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  • ( Dan ) Rather says the business of journalism is 'evolving'

    10/08/2014 9:38:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 7 2014 | Jasen Lee
    Rather characterized the current state of journalism using the term interregnum — “the old order is gone, but the new order is not yet in place.” The major concern for the future of journalism, he said, is how it will be financed in a way that provides the audience with quality, integrity-driven content in the years to come. ... Rather also noted that the measure of journalism and those who cover it is the level and quality of service provided to the public. Commercial enterprises that report the news hold the public trust, he explained, and doing so with integrity...
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • Rather: Americans Need To Accept Not Obama's Fault For US Influence Decline

    08/06/2014 4:12:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | August 6, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On CNN on Tuesday, former CBS "Evening News" anchor Dan Rather was asked about President Barack Obama's critics complaining he is not using his influence around the world to quell ongoing international crises.
  • Dan Rather Defends Fox News Against Charge It's a GOP ‘Propaganda Machine’

    01/18/2014 12:49:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | January 18, 2014 | Randy Hall
    Just when you think you've seen it all, along comes an interview during the 30-minute Politicking With Larry King program on Thursday night in which the long-time interviewer asked his guest, Dan Rather: “Do you ever think the thought that Fox News Channel is an actual part of the Republican Party?” The veteran newsman paused for a moment before responding that the claim “goes too far” even though network founder Roger Ailes has used the channel to benefit the GOP. However, “is it a sole operative and propaganda machine for the party? I'd have to stop short of that.” King...
  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 95 replies ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • Dan Rather on Reddit: No one proved that Bush documents were forged

    02/08/2013 5:13:35 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner: ^ | February 8, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    former CBS broadcaster Dan Rather (Now with AXS-TV) was understandably asked a question about ‘Rathergate’ – the story on George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard that used forged documents in the report. Rather responded brusquely: Number 1 – the facts of case are not in dispute. Number 2 – no one had ever established that the documents were forged
  • Biden, Rather and Brain Candy

    10/12/2012 10:57:56 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 1 replies
    10/12/12 | Guy Smith
    I don't have time to dig for comparison videos, but I think I see a facial and behavioral similarity between Joe Biden and Dan Rather. As we know, Rather has suffered depression (I would too if I had worked for CBS News). In his post-career medicated state, Rather is prone to sudden facial changes, instantly switching from somber looking to an overly wide smile, with little input to trigger it. I saw the same thing with Biden during the VP debate against Ryan. I wonder if Joe is swallowing the same brain candy as Dan.
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • Dan Rather on Bush report: ‘We reported a true story—that’s why I’m no longer with CBS News’

    05/02/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    Yahoonews ^ | 5/2/2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Dan Rather, former "CBS Evening News" host and current star of Mark Cuban's HDNet, has been out promoting his new book, "Rather Outspoken." In an interview with Piers Morgan on Tuesday, Rather recalled the last conversation he had with George W. Bush after his controversial 2004 CBS News report on the former president's Air National Guard service record. "I was at the White House for a briefing for reporters, and I asked him a couple of questions and he answered the questions," Rather said. "And then afterward he said to me, 'I hope you'll be happy retired in Austin.' That's...
  • Dan Rather: Americans 'too tough' on Obama (for criticizing his junket to Afghanistan)

    05/02/2012 11:04:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor, argued that the reaction to President Obama's trip to Afghanistan yesterday shows that Americans are "too tough" on him and presidents in general. "I think we are [too tough]," Rather said on Morning Joe when asked. "And we can see it and hear it today in the reaction to President Obama's appearance last night in Kabul . . . I think we are too tough on our presidents." He added that sometimes Americans "aren't tough enough on our presidents," who can receive "too much leeway."
  • Truth or Consequences

    04/20/2012 9:30:26 PM PDT · by Aria · 26 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | May 2012 | Joe Hagen
    Eight years ago, Dan Rather broadcast an explosive report on the Air National Guard service of President George W. Bush. It was supposed to be the legendary newsman’s finest hour. Instead, it blew up in his face, tarnishing his career forever and casting a dark cloud of doubt and suspicion over his reporting—and that of every other journalist on the case. This month, as Rather returns with a new memoir, Joe Hagan finally gets to the bottom of the greatest untold story in modern Texas politics, with exclusive, never-before-seen details that shed fresh light on who was right, who was...
  • Truth or Consequences

    04/17/2012 3:34:22 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 15 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | May 2012 | Joe Hagan
    Eight years ago, Dan Rather broadcast an explosive report on the Air National Guard service of President George W. Bush. It was supposed to be the legendary newsman’s finest hour. Instead, it blew up in his face, tarnishing his career forever and casting a dark cloud of doubt and suspicion over his reporting—and that of every other journalist on the case. This month, as Rather returns with a new memoir, Joe Hagan finally gets to the bottom of the greatest untold story in modern Texas politics, with exclusive, never-before-seen details that shed fresh light on who was right, who was...
  • Dan Rather: Newt dangerous as a wounded Wolverine

    11/14/2011 11:44:28 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2011 | Charlie Spiering
    Don't underestimate Newt Gingrich, warns Dan Rather during an MSNBC roundtable discussion today. "Anyone who has covered Newt Gingrich over the years knows better than to underestimate him," said Rather, referencing his political comeback. "Newt Gingrich on the move politically is as dangerous as a wounded wolverine." Rather added that Jon Huntsman was the best candidate for the GOP in the 2012 general election, but would have a hard time winning the Republican primary.
  • Dan Rather: ‘Biased Media Threatens U.S.’

    02/01/2011 5:31:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 31, 2011 | Don Irvine
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who refused to go silently into retirement after the network dumped him in 2005, spoke last week to a group of students at American University about the future of journalism. Rather, who held the anchor job for 24 years, told the students that the increasingly biased media will threaten the U.S. and that “A free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom.” He went on to remind the audience that shows that feature the likes of Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews are opinion and not news and that the...
  • Dan Rather: Politically, Republicans Want To "Cut Out Obama's Heart and Feed His Liver to the Dogs"

    11/21/2010 9:04:33 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 62 replies
    HotAirPundit ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2010 | HotAirPundit
    RATHER: "That's in their political interest, that's what they'll be trying to do in 2012"
  • Rather: 'The Public is Not Well-Served by Political Coverage Today' (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/02/2010 5:26:35 AM PDT · by abb · 48 replies
    Poynter Online ^ | September 2, 2010 | Mallary Jean Tenore
    Longtime CBS News broadcaster Dan Rather came to The Poynter Institute this week to talk about what it was like to cover some of the world's biggest stories throughout the past half-century. I sat down with him to hear his thoughts on the state of the news industry and how to improve it. Rather shared his take on the untold stories in politics; the effectiveness of sites that fact-check the news; and the ways in which his experience with bloggers during the Killian documents controversy still shapes his view of them today. Big businesses' negative impact on political news coverage...
  • Dan Rather comments on Sarah Palin

    05/17/2010 5:35:21 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 35 replies · 1,251+ views
    Yotube ^ | May 12, 2010 | Dan Rather
    Rather gives his 2 cents on Palin.
  • Breaking News: Dan Rather To Head New ‘Newspaper Relief Agency’

    04/29/2010 11:21:25 AM PDT · by radioone · 12 replies · 593+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 4-29-10 | Steve Grammatico
    Washington, D.C. (Reuters) – In bold bid to preserve the nation’s access to free and unfiltered information, President Barack Obama has named Dan (Kenneth, what is the frequency?) Rather to head the administration’s “Newspaper Relief Agency.” Mr. Obama introduced Rather as America’s first “Dead Tree Press Czar” at an unannounced 2:00 a. m. briefing last night in the White House sub-basement. As DTPC, Rather will dispense no-string grants to failing liberal newspapers, assisted by his deputy, Lucy Ramirez, who was not present at the impromptu press conference and could not be reached for comment.
  • Watermelons, Washington, and What We Call News Today (Rather Dan Apologizes for Slur - sort of)

    03/10/2010 10:43:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Link only - Watermelons, Washington, and What We Call News Today
  • Dan Rather Apologizes for 'Watermelons' Comment (He really meant to say 'Fried Chicken')

    03/10/2010 11:29:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies · 1,205+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 10, 2010 | Goeffrey Dickens
    HDNet's Dan Rather, in a piece for the Huffington Post, apologized for his use of the word "watermelons" during a segment about Barack Obama's ability to pass health care, that was aired on the March 8 Chris Matthews Show. In his explanation Rather offers his Texas background as an excuse saying, "I used the analogy of selling watermelons by the side of the road. It's an expression that stretches to my boyhood roots in Southeast Texas" but then goes on to plead "I'm sorry people took offense." The following is the most relevant portion of the statement, from the...
  • What Dan Rather Should Have Said (40 Safe Alternatives)

    03/09/2010 3:53:04 PM PST · by rhema · 17 replies · 687+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 09, 2010 | Big Fur Hat
    In an effort to spare Dan Rather further imbroglios when discussing President Obama's pathologically inadequate salesmanship skills, the commenting community at held an emergency brainstorming session which lasted throughout the night. Their input was boiled down to 40 safe alternatives to watermelon, with its apparent connotations to racist stereotypes (Who knew -- apparently Dan Rather didn't) In the future, it is recommended that Mr Rather says something along the lines of "Listen, he's a nice person, he's very articulate, this is what is going to be used against him. But he couldn't sell - stretch pants to Rosie O'Donell...
  • Rather: Obama "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him a state trooper to flag down the traffic"

    03/08/2010 1:59:48 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 61 replies · 530+ views
    You Tube - Chris Matthews ^ | March 8, 2010 | Dan Rather
    Chris Matthews tries to save Dan by interrupting, here is Rather's remark regarding President Obama: "He couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him a state trooper to flag down the traffic..."
  • Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons'

    03/08/2010 11:47:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 174 replies · 1,167+ views
    Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons' By Geoffrey Dickens Created 03/08/2010 - 14:41 HDNet's Dan Rather stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President as the former CBS anchor, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show on March 8th, uttered the following take on the President's ability to get health care passed and how the GOP and independents would view it. DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama's leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a...
  • The Decade the MSM Won (Drudge & Free Republic to the rescue!)

    02/02/2010 12:38:49 PM PST · by astyanax · 6 replies · 621+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 30, 2010 | Tom Bowler
    ... The mainstream media had won their control over the news because they owned the means of reaching vast numbers of people. Suddenly, advances in Internet software and network technologies made it possible for just about anybody to publish to a worldwide audience. Grassroots journalism was born. With the rise of the Internet as a resource for news and information, skepticism over the accuracy and reliability of mainstream reporting grew, and by the middle of the decade bloggers and Internet news websites had cut significantly into the MSM’s influence. But from the perspective of January 2010 it’s clear. At the...
  • Dan Rather loses bid in CBS lawsuit

    01/14/2010 3:16:07 PM PST · by TankerKC · 24 replies · 810+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | Matea Gold
    Reporting from New York - Dan Rather's protracted legal fight with CBS ended Tuesday when New York state's highest court declined to hear the anchor's motion to reinstate his $70-million lawsuit against his longtime employer. Rather was hoping the court would breathe new life into his suit alleging breach of contract and fraud against CBS that a state appellate court had dismissed in September. But the Court of Appeals denied Rather's motion without comment
  • NY's top court rejects Rather's appeal against CBS

    01/12/2010 6:16:42 PM PST · by Frantzie · 15 replies · 493+ views
    AP News ^ | 1-12-2010 | Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's top court Tuesday rejected Dan Rather's bid to reinstate his $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS Corp.
  • NY's top court rejects Rather's appeal against CBS

    01/12/2010 12:57:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 26 replies · 973+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/12/10 | MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press Writer
    New York's top court Tuesday rejected Dan Rather's bid to reinstate his $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS Corp. Rather's motion was denied without comment Tuesday by the Court of Appeals. CBS spokeswoman Shannon Jacobs said the network was pleased with the outcome. Rather, who now produces an hourlong news program for cable channel HDNet, issued a statement calling the ruling "a grave miscarriage of justice."
  • Dan Rather spends more than $2 mil on lawsuit

    12/16/2009 6:31:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 926+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2009
    Dan Rather says he's spent over $2 million of his own money in his ongoing lawsuit with CBS. Rather, in an interview on, was cagey about the exact amount. "Respectfully I'm not going to tell you . . . I would say a whole lot," he said. "It's a lot more than I thought going in." When pressed, Rather relented a bit. "More than 2 [million]," he said about how much he's spent on the suit.
  • CBS News Wishes Tomato Thrower Had Hit Sarah Palin in Face

    12/08/2009 9:05:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 136 replies · 7,424+ views
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | Kristinn
    Headline at CBS News:Sarah Palin Almost Gets Tomato in Face, but Jeremy Olsen Has Terrible AimLede:NEW YORK (CBS) Maybe Jeremy Olson should have practiced with a target first before attempting to pelt Sarah Palin with tomatoes at a book signing in Minn. Dec. 7.The above was written at the CBS News page CRIMESIDER: The True Crime Destination From the Producers of 48 Hours MysteryThe article was posted by Carlin DeGuerin Miller.
  • Dan Rather Hailed for 'Courage' at University of Texas; Rather Bashes Fox 'Propaganda'

    10/25/2009 6:34:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 2,071+ views ^ | Oct. 25, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Disgraced CBS anchorman Dan Rather continues to make the rounds, trying to rehabilitate his image and paint himself as a man wronged by an overcorporatized, politically neutralized media structure. That's no longer surprising. But why would schools of journalism gloss right over his embrace of fabricated National Guard records in 2004? Viviana Aldous at The Daily Texan reported on Rather's Thursday appearance at the University of Texas in Austin: “Journalism continues to weather its profound changes as it transits into its digital future,” said Tracy Dahlby, director of the School of Journalism. “Rather has spent six decades getting the job...
  • (Dan) Rather points to faltering industry (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/23/2009 12:56:14 PM PDT · by abb · 31 replies · 1,345+ views
    The Daily Texan ^ | October 23, 2009 | Viviana Aldous
    Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather urged American news consumers Thursday to take action to address the declining state of the journalism industry. More than 750 Austinites, including students, professors and journalists, attended the fifth annual Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecture in the Union Ballroom to hear Rather reflect on his more than 60 years as a journalist, including 24 years with CBS Evening News as an anchor and managing editor. “When we speak of the future of journalism, let us fully understand that quality journalism of integrity is currently in decline and in peril,” Rather said. He cited corporatization,...
  • Rather's Lawsuit Against CBS Tossed Out

    09/30/2009 4:56:25 PM PDT · by steve-b · 17 replies · 967+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/30/09 | Lisa de Moraes
    Dan Rather's legal wrangling slogs into its third year: His lawyer vows he will appeal a New York court ruling Tuesday that tossed out the former evening news anchor's $70 million breach-of-contract suit against CBS Corp. The complaint "must be dismissed in its entirety," ruled the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, saying there was no breach of contract because CBS had honored the "pay or play" clause in Rather's contract. That is to say the company had continued to pay Rather his annual salary -- $6 mil -- even after he left the "CBS Evening News"...
  • Dan Rather's $70M lawsuit against CBS thrown out (spent $5 million of his own money)

    09/29/2009 6:29:45 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 20 replies · 1,322+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | 9-29-2009 | Karen Matthews
    NEW YORK – A New York court on Tuesday dismissed Dan Rather's $70 million breach of contract lawsuit against CBS Corp., noting that the network continued to pay the anchor $6 million a year even after he left the evening news broadcast.
  • Breaking News: Dan Rather Lawsuit Tossed Out, Former 'Evening News' Anchor Vows Appeal

    09/29/2009 1:05:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 9-29-09 | Ken Shepherd
    Breaking: The New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division has thrown out Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against his former employer, CBS Corp. "We find the complaint must be dismissed in its entirety," reads the decision. The Appellate court found that the motion court "erred in denying the defendants' motion to dismiss the claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty."
  • Appellate court dismisses Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS

    09/29/2009 11:24:00 AM PDT · by abb · 56 replies · 2,747+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 29, 2009 | Matea Gold
    More than two years after Dan Rather filed a $70-million lawsuit against CBS for breach of contract and fraud, a New York Supreme Court appellate division has tossed out his claim. The ruling, handed down today, dismissed Rather's claims that CBS News broke his contract and committed fraud by sidelining him in the wake of a controversial story he reported about President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air Guard. The anchor alleged that CBS sought to curtail reporting on the story because of pressure from its then-parent company, Viacom. But in its ruling, the appeals panel found...
  • CBS loses bid to dismiss Dan Rather lawsuit

    09/21/2009 4:18:34 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 22 replies · 1,105+ views
    reuters ^ | Jonathan Stempel
    A New York judge on Monday rejected CBS Corp's bid to dismiss former TV news anchor Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit claiming he was fired over a controversial election-year report on former President George W. Bush's Vietnam War-era military service. New York State Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman set a December 22 hearing in the case and directed that testimony be taken from witnesses, including Sumner Redstone, the chairman of Viacom Inc, which controlled CBS at the time. "Let's get this case moving," Gammerman said. "I would really like to get this case ready for trial." Rather, 77, sued CBS,...
  • Quotes from CBS Anchor Dan Rather on Election Night 2004 & 2002

    "His lead is as thin as turnip soup." "This race is humming along like Ray Charles." "The presidential race is swinging like Count Basie." "He swept through the South like a tornado through a trailer park." "Don't bet the trailer money yet."
  • Bush's Guard Service

    08/28/2009 5:23:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 3,129+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media Bias: Veteran reporter, author and commentator Bernard Goldberg reports that when CBS News did its fake National Guard story on George W. Bush avoiding service in Vietnam, it knew it was a lie.It's a liberal urban legend that Bush used the influence of his father and his father's friends to land a cushy position in the Texas National Guard to avoid service in Vietnam. The Democrats would run John Kerry as a hero in the war, and CBS News was all too eager to help with Mary Mapes producing a "60 Minutes II" segment in September 2004 charging exactly...
  • The media's shabbiest moments

    12/20/2005 9:59:16 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 29 replies · 1,476+ views ^ | 12/21/05 | Brent Bozell
    The year 2005 is ending as it began, with another successful election in Iraq and a liberal media still flapping around trying to find other controversies to submerge it. It does not matter to them that a Gallup poll found that 74 percent of Americans express confidence in their military, but only 28 percent express confidence in their newspapers or TV news outlets. The "mainstream" media excels in excoriating the performance of nearly everyone else, but acts as if nothing they do should be held up as ineffective, inaccurate or just plain absurd. That's why the Media Research Center and...
  • Between Manhattan and Malibu

    08/26/2009 7:23:11 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 12 replies · 546+ views
    Bernardgoldberg ^ | 08/26/2009 | Bernie Goldberg
    What seems like a long, long time ago Dan Rather was a very powerful force in American journalism. He not only was the anchorman of the CBS Evening News, he was also the face of the network’s renowned news division — the “Tiffany” network of bigger-than-life legends like Ed Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid, Mike Wallace and many, many others.
  • A Stunning Revelation on Rather Gate

    08/25/2009 5:55:32 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 24 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/25/2009 | Mike Volpe
    We all know what happened in Rather Gate. Dan Rather went on 60 minutes with documents that were fake. These documents were obviously not properly vetted prior to them being aired because they were fake and they wound up on the air. These documents purported to show that Bush used political influence to get into the guard to avoid serving in the Vietnam War. They also showed him to be lazy. Of course, none of it was true. Dan Rather wound up losing his job and so did Mary Mapes.
  • “Lost” Fact in the “Rathergate” Mess — Part 1

    08/25/2009 5:29:12 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 43 replies · 1,915+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/2009 | Bernard Goldberg
    Live on O'Reilly Factor
  • The Press Loves a Hero, but . . . (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/17/2009 5:21:06 AM PDT · by abb · 20 replies · 708+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    Dan Rather is wrong. Barack Obama should stay out of it. We don't need no stinkin' presidential commission. It's not that the former CBS anchor has delivered a flawed diagnosis. The news business, as Rather wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, is in deep trouble, particularly the print side. But his prescription -- that only high-level White House involvement can draw sufficient attention to the media's plight -- badly misses the mark. This president may be able to bring Henry Louis Gates and James Crowley together for a beer. Obama might even figure out how to get Congress to cough...
  • The News Americans Need (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/10/2009 5:24:50 AM PDT · by abb · 40 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2009 | Dan Rather
    You don't have to care about media companies or reporters to care about the state of the news, because if it's in trouble -- and it surely is -- this country is in trouble. That's why, while speaking recently at the Aspen Institute, I called upon President Obama to form a commission to address the perilous state of America's news media. Some might scoff at the notion that a president and a country occupied by two wars and a recession should add the woes of the news media to an already crowded plate. But the way the news is delivered,...
  • Rather sues to return CBS execs to $70 million suit (I hope the lawyers get all of the money)

    08/03/2009 4:49:38 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 10 replies · 552+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2009 | Edith Honan
    Former TV news anchor Dan Rather sued CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward on Monday in a bid to have them reinstated as defendants in his $70 million lawsuit against the network. In a lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court, Rather accused the two men of fraud relating to his claim that CBS made him a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's military record.
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    07/29/2009 6:51:49 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 55 replies · 1,233+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | 7/29/09 | Andrew Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy. “A truly free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy...
  • Dan Rather Calls for White House to Save Journalism from Financial Hardship

    07/29/2009 2:16:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies · 778+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    As if the relationship between the Obama Administration and the news media weren't cozy enough already, former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather is calling on President Obama to "make recommendations" for the media on how to survive the economic downturn. Rather spoke at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colo. on July 28 and addressed challenges to the news industry, which he described as challenges to the "very survival of American democracy," and insisted the president should step in. "I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media," Rather said, according to the July...
  • Rather Wants Gov’t To Save Media

    07/29/2009 9:17:45 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 8 replies · 725+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 29, 2009 | Don Irvine
    Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather issued a call for the government to intervene to save the media. From the Aspen Times Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather told an Aspen audience Tuesday that journalism has declined to such a point that it is time for the government to intervene. Appearing at the Greenwald Pavilion as part of the Aspen Institute's McCloskey Speaker Series, Rather said “traditional journalism is under siege” and called for media reform to become an “immediate national priority.”
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    07/29/2009 8:17:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,655+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | July 29, 2009 | Andrew Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. “A truly free and independent press is the red beating heart of democracy and freedom,” Rather said in an interview yesterday afternoon. “This is...
  • Peggy Noonan: Sarah Palin Jealous

    07/17/2009 10:25:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 208 replies · 5,894+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-18-09 | Stuart Schwartz - Commentary
    Return to the Article July 18, 2009Peggy Noonan: Sarah Palin JealousBy Stuart Schwartz You're Peggy Noonan and you're jealous. But it's not the normal kind of jealous, the kind reserved for girlfriends who can squeeze into size 2 jeans. No, it's the kind of jealous that hurts, that grabs your gut and twists, that has you howling with rage into your pillow in the middle of the night, screaming "It's not fair" like a two-year-old denied another piece of cake. It is Sarah Palin jealous...and it is consuming you. You're Peggy Noonan and you're jealous. You are a card-carrying...