Real journalist Dan Rather warns of misinformation on ‘the new Internet’

News flash from Dan Rather: there are journalists out there who will run with dodgy sources to push a political agenda. Rather said this with a straight face to fellow real journalist Ed Schultz, who was silently summoned to the White House after the election for a hush-hush “hippie cabal” with other “progressive journalists.”

Rather is most shocked that politicians are taking information from the new Internet, which is complicating the traditional cozy relationship between the press and the government.

  • Conrad2010

    I’d rather rather went away.

  • Tony Houston

    Maybe it’s time to update the 1st amendment to stop all the NBC blatant lies?

    • BristolGOP Backup

      Let them talk. That way we know who to put up against the wall (FIGURATIVELY) first.

  • LuCha

    I thought Rather died. Oh wait, his judgement died…that’s right….

    • BristolGOP Backup

      Assuming the fact he had judgement not in evidence.

  • Tangchung

    Dan Rather giving ethics advice is like asking Jeffrey Dahmer for cooking recipes.

    • Junie3

      LOL, OH MAN.

    • Catchance

      Hahahahahahaha! Excellent!
      Or Cher giving logic lessons.

      • Lady 12

        Or asking Sandra Fluke how to generate crowds!

        • lainer51

          or getting make up tips from Carol J. Oates and hair advice from What’s-Her-Name Schultz.

        • Larry Miller

          Or seeing Whoopi as miss America.

        • wayno

          but sandra could give sex therapy lessons!

          • kilthan

            The call that prostitution, and it is illegal in most states.

      • BlueGood

        Dan Rather is still alive??……

        • lainer51

          in name only.

      • SOmmma

        Or Cher on how to raise children the right way

    • Matthew Koch

      Jeffrey Dahmer’s Korean Stew was apparently very tasty.

      • Spatial Awareness

        That’s sssooooooooo wrong! XD

      • descolada9

        But I hear his Laotian kebabs were even better.

    • Douglas Moose

      Like Obama and Holder lecturing us on guns falling into the hands of criminals!

    • jgeorgia2000

      Too true!

  • sybilll

    Converts from right to left = Ed Schultz, Arianna Huffington, and that f’ing nutjob from Little Green Footballs. Converts from left to right = Andrew Breitbart, Tammy Bruce, David Mamet, Artur Davis, David Horowitz. Game over. We win.

    • Maxx

      Speaking of liberal converts….I take tremendous pride in knowing I have something in common with Andrew, our fallen warrior. Breitbart taught me that some of the most passionate conservatives can be former liberals.

      Had my epiphany in 2007 when I finally left the party but you know what….even as a liberal way back then, I STILL voted for Reagan.

      He was that obvious a choice. Never regretted it.

      Truth be told, it was weekdays with Rush that finally broke me free from the party of promises. After eight years of their whining about Bush, I had finally had enough of liberal malcontent and finger-pointing.

      • sybilll

        Maxx, it has been a creeping, slow slog for them to rid their party of anyone that are 1st & 2nd Amendment supporters, Christians, and anyone that is pro-life. They succeeded at purging pro-lifers, Christians (my goodness, they voted God out of their platform). But they are struggling with the 2nd Amendment purge, as almost 30% of their party are gun owners/supporters. IMO, they are setting up a purity test on who is willing to go full on Marxist. Good for you for seeing the light, and kudos to El Rushbo for leading the way for you.

      • DavidKramer

        Maxx, there is an article a former lib wrote, If I find it I will post the link. It was a lib that realized after 9/11 that there is something fundamentally wrong with libs. He saw at his office that the libs blamed us for the Islamo fascists for killing us. ANYONE that saw this and still remained a lib is fundamentally intellectually broken. Welcome to reality as I like to say.

        • nolaky

          No, this whole stream of gibberish illustrates how fundamentally YOU and your ilk are intellectually broken. Who cares if god is written out of the Bible! I live in the real world, the here and now and devotion to non-existent mythical creatures is just plain folishness. Gawd, I hate ignorance.

          • DrSamHerman

            You didn’t even get it right, no-get-lucky. God was written out of the Democrat platform, which perhaps to a leftist waste of skin like you is the bible. If you hate ignorance, you must be one self-loathing piece of trash.

          • nolaky

            Whateva. So the Dems wrote god out of their platform. The truth still stands. Obviously, the Dems are the party of rationality (see Tom Paine) and rely on science not mythology to formulate their policies. G’ahead, keep clinging to your guns and bibles, they certainly won’t get you far in the real world.

          • DrSamHerman

            “Whateva”? Are you 12 years old?

            I don’t cling to guns or bibles because I am a physician. I cling to medical ethics and practice standards. You, on the other hand, have no ethics and no standards.

            So Democrats rely on science to formulate their policies? You mean science like the study on the so-called “gay gene” which has yet to be replicated (a requirement to be a valid finding)? Or the psychobabble that comes out of the mouths of the dropouts that could not pass Psych 101? I spend more time as a psychiatrist dealing with “scientific” people like you who don’t have a clue what the scientific method is or what it means. Most of the time I’m reaching for my script pad to write for an antipsychotic, an antidepressant and a psychotherapy consult for people like you.

            The Dems are the party of rationality? Oh please, only someone as naive as you would believe that line. Democrats are the same party that brought us the theory that all we needed to do was to be nice to the Muslim population in the Middle East and all would be forgiven. Benghazi, the continuing development of nuclear weapons in Iran and the resurgence of the Al Qaeda-backed movements in Mali and Somalia tell a different story. You bought that rationality nonsense hook, line and sailboat and deflect with “whateva”.

            It is easy to tell that you are neither educated or informed enough to write a cogent, coherent response.

    • Well Done

      I’m not a journalist but I converted from left to right… in 1975…

      • Virgil Ferguson

        Lyndon Johnson made a Republican out of me. Still not convinced that he or his wife didn’t play a part in the death of JFK.

    • Brian Roastbeef

      Mort Zuckerman, Dennis Miller…

      Heck the disparity is good enough that I’ll even let them have Frum and Pants Crease.

      • lainer51

        Thank God you came out of the dark and into the light.

    • Corey Dennison

      Seriously, what the hell happened to Little Green Footballs? Charles’ move from center-right to full-on conspiratorial leftard seemed to happen in a matter of less than a week or two. Something happened to that guy…not sure what.

      The LGF forums used to be a great hangout on Friday nights/weekends. No more.

      • DavidKramer

        I would submit that he got paid. Period, end of discussion.

    • meeester

      Dennis Praeger, Michael Medved

    • ked5

      michael medved and roger simon (pj media)

  • Bui van vat

    What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

    • TheOriginalDonald

      I never understood the frequency, uh-huh

  • Brian Roastbeef

    “News flash from Dan Rather: there are journalists out there who will run with dodgy sources to push a political agenda.” …and these danged kids with their Internets are screwing it all up.

  • Maxx

    Dan is tired of other media outlets infringing on his misinformation turf. He doesn’t like to share.

    • ked5

      he’s *never* played well with others.

  • Steve_J

    Well that’s that, a former Marine just can’t be questioned. Oh, that’s right that is something else he lied about.

  • Frank M Davis, JR

    This is the same Dan Rather who was fired for passing off forged Bush national Guard records, exposed by the same man – Joseph newcomer – who also has proven that Obama’s birth certificate is fake, too. Maybe Rather should focus on asking Obama where the 30 missing BANGHAZI WITNESSES are instead of making a fool of himself to a dwindlingh number of numb-minded followers.

  • Well Done

    Oh, Dan, responsible for one of the most enlightening moments in modern media history: “never mind whether the documents are forgeries, Mr. President; answer the question”. What a magnificent maroon.

    • Catchance

      Another enlightening moment: “The documents are fake, but the story is true.”

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    I guess one of Rather’s grandkids fired up his thin magical box computer and introduced Dan to the World Wide Intertube.

    Who wants to bet Dan’s resume was the first in to Al Gore’s Al Jezeera TV.

    • Douglas Moose

      From Baghdad Bob to D.C. Dan?

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Dan “Fake but Accurate” Rather:

    I would advise you to go away and play with your roses. But, since you deem to align yourself with the human offal and excrement that is Ed “Jabba the Hutt” Schultz. I’d say that you are nine tenths of the way there.

  • Roto

    Dan should worry about his old fax machine “sourcing” than the new internet….

  • stillinthe60s

    Watch MSNBC…I’d rather not.

    • Catchance

      Oh, VERY good!

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  • TocksNedlog

    I always thought the old Internet was much more accurate.

  • Ben Bollman

    I remember a time when Dan Rather was considered trustworthy. My God what happened to him…

    • John (it true me am)

      He was never trustworthy, it just took the breaking of the network news stranglehold for people to figure it out.

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    • Ken Alan Draper

      he was finally caught lying, he lied the whole time. think of how trusted Cronkite was, now think of all the things we now know he lied to us about.

      • Richard Schmidt

        Walter Concrete trusted? By whom? This was the mumbling puke that cautioned listeners ‘now don’t be fooled by the dummy train’ that was chugging ahead of the one that was transporting JFK’s body back to Washington in 1963.

    • ked5

      he was exposed for the fraud he has always been.

  • Love of Country

    He has no credibility …. he would have had first had to boycott MSNBC in order to have had ANY credibility on this particular subject!

  • 3seven77

    The only one who takes Dan Rather seriously is Dan Rather.

    • joejohnson291

      And norah o’donnell thinks Dan rather is one of the elite reporters who came before her that she has now risen to that status.she made it all up to elevate herself in her bios.she is just as much if not more of a lying liberal for their cause.

      • 3seven77

        I cannot stand that woman. She is a perfect example of the nastiness on the inside oozing through to the outside. She could be very attractive if she wasn’t so hateful.

  • Garth Haycock

    Which one of these idiots loves to listen to the sound of his voice the most?

    • Russell Walker

      It’s a Tie… With Obama being the tie breaker..

      • ked5

        bozo blows the competition out of the water on that one.

  • BristolGOP Backup

    Rather is actually a regular on one of my guilty pleasures: Newsreaders with Louis LaFonda on Adult Swim. As you might expect, on the show he pretends to be a journalist.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Art imitates life…most “journalists” only pretend to be journalists. See: ABC, MSNBC, CBS, etc etc etc.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    This from a guy who forged documents to try to influence a presidential election? Still don’t know how he avoided prison for that piece of fraud.

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    • CherDash

      @facebook-1069399596:disqus The (D) behind his name.

  • peteee363

    i never knew dan was interested in the truth, a bit too late for that. oh, and for real news, the internet or international news is where we see it now. not much truth coming from our old media.

  • lainer51

    Yes, Dan, you did a stellar job re: a series of memos in the files of Bush’s commanding officer, and, to this day, their authenticity has long been questioned but you reported it anyway to PUSH YOUR LIBERAL AGENDA, now didn’t you? I think the “left wing smear machine spreads like mildew in a damp basement” sentiment applies here perfectly.

  • GMMI

    What a putz.

  • $18912735

    Dan Rather is still alive? Who knew!

    • joejohnson291

      And who cares !

  • BigTBoom

    Dan Rather is a minion of misinformation with years of experience on broadcast news.

  • $23629333

    Blathering Dan Rather. Nuff said.

  • notenoughtime

    The last person to be lecturing anyone on the current state of affairs in journalism or lack of professionalism is Rather. He rendered himself useless and irrelevant.

  • joe petrosky

    Years ago when wee had access to news feeds from satellites Ronald Reagen bombed Qaddafi’s compound and killed his daughter. News feeds were sent back to the US for editing. When the reporter was talking about the damage done to the houses scenes were playing in the background of devastation. The newsman in the Us stopped the reporter and said “I recognize these feeds, they are not from the bombing, they are from the earthquake a couple months ago'” The man at the scene said “yes’ I know. they will not let us near the compound.” That night the mighty truther left news showed the devastation and never mentioned that it was from the earthquake. Trust no one.

  • Grace656

    Bald faced liar telling you to beware of liars. I’ve got news for him – the last people I would believe are the major networks or big city newspapers. Thank God for the internet.

  • Guest

    Comrade Rather is an experienced exponent of dishonest, partisan “reportage”…
    perfectly at home on the Obama Channel (MSNBC).

  • anonymouse

    Senile. Old. Irrelevant. Man.

  • David Hamm

    POS lier

  • Liberals Needhelp

    That is amusing.
    Right up there with, Obamacare will not raise taxes, Obamacare will not separate you from your preferred doctor, Obamacare will not intrude on your private medical records.
    Ha ha……
    Good one Dan.
    How’s that new job going?

  • RightThinking1

    What’s the frequency Kenneth?

  • BeeKaaay

    Dan Lather Rinse Repeat wants to talk about MISINFORMATION? He’s the expert on putting forth misinformation.

  • DavidKramer

    “Just a Blogger” “Just a journolist or propagandist-take your pick.”

  • LyleLovett666

    Must suck to go from reputable human being to guest on the ed show.The only lower place than the ed show is hell.

    • lainer51

      well, maybe one more stop before Hell – the Puss Morgan show – then onto Hell.

  • mhojai

    Reality and truth mean nothing to these puss-buckets. They are so confident of the stupidity of their audience, they will say anything!
    It is truly appalling that this has become the “rule” rather thna the exception.

  • Robbie Johnson

    The truth hurts. Dan leads a painless life.

  • ked5

    is he trying for an acting job in hollyweird?

  • disqus_FlD2VMR2RJ

    If only Hurricane Carla had washed him out to the Gulf of Mexico in 1961, then we wouldn’t have to put up with Dan “Blather” today.

  • Gallatin

    Hey danny “rather not tell the truth” is the misinformation of the internet the same as the misinformation on cbs?

  • nolaky

    Oh, my bad. Wrong room – this is where ignorant idiots go.