April 26, 2017

"One of the leading voices of the Trump resistance is not some black-masked radical or a marching young woman with a pink knit hat but a man with gray hair, a name you know and a neatly knotted tie."

It's Dan Rather — the subject of a Politico article titled "Dan Rather’s Second Coming/With millions of Facebook fans and the freedom to speak his mind, the 85-year-old journalist is back in the arena—facing the opponent he’s been waiting for his entire life."

Yes, Dan Rather is back, and he's on... Facebook.

35 comments:

Dave in Tucson said...

Why is Dan Rather not an absolute pariah to every working journalist in the world?

He's responsible for presenting an obvious forgery as hard news in the late weeks of a presidential election. He should not be taken as a credible source ever again.

Big Mike said...

Yep. Just the man to combat fake news -- the guy who lost his career pushing an obviously faked fitness report on George W. Bush. Yep.

Goldenpause said...

One more reason to conclude that Politico is a subsidiary of the looney left.

Bay Area Guy said...

Has old Dan ever see the light on his Memogate mess? Not very nice to try to sink a Presidential election....

Fritz said...

Dan Rather, hacking America's elections before the Russians got around to it.

Comanche Voter said...

Woo hoo! Be still my beating heart. Even Kenneth finally figured out what's the frequency. And Mr. Fake but Accurate hardly merits my attention--whether he's wearing a coat and tie or not. Now Dan claims to be from Texas--and maybe he is--but then again, maybe not.


And the good ole boys down in Texas have a saying that is applicable to Mr. Rather. "You can put feathers on a dog, but that don't mean it can fly."

You are past your sell by date Dunga Dan. Go back to sleep in your old worn out reporter's home.

Are W said...

Memogate was so long ago most people have forgotten. Time for his resurrection to be the foremost protector of Fake News.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Hey my 85 year old dad is on Facebook every day posting political rants too. Maybe politico could interview him next since he's never had a humiliating firing from a job because he perpetrated a fraud.

Douglas said...

So Rather is leading The Tantrum. Not surprising.

mockturtle said...

Nothing like a has-been anchorman to rally the troops.

Michael K said...

Dan Rather is a special kind of liar and phony.

"As for the photo you ran (on MCC), here's the likely explanation. It was probably posed for the yearbook we all got when we became Marines and went on to further training at Camp Lejeune or elsewhere. All of us had our head shots taken. They'd put a blues blouse on you and a white cover on your head, then snap the photo. Whoever failed to graduate, had their photo shit-canned."

Or, at least, that's what was supposed to happen. Obviously, somehow Dan got possession of the pix and waited nearly 60 years to dare publish it in RATHER OUTSPOKEN.
The intent is obvious, even without the incriminating cutline "As a young Marine." The vast majority of folks seeing the smiling face of Dan Rather wearing such a sacred uniform would think that Rather MUST have been a Jarhead. There he is in a USMC dress uniform. They had no way to know it was a lie.


He was sent home from boot camp as "unsuitable." He was never a Marine.

There is an entry about him in "Stolen Valor."

chickelit said...

Yes, Dan Rather is back, and he's on... Facebook

Will he murder some truth live on Facebook? It's trendy to kill things on Facebook.

Bob Boyd said...

Dan Rather saw what's been happening in "journalism" today and concluded he was a man ahead of his time.

chickelit said...

Maybe politico could interview him next since he's never had a humiliating firing from a job because he perpetrated a fraud.

Did Rather ever show the slightest contrition for that BDS-fueled fraud or is he still out and proud of it?

Lewis Wetzel said...

The Left sure picks some odd people to be its though leaders. Fraudsters, murderers, terrorists . . .

Otto said...

Much ado about nothing.

rcocean said...

Yeah, Noonan wrote about her ex-boss Rather as a hard-nosed "Marine".

He never was a Marine. He got kicked out during boot camp. Which is odd, given that he looks like a big strapping guy.

Maybe they caught him lying and stealing something.

Any news story about Dan Rather, should start with "Disgraced, ex-newman Dan Rather..."

Michael McClain said...

What's the frequency, Kenneth?

Clyde said...

Whatever he's gonna do, he'd better hurry. 85 is "don't buy any green bananas" territory.

dreams said...

Yeah, it's hard to get rid of cockroaches too.

Darrell said...

What's the frequency, Kenneth?

What? This freak's seeing Kenneth?

Michael said...

Great. Return of The Anchorman - the most deeply discredited major figure in American journalism. I spent a certain amount of time in the CBS Broadcast Center back in the day, and I don't think I ever heard anyone mention Rather without rolling their eyes.

traditionalguy said...

This is a joke, right? Rather was a mediocre phony from day one and has below zero credibility today.

The Cracker Emcee said...

The Left does everything it can think of to be a laughingstock. Dan Rather, Leader of The Resistance. Yeah, that'll work.

Owen said...

Michael K: thanks for the info on Rather as a fake Marine. Good to know.

Anthony said...

If the anti-Trump "Resistance" has to trot out Dann Rather, it's obvious the truth is not on their side.

Earnest Prole said...

Dan Rather crapped out as a Marine and a journalist, but perhaps the third time really will be the charm.

William said...

Towards the end of his life, Alger Hiss would make paid speeches at Harvard and receive standing ovations. Leftists do not die in disgrace.

Qwinn said...

It is amazing to me that leftists don't just spontaneously combust out of simple shame over who they ally themselves with for their cause.

JPS said...

I'm getting really irritated with these people calling themselves the resistance. Talk about appropriation. Just because they think they're heroes doesn't make it so, and as Sonny Bunch put it, "Donald Trump is such a terrifying fascist dictator that literally no one fears speaking out against him on literally any platform."

JZ said...

Dan Rather might be following Richard Nixon's advice: Never give up.

mockturtle said...

Great quote, JPS.

Bill Peschel said...

"Leading voice"? Standards must be awfully low for Dan Rather to be called that.

Abdul Abulbul Amir said...

Facebook must need more fake news.

JAORE said...

"...spearheaded by proprietors of conservative websites questioning their authenticity and saying they were fakes."

"The basic premise of the report was true—Bush had failed to meet his obligations to the National Guard and gotten away with it—but the authenticity of the documents could not be verified. A CBS-commissioned independent review panel made no “definitive conclusion” about whether they were actually “fake.” "

Ahhhh.... I think I'm getting a handle on both Fake News and Media Bias.