Skip to comments.Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination
Posted on 11/05/2013 1:11:54 PM PST by smoothsailing
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won't include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather's messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network.
Rather helped organize CBS' plans for President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and as a young reporter was a key component of assassination coverage. Now 82, with his own show on AXS-TV, he's one of the few reporters on the story that day who's still active in journalism...
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Didn’t Dan Ratherbiased go public with the word that JFK had passed away before he had confirmation of the fact?
First to break the story makes you famous.
What's The Frequency Kenneth?
Dan got caught doing what CBS always does.
Liberals always throw people under the bus because they have neither honor, nor loyaty.
Meanwhile AP had the same story about the National Guard memos and I don’t recall anyone losing their job or reputation over it.
Dan Rather has fallen further and faster than a North Korean missile test!
The hack would probably show up with letters proving Bush was behind it all along.
Meanwhile the CRIMINAL conspiracy of WHO created the forged National Guard memos was never resolved. WHO served a single day in prison for it?
Dan Rather early on reported he had seen a film (Zapruder?) and Kennedy was turned to the side and was waving to the crowd—hence allowing him to be hit from the front in the throat even though his assassin was behind him.
Since there is no film showing such, Rather was presenting a cover story to explain the front throat wound.
Later, after the front throat wound was dropped altogether from the official story, that account by Rather was deep-sixed. (It may be around on the NET somewhere.)
But clearly no one wants anyone asking uncomfortable questions...
The lesson is, if you are going to lie don't leave your evidence behind.
See also: dozens of times Obama was recorded saying "If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance". Oops.
There were 2 films of the assassination (one from the other side of the street). Doesn’t change whether it was an entry or exit shot, just that “film” does not automatically mean Zapruder’s.
I have watched the Zapruder film, multiple times, but it never registered how the shot that hit Kennedy in the neck did not expand, whereas the one that hit him in the head exploded.
That's two different weapons. Oswald was using a full-metal jacketed round. The AR15 was using a frangible round.
It's always been obvious that there was some kind of cover-up, which is why the conspiracy theories will never die. If a Secret Service agent accidentally shot Kennedy seconds after Lee Harvey Oswald did, that would explain everything.
If I recall, Dan Rather jumped the gun on airing the memos. I think the original plan was to put them on 60 Minutes on a Sunday but AP was going to publish them before that date so he moved up his broadcast (to a Wednesday possibly?).
Neither AssPress nor SeeBS gave any exposure to the suspicious discoveries regarding the released image for 3 days.
October Surprise. Anything to steal an election. Next time they try such a stunt, they’ll do what they can to put it closer to election day (like the election eve release of the “breaking news” of GW Bush’s prior DWI charge). It clearly cost him some support and if that amounted to 0.52% of the national vote, then it cost him the POPULAR VOTE that Al Gore Junior loves boasting about.
JERRY: Newman, Kramer, if you'll indulge me.
According to your story, Keith passes you and starts walking up the ramp, then you say you were struck on the right temple.
The spit then proceeds to ricochet off the temple, striking Newman between the third and forth rib.
The spit then came off the rib, turned, and hit Newman in the right wrist causing him to drop his baseball cap.
The spit then splashed off the wrist -- pauses in mid air mind you -- makes a left turn and lands on Newman's left thigh.
That is one magic loogie.
At one elementary school in Dallas, children were sent home early after the assassination but were not told why. The children cheered when told they were let out early.
CBS wanted to show the kids were cheering because they were glad JFK had been killed. No other local journalist would file such a dishonest story. So CBS reported it as a live feed with a young Texan reporting that children of Dallas were happy and cheering because Kennedy had been shot. That young Texan was an unknown reporter named Dan Rather.
From that point on Rather's career advanced rapidly and he showed again and again he would lie on the air whenever needed. He became the anchor of CBS Evening News about a decade later.
Did anyone ever receive a certified hardcopy of Obama’s birf certificate? Or just layered PDF files?
Rather may have done so, but some high school students DID cheer when they heard the news.
“Fake but accurate?”
Dan Rather is as lonely as a skunk at a Barn Dance.
They disappeared Dorothy Kilgallen.
Interesting. Thank you. I’ve never heard this theory before.
Plus I have a feeling Bill Moyers will be crashing this. Doris Kearns, too?
Dan is too busy, still looking for Lucy Ramirez.
Thank you. I think that that little datum about Gunga Dan deserves to be remembered.
He’ll probably get tighter than the rusted lug nuts on a ‘55 Ford. :o)
First reports that Kennedy is dead came from a local Dallas reporter.
First mention of Rather at 10:26
Hell probably get tighter than the rusted lug nuts on a 55 Ford.
crap, that’s funny
Years ago, I had a bumper sticker:
“CBS is RATHER BIASED”
“Liberals always throw people under the bus because they have neither honor, nor loyaty.”
True. Although I believe that he is a POS, in this context, I would definitely have liked to have him on as a part of the historical event. If he was still alive, I would have even extended that offer to the despicable Cronkite.
Aw, poor widdle Dan. What’s the frequency, Kenneth?
We read so much for so long about that terrible day in Dallas. I was under the impression that JFK had been dead for a half hour before it was announced. Many of the tabloids keep implicating LBJ, as did Barr McClellan, the first husband of former State Comptroller Carole Strayhorn, in a book he wrote years ago.
At one time, Dan’s daughter, Robin, was the head or chairman or some such position of the TX Democrat Party. Dan must be a NYC Democrat and poised for a huge mayoral win for his party tonight.
October Surprise. Anything to steal an election.
That was in the old days. No October Surprise necessary now, as they have their voter fraud machine so well tuned that a win is guaranteed. Motor Voter, early voting, and absentee ballots have made it all so much easier.