Wednesday, July 22, 2015
He exited from CBS after a faulty report on George W. Bush's National Guard service record.
A movie on the debacle comes out this fall. Robert Redford plays Rather, the anchor who lost his job after 24 years.
Rather told the New York Post this week that the movie script makes it clear his report was true. Rather added "facts cannot be denied."
Assuming Rather is right and his report was true. Bush skirted regulations and got away with doing less for the National Guard than was expected.
However, something else is true. Very true. Rather's report was based on flawed, forged, and faked documents. He may have been right, but he couldn't prove it. In journalism, proof is everything and Dan Rather had none.
Even after all these years, a man who was supposed to be one of the finest television journalists in history doesn't understand that.
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