I suppose his motivation for his attempt to deceive was a seach for the truth.
Dan Rather: Claims of liberal bias at CBS, NBC, ABC ‘a sham,’ ‘a camouflage’
On Wednesday’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central, one-time CBS “Evening News” anchor Dan Rather said that allegations that the mainstream media reports news from a liberal perspective have been greatly overstated.I just love the way he accuses others of becoming smarter at manipulating the media when he himself blatantly lied to advance his own liberal agenda of smearing GWB.
Rather, who is now with cable channel HDNet, had an unceremonious departure from CBS after a story he ran in 2004 that raised questions about President George W. Bush’s National Guard service turned out to be based on fraudulent documents.
That piece on the National Guard service is often used by conservatives as proof that the media skews left, but according to Rather, there’s nothing to those claims of bias within the newsroom. However, Rather did say that politicians have become more skillful in manipulating the television media.
“I think the politicians have outsmarted television,” Rather said. “Overall, I think television has added to everybody’s knowledge about almost everything. But like the Internet, which is now dominant in news or soon to be, it has its pluses and minuses. But each successive presidency, for example, has gotten smarter and smarter about how to manipulate the media, manipulate the press and use television to its advantage. There is also the trivialization of the news — you want to call the politicization of news now results in some networks just being partisan political propaganda.”
The man has no shame.
The guy is like....80 years old, there comes a time in life when you need to hang it up and quit embarrassing yourself.