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  • Dan Rather on Trump-Russia Special Counsel: ‘Reassuring,’ Trump Has Become ‘the Hunted’

    05/19/2017 3:07:09 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-19-2017 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” former CBS anchor Dan Rather said the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign was “reassuring” given it makes President Donald Trump “the hunted.” Rather said, “What a news night, almost surreal. And of course dangerous for the country. But in the same token, I do think there is something reassuring about this. For most of the early stages of the Trump presidency, the question begged are we still a country of laws or have we become or are we becoming...
  • 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...
  • Another Dan Rather Scandal

    04/21/2017 5:33:18 PM PDT · by Fedora · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 04/06/2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    Ever since his forced resignation in disgrace, Dan Rather has continued on a downward spiral. His career, such as it is, has been kept alive by appearances on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC, where he takes potshots at his former employer and President Donald Trump. It is a sad spectacle.Rather has now suffered another major embarrassment. The former anchorman of the CBS Evening News has been accused by a website devoted to exposing military corruption of falsely claiming to have been a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.The editor-in-chief of the website www.MilitaryCorruption.com, retired U.S. Army Major Glenn MacDonald,...
  • Dan Rather has spent decades lying about being a Marine

    04/13/2017 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/13/17 | Glenn MacDonald
    From Editor-in-Chief Glenn MacDonald USAR (Ret) at Military Corruption.com come 2 stories about the disgraced, former gem of CBS Evening News, Dan Rather. As Major MacDonald explains it, Dan Rather: 1) DID NOT graduate from Boot Camp and, 2) was discharged from the Marine Corps as “Medically Unfit.” From MilitaryCorruption.com: DAN RATHER [IS] "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...
  • Dan Rather: Don’t Be Distracted By Trump’s ‘Trained Monkey’ Act

    04/06/2017 4:54:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 6, 2017 | Geoffrey Dickens
    The disgraced former anchor of CBS Evening News began his rant by listing what he viewed were “unfounded allegations that clutter our news feed” like Susan Rice and the “wiretapping of the Trump team.” He then proceeded to drop a goofy “Ratherism” as he spewed: “The smoke machine is turned on. There’s a trained monkey dancing in the corner. The magician is buckling his cufflinks."
  • Surprise! Now Dan Rather publishes 'fake news' about himself

    04/05/2017 3:00:15 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 4/5/2017 | BobUnruh
    This time it’s about his 2012 book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News,” which features an image of Rather as a Marine. image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2017/04/rather2.jpg Dan Rather as a "Marine" image appears several places online, credited with being provided by Dan Rather Dan Rather “as a Marine” image appears several places online, credited with being provided by Rather Rather apparently supplied the image to the publisher, which shows him in Marine dress blues and the famous white saucer cap, with the caption, “As a young Marine.” Only he wasn’t. He washed out of boot camp while trying to become a...
  • Phony Dan Rather - Update

    04/03/2017 2:53:14 PM PDT · by Nelson Sloan · 5 replies
    MilitaryCorruption.com ^ | 4/3/2017 | Military Corruption
    This story has been floating around since 2004, but very few people had actually seen the picture of Danny Boy in his Marine dress blues until he put it in his latest book. Dan Rather reminds us of M. Larry Lawrence who, claimed the right to be buried in Arlington because he had had served in the Merchant Marine during WWII and had been injured. In fact, he had avoided the draft and never served. Dan Rather, Larry Lawrence, etc. etc...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...