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  • Former CBS anchor Dan Rather writing book on patriotism [cataclysmic barf]

    03/09/2017 10:07:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 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 · 96 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...
  • Who is the founding father of fake news? (It isn't Dan Rather)

    01/27/2017 6:54:17 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 58 replies
    There's a lot of talk about "fake news" these days, but lost in the 'here we are' is the 'how did we get here'. Some websites have proclaimed Dan Rather the founder of fake news, others have crowned Brian Williams as such. Understanding fake news is impossible without a full-scale structural analysis of "objective journalism" itself, because "objective journalism" was designed to facilitate fake news. The name to know is Walter Lippmann. Walter Lippmann is generally regarded as the father of modern journalism, and as most of us know, modern journalism is what it is today because of the concept...
  • BREAKING: Dan Rather Ends Retirement, Announces Historic Project to Topple Trump

    01/26/2017 10:27:17 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 171 replies
    Respected news icon Dan Rather launched a Facebook page to counter the lies and “alternative facts” from Donald Trump.
  • Dan Rather on Trump: 'These are not normal times' (newsers must stand up to Trump's lies alert)

    01/24/2017 3:32:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2017 | Jennifer Calfas
    Dan Rather warned Americans about the Trump administration in a Facebook post on Sunday, saying these are not "normal times." The former CBS Evening news anchor targeted President Trump, adviser Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sean Spicer for comments in the last 24 hours. "When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase 'alternative facts' ..." Rather wrote. "When you have a press secretary in his first appearance before the White House reporters threaten, bully, lie, and then walk out of the briefing room without the cajones to...
  • 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.
  • Former Terror Detainee Recalls Captivity (on 60 Minutes, of course)

    03/28/2008 11:43:59 AM PDT · by RDTF · 27 replies · 943+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | March 28, 2008 | not specified
    (CBS) A German resident held by the U.S. for almost five years tells 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley that Americans tortured him in many ways - including hanging him from the ceiling for five days early in his captivity when he was in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Even after determining he was not a terrorist, Murat Kurnaz says the torture continued. Kurnaz tells his story for the first time on American television this Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Kurnaz, an ethnic Turk born and raised in Germany, went to Pakistan in late 2001 at age 19 to study Islam and...
  • Trump's 'war with the media' raises questions of trust [barf; citing Dan Rather]

    01/22/2017 6:01:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2017 4:30 PM EST | David Bauder
    Donald Trump’s “running war” on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Monday will hold his first daily press briefing at which he could face questions about a statement Saturday night that included demonstrably false assertions about the crowd size at Friday’s inauguration and a promise by the new administration that “we’re going to hold the press accountable.” Some Trump supporters will no doubt cheer the continued antagonism toward the media that was...
  • Idema Lawyer Wants Trial Moved

    08/11/2004 4:47:39 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 172+ views
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer | August 11, 2004 | Greg Barnes
    The lawyer for Jonathan Keith ''Jack'' Idema said Tuesday that he doesn't think Idema can get a fair trial in an Afghan court. Idema, who is from Fayetteville, has been held in an Afghan jail since his July 5 arrest on charges of kidnapping and torturing Afghan citizens. Two other Americans, Brent Bennett of Fayetteville and Ed Caraballo of New York, are being held with him. Idema has been identified as the leader of the group. He has said he and the others were hunting down terrorists. A hearing in a Kabul court for the three men was set to...
  • Dan Rather: When Trump Lies, We Have To Call Him Out

    01/22/2017 3:42:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather is teaching an online course in journalism called “finding the truth in the news” at UDemy. Now, he’s taken to Facebook to say that the media, the American people, and the political class has to call out President Trump on his lies. No, this isn’t the Onion.“These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,” wrote Rather. “What can we do? We can all step up and say simply and without equivocation. "A lie, is a lie, is a lie!" And if someone won't say it, those...
  • Disgraced Dan Rather: Media Must Call Out Trump's 'Demonstrable Lies'

    01/04/2017 11:51:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 4, 2017 | Tim Graham
    Disgraced CBS anchorman Dan Rather keeps pretending he is an expert on The Truth, expecting no one to remember his eternal refusal to admit he used transparently false information to try and smear George W. Bush weeks before the 2004 election. Rather offered another lecture on “truth” and “lies” on his Facebook page  on Monday after Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker appeared on Sunday's Meet the Press. Chuck Todd asked Baker if journalists should call out Donald Trump as a liar, and Baker replied “I’d be careful about using the word, ‘lie.’ ‘Lie’ implies much more than just saying...
  • Words, Just Words

    12/07/2016 6:32:16 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-7-2016 | MOTUS
    As we are all excruciatingly aware, the Left is always guilty of whatever they accuse others of. Take that War on Women for example: they own it.Check out their reaction to Kellyanne’s tweet from the “Heroes and Villains” costume party where she donned a Superwoman suit with a wink towards her role in The Donald’s victory - something few on either side of the fight thought anyone could pull off. Talk about poor losers; the misogyny, not to mention the vitriol, directed at the girl that beat their man-beater is epic. I can’t print most of them, butt here’s one...
  • The War on 'Fake News

    11/26/2016 5:43:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Dietrich
    In response to the recent election fiasco, progressives are increasing their efforts to control the internet. They are targeting “fake news.” Since no one is in favor of “fake news”, this should be a clear winning strategy. Progressives can portray themselves as the defenders of democracy and free speech. At the same time they will be able to eliminate some troublesome competitors who might question their own reliability. The forces arrayed against the powers of falsehood are formidable. They include heads of state, internet providers, major news organizations, and a myriad of private groups. President Obama proclaimed, “There has to...
  • Dan Rather: 'We must all stand up’ to Trump

    11/22/2016 2:58:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 105 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2016 | MARK HENSCH
    Veteran journalist Dan Rather says all Americans must hold President-elect Donald Trump accountable. “Now is a time when none of us can afford to remain seated or silent. We must all stand up to be counted,” Rather wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. “History will demand to know which side you were on. This is not a question of politics or party or even policy. This is a question about the very fundamentals of our beautiful experiment in a pluralistic democracy ruled by law.” Rather said he is speaking out because of white nationalists celebrating Trump’s White House win. “When...
  • Dan Rather: Trump Response to Climate Change 'Alarming'

    11/15/2016 12:12:04 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 14, 2016 | Solange Reyner
    Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather said President-elect Donald Trump's response to climate change was alarming and scientists should make it a top priority to engage the incoming administration on the issue. "Make no mistake; science was on the ballot this fall," Rather wrote in a Scientific American essay published Monday. "And almost nobody took notice.
  • Dan Rather: Secretary Clinton has conceded. It is now official

    11/09/2016 3:43:20 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 63 replies
    facebook ^ | November 9, 2016 | Dan Rather
    Secretary Clinton has conceded. It is now official. Well the polls were wrong - very wrong, most journalists were wrong - and the earth has been shaken with an earthquake of a magnitude many didn't see coming. This is Brexit on steroids. We are entering into uncharted territory as a nation with a now president-elect who has run roughshod over the norms of American presidential campaigns. Clearly a silent but vocal majority has poured forth and pulled down the status quo in Washington with an energy that is echoing not just across the United States but around the world. America...
  • Dan Rather: Media Must Publicly Shame Donald Trump Supporters

    08/10/2016 2:44:21 PM PDT · by bkopto · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Rather appeared horrified by Trump’s comment, struggling to explain his shock. “By any objective analysis, this is a new low and unprecedented in the history of American presidential politics,” he said. Rather challenged the media to hold Trump accountable for his words, urging them to do more to try to shame his supporters. “We will see whether major newscasts explain how grave and unprecedented this is and whether the headlines in tomorrow’s newspapers do it justice,” he said. “We will soon know whether anyone who has publicly supported Trump explains how they can continue to do.”
  • 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 Worries That The Media Has Become ‘A Business Partner Of Donald Trump’

    06/26/2016 1:48:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/26/16 | Marina Fang
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather on Sunday had some words of advice — and caution — for journalists covering presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Rather criticized cable news networks’ wall-to-wall coverage of the real estate mogul and warned that they may have been “complicit” in Trump’s rise to the top of the GOP field. “What I worry about is, in a way, the media is a political partner, a business partner of Donald Trump,” Rather said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Vote Trump

    04/29/2016 8:18:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    Texas governor, and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry announced on ABC’s “The View” today that shockingly he will not endorse Ted Cruz – a fellow Texas politician.
  • The Fiction of 'Truth'

    11/12/2015 4:25:28 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We live in a weary age of fable. The latest Hollywood mythology is entitled "Truth." But the film is actually a fictionalized story about how CBS News super-anchor Dan Rather and his "60 Minutes" producer supposedly were railroaded by corporate and right-wing interests into resigning. In reality, an internal investigation by CBS found that Rather and his "60 Minutes" team -- just weeks before the 2004 election -- had failed to properly vet documents of dubious authenticity asserting that a young George W. Bush had shirked his duty as a Texas Air National Guard pilot. The fabulist movie comes on...
  • 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:
  • “Truth” Nowhere Close to the Truth

    10/21/2015 2:07:05 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | October 21, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    Touted as a film showing how hard journalists work to get the story right before putting it on the air, Truth is based on Mary Mapes’ self-justifying view of her role in “Rathergate,” which cost her, and CBS Evening News host Dan Rather, their jobs and tarnished their reputations. For years Mapes had harbored the hope that she could prove that George W. Bush, as a member of the Texas National Guard, had joined the Guard (thanks to help from family friends) as a way to avoid going to Vietnam. As a principal producer for CBS News, primarily for the...
  • Dan Rather, Still Wrong After All These Years [Not even Robert Redford can help him]

    10/20/2015 11:47:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/20/2015 | By DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    Combine every speech about the nobility of the journalistic endeavor in every film glorifying reporters intrepidly searching out truth, and you still won’t come close to grasping the level of treacle—there are other words—bubbling up out of “Truth.” Compared with which, “All the President’s Men” (1976)—about the triumphant adventures of Woodward and Bernstein, with Robert Redford portraying Bob Woodward—was a veritable model of shrinking modesty. Mr. Redford has come a long way since to his latest, namely the role of CBS’s Dan Rather, former network star and anchor of “60 Minutes II,” and the story of how Mr. Rather was...
  • Dan Rather on Bush Memo Story Insists: ‘We Got to the Truth But We Paid a Painful Price’

    10/19/2015 9:07:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/19/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    [1]Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather said 60 Minutes “got to the truth” in 2004 but paid a “painful price” for the story on former President George W. Bush’s National Guard service that aired before the 2004 presidential election.Aside from the authenticity of the memos, Rather said the “basic story” remains true today.“One, did former President Bush when in his troubled youth, did he use his father’s influence to get into the Air National Guard as a way of avoiding Vietnam? That’s a fact. Fact two: Once he got in the Air National Guard after performing well, in...
  • 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...
  • Truth and the New York Times

    10/16/2015 12:04:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 14, 2015 | By Scott W. Johnson
    The episode known as Rathergate represents one of the great journalistic frauds of our time. The scandal erupted from a 60 Minutes Wednesday segment rushed to air on the evening of September 8, 2004, in time to influence the approaching presidential election pitting George W. Bush against John Kerry, as it was clearly intended to do. The segment consisted of two parts that didn’t quite fit together except in their antipathy to Bush. In the first part, based on an interview with the vice chairman of Kerry’s national finance committee, Dan Rather essentially claimed that political influence had been brought...
  • Even Lefty Vox.com Mocks Dan Rather 'Truth' Movie

    10/15/2015 2:40:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how bad is the movie 'Truth' that will be released tomorrow? So bad that even the notoriously liberal Vox is mocking it. Vox writer Todd VanDerWerff goes so far as to describe it as an example of why "so many people hate Hollywood liberals." As we shall see even Dan Rather in 2004 disagreed with the premise of "Truth."
  • Rush gave credit to Freeper for busting Rathergate

    10/15/2015 10:56:12 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 44 replies
    Vanity
    Did anyone just hear Rush give credit to Free Republic? First he named the Freeper Buckhead then second time he said Burkehead. Pretty cool.
  • Rush gives credit! [Rathergate FR]

    10/15/2015 10:55:29 AM PDT · by SFmom · 90 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 15, 2015 | Self
    I'm sure I wasn't the only one, but I asked Rush to give Freeper Buckhead credit and he just did! (Called him Burkhead! Oh well!)
  • Rush credits Buckhead and FR!

    10/15/2015 10:53:49 AM PDT · by PhiloBedo · 25 replies
    EIB | 10-15-15 | self
    Rush just acknowledged and credited FReeper Buckhead with exposing Dan Rather's and Mary Mape's forgery!! Kudos!
  • 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...
  • Mary Mapes knew Bush volunteered for Vietnam: CBS report

    08/27/2009 8:59:04 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 88 replies · 2,622+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 26, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    This story by Bernard Goldberg certainly takes me back to the early days of my blogging career. Shortly after the 2004 Republican convention, Mary Mapes produced a segment for 60 Minutes II that alleged that George W. Bush had manipulated his enlistment in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid serving in combat in Vietnam. The documents used by CBS, Mapes, and Dan Rather turned out to be clumsy hoaxes, which the blogosphere exposed through careful review of their substance and their form (the latter of which I played a small part in refuting, with my expertise in printing and...
  • Interview With The Man Who Exposed Rathergate [Buckhead]

    10/12/2015 6:37:03 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 71 replies
    soundcloud ^ | 10-12-15 | Michael Graham
    Interview with Harry MacDougald the Atlanta lawyer who's initial questioning of the validity of the Killian documents exposed the flaw CBS report about George W. Bush's National Guard Service.
  • Limbaugh! Rather & Kalb Credit Free Republic (or Buckhead.com) for breaking the FORGED documents

    09/27/2005 4:03:25 PM PDT · by freedrudge · 147 replies · 5,416+ views
    Limbaugh ^ | 09/27/05 | Rush
    RUSH: I want to now go to these Dan Rather sound bites. Dan Rather was interviewed last night at the National Press Club in Washington by former CBS News employee-reporter Marvin Kalb. Marvin Kalb now runs the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center at Harvard, and you know something? When you hear these bites you're going to understand what I'm saying here. This is one of the problems of the mainstream media today. When these reporters that get long in the tooth get laid off or retired, they farm them out to these think tanks and these journalism...
  • Somebody Correct Rush Limbaugh

    10/12/2015 11:20:21 AM PDT · by blam · 78 replies
    Blam ^ | blam
    Someone needs to correct Rush Limbaugh. He just said on his radio program that it was Roll Call that exposed the Dan Rather fake letters during the Bush presidential campaign.I believe it was our own FReeper 'Bulkhead' who exposed the fake.
  • Dan Rather: Donald Trump Could Be Our Next President (watch out for exploding heads)

    10/12/2015 9:02:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Bill Hoffmann
    Veteran newsman Dan Rather says Donald Trump could be headed to the White House. "I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility he gets elected," Rather, former "60 Minutes" correspondent and "CBS Evening News" anchor, told The Hollywood Reporter. "I said in the beginning he's not going to go away quickly. He isn't going to be the shooting star that goes away. "Because whatever else you think of Donald Trump, he is smart, he's very television smart. Donald Trump certainly has a good shot at the nomination. But Rather believes Trump must provide many more details on his ambitious...
  • Wacko Dan Rather movie still insists forged Bush-National Guard documents were real

    10/01/2015 8:22:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 72 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 — gets a rewrite with “Truth,” a movie insisting forged documents are real. Robert Redford, making no effort to look or sound like Dan Rather, plays the CBS newsman ruined after he presented obviously forged documents about George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service. It was September 2004, two months before Bush was to be re-elected in a race against John Kerry, and Rather producer Mary Mapes is desperate for a scoop. Researchers sent out to find information...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dan Rather 'Suspicious' Trump and Fox Are Faking Feud

    08/26/2015 7:21:12 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to fake news stories, if anyone's an expert it's Dan Rather . . . The disgraced former CBS News anchor has a new twist on the vast right-wing conspiracy. Instead of plotting against poor innocents like Bill and Hillary, those conspiratorial conservatives are now creating phony feuds among themselves! On Rachel Maddow's show tonight, Rather declared himself "suspicious" about the battle between Donald Trump and Fox News, suggesting that Trump and Roger Ailes might have "gotten together and planned out" the feud for their mutual benefit. View the video here.
  • The truth behind Dan Rather’s exit from CBS

    07/21/2015 5:45:49 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2015 | Cindy Adams
    Dan Rather is coming to your local movie theater. At least the story behind why he’s no longer at CBS is. In “Truth,” Robert Redford plays Rather. Cate Blanchett plays his CBS producer Mary Mapes.
  • The truth behind Dan Rather’s exit from CBS

    07/20/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2015
    Dan Rather is coming to your local movie theater. At least the story behind why he’s no longer at CBS is. In “Truth,” Robert Redford plays Rather. Cate Blanchett plays his CBS producer Mary Mapes. In 2004, Rather reported that President George W. Bush’s powerful father arranged to keep his son in the National Guard to prevent serving in Vietnam. The report caused such hoo-hah that a treasured 24-year anchorman lost his job. Dan: “I’ve read the script. It’s serious. People behind it do a good job. It’s two great actors. You couldn’t want for a better cast. Redford playing...
  • Hollywood to Release Film Defending Dan Rather in Wake of Brian Williams Stolen Valor Lies

    02/16/2015 11:29:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Talk about bad timing. Echo Lake Entertainment is set to release its independent film, Truth, the story of former CBS anchor Dan Rather’s self-destruction. It’s based on the 2006 book Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes, the discredited CBS producer. Mapes documents and defends Rather’s 2004 attempts to use the forged “Killian documents” to portray former President George W. Bush as someone who shirked duty in Vietnam.
  • The Media is Soylent Green

    02/05/2015 2:11:33 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 6 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/5/15 | Steve Berman
    Mark Twain wrote over 100 years ago “if you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.”  And this gives the lie to NBC News anchor Brian Williams' fake apology for telling a heinous lie for twelve years.  Williams said to Star & Stripes, when they broke the story, “I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams said. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.” Just what mistake would Williams have chosen to make?  He wasn’t aboard an Army helicopter that was hit...
  • Carr: Moonbats defend fable not the facts (Memogate and Rather referenced)

    12/14/2014 9:34:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2014 | Howie Carr
    WHO NEEDS THE TRUTH?: Dan Rather had to explain CBS’ fake story about President Bush 10 years ago. The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia has since suspended operations after Rolling Stone ran an article alleging a gang rape at the house. Again, a fake story. “Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” You used to hear that occasionally in newsrooms, but the difference between then and now is, in the old days, they were kidding. Now, not so much. As the UVA rape story in the rag known as Rolling...
  • Walker on Truth, Westerns and ACS Gold Winner Tracks

    11/18/2014 6:17:03 PM PST · by rabidralph · 6 replies
    The American Society of Cinematographers ^ | November 12, 2014 | David Heuring
    Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, recently checked in from the set of Truth, a feature film about Dan Rather’s abrupt departure from CBS News in 2005 in the wake of reports that raised questions about George W. Bush’s military service during the Vietnam War. Robert Redford portrays Rather, and Cate Blanchett plays CBS producer Mary Mapes, who was fired for her role in the incident. Directed by James Vanderbilt, the production is currently shooting in Australia, in part to allow Blanchett some time close to home. Mandy says Truth is an elaborate story that’s heavy on dialogue; the story unfolds in...
  • Dan Rather’s Revenge and the Battle for Free Speech

    10/17/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 99 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 17, 2014 | Scott Swett
    NEW YORK – Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchor’s disputed report about President George W. Bush’s National Guard service. The film, titled Truth, will be adapted from the memoir Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by former CBS producer Mary Mapes, said the production company, Mythology Entertainment. Cate Blanchett is signed on to play Mapes. If you followed the 2004 presidential campaign, you probably recall the “disputed” 60 Minutes report claiming that George W. Bush shirked his duties and failed to follow orders as a young...