Disgraced newsman Dan Rather — who was fired from CBS News over his bogus reporting of George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard — “felt a shudder down [his] spine” while watching Donald Trump’s press conference on Tuesday.
He writes on Facebook (sad!) that “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.”
Nice subtweet of CBS there, Danny-boy. Here’s his entire rant:
Well said, Dan! Now watch as some of the MSM’s bravest correct Donald Trump’s spelling:
Bernie Sanders was right when he said that Crooked Hillary Clinton was not qualified to be president because she suffers from BAD judgement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2016
You misspelled judgment… https://t.co/3TQ1InBNqV
— Nolan D. McCaskill (@NolanDMcCaskill) June 2, 2016
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) June 2, 2016
as in, An example of good judgment is to spellcheck tweets before publishing them. https://t.co/FwXg2v3fja
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 2, 2016
— Dave Smith (@redletterdave) June 2, 2016
And maybe Rather’s lecture would be better received if those same journalists had bothered to ask the tough questions over the past 7 years:
— Grace Vasquez (@itsYourGrace) June 2, 2016
ICYMI, here’s Trump press conference in its entirety: