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Dan 'Fake but Accurate' Rather Weighs in on Obama Scandal Tsunami
Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | May 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld

Posted on 05/16/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Dan Rather, discredited CBS journalist, has weighed in on the recent scandals facing the Obama administration. He stated that the "controversies" are not in the same "cosmos" of Watergate.

“Those who compare it to Watergate, the Republicans, are always eager to jump on almost anything and say, ‘Well, it’s like Watergate,’” Rather said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We’re not anywhere in the same cosmos as that. Keep in mind, with Watergate, while using the Internal Revenue Service to punish one’s opponents came directly from the president himself. That’s a fact. Now, in this case, we don’t even know whether the president was aware that this was happening.”

Rather went on to say that the GOP is probably "slapping high-five" behind closed doors.

No stranger to "controversies" himself, during the 2004 election Rather reported about memos (the Killian memos) he obtained that were critical of George W. Bush's service in the National Guard....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cosmos; danrather; fakebutaccurate; gungadan; irs; marymapes; obama; ratherbiased; whatsthefrequency
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A fake journalist on a fake Republican's TV show. Fitting.
1 posted on 05/16/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah campaign dirty tricks aren’t nearly the same as letting people get killed, using IRS against political enemies, lying your ass off, etc.

I guess there’s no book opportunity “The Palace Guard” to enrich you under these circumstances, eh, Danny Boy?


2 posted on 05/16/2013 11:04:59 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

don’t these SOB’s ever retire and head into the sunset? Dan you’re time is up, over and out. Just shut up and head to Serenity Gardens Nursing Home. We don’t care what u think.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 11:05:10 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (I hope the FEMA camps are comfortable when they come for me)
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To: brooklyn dave

What is the frequency, Kenneth?


4 posted on 05/16/2013 11:07:23 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Getting dumber with age.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 11:07:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Buckhead; Josh Painter

Ping!


6 posted on 05/16/2013 11:08:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That bum is an attention sink. Why do otherwise intelligent people keep pouring more and more attention down his drain?

Ignore the vermin!

7 posted on 05/16/2013 11:08:54 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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8 posted on 05/16/2013 11:16:21 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: atc23
Fake But Accurate

November 22, 1963:

Dan Rather patiently waits at the window on the
sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.

/s


9 posted on 05/16/2013 11:16:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Those who compare it to Watergate, the Republicans, are always eager to jump on almost anything and say, ‘Well, it’s like Watergate,’” Rather said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

As usual, he's full of shite. Those with working brain cells regard Benghazi as worse, because no lives were lost as a result of Watergate.

10 posted on 05/16/2013 11:17:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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Dan Rather, discredited CBS journalist, has weighed in on the recent scandals facing the Obama administration. He stated that the "controversies" are not in the same "cosmos" of Watergate.

Wow, something I agree with Dan about.

There were no dead Ambassador and diplomatic staff members.

Nixon didn't abscond with Associated Press communications.

Nixon didn't wire tap the Congressional cloak-room.

Nixon didn't have the IRS swoop in on political an religious enemies.

Nixon did have an enemies list, but he never did anything with it.  Obama has.

Nixon didn't give A. K. 47s to foreign nationals, then see those nationals come back to kill two of our border agents.

Nixon's administration was not the direct cause of upwards of 200 foreign nationals at the hands of people he had armed.

Nixon didn't demand we refuse to acknowledge certain people are terrorists, commit terrorist acts, and kill our people on purpose.

Nixon didn't trash most of our allies within his first term.

Nixon didn't support our global enemies.

Nixon didn't sell our our allies, and arm their adversaries.

Dan, you've been pampered for way too long.  Shut up.

This administration is the worst in U. S. history.  Nixon and his administration didn't do 5% of the crap this foreign national and his administration has.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 11:18:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, becasue he was born there...)
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12 posted on 05/16/2013 11:21:04 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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ATTN RATher: This is worse than Watergate. Nixon did not abandon loyal Americans already wounded to be degraded and murdered by the very terrorists Obama denies exist.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 11:24:59 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama abandoned the defenders in Benghazi - They died; he lied.)
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Nixon's greatest crime was beating McGovern in a landslide. No one in the media voted for Nixon and they didn't know anyone who had. Clearly, Nixon had to be punished for stealing the election from all of those hard working hippies and limousine liberals who were running the McGovern campaign.

If Nixon had called himself a Democrat he would have been lauded by the left. Nixon enacted wage and price controls and affirmative action programs, he created the Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, he opened relations with communist China, and he ended Kennedy's and Johnson's war in Vietnam.

Today, he would be a liberal's wet dream, if only he were a Democrat.

14 posted on 05/16/2013 11:30:09 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Iron Munro

HaaaaaaAaaaaaa! The second shooter!


15 posted on 05/16/2013 11:34:54 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Iron Munro

Fake But Accurate

Dan Rather is apprehended after witnesses observed him placing an IED along a road outside of Bagram AB, Afghanistan.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 11:40:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Also...

Nixon didn’t bow to foreign leaders.

Nixon didn’t intentionally damage the American economy by destroying its fiscal future.

Nixon didn’t go into a foreign, now-hostile country and apologize for America’s past.

Nixon didn’t hire al-Qaida - affiliated militias to guard American diplomatic posts in unstable countries.

Nixon didn’t run and play golf when urgent national business needed attention.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 11:45:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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...Now, in this case, we don’t even know whether the president was aware that this was happening.”

"And, we're gonna keep it that way!"

18 posted on 05/16/2013 11:47:06 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Keep in mind, with Watergate, while using the Internal Revenue Service to punish one’s opponents came directly from the president himself.

Then why did the articles of impeachment say that Nixon endeavored to use the IRS?

Why such a fancy word? "To attempt (fulfillment of a responsibility or an obligation, for example) by employment or expenditure of effort."

Why not a simple declaration that Nixon used the IRS?

19 posted on 05/16/2013 11:47:17 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dan Rather, discredited CBS journalist, has weighed in on the recent scandals facing the Obama administration. He stated that the "controversies" are not in the same "cosmos" of Watergate.

Hey, Dan, you're getting smarter! I agree!

In Benghazi, top officials stood by while Americans were murdered on foreign soil by terrorists without doing everything in their power to save them. In Watergate, a POTUS after the fact covered up a burglary in which the "victims"were other politicians, IOW barely a life form, and what was stolen was information with which to gain political advantage in an election. I'll say they're not in the same cosmos.

20 posted on 05/16/2013 11:47:18 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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