Skip to comments.Another Dan Rather Scandal
Posted on 04/21/2017 5:33:18 PM PDT by Fedora
Ever since his forced resignation in disgrace, Dan Rather has continued on a downward spiral. His career, such as it is, has been kept alive by appearances on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC, where he takes potshots at his former employer and President Donald Trump. It is a sad spectacle.
Rather has now suffered another major embarrassment. The former anchorman of the CBS Evening News has been accused by a website devoted to exposing military corruption of falsely claiming to have been a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
The editor-in-chief of the website www.MilitaryCorruption.com, retired U.S. Army Major Glenn MacDonald, says he stumbled across a published photo of Rather in a dress blue Marine Corps uniform in his book Rather Outspoken and decided to investigate the claim. The photo caption, as a young Marine, clearly indicates Rather had been a member in good standing of the Marine Corps.
But the truth, MacDonald says, is that Rather left the Marines before completing boot camp and the photo was obtained under questionable circumstances. . .
In our exclusive story, we interviewed a senior retired Marine noncommissioned officer who was in around the same time as Rather claimed to have been in the Marines, MacDonald said. He told us the photo in question probably was the result of a policy the Corps had then of putting a blue blouse (from dress uniform) and white cover (the saucer cap) on each boot several weeks into their training to make sure the Marines had head shots of members of each training cycle to use for the Marine yearbook each successful Jarhead received at completion of USMC boot camp.. . .
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Fake Marine News...
I heard somewhere he wet the bed to get out of boot camp.
All Dan had to do was read the Evening News and bank the millions ,D’oh
I did the same thing during BCT but they refused to discharge me.I guess back then the Army was more "hard core" than the Marines! ;-)
Dano had to wear the trench coat and multi-pocket vest while clinging to the Palm Tree in heavy winds.
Dan still puts on his Marine uniform late at night.
Stolen Valor ping
Funny stuff. Rather made up false reports to disparage Bush¨s
service but never served himself. Probably got a dew Purple Hearts from John Kerry.
Oh yeah, and what's the frequency Kenneth?
I am weary of them.
“”Another Dan Rather Scandal””
Oh, scandal! I read suicidal.
“”Another Dan Rather Suicidal””
Dan Rather pulls an Aaron Hernandez.
I hope this story turns out to be TRUE, as it’s long past time to finally put lying Dan Rather out to pasture.
My son barely made it through boot camp at Parris Island. He was actually in the running for “Honor Graduate” of his platoon, but fell out during the final test - The Crucible. Extremely hot weather and low blood sodium landed him in the hospital. He wrote home saying he might not make it, but it didn’t matter. He could find other ways to serve. Said he didn’t need a badge on his shoulder to have honor, he had that before he went.
He fell back into a later class and repeated the exercise a week or two later. Success. Not bad for a 125 pound kid humping a load far too heavy for his frame. He then became a Marine because he earned it.
He always seemed to be a cut above some of the other Marines I’ve encountered. It wasn’t just a job for him. Sadly, he didn’t make it more than a few months in Iraq. He was, is, and will always be a real Marine. Not like these fakers.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Thank You for sharing and God bless You.
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