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  • 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...
  • 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
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  • Dan Rather Deflects Criticism of CNBC Debate, Blames GOP Instead (Anyone surprised?)

    11/01/2015 6:04:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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...
  • HARRY MACDOUGALD: “TRUTH” AND OTHER LIES (2)

    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.