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Dan Rather: ‘Biased Media Threatens U.S.’
Accuracy in Media ^ | January 31, 2011 | Don Irvine

Posted on 02/01/2011 5:31:16 AM PST by Zakeet

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who refused to go silently into retirement after the network dumped him in 2005, spoke last week to a group of students at American University about the future of journalism.

Rather, who held the anchor job for 24 years, told the students that the increasingly biased media will threaten the U.S. and that “A free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom.”

He went on to remind the audience that shows that feature the likes of Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews are opinion and not news and that the “underlying impetus of the media is to generate profits.”

Hallelujah! After spending 43 years at CBS and another five plus in exile Rather is finally concerned about media bias.

(Excerpt) Read more at aim.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: danrather; keitholbermann; mediabias; mrtingle; msm; olbermann; rather

Gunga Dan ... escaped from the asylum again ... but this time he's not completely off his meds ... yet

1 posted on 02/01/2011 5:31:18 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

gold i tell ya...gold!!!


2 posted on 02/01/2011 5:33:04 AM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: The Comedian; Buckhead; kristinn
.... lol... like he should talk!
3 posted on 02/01/2011 5:33:35 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Zakeet
I'm diggin’ this.
4 posted on 02/01/2011 5:34:38 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Zakeet

Having been apart of it, is this the rhetoric of a man who has had a revelation or a man who is simply a hypocrite? I prefer the latter. =.=


5 posted on 02/01/2011 5:38:28 AM PST by cranked
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To: abb
The Boob of Black Rock is back ping
6 posted on 02/01/2011 5:43:46 AM PST by Zakeet (Always trust in the five G's: God, Gold, Guns, Grub, and the Government screwing up)
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To: cranked

Neither, delusional is more like it. You see in Dan’s world, he and Jennings and Cronkite and Katie and Williams and the rest of the left wing newsreaders, too many to name, are telling the absolute truth. They tell it with an ironclad commitment to journalistic purity and tell it right down the middle while they struggle, but of course always manage to keep their personal opinions and bias’ in check.


7 posted on 02/01/2011 5:54:26 AM PST by marlon ("They talk about me like a dog" Barack Obama)
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To: hennie pennie
Fake But Accurate.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

8 posted on 02/01/2011 6:04:23 AM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: Zakeet

You cannot make this stuff up.


9 posted on 02/01/2011 6:05:57 AM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: Zakeet
“A free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom.”

Free from all who are like you Dan.

10 posted on 02/01/2011 6:11:32 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Zakeet

So “Danny Boy”, thinks that as long as it’s made up news that he believes in it is OK.

What a buffoon.


11 posted on 02/01/2011 6:17:53 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: Wizdum
You cannot make this stuff up.

On the contrary, ol' Dan is quite good at making this stuff up.

12 posted on 02/01/2011 6:19:38 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Zakeet

Ahhh come on guys, have a heart!!! He’s just a guy trying to get into heaven after living life to the fullest, at the expense of the entire country and a good portion of the globe...is all. You’ll are just so unforgiving./s


13 posted on 02/01/2011 6:23:20 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Zakeet
What's the frequency, Kenneth?

5.56mm

14 posted on 02/01/2011 6:33:49 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Zakeet

speaking of chris matthews...

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is anchoring a President’s Day special on MSNBC three weeks from today titled “President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon.”

The special “will take viewers behind the scenes of Clinton’s life,” says the press release:

There’s not a single political figure today with the global reach and influence of Bill Clinton—a former U.S. President turned humanitarian and diplomat extraordinaire. No one else in today’s political arena has the ability to command the attention of world leaders and organizations everywhere quite like he does.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 6:42:01 AM PST by griswold3 (We defend conservatism by our very way of life.)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe Dan wants to be a ‘contributing analyst’ on Fox.


16 posted on 02/01/2011 6:50:16 AM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness)
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To: griswold3

“There’s not a single political figure today with the global reach and influence of Bill Clinton—a former U.S. President turned humanitarian and diplomat extraordinaire. No one else in today’s political arena has the ability to command the attention of world leaders and organizations everywhere quite like he does.”

Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?


17 posted on 02/01/2011 6:53:27 AM PST by Clioman
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To: Zakeet

Of course they are opinion shows just like Hannity is. The problem, Dan, is the bias in the so called straight news departments of all three networks; the Courics and Williams’ and Sawyers etc.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 6:57:03 AM PST by csmusaret (Q: How do they say incompetent failure in Kenya? A: Barack Obama)
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To: griswold3

“MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is anchoring a President’s Day special on MSNBC three weeks from today titled “President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon.””

Riiiiiiiiiight. Americans from coast to coast are already tripping over ottomans and spraining index fingers setting their DVRs for this cutting edge, totally relevant, not-at-all overblown slobber-fest .

I guarantee the ratings will be the same as for MSNBC’s usual basement numbers programming.


19 posted on 02/01/2011 7:30:22 AM PST by Blue Ink
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To: Clioman

Good question.
Are they trying to portray Clinton, a corrupt character, as a hero now? i believe he simply had better circumstances and reacted well. But, did he display ‘leadership’? I don’t think so.


20 posted on 02/01/2011 7:33:54 AM PST by griswold3 (We defend conservatism by our very way of life.)
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To: Blue Ink

Especially for msnbc. The ‘progressives’ became angry at Clinton when he said, ‘The era of big government is over.’
The punished Hillary for his betrayal.


21 posted on 02/01/2011 7:37:38 AM PST by griswold3 (We defend conservatism by our very way of life.)
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To: griswold3

Clinton remains wildly popular.

Did he ever supply leadership? No, but like the cool substitute teacher, he let us do what we wanted. People seemed to like the fact that he had no core principles and his governing philosophy was to do what the people wanted.

Populists are like that.


22 posted on 02/01/2011 7:41:45 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: griswold3

Hey Sissy Chrissie! The Dirtbag was impeached you Doofus.
In my world that does not deserve respect.
Do you remember the 90’s when you were all over the place condemning the Dirtbag.
Will the show have any Harmonica Lewinsky references?
I don’t think you will talk much about that.


23 posted on 02/01/2011 7:53:38 AM PST by certrtwngnut
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