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October 19, 2015

Dan Rather: Hey, We Totally "Got to the Truth" of that Bush Air National Guard Story
MSNBC: Hey, Sorry for Airing Hamas Propaganda

Broke-down babbling old idiot Dan Rather remains a TANG Truther.

He alleges shadowy corporate media conspiracies are responsible for making up this silly business about the Killian documents being fake.

Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather said 60 Minutes "got to the truth" in 2004 but paid a "painful price" for the story on former President George W. Bush’s National Guard service that aired before the 2004 presidential election.

Aside from the authenticity of the memos, Rather said the "basic story" remains true today.

"One, did former President Bush when in his troubled youth, did he use his father's influence to get into the Air National Guard as a way of avoiding Vietnam? That's a fact. Fact two: Once he got in the Air National Guard after performing well, in some ways, very well, disappeared for a year, nobody disappeared for a year, now those are facts," Rather said at the Washington premiere of Truth, a film based on a book written about the controversial 60 Minutes segment that aired in 2004.

TANG officials from this era have said repeatedly that the TANG needed pilots, so there was no need of influence to get a volunteer into the program.

As to the second claim, they are based on nothing but partisan whispering campaigns and faked documents -- without those documents, there is nothing but these unsubstantiated claims. Apparently Rather believes that Bill Burkett faked documents on his Microsoft Word computer that actually existed.

By the way, this article points none of this out.


Rather was asked if he thought it was the right time for the release.

"I do think this film, the story, which is a fascinating multi-layered story about media, big corporations and their political allies, propaganda, betrayal, it's a really good story and with a cast like this, look at this cast, not just Cate Blanchett or Robert Redford, it's an all-star cast, it’s a good story," Rather responded.

The corporate media corruption here was the writers' of the Rathergate report bowing to corporate interests and stating only that the documents could not be substantiated, and therefore should not have been aired.

In fact, their own expert explains in an appendix not that these documents could not be substantiated, but that they are categorically substantiated -- as false. They are plain, easily-proven forgeries.

There is absolutely not a word anywhere to contradict this finding.

So why bury that in an appendix and let the main report pretend this is all up in the air? Probably to protect both CBS News' corporate interest, and maybe to let Dan Rather, a long-time partisan, retain a scrap of dignity.

Which he, of course, tore away from himself and burned in a dumpster.

Meanwhile, last week, haMaSBC ran a graphic purportedly showing dirty Jews gobbling up all of a green and peaceful territory once called Palestine.

After days of pushback from people who aren't Hamas, they are finally admitting, "Hey, you know that Hamas propaganda we ran? Our bad."

MSNBC has admitted that highly controversial graphics aired on the network that depicted Israel as stealing land from the Palestinians were "ffactually wrong" and that the broadcast would be corrected on Monday, according to a network spokesperson.

The cable news network has been fighting off criticism after it aired the graphics and analysis, including a map linked to conspiracy groups branded as anti-Semitic, that portrayed Israel as existing on territory expropriated from Palestine.

The graphics garnered criticism from pro-Israel advocates and has now prompted the network to acknowledge that the graphics were highly misleading.

"In an attempt to shed light on the geographic context of the Israeli-Palestinian issue, we aired a map that was factually wrong," the spokesperson said on Sunday.


MSNBC broadcast images suggesting that Israel has stolen most of its land from the Palestinians since the Jewish state’s creation in 1948. The images promoted by the network have long been criticized by scholars and anti-Semitism watchdog groups as anti-Israel propaganda.

The maps closely resemble propaganda disseminated by anti-Israel organizations that support boycotts of the Jewish state and aim to portray it as stealing land once belonging to Palestine, a state that has never formally existed.

Amazing how they only make these errors to the benefit of one side of all controversies.

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