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  • "Rathergate" Scandal Takes New Turn - (Col.David Hackworth was "secret source!)

    01/13/2005 5:05:51 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 65 replies · 3,856+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JANUARY 13, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media (AIM), commented that, "Rather's reference to Abu Ghraib, in the context of preparing the bogus attack on Bush, demonstrates that the agenda of Rather and CBS was not only to sabotage Bush's re-election campaign but to undermine the war in Iraq. They were looking for 'big' stories to hurt the U.S. at home and abroad. The Abu Ghraib story on CBS inflamed the Arab/Muslim world against the U.S., inevitably costing the lives of more American soldiers in Iraq at the hands of fanatical Muslim terrorists." AIM and Romerstein drew attention to another bombshell...
  • FAKE NEWS: TWO CASE STUDIES, History of Rathergate

    10/21/2018 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10.21.18 | Scott Johnson
    I was asked by our local chapter of the Cardozo Society — an affinity group of Jewish lawyers of which I am a member — to speak over lunch as a counterpart to ABA Foundation Fellow and historian Victoria Saker Woeste on the subject of fake news at the society’s October 8 continuing legal education program. Ms. Woeste was the featured speaker. Her theme was that the term “fake news” is anti-Semitic in origin and that President Trump’s use of it, knowingly or not, is wrongful. Her talk expanded on her Washington Post column (accessible via Outline here) making this...
  • Dan Rather: Collins 'misses her moment to be a hero' by voting for Kavanaugh

    10/06/2018 4:02:56 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 122 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/5/18 | John Bowden
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather argued Friday that Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) missed an opportunity to be a "hero" by announcing that she would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In a Facebook post after Collins announced her plans to vote for Kavanaguh during a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, the veteran anchor called the nomination battle a "devastating loss" for "most women" and some men. "So Collins misses her moment to be a hero, and the old bulls win again," Rather wrote in the post. "For most women and many men it’s a...
  • Dan Rather Admits a Borking of Kavanaugh Is in Progress, Truth Be Damned

    09/18/2018 4:40:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Despite no evidence to back up the allegations of attempted sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the liberal media were eager to make them stick. Comparisons to Justice Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill were wildly thrown around along with suggestions those accusations were true. They were also hopeful for a better result this time. Disgraced journalist Dan Rather admitted as much during a Monday appearance on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. Disguised under the illusion of seeking “truth”, Rather admitted that the character assassination of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in the 1980’s was what happened to Justice...
  • Dan Rather: What Mueller Knows Will Make Cohen/Manafort "Pale By Comparison," "Stay Tuned"

    08/24/2018 5:35:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 08/23/2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Dan Rather warned Wednesday night that if you think Tuesday was a shock with the Cohen guilty plea and Manafort's conviction, then "stay tuned." The former news anchor said other things Mueller is working on will "make yesterday pale by comparison." "Always keeping in mind that Mueller knows so much more than he has shown," Rather said in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. "If you think [Cohen guilty plea, Manafort conviction] was a shock to our democratic system, just stay tuned. Because the other things Mueller is working on, and sooner or later we'll find out what they are,...
  • Dan Rather: Trump criticism of media is 'straight out of Orwell'

    07/29/2018 5:55:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are "straight out of Orwell." The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is "authoritarian" and wants people to believe that "the one and only truth comes from him." [Snip] "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 there’s no such thing as objective facts." Rather added that there...
  • Dan Rather: ‘Delusional’ Trump Is Like a ‘Fertilizer Spreader in a Windstorm’

    02/25/2018 4:20:12 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 25, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” former CBS “Evening News” anchor Dan Rather likened President Donald Trump to a “fertilizer spreader in a windstorm.”
  • 'Today' show actually brought on Dan Rather - Dan Rather! - to discuss made-up news stories

    11/08/2017 7:08:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2017 | Becket Adams
    Dan Rather, who famously lost his job after he was caught spreading a made-up story about former President George W. Bush, is making the rounds again to discuss accuracy in media and the proper role of the press in our republic. Because this is real life and the producers of NBC's "Today" show lack any sense of self-awareness. "[A] recent poll that said nearly half of people think the media make up stories!" co-host Savannah Guthrie said as she kicked off the morning segment. Referring to a Politico survey released in October, she then turned to Rather and said,...
  • Dan Rather: ‘History Will Justify’ NFL Anthem Protesters, Like With ‘Women’s Right to Vote’

    11/07/2017 2:30:09 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Nov 7 2017 11:13 am | Kristine Marsh
    Disgraced former CBS News anchor Dan Rather has been making his media rounds to promote his new book, entitled What Unites Us. Tuesday morning he appeared on Morning Joe, to discuss the NFL protests, the lack of “civility” in our country, and what patriotism means to him, to an enraptured MSNBC panel. Despite Rather’s own partisan pontificating on Facebook over the "con man" "liar" Trump, the liberal hosts let Rather drone on and on about the “lack of civility” the country is currently facing, and argue his support for the”patriotic” NFL protests, which he claimed “history” will “justify” like they...
  • NBC's Brian Williams Wins Dan Rather Memorial Award for Stupidest Analysis

    09/25/2017 4:13:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 22, 2017
    NBC's Brian Williams won the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis at the Media Research Center's 30th Anniversary Gala last night in Washington, D.C. The audience awarded Williams with the prize for comments he made on MSNBC on Nov. 26, 2016, the night that Cuba's Communist dictator, Fidel Castro, died. Speaking of that nation impoverished by socialism, Williams said that people there would rather have "donkey carts" than cars and trucks as a mode of transportation. [Snip] Rep. Mark Meadows (R.-N.C.) accepted the award, saying: "Brian Williams would have been here but he is flying in a...
  • Dan Rather on the firing of James Comey

    05/10/2017 4:40:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 72 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 9, 2017 | Dan Rather
    Future generations may mark today as one of the truly dark days in American history, a history that may soon take an even more ominous turn. President Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey is a matter that should deeply concern every American, regardless of party, partisan politics or ideological leanings. The independence of our law enforcement is at the bedrock of our democracy. That independence, already grievously shaken under the brief tenure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is now shattered by uncertainty. The firing of an FBI Director is always a very serious matter in normal times. But...
  • LOL: Is THIS who the media hopes will help ‘fight back against the accusations of fake news’?

    04/26/2017 10:16:25 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/26/2017 | Doug P.
    "You can't make this stuff up. https://t.co/eWgXjlCCiU" — Mark Teister (@MTeister) April 26, 2017 The election of Donald Trump as president created an “all hands on deck” situation in the mainstream media, and fortunately many journos who focus on the White House are well rested after a hiatus of several years. There’s one reporter in particular who has renewed vigor, and Politico has heralded his return: "With millions of Facebook fans and the freedom to speak his mind, Dan Rather is back in the arena https://t.co/Y4fCwcFpLd via @POLITICOMag pic.twitter.com/6fw5ywjrVr" — POLITICO (@politico) April 26, 2017 "Dan Rather's second coming https://t.co/H9K9TH4bUi...
  • Fake Newsman - Dan Rather

    03/31/2017 10:01:49 AM PDT · by Nelson Sloan · 26 replies
    MilitaryCorruption.com ^ | March 31, 2017 | Nelson Sloan
    DAN RATHER "A PHONY," SAYS MARINE CORPS LEAGUE OFFICIAL - "HE DIDN'T GRADUATE BOOT CAMP, SO HE CAN'T CALL HIMSELF A MARINE," RETIRED GUNNERY SGT AND VIETNAM VETERAN GARY LAWERYSON OF MAINE: "HE'S FULL OF BS" AUTHOR OF BOOK "STOLEN VALOR" B. J. BURKETT CLAIMS DISGRACED FORMER CBS ANCHORMAN "NEVER GOT OUT OF RECRUIT TRAINING" - WAS DISCHARGED AS "MEDICALLY UNFIT" IN 1954
  • Dan Rather: Failure to repeal ObamaCare most 'staggering loss' so early in a term

    03/25/2017 11:18:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Dan Rather says the failure of the GOP healthcare bill to pass is the most "staggering loss" he's ever seen so early in a president's term, warning Americans that the blame game by the Trump administration is just beginning. "Stunning. A complete defeat that I don't think anyone would have predicted in the manner that took place," the former "CBS Evening News" anchor wrote in a Facebook post Friday. "The morass of blame is only beginning."
  • Former CBS anchor Dan Rather writing book on patriotism [cataclysmic barf]

    03/09/2017 10:07:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2017 10:59 AM EST | Hillel Italie
    Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor who has become a prominent voice against President Donald Trump, is working on a book about patriotism. Rather’s “What Unites Us” will be published Nov. 7 by Algonquin Books, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. The book is a collection of essays about topics ranging from civil rights to schools and libraries and what it means to be an American. Rather’s previous works include the memoirs “Rather Outspoken” and “I Remember.” …
  • Dan Rather calls Trump a ‘threat to our democracy’ after media ban

    02/24/2017 8:36:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 24, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called President Trump a “threat to our democracy” after his actions Friday banning some media from a press gaggle. He authored a scathing note on his Facebook account and sent it out via Twitter Friday evening.(TWEET-AT-LINK) “The time for normalizing, dissembling, and explaining away Donald Trump has long since passed,” the post began. The barring of respected journalistic outlets from the White House briefing is so far beyond the norms and traditions that have governed this republic for generations, that they must be seen as a real and present threat to our democracy. These...
  • Dan Rather: "Trump's Russia Scandal Could Be Bigger Than Watergate"

    02/15/2017 3:00:17 PM PST · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 15, 2017
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather slammed the Trump administration on Tuesday evening for its association with former national security adviser Mike Flynn, claiming "this Russia scandal" might end up being as "big as Watergate." As Rather wrote in a Facebook post ... Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating Constitutional crisis, until maybe now. On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5 or 6, in my...
  • Dan Rather Lectures Kellyanne Conway on “Facts and Truth”

    01/24/2017 4:06:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From the man who brought us “fake but accurate” . . . Dan Rather is possibly the living person least entitled to pontificate about the importance of truth in journalism and politics. So naturally, Chris Matthews invited him on this evening’s Hardball to do just that. Hat tip Colleen B. In criticizing Kellyanne Conway’s use of the term “alternative facts” to explain White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s comments while addressing the press this past Saturday, Rather said: “facts, and the truth . . . are at the very foundation of our democracy.” View the video here.
  • Dan Rather: Media Must Publicly Shame Donald Trump Supporters

    08/10/2016 10:18:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Disgraced former CBS news anchor Dan Rather is out with a haughty statement on Facebook, urging all of his fellow news anchors and mainstream media editors to destroy Donald Trump and his supporters. “This cannot be treated as just another outrageous moment in the campaign,” Rather said, referring to the Republican presidential nominee’s comments about defending the Second Amendment.
  • 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...