Dan Rather Claims CBS Trying to Write Him Out of History

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And you can’t blame CBS. When your fake journalist’s pathetic attempt at a gotcha story turns out to have come from a Vietnam War era copy of Microsoft Word, you shove him into the biggest darkest hole there is where he does television recaps of the Newsroom. (No, really.)

The LA Times story never mentions the words “Microsoft Word”. Instead there’s a conspiracy. Evil corporate interests are mysteriously removing Dan Rather from history because they’re being all corporatey.

Maybe CBS killed JFK. Before killing Dan Rather’s career. You never know.

Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather participated in a media conference call Thursday to discuss AXS TV’s one-hour special, “My Days in Dallas: A Remembrance With Dan Rather,” which premieres Monday at 5 p.m. PST.

What is ASX.tv? Well it’s the home of such quality programming as Bikini Barbershop and World’s Greatest Tribute Bands, Bikini Destinations, Tom Green and Drinking Made Easy with Zane Lamprey.

Also Dan Rather Reports.

Yes, that’s how low he has sunk.

Rather was present in Dallas 50 years ago when Kennedy was assassinated and became a go-to presence on the scene for CBS as those dark days unfolded. Notably, CBS did not include Rather in its own planned coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Rather appears only in archival footage.

This wasn’t exactly unexpected, said Rather–it’s been happening since he lost his job in a somewhat mysterious sequence of events after he reported on “60 Minutes” that a series of memos questioning President George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service record had been discovered.

Yes, it’s mysterious. Someone mysteriously presented a mysterious letter typed up on Microsoft Word, which Dan Rather claimed dated back to the Vietnam War.

There’s only one possible explanation. Time travel.

Or maybe Dan Rather is a lying liar.

The authenticity of the documents was soon called into question, although Rather defended the truth of the story.

“This follows the pattern that they’ve had for some years of in effect trying to airbrush me out of their history,” Rather said of CBS’ choice to not include him in their Kennedy assassination coverage. “That doesn’t bother me all that much nor should it…But I think the news consumer might want to question whether you want large corporations trying to change history for their corporate interests.”

Dan Rather is delusional enough to think that CBS not including the guy whose program airs on the same channel as Bikini Destinations is changing history.

“Our story, the Bush story for which I eventually lost my job and other people lost theirs, was a true story,” Rather said. “One can argue about the process by which we got to the story but ours was a true story, never been denied by the president.”

Also President Bush never denied using hologram planes to fake 9/11. It must be true!

Dan Rather will be remembered for two things. Fake but accurate. And. “What’s the frequency, Kenneth.” It seems he’s doubling down on Fake, but Accurate.

  • Veracious_one

    Rather replaced reporting the truth with expressing personal opinion….

  • DogmaelJones1

    Rather reported the news as he wished it to be. Whether or not it had anything to do with the truth, was beside the point. That can be said about Brian Williams and the whole lot of slickly groomed faces with the sonorous news deliveries. “I say it is so, so it must be so. Who are you to doubt me? You don’t make $250,000 a year reading teleprompters with text written by the house leftist hacks.”

  • epaddon

    To me, the irony is so delicious that Rather, who made a name for himself based on his obnxious behavior as White House correspondent during the Nixon Presidency, has met an end more pathetic than even his hated enemy Nixon (notice how Dan even LOOKS like Nixon in his old age??). Nixon at least won back respect after his fall from grace. Rather never will.

    • A Z

      Nixon was a great man. I count wage and price controls as one of his mistakes.

      I do not hold Watergate against him. They were out to get him. They had been out to get him since the 1950s since HUAC started by Democrats.

      He had more honor, intelligence, and accomplishments than the lot of them.

      • tagalog

        Well, wage and price controls, NEPA, the EPA, the Christmas Bombing, and a few other things.

        But he did at least have the moral sense to resign rather than undergo impeachment. There IS that much.

        • A Z

          The left can pervert anything they touch. The EPA is not a bad ideal. Maybe it should not be a cabinet level agency.

          The left is in the process of perverting the Department of Defense. How will you feel about it 20 years from now.

          People like Carol Browner could ruin anything with her “Midas Touch”. I remember where I was when I hear that Clinton’s EPA slapped 5 Billion in fines on 3 or 4 diesel engine makers for no reason other than as a shakedown and to score point with his base. So I would argue it is not so much the EPA as some of the people in the staff.

          • tagalog

            It’s also true that the left was out to get him.

            When you compare the sins of Watergate with later Democrat sins, Watergate pales into near-insignificance.

          • A Z

            The way I understand it, the Watergate burglars were stealing the future speeches of the Democrat contender and other campaign strategies.

            As dishonest as Dan Rather, Cronkhite and other were and where the press has been an arm for the Democrat party for the longest time, I do not have a problem with it.

            An associate editor for Newsweek said the press was worth 15 points for Kerry in 2004. The presstitutes have been playing favorites for a long time.

  • m4253y

    he deserves every iota of irrelevance. pompous, arrogant ass.

  • A Z

    I never knew how biased the news was until Dan Rather retired.

    Then I find he was big in Texas Democrat circles and just how viscerally he hated Republicans, conservatives and everyone else. About the same time I found out how objective the venerable Walter Cronkhite was.

    I really do not them to write out Dan Rather or any of the rest of them. Chancellor Bismark said politics was like making sausage (You did not want to see it).

    But we need to know. The news media has lived in the Northeast Corridor and hobnobs for so long and hobnobs with the leading politicians for so long, they are part of the process and they are dirty.

  • tagalog

    CBS was trying to be kind to Dan Rather. Yet another manifestation of the truth of the axiom, “No good deed goes unpunished.”

  • A Z

    The man is still dangerous, but happily is shrillness makes him look buffoonish and less dangerous.

  • AOK

    CBS News is pathetic. It is Rather who no longer looks the fool. The worm turned.