Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fake News Aficionado Newsman Dan Steps in Poop Again

Dan Rather, who is famous for quiting getting canned as the anchor of “CBS Evening News” in 2004 after airing and refusing to walk back his “fake news” about George W. Bush, has been caught up in a "Lyin' Brian Willams" type episode. This time it’s about his last published book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News,” which features an image of Rather as a Marine. Rather apparently supplied the image to the publisher, which shows him in Marine dress blues and the famous white saucer cap, with the caption, “As a young Marine.”

Only he wasn’t. He washed out of boot camp while trying to become a Marine.

According to the wesite
"In his 2012 book, RATHER OUTSPOKEN, the then 81 year-old liberal icon and disgraced former CBS anchorman didn't say word one about the Corps in the text, but shockingly in the photos section, there was a headshot of a smiling, young Dan wearing Marine dress blues, including the famed white saucer cap. With the shocking pix came the cutline: "As a young Marine."  
Rather has written several biographical books over the past 40 years, but this was the first time the Texan climbed out on a limb and portrayed himself in print as a onetime member of the Corps. It was a risky move, as Dan knows he didn't graduate from boot camp.  A  Marine Corps League official stated one must actually graduate from training to earn the coveted USMC emblem, the globe and anchor. Only then, can one be rightfully called a "Marine......" 
Records obtain of Rather's brief time in the Corps by MilitaryCorruption indicated he never completed boot camp and was "medically discharged" on May 11, 1954.  But hey, as we have learned from Barky Obama's tomes, autobiographies need not be factual.

It was after his 2004 report on President George W. Bush that Rather quit CBS. He reported there were memos that showed Bush was given preferential treatment while serving in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.

The documents were quickly found to be badly made forgeries. CBS retracted the story and fired Mary Mapes, the story’s producer. Rather was subsequently fired pressured to retire from his prestigious broadcast position in 2005. The scandal has become known as “Memogate” and “Rathergate.” 

It's kinda sad to see the washed-out 85 year old interviewed on the progtard propaganda network MSNBC attacking Donald Trump non-stop from the day he took office. But then again, famed Newsman Dan has made a career of attacking only Republicans. 

Thank You MJA for the Linkage!