Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Newsman Dan Award Confirms Honorable Journalism Is Pretty Much Dead

The University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday the Dan Rather “Medals for News and Guts” awards.  Considering the 2004 “fake but accurate” scandal involving former CBS News anchor’s fake news “reporting” on George W. Bush’s National Guard service, you’d think no journalism school worth its salt would have the gall to actually create awards in his honor. But they did.
"The medals, to be awarded annually, further Rather’s goal of supporting and defending excellence in journalism by recognizing those journalists who defy overwhelming odds to report on important stories — no matter the size of their newsrooms."
I'll wait while you laugh.
Of course this is not the first award in honor of Newsman Dan. Diogenes'Middle Finger created way back when "The Dan Rather Award for “Excellence in Media" as part of our weighty, semi-renowned  Infrequently Annual Golden Turd Awards.

The Real Threat To Democracy is a Prevaricating & Dishonest Media. And there is nothing honorable about it these days. But I have sometime found it entertaining to listen to hypocritical, lying shit-bags pretend to take the high ground and argue from position of morality and goodness. I think we all know someone like that. Rather’s career came to an embarrassing end when he relentlessly pushed lies and the fake news story about George W. Bush that he still claims is true.

Since being booted from the anchor chair at CBS for propagating the fake news, Rather has been slowly circling the media drain, bouncing around various liberal cable news network outlets including a multiple-year stint with Mark Cuban’s HDNet that no one has heard of either.

What's the Frequency Kenneth??

~ Thank You WHATFINGER NEWS for the Linkage! ~

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