Delusional Dan Rather Talks Tough on Trump's Violently Vicious Vituperation Against Media

June 5th, 2016 10:12 PM

Conservative blogs like ours tend to introduce Dan Rather as a "disgraced news fabricator." Leftist sites call Rather "legendary," utterly ignoring his fraudulent 2004 story on inauthentic Air National Guard memos. The leftist site Raw Story carried this headline: "Respected news icon Dan Rather just annihilated Donald Trump on Facebook."

Delusional Dan, who still imagines himself as a journalist-hero, the exalted Edward R. Murrow of the late 20th century, penned a few paragraphs on Facebook about how he had the opposite of a thrill up his leg over Trump:

I felt a shudder down my spine yesterday watching Donald Trump's fusilade against the press. This is not a moment to be trifled with. It wasn't his first tirade and it won't be his last....

This is a dirty, nasty election. And it is only going to get worse. The reporters in the trenches need no lecture from me. They are walking through daily minefields, bracing themselves against winds of discontent whose effects no one can predict.

I know what it is like to sit in those seats and feel the scorn and even wrath of politicians of all political persuasions. Attacking the press for unfair coverage has long been a bipartisan pursuit. Sometimes it works. I am happy to say that more often it doesn't. But Trump's brand of vituperation is particularly personal and vicious. It carries with it the drumbeats of threatening violence. It cannot be left unanswered.

It’s bad enough when liberals talk up the Founding Fathers and the Constitution – but only when it comes to the powers they want to exercise. But then Rather turned to lecture on what “good journalism” is – which is like Bill Clinton lecturing on the fine points of marital fidelity:

Good journalism--the kind that matters--requires reporters who won't back up, back down, back away or turn around when faced with efforts to intimidate them. It also requires owners and other bosses with guts, who stand by and for their reporters when the heat is on.

I still believe the pen is mightier than the sword. And in these conflicted and troubled times, we should reward the bravery of the men and women not afraid to ask the hard questions of everyone in power. Our nation's future depends on it.

Here again, Dan Rather looks ridiculous. He threw all kinds of softballs at Democrats when he was on the top of the TV news business. Here's how he started a 1999 Hillary Clinton interview: "And here's a tough question, one that you're going to be asked repeatedly time and again and you're eventually going to have to answer: For whom do you root, the Mets or the Yankees?"