Skip to comments.Dan Rather: Trump criticism of media is 'straight out of Orwell'
Posted on 07/29/2018 5:55:46 PM PDT by Zakeet
Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trumps false statements about and attacks on the media are "straight out of Orwell."
The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNNs Don Lemon that Trump is "authoritarian" and wants people to believe that "the one and only truth comes from him."
"As several people have said before me, he is not just attacking the truth, he wants to annihilate the truth," the former anchor added. "He wants to move us completely into the post-truth political era in which theres no such thing as objective facts."
Rather added that there "has been some desperation" in Trump's recent attacks ... "And as he gets more desperate he takes bigger risks in telling bigger lies or more often telling lies. And telling people, 'look, dont believe what you read or see anywhere else, just come to me. I have the ultimate truth, I am the way,' " Rather said.
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You Freepers got to admit ... nobody knows more about desperation than the king of fake news ...
Go read the book again, asswipe.
says the vile bastard the literally invented fake news
Not you Zakeet, Mr. Rather. It is stunning how clueless these media types are..
>>wants people to believe that “the one and only truth comes from him.
And Lyin’ Dan wants us to think that the one and only truth comes from Leftist GroupThink.
Pure Projection. Post-modernism Progressive putz.
Rather would be 100% correct if he was talking about the Obama administration and it’s supporting cast in the media.......
The bad news for Rather is that for the first time in history, Trump is the opposite of George W. Bush and exposes the media lies....
They just cannot handle it - no one has ever done so before....no one in authority that is........
Next to his SC appointments - Trump’s greatest strength.........
Coming from a guy who made stuff up. Imbecile.
The Ministry of Propaganda is what is right out of Orwell.
This old liar knows he can get attention with any negative comments about President Trump, no matter how stupid they are. It is embarrassing to be a has-been who thinks he is relevant.
Bingo. Trump challenges the MEDIA narrative. Tough shit for Rather and his cronies.
Should say “Disgraced journalist”, not veteran.
He hates that journalists are no longer more equal than others.
Perhaps he longs to tour Eastasia?
Dan Rather said it, no evidence but it’s got to be true. Ha! This clown never knows when to quit.
Telling the truth about the anti-American propaganda press is orwellian?
Dan Rather put the fake in fake news. Take a hike you stinkin commie.
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