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  • The Fiction of 'Truth'

    11/12/2015 4:25:28 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 wont come close to grasping the level of treaclethere are other wordsbubbling up out of Truth. Compared with which, All the Presidents Men (1976)about the triumphant adventures of Woodward and Bernstein, with Robert Redford portraying Bob Woodwardwas a veritable model of shrinking modesty. Mr. Redford has come a long way since to his latest, namely the role of CBSs 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. Bushs 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 fathers influence to get into the Air National Guard as a way of avoiding Vietnam? Thats 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 didnt quite fit together except in their antipathy to Bush. In the first part, based on an interview with the vice chairman of Kerrys national finance committee, Dan Rather essentially claimed that political influence had been brought...
  • Even Lefty 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 writerTodd VanDerWerffgoes 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
    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 · 69 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 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 ^ | 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 hes 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. Bushs 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 Vanderbilts 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 Rathers 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 hes no longer at CBS is. In Truth, Robert Redford plays Rather. Cate Blanchett plays his CBS producer Mary Mapes.
  • The truth behind Dan Rathers 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 hes 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. Bushs 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: Ive read the script. Its serious. People behind it do a good job. Its two great actors. You couldnt 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 Rathers self-destruction. Its 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 Rathers 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 dont 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 wasnt 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 Rathers abrupt departure from CBS News in 2005 in the wake of reports that raised questions about George W. Bushs 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 thats heavy on dialogue; the story unfolds in...
  • Dan Rathers 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 anchors disputed report about President George W. Bushs 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...
  • ( Dan ) Rather says the business of journalism is 'evolving'

    10/08/2014 9:38:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 7 2014 | Jasen Lee
    Rather characterized the current state of journalism using the term interregnum the old order is gone, but the new order is not yet in place. The major concern for the future of journalism, he said, is how it will be financed in a way that provides the audience with quality, integrity-driven content in the years to come. ... Rather also noted that the measure of journalism and those who cover it is the level and quality of service provided to the public. Commercial enterprises that report the news hold the public trust, he explained, and doing so with integrity...
  • Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight

    09/04/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT · by SueRae · 59 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/4/14 | Pamela McClintock
    RatPac, Echo Lake and FilmNation have boarded the Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett project James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's...
  • Dan Rather: If youre calling for war against ISIS and wouldnt send your kid, dont even talk to me

    08/25/2014 3:15:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2014 | AllahPundit
    He also said he’d pay a ransom for a reporter’s life, which, as a better journalist noted elsewhere today, is a surefire way to encourage more kidnappings and beheadings.This is, of course, a variation on the ol’ chickenhawk argument vintage 2003 and it’s stupid for all of the reasons the chickenhawk argument was always stupid. But say this much for Document Dan: You haven’t heard much of this quasi-logic from the left since January 2009. He may be consistently silly, but he’s consistent. (Meanwhile, over at MSNBC, professional liberal and Iraq dove Ed Schultz wants “round-the-clock airstrikes” against ISIS...
  • Heres What CBS Said in Response to Sharyl Attkissons Claims About Its Reporting Bias

    04/21/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Blaze ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Original Title:Heres What CBS Had to Say in Response to Sharyl Attkissons Claims About Networks Reporting Bias CBS News on Monday responded to its former employee Sharyl Attkissons claims that the network indirectly discouraged her from doing investigative reporting critical of the Obama administration. Attkisson reported extensively on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. The ex-CBS reporter later revealed that she didnt run into the same roadblocks while reporting on issues that hurt former President George W. Bush. She blamed a lot of the bias problems on special and corporate interests. n response to Attkissons public comments, CBS...
  • Can You Spot The Racist, Homophobic Anti-Semites In This Special 10 Item Quiz?

    04/19/2014 3:15:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | April 19, 2014 | John Hawkins
    As we all know, racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism are very bad and should be condemned. Not only do I condemn all of those things, I'd encourage you to share this quiz to all of your liberal friends so they can wag their fingers right in the faces of the awful people who said all of these terrible things. 1) Who said, "We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it." A) Rush Limbaugh B) Mark Levin C) Laura Ingraham D) Al Sharpton 2) Who said, "Thats just how white folks will...
  • Dan Rather's Day of Reckoning: It didn't start with Rathergate. (Highly recommended!)

    09/24/2004 10:14:57 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 64 replies · 3,142+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 4, 2004 | John Podhoretz
    -snip- CBS News airs a report about a Vietnam-era controversy. Almost immediately the report comes under harsh attack, its credibility and essential honesty challenged. There's a huge uproar, complete with calls for a congressional investigation. CBS is compelled to acknowledge certain errors in its handling of the story, though senior officials say pointedly that no one has challenged its basic thrust. Does this sound familiar? It is, but this is not just a quick-and-dirty recap of the current mess at CBS. For the few CBS News staffers who have been at the network for more than 30 years, the events...
  • Lara Logan Came CleanNow its Time for Dan Rather

    11/15/2013 4:57:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | November 15, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    How often do outfits like The New York Times, Salon, Politco, HuffPo, NPR and Media Matters gang up on a fellow pinko like CBS? Well, its happening big-time and was recently explained by disgraced and fired (during Rathergate) CBS producer Mary Mapes, "my concern is that the (Lara Logans 60 Minutes Benghazi) story was done very pointedly to appeal to a more conservative audience's beliefs about what happened at Benghazi." In other words, if (like 99 per cent of 60 Minutes pieces) Logans story had been done to appeal to fellow pinkos, all would be cool. Logans Benghazi story, as...
  • Dan Rather Tells of Getting Burglarized, Leaves Out That He Grabbed His Gun

    05/17/2013 11:18:56 AM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 16, 2013 | 14:59 | By Jack Coleman
    Dan Sometimes it's what they neglect to mention that's more revealing than that was. Disgraced former CBS anchorman Dan Rather, now broadcasting from obscure AXS TV on the high triple-digit end of the cable dial, told Rachel Maddow of an incident back when he was a reporter devoted to hounding Richard Nixon. (Video after page break). Rather appeared on Maddow's MSNBC show Tuesday to divert attention from President Obama's ongoing scandals involving the Benghazi attack, IRS targeting of tea party groups, and Justice Department spying on the Associated Press, Rather serving the transparent purpose of recounting the good old days...
  • Dan 'Fake but Accurate' Rather Weighs in on Obama Scandal Tsunami

    05/16/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | May 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Dan Rather, discredited CBS journalist, has weighed in on the recent scandals facing the Obama administration. He stated that the "controversies" are not in the same "cosmos" of Watergate. Those who compare it to Watergate, the Republicans, are always eager to jump on almost anything and say, Well, its like Watergate, Rather said on MSNBCs Morning Joe. Were not anywhere in the same cosmos as that. Keep in mind, with Watergate, while using the Internal Revenue Service to punish ones opponents came directly from the president himself. Thats a fact. Now, in this case, we dont even know whether the...
  • Dan Rather: 'The Republicans Must Be Slapping High Five Behind Closed Doors'

    05/16/2013 7:55:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Dan Rather: 'The Republicans Must Be Slapping High Five Behind Closed Doors' By Noel Sheppard Created 05/16/2013 - 10:14am Dan Rather said something on MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday that is likely giving liberal media members across the fruited plain serious heartburn. In a discussion about the various scandals now plaguing the White House, Rather said, "The Republicans must be slapping high five behind closed doors" (video follows with transcript and commentary): MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Dan, you have experience with stories like these. Lets just put it that way. And I just wonder in all your years how this one compares? DAN...
  • Dan Rather: Obama's Opponents 'Want to Cut His Heart Out and Throw His Liver to the Dogs'

    05/05/2013 9:00:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 137 replies
    Dan Rather: Obama's Opponents 'Want to Cut His Heart Out and Throw His Liver to the Dogs' By Noel Sheppard Created 05/05/2013 - 11:28am Dan Rather on Sunday once again made a comment about President Obama's opponents that some might find a bit over the top. Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Rather said, "These people politically want to cut his heart out and throw his liver to the dogs" (video follows with transcript and commentary): DAN RATHER: All of these things weve said about what the president could do, should do, might have, could have, but the central...
  • Dan Rather on Reddit: No one proved that Bush documents were forged

    02/08/2013 5:13:35 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner: ^ | February 8, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    former CBS broadcaster Dan Rather (Now with AXS-TV) was understandably asked a question about Rathergate the story on George W. Bushs service in the Air National Guard that used forged documents in the report. Rather responded brusquely: Number 1 the facts of case are not in dispute. Number 2 no one had ever established that the documents were forged
  • Dan Rather Touts Kook Conspiracy Theory: GOP May Steal Election

    10/22/2012 6:01:06 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    Disgraced ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather delved into conspiracy theories on Monday, speculating that the Ohio Republican Party could steal the election for Mitt Romney. In a Facebook posting for Dan Rather Reports, the journalist hyped, "The whole upper tier of Ohio state government is in the hands of the GOP now; in very close voting they have the power to influence what votes are counted and how." Linking back to other conspiracy theories, Rather reminded, "Remember Ohio, Bush v. Kerry in 2004 and Florida, Bush v. Gore in 2000)." The former CBS Evening News host seemed to be echoing the...
  • Democrats Used Fairness Doctrine to Challenge and Harass Conservative Opposition

    09/25/2012 8:17:16 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 5 replies ^ | 9/25/2012 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the third of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpt looks at the Fairness Doctrine.) The Democratic National Committee, with the approval of President Lyndon B. Johnson engaged in an effort that eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Fairness Doctrine. What would have been a major scandal had it been discovered, was revealed years later in former CBS News president Fred Friendlys book The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and...
  • Democrats Used Fairness Doctrine to Challenge and Harass Conservative Opposition

    09/23/2012 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 23, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the third of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpt looks at the Fairness Doctrine.) The Democratic National Committee, with the approval of President Lyndon B. Johnson engaged in an effort that eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Fairness Doctrine. What would have been a major scandal had it been discovered, was revealed years later in former CBS News president Fred Friendlys book The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and...
  • This Weeks Birthday BoyCubas Elvis! Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    Fidel Castro could have been Cubas Elvis! (Dan Rather.) Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! You people would like him! (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtlyeven paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure! (Andrea Mitchell.) Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding. (Barbara Walters.) Viva Fidel! Viva Che! (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • Dan Rather: Paul Ryan Is "Toxic" For The Ticket (video)

    08/13/2012 7:41:15 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 13, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "I've been covering politics since way before Tim Tebow was born," Dan Rather, the disgraced former anchor for CBS' "Evening News" said on the Monday night broadcast of MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow" program. "But these things unfold as time goes on. And while right now Ryan looks like he is toxic for the ticket, it could be as we get deeper in the campaign, that this intelligent man, he is intelligent and serious man, will show something that people do not now see." "In the early going, in the early going, Ryan damages the ticket because rightly or wrongly, he's perceived...
  • Rather Purports To Be At Peace, But Suggests Anonymous Partisans Destroyed Him With 'Lies'

    05/02/2012 7:21:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If this is how Dan Rather at peace looks like, wonder what he's like when angry and embittered . . . On Morning Joe today, Rather emphatically alleged that he was "at peace" over the Memogate fiasco that led to the end of his career. But he couldn't help himself from suggesting that his reputation had been destroyed by anonymous partisans employing "lies." View the video here.
  • Dan Rather Outspoken: Still Battling CBS News (Now Claims Rathergate Dcuments Were Genuine)

    05/01/2012 6:47:53 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 62 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr 30, 2012 4:45 AM EDT | Lloyd Grove
    Dan Rather just wont let it go. Nearly eight years after his fabled career at CBS News imploded like a death star over the notorious George W. Bush/Texas Air National Guard segment on 60 Minutes Wednesday, he cant stop combing the debris for shards of vindication. I have a story to tell from my point of view, he says about his new book, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, which roasts network management for its spineless behavior during the Bush episode; takes potshots at his successor in the CBS Evening News anchor chair, Katie Couric, as a purveyor of...
  • Rather: Romney Has Good Chance of Beating Obama

    04/30/2012 12:21:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 10:47 AM | Newsmax Wires
    Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather says presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a 50 percent chance of beating President Barack Obama in November. I have no idea what kind of president [former Massachusetts] Gov. Romney will make, but I do think he has a good chance of becoming president, Rather told Politico. President Obama is even money at best at this particular time His odds right now are 50/50 in my book. Obama performs much better campaigning than as president, said Rather, who is promoting a new book, Rather Outspoken: My Life In the News....
  • Breaking: NBC Fires Producer Who Created False Zimmerman Audio

    04/06/2012 5:14:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 217 replies
    Breaking: NBC Fires Producer Who Created False Zimmerman Audio By Matthew Sheffield Created 04/06/2012 - 7:55pm NBC News has fired the producer it says was responsible for creating the deceptive audio recording of George Zimmerman communicating with a 9-1-1 operator, according to the New York Times. The network is still refusing to release the name of the producer, although according to Times reporter Brian Stelter, the producer is based in Miami and has worked there for a number of years. According to Stelter's network sources, NBC is still insisting the deceptive edit was not done deliberatiely. The network has refused...