Skip to comments.NPR Bows and Laughs with Disgraced Dan Rather in His Career's 'New Phase'
Posted on 11/04/2017 11:54:40 AM PDT by ForYourChildren
When liberal journalists lecture us about how much more they revere quality reporting than we do, just observe how they treat disgraced Dan Rather. On Friday night's All Things Considered, NPR anchor Ari Shapiro treated Rather as the closest thing we have to the Cronkite Myth, the national anchor of our patriotism. It's like he never used easily debunked forgeries of National Guard memos in an attempt to tar George W. Bush and elect John Kerry.
Liberal journalists don't revere journalism as much as they revere the notion of helping elect Democrats. "Poor Dan. His heart was in the right place."
Online, the headline was "Dan Rather, An Unlikely Essayist, On 'What Unites Us'." At the beginning of this seven-and-a-half-minute shoe polish, Shapiro actually asked Rather to read some florid prose from his latest book.
ARI SHAPIRO: Dan Rather's career has entered a new phase. At age 86, he's speaking to millions of people every day not at CBS where he anchored the "Evening News" for more than 20 years. Instead, Facebook has given him a new audience where he writes about the news of the day. Now Dan Rather also has a new book. It's a collection of personal essays called What Unites Us: Reflections On Patriotism. There are chapters about inclusion, the vote and service. I asked him to read an excerpt of the first piece called "What Is Patriotism?"
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
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“NPR clearly doesn’t think there are any Republicans in their audience with that kind of sugared baloney. Is there anything phonier, anything more ridiculous, than the idea that Rather (or liberals) are trying to “unite us” in the Age of Trump? That they get to stand for weepy patriotism, and Colin “Pig Socks” Kaepernick?”
What’s the frequency Kenneth?
What unites us?
“Our hatred of our popularly elected president, our disdain for the rule of law, and our desire to destroy western civilization. But enough about my friends in the media ...”
“...and now the latest in Republican Special Prosecutor Ken Starr’s investigation into the President’s personal life.”
“The documents are authentic.”
“What’s the frequency Kenneth?”
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