Yesterday the White House announced that former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance was being revoked. Dan Rather has some thoughts:
President Trump stripping former CIA chief John Brennan of his security clearance is a modern form of McCarthyism pure an simple. But instead of a Red Scare, it's a fear of Truth and Accountability.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 15, 2018
Are former CIA directors with security clearances and political axes to grind one of the last constitutional lines of defense between the Republic and tyranny? Rather makes it sound that way.
And who’s up for a warning about truth and history revision from Rather?
George Orwell laid out a dystopian vision: words cease to have meaning, history continually rewritten, the notion of truth forever lost. He understood a government beyond the reach of accountability has little incentive to tell the truth. A free press must be #WhatUnitesUs
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 16, 2018
When Dan gets some time maybe he can remind everybody why he lost his job at CBS News.
— Dan Beres (@dlb945) August 16, 2018
You were fired for fake news. Slink off already.
— Kevin Gutzman (@KevinGutzman) August 16, 2018