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  • Nolte: CBS Tries to Rehabilitate Disgraced Dan Rather

    04/29/2024 1:08:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/29/2024 | JOHN NOLTE
    Disgraced former anchorman Dan Rather is 92 years old, and CBS, the network that fired him for trying to rig the 2004 presidential election, has joined the shameless rehab campaign. During the waning weeks of the 2004 presidential election, Dan Rather was determined to ensure incumbent Republican president George W. Bush did not win reelection. And so, on 60 Minutes II, he ran a story that claimed Bush went AWOL during his time in the Texas Air National Guard. The story was true, and Rather had the documents to prove it. The story was also phony and timed to devastate...
  • Dan Rather returns to CBS for the first time 18 years after his disgraced departure

    04/28/2024 11:22:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/28/2024 | AP
    NEW YORK — Dan Rather returned to the CBS News airwaves for the first time since his bitter exit 18 years ago, appearing in a reflective interview on “CBS Sunday Morning” days before the debut of a Netflix documentary on the 92-year-old newsman’s life. After 44 years at the network, 24 as anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” Rather left under a cloud following a botched investigation into then-President George W. Bush’s military record. Rather signed off as anchor for the last time on March 9, 2005, and exited the network when his contract ended 15 months later.
  • Why it's important to remember Rathergate

    09/08/2022 5:56:17 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2020 | David Lanza
    An important anniversary [is today]. This anniversary carries implications for how we receive news, how political campaigns are conducted, and the credibility of almost everything we see or hear from the media.On September 8, 2004, CBS’s “60 Minutes” used forged government documents as the basis for a story that attacked the military record of then-President George W. Bush. It was bad enough that CBS used forged government documents, but what made it worse was that CBS aired this story during the presidential election and timed the airing to coincide with the rollout of Democrat John Kerry’s “favorite son” campaign theme....
  • Dan Rather schooled on Twitter for wondering ‘what is going on’ with CNN: ‘Gone full MAGA’

    09/03/2022 6:05:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Fox news ^ | 09/03/2022 | Gabrielle Reyes
    Twitter users swarmed disgraced former CBS anchor Dan Rather's tweet which expressed confusion at the recent tonal shift in CNN’s reporting. The newsman and liberal commentator tweeted that something is "going on" at the network on Friday and generated a wave of concern from liberals (and mockery from conservatives) that the network is abandoning the partisan political bent in its reporting. Rather may have noticed, as did many other liberals on Twitter, the two CNN reporters who rebuked Biden’s political "MAGA Republican" speech for employing the U.S. Marines in its presentation. For many liberals this was another concrete sign that...
  • Maybe a new slogan for Fox News should be: “For those who can’t handle the truth.” - Dan Rather

    06/09/2022 1:05:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 9, 2022 | Dan Rather
    Maybe a new slogan for Fox News should be: “For those who can’t handle the truth.” -Dan Rather, today on Twitter
  • Dan Rather Blasted After Using ‘Truth’ to Mock ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ Meme

    12/30/2021 5:49:31 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/2021 | Jacob Bliss
    Former CBS News anchorman Dan Rather was reminded of his past Wednesday night, receiving an onslaught of criticism after citing “truth” when mocking the popular phrase, “Let’s Go, Brandon.” Rather, who was fired from his post as the anchorman in the early 2000s after infamously running a hit piece on former President George W. Bush which was later revealed to contain forged documents — received backlash on social media when he tweeted, “#LetsGoBrandonReallyMeans ‘You can’t handle the truth.’”
  • Ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather crushed for tweet comparing pro-lifers to Taliban: 'Sheer stupidity'

    09/02/2021 6:37:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/01/2021 | Brandon Gillespie
    Disgraced ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather was crushed by critics over a tweet attacking pro-life Americans who've also criticized the Biden administration for abandoning vulnerable women in Afghanistan amid its takeover by the Taliban. "It’s worth noting that many of the same people attacking the Biden Administration for leaving women’s rights behind in Afghanistan are eager to control women’s bodies and choices in the United States," Rather tweeted Tuesday, in a clear comparison of pro-life Americans to the radical Taliban.
  • Rather: You Need License, Training to Drive — You Should Need Same for Guns

    03/25/2021 6:15:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2021 | Pam Key
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said Wednesday on CNN’s “Tonight” that it is common sense to have a similar process for getting a driver’s license or a gun. When asked about gun legislation, Rather said, “Poll after poll shows a rather sizable majority of Americans in favor of having, say, a delay in when you can buy a gun, a three-day delay. You buy it, you pick it up two or three days later, together with background checks. This is very popular. But year after year, decade after decade, it doesn’t get put into law. What is needed is...
  • Rather: Republican Party Has Been ‘Playing with Fire of White Nationalism’

    01/15/2021 6:13:30 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/14/2021 | Pam Key
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Beat” that “the Republican Party as a whole and overwhelmingly has been playing with the fire of white nationalism.” When asked if President Trump should be held accountable for the Capital Hill riot, Rather said, “The answer is yes. Donald Trump can be made to pay a price. I would argue that it is absolutely essential for the general health of our democracy in our country that that happen. And we can get things under control.”
  • Why it's important to remember Rathergate

    10/05/2020 6:54:53 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2020 | David Lanza
    An important anniversary passed this month and predictably received no attention. *** On September 8, 2004, CBS’s “60 Minutes” used forged government documents as the basis for a story that attacked the military record of then-President George W. Bush. It was bad enough that CBS used forged government documents, but what made it worse was that CBS aired this story during the presidential election and timed the airing to coincide with the rollout of Democrat John Kerry’s “favorite son” campaign theme. CBS thus provided the “news” upon which the Democrat candidate based his attack ads. The CBS story was quickly...
  • When Most Americans Blindly Believed the Word of a China-linked Communist Dictator

    05/02/2020 5:13:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, | Humberto Fontova
    “Americans reported bipartisan distrust of the (communist) Chinese government’s public statements about the coronavirus pandemic…according to a new Harris poll. Ninety percent of Republican respondents said that China was to blame for the spread of the coronavirus, and 67 percent of Democrats concurred," National Review reports. And yet, 20 years ago this very month, according to Gallup: “Americans say it’s in Elian Gonzalez best interest to return to (communist) Cuba with his father…a majority (of Americans) favor Elian’s physical removal from the home of his Miami relatives if necessary.” So how did such a majority American opinion come about? Well,...
  • On CNN, Rather and Donaldson Declare 'Mob'-Like Trump Is 'Out-Nixoning Nixon'

    10/22/2019 1:07:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 27, 2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as guests on Thursday's CNN Tonight, former CBS anchor Dan Rather and former ABC anchor Sam Donaldson declared that President Donald Trump is "out-Nixoning Nixon" on the Ukraine issue, with Donaldson claiming that there is a "smoking transcript" and Rather suggesting that it is already time to "roll the credits on a mob movie" based on President Trump and Rudy Giuliani's activities. At 10:46 p.m. Eastern, host Don Lemon introduced the segment: "The coverup, the tapes, and a President under a cloud of impeachment. Is President Trump out-Nixoning Nixon? Who better to ask than two legends?" (VIDEO-AT-LINK)As Rather began...
  • Dan Rather: America ‘Sliding from Extreme Nationalism into Tribalism’

    09/06/2019 7:20:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/05/2019 | Amy Furr
    A feeling of “extreme nationalism” has gripped the United States, according to former CBS News anchor Dan Rather. “We have our differences and President Trump has found it to his … advantage to exploit those differences,” Rather said during an interview Thursday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe while promoting his new book. Rather continued: We’re in danger of sliding from extreme nationalism into tribalism. In our country, which is a new experiment in history — first time in history any people tried to be free… we’re constantly trying to perfect it. It depends on [us] as a people, as a...
  • Dan Rather-gate Remembered on Twitter

    02/15/2019 12:04:59 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 20 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | February 15, 2019 | Steve McIntyre
    one of the great things about the internet is that we can hear from an actual expert in destructive testing of gas cylinders in a controversy where condition of gas cylinder is of critical importance. Not just from NGOs and neocon think tanks. Dan Rather's downfall came because (as I recall) a typewriter specialist was able to recognize that fonts in forged document were not available in 1970s. An expert in relevant narrow topic observed detail that eluded the news reporters and think tanks. outing of Dan Rather was cool and one of first examples of outside eyes on establishment...
  • "Black Eye: Dan Rather and the Birth of Fake News”

    01/08/2019 3:41:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/08/19
    **SNIP** ...covers the controversial decision by CBS News and anchor Dan Rather to run a story involving unauthenticated memos claiming President George W. Bush had received favorable treatment during his time in the Texas Air National Guard.
  • "Rathergate" Scandal Takes New Turn - (Col.David Hackworth was "secret source!)

    01/13/2005 5:05:51 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 65 replies · 3,856+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JANUARY 13, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media (AIM), commented that, "Rather's reference to Abu Ghraib, in the context of preparing the bogus attack on Bush, demonstrates that the agenda of Rather and CBS was not only to sabotage Bush's re-election campaign but to undermine the war in Iraq. They were looking for 'big' stories to hurt the U.S. at home and abroad. The Abu Ghraib story on CBS inflamed the Arab/Muslim world against the U.S., inevitably costing the lives of more American soldiers in Iraq at the hands of fanatical Muslim terrorists." AIM and Romerstein drew attention to another bombshell...
  • FAKE NEWS: TWO CASE STUDIES, History of Rathergate

    10/21/2018 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10.21.18 | Scott Johnson
    I was asked by our local chapter of the Cardozo Society — an affinity group of Jewish lawyers of which I am a member — to speak over lunch as a counterpart to ABA Foundation Fellow and historian Victoria Saker Woeste on the subject of fake news at the society’s October 8 continuing legal education program. Ms. Woeste was the featured speaker. Her theme was that the term “fake news” is anti-Semitic in origin and that President Trump’s use of it, knowingly or not, is wrongful. Her talk expanded on her Washington Post column (accessible via Outline here) making this...
  • Dan Rather: Collins 'misses her moment to be a hero' by voting for Kavanaugh

    10/06/2018 4:02:56 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 122 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/5/18 | John Bowden
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather argued Friday that Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) missed an opportunity to be a "hero" by announcing that she would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In a Facebook post after Collins announced her plans to vote for Kavanaguh during a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, the veteran anchor called the nomination battle a "devastating loss" for "most women" and some men. "So Collins misses her moment to be a hero, and the old bulls win again," Rather wrote in the post. "For most women and many men it’s a...
  • Dan Rather Admits a Borking of Kavanaugh Is in Progress, Truth Be Damned

    09/18/2018 4:40:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Despite no evidence to back up the allegations of attempted sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the liberal media were eager to make them stick. Comparisons to Justice Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill were wildly thrown around along with suggestions those accusations were true. They were also hopeful for a better result this time. Disgraced journalist Dan Rather admitted as much during a Monday appearance on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. Disguised under the illusion of seeking “truth”, Rather admitted that the character assassination of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in the 1980’s was what happened to Justice...
  • Dan Rather: What Mueller Knows Will Make Cohen/Manafort "Pale By Comparison," "Stay Tuned"

    08/24/2018 5:35:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 08/23/2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Dan Rather warned Wednesday night that if you think Tuesday was a shock with the Cohen guilty plea and Manafort's conviction, then "stay tuned." The former news anchor said other things Mueller is working on will "make yesterday pale by comparison." "Always keeping in mind that Mueller knows so much more than he has shown," Rather said in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. "If you think [Cohen guilty plea, Manafort conviction] was a shock to our democratic system, just stay tuned. Because the other things Mueller is working on, and sooner or later we'll find out what they are,...