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  • Dan 'Fake but Accurate' Rather Weighs in on Obama Scandal Tsunami

    05/16/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | May 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Dan Rather, discredited CBS journalist, has weighed in on the recent scandals facing the Obama administration. He stated that the "controversies" are not in the same "cosmos" of Watergate. “Those who compare it to Watergate, the Republicans, are always eager to jump on almost anything and say, ‘Well, it’s like Watergate,’” Rather said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We’re not anywhere in the same cosmos as that. Keep in mind, with Watergate, while using the Internal Revenue Service to punish one’s opponents came directly from the president himself. That’s a fact. Now, in this case, we don’t even know whether the...
  • Appeals court tosses Dan Rather's $70M suit against CBS

    09/29/2009 1:28:32 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 14 replies · 886+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 29th 2009 | Jose Martinez
    Bad news for Dan Rather: His $70 million lawsuit against CBS is no more. In a 19-page decision made public Tuesday, a state appeals court dismissed the legendary newsman's suit against CBS. Rather, 77, sued the Tiffany network in 2007 after his career at CBS collapsed in the wake of a "60 Minutes II" report about former President George W.Bush's Vietnam-era military service. The folksy newsman accused CBS executives of caving to Republican interests, coercing him into a public apology after the controversial report aired in September 2004. The report claimed "high-level political influence" kept Bush out of combat by...
  • Appeals court dismisses Dan Rather's suit vs. CBS

    09/29/2009 1:24:25 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 23 replies · 878+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state appeals court on Tuesday dismissed former TV newsman Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS Corp in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record. The ruling on Tuesday by a panel of judges of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division said Rather's $70 million complaint should be dismissed in its entirety and that a lower court erred in denying CBS's motion to throw out the lawsuit. Rather says CBS breached his contract by not giving him enough...
  • I’m Rather Grateful: You go, Dan! [Jonah Goldberg on Memogate & Rather vs. CBS]

    09/24/2007 1:01:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 540+ views
    The National Review ^ | September 21, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    In 2004, at the height of the Dan Rather Memogate story, I wrote in National Review: “Across the media universe the questions pour out: Why is Dan Rather doing this to himself? Why does he drag this out? Why won’t he just come clean? Why would he let this happen in the first place? Why is CBS standing by him? Why ... why ... why? “There is only one plausible answer: Ours is a just and decent God.” Well, God has not forsaken us. Dan Rather seems divinely inspired to crash more times than a Kennedy driving home from an...
  • Dan Rather's Carry-On Baggage (More on Rather s new Farce show.)

    07/12/2006 6:40:54 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 25 replies · 780+ views
    WaPo ^ | Lisa de Moraes
    Former CBS newsman Dan Rather says he'll have complete editorial control over the content of the weekly newsmagazine he will kick off for Mark Cuban's HDNet in October. Rather, 74, said he was relieved to be moving from news "defined by the economics of the corporation presenting the news" to "independent journalism." Rather acknowledged he comes to HDNet with "baggage." "Yes, I have baggage -- I have the baggage of being a graduate of the journalism school of South Vietnam," he said. He also acknowledged he was "biased -- I have a very strong bias toward independent journalism." Cuban said...
  • Dan Rather Fired By CBS (Read Details - That's The Bottom Line)

    05/20/2006 4:28:15 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 229 replies · 21,367+ views
    This just in from source at Black Rock: He/She is at pre-season party in The Hamptons. Other CBSers (The Suits) are there as well. The Suits confirmed: Ran Rather's contract at CBS expires in August. He has not been offered ANY type of renewal. There may be some tiny dollar (the exact fee never to be disclosed) face-saving deal but that's it, Dan is out. This comes after he "resigned" from CBS Evening News position last year in an attempt to stop the bloodletting of advertisers at CBS. As we all know, the primary cause was not so much Rather's...
  • Emotional Rather blasts 'new journalism order'

    09/19/2005 8:36:17 PM PDT · by aculeus · 273 replies · 5,360+ views ^ | September 19, 2005 | By Paul J. Gough, Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said Monday that there is a climate of fear running through newsrooms stronger than he has ever seen in his more than four-decade career. Rather famously tangled with President Nixon and his aides during the Watergate years while Rather was a hard-charging White House correspondent. Addressing the Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan, occasionally forcing back tears, he said that in the intervening years, politicians "of every persuasion" had gotten better at applying pressure on the conglomerates that own the broadcast networks. He called it a "new journalism...
  • LIVE THREAD: Dan Rather's Last Broadcasts

    03/09/2005 2:17:25 PM PST · by Howlin · 964 replies · 25,506+ views | March 9, 2005 | Free Republic
    Dan Rather enters the CBS broadcast center for his last scheduled broadcast of the 'CBS Evening News' March 9, 2005 in New York. Tributes to the 73-year-old newsman were mixed with sniping after his final months were marred by a reporting scandal that tarnished his reputation. REUTERS/Chip East
  • Dan Rather, Leaving By the High Road (Tom Shales loves Dan Rather)

    03/09/2005 12:26:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies · 867+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2005 | Tom Shales
    Emptying out his cubbyhole office in the CBS News building on West 57th Street in New York, wading through stacks and boxes of memorabilia accumulated over the years, Dan Rather came upon a piece of framed embroidery made and sent to him a couple decades ago by a nun who was, one might say, among the faithful -- a regular and loyal viewer.
  • Texas titan signing off (Dan Rather); good bye and good riddance

    03/09/2005 8:27:08 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 73 replies · 1,503+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 8, 2005 | By ED BARK / The Dallas Morning News
    Texas titan signing off24-year run may be ending, but he insists he's still on hunt for 'big game'11:32 PM CST on Tuesday, March 8, 2005By ED BARK / The Dallas Morning News NEW YORK – No, he's not nearly ready to pack it in at CBS News. Dan Rather is adamant if not downright defiant on that particular topic. He is, however, packing up, with his long-held office under deconstruction during his final days as anchor of the storied CBS Evening News. He's only moving across the street and just up the block to 555 W. 57th St., where he'll...
  • Dan Rather Retorting ('he has no intention of giving up the fight')

    02/17/2005 11:31:30 AM PST · by Cableguy · 47 replies · 1,694+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | 2/17/05 | Gary Cartwright
    Ever since his Bush-bashing 60 Minutes report, the CBS icon has been the right wing’s favorite whipping boy (well, they weren’t exactly fans before then, either). But when he leaves the anchor’s chair on March 9, he has no intention of giving up the fight. A LIGHT SNOW dusts the sprawling CBS News complex in Hell’s Kitchen, on New York’s West Side, as a figure in a black slouch hat and long trench coat swirls through the Fifty-seventh Street door, bids good cheer to the security guards in the lobby, then vanishes into the bowels of the newsroom: Dan Rather...
  • Everyone at CBS Should Be Breathing a Sigh of Relief

    01/14/2005 9:43:47 PM PST · by coffee260 · 9 replies · 869+ views
    Newhouse News Service ^ | 01/12/2005 | JAMES LILEKS
    Some CBS critics would be satisfied with only this: From: Mapes To: Bigdan: OK, here's the deal. I got a guy who cooked up fake memos, another guy who will lie about their credibility, and a retired general who will back up the story. He's dead, but we have the seance on tape. (Morley did the voice. What a ham!) The Kerry campaign is ready to go with the "Fortunate Son" ad campaign to piggyback on the AWOL theme. You end the segment by saying, "And the story is, as they say in a one-hour Texas Photomat, developing." That'll be...
  • Dan Rather stepping down in March from CBS News

    11/23/2004 9:07:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 415 replies · 12,570+ views
    AP, ABC Radio News | 11-23-04
    <p>Announced on ABC Radio News, Dan Rather leaving CBS News. No details.</p> <p>" NEW YORK (AP) -- Dan Rather has announced he will step down as "CBS Evening News" anchor next March."</p>
  • Kerry's link to CBS a danger

    09/21/2004 10:32:10 PM PDT · by familyop · 16 replies · 1,196+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 22SEP04 | Jennifer Harper
    Then, there is the political persuasion of producer Mrs. Mapes, who had "embarrassed" her own father because of her liberal leanings, according to Seattle radio station KIRO. She engineered Mr. Rather's memo story over Labor Day, lining up experts and the suspect documents.
  • Let's Help Dan Rather Write His Resignation Speech

    09/13/2004 6:46:11 PM PDT · by NittanyLion · 2 replies · 208+ views
    NL ^ | 09/13/04 | NittanyLion
    Since, it's clearly just a matter of time, I say we help Dan write his resignation speech. Here's my start...Tonight, this reporter speaks to his beloved American public for the last time. Internet pajama posters have succeeded in generating enough heat to peel paint off a house. The spin has come faster than a Texas Twister. And tonight, that heat and spin has generated a crackling hickory fire that threatens to melt this network faster than ice cream in a microwave. Even though these extreme, ultra right-wingers’ claims are shakier than cafeteria Jell-O, this reporter will sacrifice himself to save...
  • Breaking Hard CBS to Use John Edward to Defend Memos

    09/10/2004 3:16:37 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 12 replies · 492+ views
    Not the Beck Girl, but the psychic to channel Jerry Killian.
  • Hussein calls for debate with Bush - Iraqi leader tells CBS anchor he won't destroy banned missiles

    02/25/2003 5:22:02 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 18 replies · 332+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Hussein calls for debate with Bush Iraqi leader also tells CBS anchor he won't destroy banned missiles 02/25/2003 Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on Monday challenged President Bush to an internationally televised debate and indicated that he did not intend to follow U.N. orders to destroy his al-Samoud 2 missiles. In an interview with CBS anchor Dan Rather, Mr. Hussein said he envisioned a live debate with Mr. Bush along the lines of those in a U.S. presidential campaign, CBS said on its Web site. Regarding chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix's order that Iraq...