Dan Rather was once the anchor of the evening CBS News broadcast. He got the job in 1981, filling the very large shoes left by the avuncular Walter Cronkite.
He did everything to embiggen himself, but in the end, he crashed and burned for a heavy partisanship that blinded him.
In a nutshell, here's what happened: Trying to derail George W. Bush's presidency and his re-election bid -- and searching for a Watergate-sized blockbuster -- Rather aired a completely false story about Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard. He was fired and left journalism in disgrace.
So it is hilarious that The King of Fake News is now calling out President Trump for complaining about fake news.
Rather was hilariously called out for his hypocrisy:
Whenever I see President Trump rail against "Fake News" or call us the "enemy of the people" I think "you can't handle the truth." You may not like it, but the press is protected by the Constitution (you know that document you swore to preserve, protect, and defend?)— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 5, 2018
Do you see any irony in the fact you were fired for promoting a forged document to alter a presidential election? Your sad story will be a cautionary tale taught in journalism schools forever. You are the #GodfatherOfFakeNews https://t.co/T8vPhpa6b0— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 6, 2018
This is just another example of the mainstream media acting like they are the moral compass for America. Dan Rather may not be the best one to send this message.
Hey @DanRather when you lament over this do u also reminisce over the time you got fired by CBS for lying about a forged document in your attempt to sway a US Presidential election? "Those were the days!"— Lee Kennedy (@LMK1Leeroy) August 6, 2018