Rather Outspoken

Rather Outspoken

My Life in the News

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
3
Rate this:
The noted broadcast journalist traces his career while reflecting on the historical events of his time, sharing new insights into such topics as the Abu Ghraib scandal, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, and JFK's assassination.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781455502417
1455502413
Branch Call Number: 070.92 RAT NVD
Characteristics: vi, 309 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Diehl, Digby

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

n
naturalist
Nov 03, 2015

“Dan Rather and the problem with patriotism: Steps toward the redemption of American journalism and democracy” from: . . . .
http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/attack41.htm

s
StarGladiator
Feb 15, 2015

To see why I truly despise Rather and he should be considered King of the Fake News, take a look at the following three short videos sometime when time permits. The first is typically cleverly edited, and recent, cutting out when Lee Oswald begins pleading for legal representation at a midnight press conference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY8fRTLtgzA

The next one is the complete, unedited version showing Oswald repeatedly pleading for legal representation, which he never received [also never received is one phone call, which in his case, the telephone number went to his emergency CIA contact]:
http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/kdfw/projects/JFKvideo/video/jfk006.html

The final one, is when Rather is much younger and he and only several others were permitted to view the Zapruder film of President Kennedy's assassination, and Rather proceeds to lie his butt off, claiming JFK's head snapped fowards, when years later the viewing public would finally view JFK's head snapping backwards from the front kill shot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuHdK-4M1Wc

AND CONTRADICTING Rather's report:
http://www.garyrevel.com/news/jfk/jfkheadshot.gif

[The same applies to Jim Lehrer and his fictional stories in the Dallas Morning News on the assassination, which is why Rather ended up as CBS anchor, and Lehrer ended up as PBS News Hour anchor!]

Upfront, I despise Dan Rather - - what real news story did he ever actually break??? NONE! /// the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, his coverage of the JFK assassination, \\\ Exactly, he never broke any news on the JFK assassination, never did any real reporting or journalism, never clued us in to the background of the Paines [Ruth and Michael], or anything else! Was so easily flummoxed on the false document, containing REAL information [old intel agency trick] but it was besides the point: the real story on Bush was that he never qualifed to be an officer - - never attended OTS; never qualified to be a pilot - - never attended flight school - - only attended enlisted basic training for five weeks in 1968! Rather, just like tall tale teller, Brian Williams, was a fraud and a farce! With all the people on Rather's staff, with the money he was paid every year - - he was incapable of any real reportage. Rather abysmal . . .

h
HopeButterfly
Sep 01, 2012

Thanks Dan. Always enjoyed your news reporting. Keep up the good work! Good book.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at NVDPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top