A former news anchor, Dan Rather, who was fired for lying on the news about Republicans in 2004, has posted numerous combative posts aimed at President Donald J. Trump and about Republicans in general on his Twitter account claiming that Republicans have been doing something corrupt with Supreme Court nominations “for decades”.
“There are two possibilities: (1) Dan Rather, for decades CBS’s lead news anchor, doesn’t know what court “packing” (increasing—as FDR tried to do—SCOTUS from 9 Justices to a larger number, for political benefit) is; or (2) he’s intentionally lying. Which one is it?” posted Senator Ted Cruz from Texas, in responder to Rather.
Ari Fleischer, the former press secretary for former Président George W. Bush posted about Rather’s history of biased news.
Dan Rather is called the Old Grand Daddy of Fake News for a good reason:
Let’s not forget that Rather was fired for lying to the American people while he was an anchor for CBS News in 2004, and it was someone posting on a political message board called Free Republic, who caught him, starting an uproar by the public.
On May 18, 2012, Rather appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher and claimed he had been fired for reporting a story about George W. Bush’s year of absence from the reserve unit he served with, and that the news corporations had been “very uncomfortable” with running the story.
That is because he lied about the story and made up documents to support his lies, and then presented them to his TV audience in an attempt to discredit a Republican.
And if it weren’t for a group of people posting on a site called FreeRepublic, Rather may have gotten away with it.
Look at the FreeRepublic thread where an online poster exposed Rather’s blatant lies against George W. Bush, who was running for President at the time, by researching font sizes and comparing the dates on Rather’s fake documents regarding Bush’s National Guard Service, in an attempt to smear him.
From the FreeRepublic thread a poster known as Buckhead posted the following :
Howlin, every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman.
In 1972 people used typewriters for this sort of thing, and typewriters used monospaced fonts.
The use of proportionally spaced fonts did not come into common use for office memos until the introduction of laser printers, word processing software, and personal computers. They were not widespread until the mid to late 90’s. Before then, you needed typesetting equipment, and that wasn’t used for personal memos to file. Even the Wang systems that were dominant in the mid 80’s used monospaced fonts.
I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old.
This should be pursued aggressively.
posted on 9/8/2004, 11:59:43 PM
So 2004, that was when Rather forged documents to frame Republican candidate George W. Bush and used his trusted position on television to push a Democrat hoax.
And he is at it again in 2020.
The Baltimore Sun reported in 2005, “CBS News fired four executives and senior producers yesterday after an independent panel concluded that a “myopic zeal” to beat the competition on a story about President Bush’s National Guard service led to serious flaws in reporting the piece.
In a scathing 224-page report, the panel appointed by CBS identified a host of missteps that led 60 Minutes Wednesday to air an erroneous report and then staunchly defend it for almost two weeks despite mounting evidence that it was flawed. The network relied on an untrustworthy source, failed to verify key documents, and tossed aside evidence that didn’t support the story, the panel found.
“The fact is that basic journalistic steps were not carried out in a manner consistent with accurate and fair reporting, leading to countless misstatements and omissions in the reporting by 60 Minutes Wednesday and CBS News,” the panel said in its report, released yesterday.
The panel consisted of Richard L. Thornburgh, a former U.S. attorney general and the
Republican governor of Pennsylvania; and Louis D. Boccardi, former CEO and president of the Associated Press. The panel interviewed at least 66 people, including 32 at CBS News, as part of its three-month investigation.
CBS News placed the entire report on its Web site yesterday, along with a statement from CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves acknowledging that “the system broke down” and that there were “lapses every step of the way.”
That is Dan Rather’s legacy. That is why people call him the Old Grand Daddy of Fake News.
Here is the video footage from 2004:
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism.