Skip to comments.Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’
Posted on 12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST by servo1969
Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bushs record with the Air National Guard.
On CNNs Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, No question the story was true (video follows with transcript and commentary):
PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to whats been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe theres a slight double standard at CBS in the way that you were treated in terms of the way you departed from CBS, and the way that Lara Logan has been treated, and the way they handled this crisis. What do you think?
DAN RATHER: Well, first of all, CBS News has a lot to answer for this. There are a lot of questions. They have answered some of them. I don't want to in any way to add to their burden. I know what it feels like to be the correspondent who is the center of controversy when there are people both above and below you [unintelligible.]
But I will make this point: with our story, the one that led to our difficulty, no question the story was true. What the complaint and, while we, eventually most of us lost our jobs, was, okay, your story was true, but the way you got to the truth was flawed. The process was flawed. Thats not the case with the Benghazi story. Unfortunately and theres no joy in saying it - they were taken in by a man who was a fraud.
The dishonesty here is extraordinary.
The documents Rather presented that fateful night in September 2004 were clearly forgeries. Not one person has come forward since proving they weren't.
Yet here he is nine years later saying on national television, "No question the story was true."
And Morgan didn't challenge him at all.
Is this really what passes for journalism in our country today?
I cannot remember the Air Force freeper that should also be pinged.
Dan Blather will NEVER get over it....That is just fine with me. I hate Marxist, aka leftist media.
Ol’ Dan is still in denial.
Ol’ Dan is still hitting the Jack Daniels.
Mary Mapes had the good sense to stand down.
Rather is connected to Tx politics through his daughter, and he thinks he owns it.
What does his daughter do?
No question? Here's a question. How can memos be typed with fonts that would exist only many, many years to the future?
...What the complaint and, while we, eventually most of us lost our jobs, was, okay, your story was true, but the way you got to the truth was flawed. The process was flawed.
In Mister Rather's magical world, "a flawed process" means one that catches him hawking forged docs.
Sorry Dan, it's you and your total and complete lack of honesty, integrity, true journalist principles and also that conscience thingy that caught you red-handed.
He does not even live in Tx but he beats his daughter Robin like a rented mule to his own political ends.
His he sad, pathetic, and delusional. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. To think I once (long ago) respected him. Now he isn’t even worthy of disgust...
Austin Democrat insider.
He is sad, pathetic, and delusional. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. To think I once (long ago) respected him. Now he isn’t even worthy of disgust...
Myopic Bass Terd
This guy was in the middle of the flap too.
He had designs on Tx AG.
he represented that kook that brought the story forth.
I bet she’s a piece of work.