Skip to comments."Black Eye: Dan Rather and the Birth of Fake News”
Posted on 01/08/2019 3:41:29 AM PST by Libloather
...covers the controversial decision by CBS News and anchor Dan Rather to run a story involving unauthenticated memos claiming President George W. Bush had received favorable treatment during his time in the Texas Air National Guard.
(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...
What a great night that was when Dans fake memos got torn apart on the Internet !!
What is Fox Nation?
“Uncle Walter”, the avowed leftwing socialist, was fake news before Danny Boy.
...and NBC’s Brian Williams tried his best to out do him *LOL*...but he paid
a big price meme wise on yahoo
Fathers fakery was torn apart right here. Freeper Buckhead started the ball rolling and this site exploded with postings. Rather was destroyed in one night.
Bush 41’ did a better job on Rather. 43 did nothing but let the techies expose Rather. Turned the other cheek. No fight in him.
“I am Buckhead!”
And by something as stupid as a font.
What’s Brian doing these days ?
...responding to the latest email showing him the newest meme I hope
It is a mechanism for anal smoke insertion for people who dont get enough of it from the Neocons on regular Fox News.
A new website, I think you pay for it foxnation.com
Putting it all together, in the print media, the NYT was Fake News going back to be 1930s while in the TV media, the Fake News goes back to CBS and Walter Cronkite.
There is plenty of Fake News to go around.
Dan Rather was NOT the birth of Fake News. He simply got caught. Thank you, Buckhead.
But there was NBC rigging that truck to explode. There was the misquote of Alexander Haig when Reagan was shot. For those who don’t know, Haig was asked who was in charge. Haig replied, “Here at the White House? I am.” The question was edited out and it was made to look as a power grab by Haig.
And then there was Walter Cronkite devoting that entire half hour to the Tet Offensive. We actually won that battle but Cronkite made it appear as if we were routed. That night, on CBS news, we lost the Vietnam war.
Fake news has been around for a very long time.
I sure hope this bastard gets whats coming to him!
My Dad was a PIO in Nam in 69. He would bring stories to Rather that covered the National Guard and Reserve troops helping out the local villagers with photos. Rather, sitting on his ass in Siagon, threw them back in Dads face, physically. Told him he wanted stories of American commanders screwing up, and photos of bodies hanging on barbed wire.
My Dad accused him of being a Commie. Rather replied that maybe he was, but ...as long as I am here, America is going to see this war the way i want them to see it!
My Dad was in the Navy in WWII and Korea and got a journalism degree on the GI Bill in the late 40s, because he thought that journalism was the most honorable of all professions. Rather and Nam destroyed that belief. Journalist were nothing but whores.
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