and malign us every chance they get. They hate us because they cannot fool us about Castro as they fool the misinformed American people.
I am sure that other ethnic groups in the U.S. with firsthand knowledge of their country and government also found inaccuracies, misinformation and propaganda in Rathers reports and those of other liberal reporters like him. But, as they know about their countries, I know about my birth country and my 38 years living in the U.S. being offended and dismayed by such examples of bad reporting. Its simply embarrassing.
Are Rather and people like him the pillars of the U.S. media? No wonder in a Freudian slip he concocted his motto courage. Yes, you needed courage to stomach Dan Rather.
Im not usually like this. Im not apologetic for my words. They are an accurate reflection of our feelings and intelligence of being hurt for 44 years of frustration and indignation caused by CBSs Rather. Our only relief is to know that he left CBS in some sort of discredited way.
Unfortunatly, Rathers act will be followed by another disease-causing reporter, the always perfectly coifed and unbiased Katie Kouric. So, paraphrasing Rather, well need more courage.
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Dan Rather and CBS: slime liars of all media.
A Freeper in the know scooped the world on Rather's contract not being renewed, weeks before the official word came down. Anyone have a link?
Who's the "Dan Rather" you're writing about? Was he somebody famous?
<< I wish it could have been sooner. But now is better than never for people who have been suffering the biased reporting of this reporters reporter for way too many years. >>
Mr Rather is as much deserving of the love of America's and the billionaire, Fidel's, Cubans as by those of us who know that the sedition and subversion of the likes of him and Cronkite and Peter Arnett and their filthy lying ilk, with a little help from the treason of Kerry and Fonda and the political corruption of Jack Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson and their war-profiteering "Democrat" gangster cohorts, caused the loss of American national and political will that cost the lives of the three and a half million South East Asians slaughtered after we, never having lost a battle there, so ignominiously fled Vietnam.
And don't forget, it was Rather who snagged an interview with Saddam Hussein in 2003.
44 years down the tubes.
Glad to see Rather Bias get 'da buckwheats' in the end!
What kid of weird retrograde business is it that employees work there for 44 years? Has to be the only one left in the country.
If he'd just pulled out a gun and shot him then and there he would have gone out a freakin' hero. I'll let you guess which one would have been the shooter.
CBS, hear BS.
<< What kind of weird retrograde business is it that employees work there for 44 years? >>
One that measures a man by only the force of his own ego, which both he and it forever confuse with talent -- and pays him according to that measure.
Politics, particularly "Democrat's" politics, operates on the same "principles." As, at every level, do gummint bureaucracies.
Hence the Peter Principle.
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