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Posted on 08/29/2018 4:52:00 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Dan Rather blasts 'openly racist rhetoric' from political figures
By Avery Anapol - 08/29/18 07:08 PM EDT
Longtime CBS News anchor Dan Rather on Wednesday blasted openly racist rhetoric from political figures, saying the current climate reminds him of years spent covering the civil rights movement.
Without naming any specific names or incidents, Rather, a frequent critic of President Trump, called out elected officials and candidates for their shocking rhetoric.
Openly racist rhetoric from elected officials and candidates brings me back decades to covering the civil rights movement, Rather tweeted. It's shocking - a potent reminder of our troubled time. But I believe most Americans will reject hate, eager to embrace a more inclusive and just future.
Openly racist rhetoric from elected officials and candidates brings me back decades to covering the civil rights movement. It's shocking - a potent reminder of our troubled time. But I believe most Americans will reject hate, eager to embrace a more inclusive and just future. Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 29, 2018
Rathers comments come hours after Florida GOP gubernatorial nominee Rep. Ron DeSantis (Fla.) sparked massive backlash for his comments about the Democratic nominee, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.
Earlier Wednesday, DeSantis told Florida voters not to monkey this up by voting for Gillum. Gillum, a progressive candidate backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), would be the states first black governor if elected.
Critics and Democratic figures were quick to call DeSantis comment racist, with Gillums campaign manager saying it was more like a "bull horn" than a "dog whistle."
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Didn't he star in detergent commercials once upon a time?
What’s the frequency, Retard?
I think theyre talking about Disgraced former journalist Dan Rather
Dan, remember monkeying around with the fake typed “news” about GW Bush?
Monkey, monkey, monkey. Neener, neener.
i agree, there’s nothing more racist than the commie/DNC policies and many of their commie/Nazi style political hacks like Obama, MadMaxine Waters, etc... with their support for racist quotas and racial discrimination nationwide, for their support for abortion mills which murder a disproportionate number of black children, and for their incessant racist agitation and accusations, etc.
How many blacks live in your neighborhood, Dan?
Oh, none? That’s what we thought
I bet Dan has all the Microsoft Word files from 1971 to prove that every word he said was true!
And how much of Gillum’s 37 percent yesterday came from black voters?
Every time a lefty cries “racism”, a Trump voter gets his wings.
Dan “Buckwheats” Blather said whut ?
I wonder if it might remind him about lies from liberals.
What a piece of bloviating arRogan elitist garbage.
As I understand it, Dan Rather claimed to be a Marine. With a pic in one of his books.
But he never really became a Marine.
As I understand it. Please correct me if this information is wrong. Thank you.
The father of fake news. He might’ve even invented it.
Don’t you mean the NY Times staff, Dan? Or is the frequency not coming in clearly.. Wouldn’t be the first time you’ve made up stuff, won’t be the last.
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