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  • 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,...
  • Dan Rather: Trump criticism of media is 'straight out of Orwell'

    07/29/2018 5:55:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are "straight out of Orwell." The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is "authoritarian" and wants people to believe that "the one and only truth comes from him." [Snip] "As several people have said before me, he is not just attacking the truth, he wants to annihilate the truth," the former anchor added. "He wants to move us completely into the post-truth political era in which there’s no such thing as objective facts." Rather added that there...
  • Dan Rather: ‘Delusional’ Trump Is Like a ‘Fertilizer Spreader in a Windstorm’

    02/25/2018 4:20:12 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 25, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” former CBS “Evening News” anchor Dan Rather likened President Donald Trump to a “fertilizer spreader in a windstorm.”
  • 'Today' show actually brought on Dan Rather - Dan Rather! - to discuss made-up news stories

    11/08/2017 7:08:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2017 | Becket Adams
    Dan Rather, who famously lost his job after he was caught spreading a made-up story about former President George W. Bush, is making the rounds again to discuss accuracy in media and the proper role of the press in our republic. Because this is real life and the producers of NBC's "Today" show lack any sense of self-awareness. "[A] recent poll that said nearly half of people think the media make up stories!" co-host Savannah Guthrie said as she kicked off the morning segment. Referring to a Politico survey released in October, she then turned to Rather and said,...
  • Dan Rather: ‘History Will Justify’ NFL Anthem Protesters, Like With ‘Women’s Right to Vote’

    11/07/2017 2:30:09 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Nov 7 2017 11:13 am | Kristine Marsh
    Disgraced former CBS News anchor Dan Rather has been making his media rounds to promote his new book, entitled What Unites Us. Tuesday morning he appeared on Morning Joe, to discuss the NFL protests, the lack of “civility” in our country, and what patriotism means to him, to an enraptured MSNBC panel. Despite Rather’s own partisan pontificating on Facebook over the "con man" "liar" Trump, the liberal hosts let Rather drone on and on about the “lack of civility” the country is currently facing, and argue his support for the”patriotic” NFL protests, which he claimed “history” will “justify” like they...