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  • Dan Rather: I can see Trump winning, and Clinton backers should be really worried

    06/15/2016 3:21:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 15, 2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Dan Rather, former "CBS Evening News" anchor, said Wednesday that Republican Donald Trump can win the presidency, and Democratic supporters of Hillary Clinton should be "very, very afraid." "I'm not predicting [Trump] will win, but I will say he's capable of winning in November. He has a path," Rather told CNBC's "Squawk Box," adding he does not expect the real estate billionaire to bow to pressure to be more "presidential." "Anybody who thinks Donald Trump is going to moderate himself along the way is either slightly 'touched' or 'smoking something very expensive.' It's not going to happen," said Rather, currently...
  • Dan Rather on Trump: 'I felt a shudder down my spine'

    06/02/2016 1:56:15 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 95 replies
    Politico ^ | June 1, 2016 | Hanna Trudo
    “I felt a shudder down my spine yesterday watching Donald Trump's fusilade against the press. This is not a moment to be trifled with. It wasn't his first tirade and it won't be his last,” the former CBS Evening News anchor said in a seven-paragraph post, which has already been shared more than 12,000 times. Rather went on to decry the “dirty, nasty election” and warn of "violence" if Trump is left unchecked...
  • Dan Rather on CNN "This is dangerous"

    03/16/2016 7:07:55 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 64 replies
    The conspirator Dan Rather on CNN
  • Dan Rather Deflects Criticism of CNBC Debate, Blames GOP Instead (Anyone surprised?)

    11/01/2015 6:04:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | November 1, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday, disgraced CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather did his best to excuse the criticism of CNBC’s Republican presidential debate and instead chose to blame Republicans for fueling such hatred towards the press. While Rather briefly admitted that CNBC"didn’t do it perfectly" the liberal journalist quickly blamed the GOP presidential candidates whose "constituency loves attacks on the press. So the moderators open themselves to some criticism." -Rather continued to dismiss the substance of the criticism against CNBC's biased debate and argued that it was just a made up issue by conservatives:
  • Dan Rather Joins Free Republic and Donates to Freep-a-thon!

    10/22/2015 3:22:32 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Vanity ^ | 22 Oct 15 | Xzins
    Well, you knew it wasn't true when you read it. He probably wouldn't even visit this site....(except to pull his hair out and scream curses at 'burkhead' or 'bulkhead'...whatever But -- YOU are here. Don't you think it's time that YOU donated. Click link to donate: DONATE Free Republic: the last bastion of uninterrupted, conservative discussion!
  • Truth Film - Box Office

    10/18/2015 5:42:03 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 35 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | October 18, 2015 | Staff
    Domestic Total as of Oct. 18, 2015: $76,646
  • CBS Bans Ads for Dan Rather Movie 'Truth'

    10/16/2015 11:01:52 AM PDT · by abb · 76 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 16, 2015 | Associated Press
    CBS has refused to run advertising for Truth, the film starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford that revisits a painful episode in the network's past involving a discredited 2004 news story on former President George W. Bush's military service record. CBS has denounced the movie, which opens Friday, as a disservice to the public and journalists. Redford plays Dan Rather in Truth, with Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes. Together, they were behind a 60 Minutes II story that questioned Bush's Vietnam War-era commitment to service in the Texas Air National Guard. But CBS apologized for the story after documents used...

    10/15/2015 8:32:47 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 30 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2015 | Harry MacDougald (BuckHead)
    The film “Truth” will be released commercially later this month to retell the Rathergate scandal from the perspective of Mary Mapes. The film is based on Mapes’s almost laughable 2005 Rathergate memoir. The left routinely seeks to rewrite even yesterday’s news; events eleven years ago, when Mapes committed her misconduct, have now attained the status of ancient history. John and I therefore sought to reiterate the basic facts of the Rathergate scandal in the Weekly Standard article “Rather shameful.” Our article is intended to constitute Rathergate 101. Now comes Atlanta attorney Harry MacDougald — the pseudonymous “Buckhead” — to give...
  • Dan Rather claims that his Fraudulent Story on George Bush was "True" on the Today Show

    10/14/2015 8:47:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Matt Lauer pushes a rewrite of history with the movie "Truth".  On the Today Show, at about 08:44 central time, Lauer gave discredited Dan Rather the opportunity to rewrite history.   Lauer shamelessly promots the movie based on the book written by Mary Mapes, who uncritically accepted the fraud that advanced the narrative she was promoting. Rather made the outrageous claim that the story that he promoted to stop President George Bush's re-election bid was "true".   It echoes his response at the time that the fraudulent documents that he used in his attempt to discredit President "Dubya" Bush were...
  • Dan Rather’s Big Lie hits the big screen

    10/13/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | 8:18pm | Rich Lowry
    There are many things that real people do to become the subject of sympathetic movies. Make a flawless emergency landing in the Hudson River with a disabled jet full of passengers. Survive a devastating storm atop Mt. Everest. Become the most lethal sniper in the history of the US military. Before the advent of the movie “Truth,” no one would have thought broadcasting a shoddy and immediately discredited report that ruined the careers of the journalists involved and gave their storied network a black eye would make the list. In a better world, the bloggers who exposed the malfeasance of...
  • Wacko Dan Rather movie still insists forged Bush-National Guard documents were real

    10/01/2015 5:58:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    The classic definition of chutzpah — the guy who murders his parents and then begs for mercy because he’s an orphan — is getting a rewrite with the Oct. 16 release of “Truth,” a movie that insists forged documents are real. Robert Redford, who makes no effort whatsoever to look or sound like Dan Rather, plays the CBS newsman undone after he presented to the public obviously forged documents about then-President George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service in the early 1970s.
  • Mary Mapes Can't Handle the Truth in 'Truth' Trailer

    09/24/2015 12:02:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "You Can't Handle the Truth!!!" ---A Few Good Men.Apparently former CBS producer Mary Mapes can't handle the truth at least according to her portrayal by actress Cate Blanchett in the newly released movie trailer for the upcoming fictional movie "Truth." I say fictional because Mapes in the film somehow maintains the truth of her story about George W. Bush getting favorable treatment in the Texas Air National Guard based on documents that were proven to be forgeries.
  • Leslie Moonves and CBS Staff Heard Dismissing Robert Redford's Dan Rather Movie as "Half-Truth"

    09/16/2015 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 16, 2015 | by Matthew Belloni
    Before its acclaimed premiere at TIFF, 'Truth' — about the scandal that ended the anchor's CBS News career — was screened for a special viewer: CBS president and CEO Moonves, who was not impressed. Truth, director James Vanderbilt's drama about the "Memogate" scandal that ended Dan Rather's CBS News career, was touted as a world premiere at Toronto. Rather himself turned up at the event to praise the film's accuracy and its (very sympathetic) portrayal of him. CBS mostly comes across as the villain in Truth, with news chief Andy Heyward appearing to fire Rather (Robert Redford) and 60 Minutes...
  • Leslie Moonves and CBS Staff Heard Dismissing Robert Redford's Dan Rather Movie as "Half-Truth

    09/16/2015 10:12:20 AM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies
    THR ^ | 9/16/2015 | Matthew Beloni
    Before its acclaimed premiere at TIFF, 'Truth' — about the scandal that ended the anchor's CBS News career — was screened for a special viewer: CBS president and CEO Moonves, who was not impressed. Truth, director James Vanderbilt's drama about the "Memogate" scandal that ended Dan Rather's CBS News career, was touted as a world premiere at Toronto. Rather himself turned up at the event to praise the film's accuracy and its (very sympathetic) portrayal of him. But it turns out the movie was shown months earlier to a special viewer: CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves. And the...
  • TIFF: Dan Rather Chokes Up at 'Truth' Premiere, Praises Film for Accuracy

    09/13/2015 4:32:58 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 73 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12 SEP 2015 | Etan Vlessing
    "A film called 'Truth' should be accurate," the iconic CBS news anchor said of director James Vanderbilt’s movie about his 2006 exit and the events leading to it. Iconic CBS news anchor Dan Rather on Saturday praised the Robert Redford-starring Rathergate movie Truth for its accuracy and performances ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. "Naturally I was pleased, and pleasantly surprised. This film is very accurate. A film called Truth should be accurate," Rather told the Hollywood Reporter during a pre-screening party. James Vanderbilt's movie centers on Rather's 2006 exit from CBS after a 60 Minutes...
  • Stephanopolous Wins Dan Rather Journalism Award!

    05/16/2015 5:09:14 AM PDT · by grayhog · 16 replies
    ABC News | 5/16/15 | Satire
    Don't think this is an award yet, but it should be. Another left wing media figure trying to use their position to sway an election. Past winner was Candy Crowley.
  • From Rathergate to Rolling Stone: Fake But Accurate

    04/08/2015 4:09:40 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 3 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | April 8, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A decade after Dan Rather’s career ended over an attempt to pass off forged documents about President Bush’s military service, Robert Redford is working on a movie about the case. The movie is based on CBS producer Mary Mapes’ book “Truth”, which denies the truth that the documents were not written on a 70s typewriter, but in Microsoft Word.
  • ( 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 · 96 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.