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Rather: 'I'm Big on Personal Responsibility'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 07/19/2007 10:24:37 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Most of Dan Rather's pontifications on today's "Morning Joe" rolled off my back, as I flipped between his performance and that of Tiger Woods over the closing holes at Carnoustie.

But something made me sit up and take notice. At 8:34 A.M. EDT, Rather suddenly blurted out: "I'm big on personal responsibility." And yes, he managed to do so without laughing.

This from the man who notoriously brought us Memogate, yet who to this day has refused to squarely admit the truth: that the documents were blatant forgeries.

For documentation of Rather's dodges, weaves and rejections of personal responsibility, check out reports from MRC [NB's parent] here, here and here.

Take, for example, Rather's statement highlighted by MRC on September 16, 2004, in which Rather trumpeted how a retired, 86-year-old secretary, Marian Cox:

flew to New York this afternoon to tell us she believes the documents we obtained are not authentic. But there's yet another confusing twist to this story. She told us she believes what the documents actually say is exactly as we reported.

The "fake but accurate" defense. How's that for being big on personal responsibility?

I waited in vain for Joe to call Rather on the disconnect between his professed values and his performance in Memogate. One person not having trouble with the truth was newsreader Mika Brzezinski when she admitted on last week's show to admiring Rather very much. Check out the loving look Mika gives Dan here. She later gave Rather an Ann Curry-ish arm squeeze.

Contact Mark at mark@gunhill.net

 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: danrather; howtostealanelection; lyingliar; memogate; mikabrzezinski; morningjoe; pajamapeoplerule; zogbyism

1 posted on 07/19/2007 10:24:39 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WOW ... I did not know he was such a comedian.


2 posted on 07/19/2007 10:26:23 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I can see Rather 15 years from now in a nursing home ranting about TANG before the attendant rushes over to give him his overdue sedative.


3 posted on 07/19/2007 10:27:35 AM PDT by AU72
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Fake but accurate?......(am I the first?).....


4 posted on 07/19/2007 10:27:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Delusional Dan ping to Today show list.

5 posted on 07/19/2007 10:27:57 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Rather: 'I'm Big on Personal Responsibility'

Bwahahahahahaha.

Good thing I wasn't eating anything. I would have choked.

6 posted on 07/19/2007 10:28:30 AM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

...and Mika just adores Ol’ Dan ...


7 posted on 07/19/2007 10:29:25 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AU72

I think Kenneth can FINALLY tell us the frequency!!


8 posted on 07/19/2007 10:29:36 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s good for a laugh every time that pathetic old fool opens his mouth.


9 posted on 07/19/2007 10:29:42 AM PDT by Sloth (The GOP is to DemonRats in politics as Michael Jackson is to Jeffrey Dahmer in babysitting.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’ll never admit he was wrong.


10 posted on 07/19/2007 10:31:00 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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11 posted on 07/19/2007 10:31:02 AM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Living proof what happens when cousins marry.


12 posted on 07/19/2007 10:33:54 AM PDT by swilliams53 (In case someone cares; yet, somehow we do!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Crawl back in your hole, Dan. Nobody cares.


13 posted on 07/19/2007 10:36:54 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Press 1 for English, press 2 for deport)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As Dan Rather might say in his faux-folksy manner: “That spotted dog wouldn’t hunt for yellow ducks on a sunny day.”


14 posted on 07/19/2007 10:36:56 AM PDT by Greg F (<><)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This is what happens when you lie for decades: He can no longer tell the difference between reality and fantasy.

To Dan Rather "truth" now means nothing more than "whatever will advance my agenda at this moment." Sad, pathetic, dangerous...

15 posted on 07/19/2007 10:39:09 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
He wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him in the, um, weeeel, backside. He’s been in partnership with lies so long that the truth is foreign to him and not important to anything he has to say. He goes on these shows, collects a handsome check and moves on the the nest check. Ho learned that from Bill. Sleaze balls in cahoots.
16 posted on 07/19/2007 10:40:00 AM PDT by Frwy (Proud member of the vast right wing conspiracy.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL!

Rather is delusional.


17 posted on 07/19/2007 10:45:41 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?


18 posted on 07/19/2007 10:46:31 AM PDT by sono (Where there is a choice only between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence - M Gandhi)
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To: magslinger

up against the wall ya redneck mother


19 posted on 07/19/2007 10:53:39 AM PDT by South Dakota (A soldier died for me today, I must ask and answer. Am I worth dying for?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Sure Dan, just when are you and a film crew going to kick in Lucy Ramirez's door?
21 posted on 07/19/2007 10:59:44 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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22 posted on 07/19/2007 11:02:55 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Satan is working both sides of the street in World Socialism and World Courts.)
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To: bmwcyle
CBS probably wishes this guy would go away.
23 posted on 07/19/2007 11:04:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh Gunga Dan IS big on personal responsibility, just not for him.


24 posted on 07/19/2007 11:26:43 AM PDT by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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25 posted on 07/19/2007 11:33:11 AM PDT by digger48
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To: trisham
"Take, for example, Rather's statement highlighted by MRC on September 16, 2004, in which Rather trumpeted how a retired, 86-year-old secretary, Marian Cox: flew to New York this afternoon to tell us she believes the documents we obtained are not authentic. But there's yet another confusing twist to this story. She told us she believes what the documents actually say is exactly as we reported"

Is this the same secretary that "remembered clearly" that Bush didn't show up for his physical? Amazing memory for something that happened 35 years previously about the son of a relatively unknown politician. I bet if you asked her, she wouldn't even know who the president was at the time.

26 posted on 07/19/2007 12:44:09 PM PDT by boop (Trunk Monkey. Is there anything he can't do?)
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To: taxcontrol

Dan Rather and Mike Nifong are 2 of a kind: In spite of evidence to the contrary, each still thinks “something happened”.


27 posted on 07/19/2007 1:41:28 PM PDT by Carolinamom (Every day is a gift; be thankful.)
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To: Mad_as_heck
To Dan Rather "truth" now means nothing more than "whatever will advance my agenda at this moment." Sad, pathetic, dangerous...

Yes!

28 posted on 07/19/2007 1:59:56 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Delusional Dan”—perfect!


29 posted on 07/19/2007 5:07:47 PM PDT by Pharmboy ([She turned me into a] Newt! in '08)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s a shame Rather didn’t have the grace and dignity to just disappear, especially after ending his career in disgrace. Remember how the great Johnny Carson retired and then dropped off the face of the earth?
Now, that’s the way you do it.

But then, Rather has never been accused of having any dignity.


30 posted on 07/19/2007 5:56:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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