web analytics
July 28, 2015 / 12 Av, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Home » InDepth » Monitor »

Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out, Dan



Dan Rather signed off permanently this week as CBS Evening News anchor and the Monitor thought it only appropriate to review some of the more outlandishly biased statements he tried to pass off over the years as objective news. Media watchdog websites such as  MediaResearchCenter.com and RatherBiased.com are repositories for dozens of Rather’s most revealing quotes. These are the Monitor’s personal favorites:If we could be one-hundredth as great as you and Hillary Rodham Clinton have been in the White House we’d take it right now and walk away winners….Tell Mrs. Clinton we respect her and we’re pulling for her. — Satellite interview with President Clinton May 27 1993.

There was no doubt Republicans in the House had enough votes tonight to pass another key item in their agenda to rip up or re-write government programs going back to the Franklin Roosevelt era. It is a bill making it harder much harder to protect health safety and the environment. — CBS Evening News February 28 1995.

The new Republican majority in Congress took a big step today on its legislative agenda to demolish or damage government aid programs many of them designed to help children and the poor. — CBS Evening News March 16 1995.

Ken Starr drops another load on President Clinton….Good evening. Just as President Clinton was enjoying a day talking up the economy officially announcing the first U.S. budget surplus in three decades Ken Starr hit him again. — CBS Evening News May 26 1998.

Nineteen days after the presidential election Florida’s Republican Secretary of State is about to announce the winner — as she sees it and she decrees it — of the state’s potentially decisive 25 electoral votes. Katherine Harris will officially certify the state’s election returns….The believed certification — as the Republican Secretary of State sees it — is coming just hours after a court ordered deadline…. The certification — as the Florida Secretary of State sees it and decrees it — is being signed. — CBS News coverage of Florida certification November 26 2000.

Texas Governor George Bush tonight will assume the mantle and the honor of President-elect. This comes 24 hours after a sharply split and some say politically and ideologically motivated U.S. Supreme Court ended Vice President Gore’s contest of the Florida election and in effect handed the presidency to Bush. — CBS Evening News December 13 2000.

Bill O’Reilly: I want to ask you flat out do you think President Clinton’s an honest man?

Dan Rather: Yes I think he’s an honest man.

O’Reilly: Do you really?

Rather: I do.

O’Reilly: Even though he lied to Jim Lehrer’s face about the Lewinsky case?

Rather: Who among us has not lied about something?

O’Reilly: Well I didnt lie to anybodys face on national television. I don’t think you have have you?

Rather: Don’t think I ever have. I hope I never have. But look it’s one thing —

O’Reilly: How can you say he’s an honest guy then?

Rather: Well because I think he is. I think at core he’s an honest person. I know that you have a different view. I know that you consider it sort of astonishing anybody would say so but I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things. — Appearance on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor May 15 2001.

Today on the Internet and elsewhere some people including many who are partisan political operatives concentrated not on the key questions of the overall story but on the documents that were part of the support of the story. They allege that the documents are fake….The 60 Minutes report was based not solely on the recovered documents but on a preponderance of the evidence including documents that were provided by what we consider to be solid sources….If any definitive evidence to the contrary of our story is found we will report it. So far there is none. — CBS Evening News September 10 2004 (two days after Rather’s 60 Minutes report alleging President Bush failed to fulfill his National Guard service).

About the Author: Jason Maoz is the Senior Editor of The Jewish Press. He can be contacted at jmaoz@jewishpress.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out, Dan”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Hamas on the Temple Mount - Jul 3, 2015
Arab Violence on the Temple Mount
Latest Indepth Stories
Hamas on the Temple Mount - Jul 3, 2015

Magnanimity by Moshe Dayan, allowing Muslim control of the Temple Mount, led to today’s situation.

Community-Jewels-logo

It was modeled upon a similar fund that had been set up by Sephardic Jews in Venice. But Amsterdam’s Dotar was initially more ambitious in scope.

Brudner-072415-Rav-Aharon

Rav Aharon Margalit is a bestselling author – his book, As Long As I Live, has been translated into four languages – and a standing-room only lecturer. Both religious and non-religious audiences flock to hear him. What makes him so extraordinary? Rav Margalit is a Chasidic Jew who experienced incredible challenges from a very young […]

J Street president, Jeremy Ben-Ami.

J Street is the vanguard (Jewish face)in support of Obama’s Vienna Accords Nuclear Deal with Iran

“I hold the woman’s place over that of men in every fundamental aspect of public and private life.”

The US-UNRWA accord is another example of this White House, hostile to Israel, disregarding truth.

On the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’av, a reflection on the dangerous deal with Iran

The Kotel gained significance around 1550. Previously, many Jews prayed on the Temple Mount itself.

All Jews MUST stand together to oppose boycotts against Israel. So why does NIF & JCF support BDS?

This year it is hard to concentrate on anything but Iran building nuclear weapons to destroy Israel

Bibi failed the moment he transferred Israel’s Iran problem to the international arena.

I was entranced by Kaddish, a song of sorrow of the whole of Israel for the 1000s of years of exile

Like the Avos, we are invested with the mission to inspire humanity to become nobler and greater

Iran accords are worse than Munich; even Chamberlain would be shocked at what is transpiring again.

An unhappy person cannot become happy by acquiring items. Happiness has to come from somewhere else.

Torah wasn’t given to be kept in Sinai; Brooklyn or Beverly Hills-It was meant to be kept in Israel!

More Articles from Jason Maoz
Assemblymember Bichotte speaking in the New York State Assembly.

The bills I’m proud to have sponsored are less controversial, more responsive to yeshiva and parochial school parents, and were gaining traction in the Assembly until the negative campaign began…

Zechariah Schwarzberg, z”l

Though intimately acquainted with mankind’s darkest side, he never lost his faith&love in God or man

Some of the president’s defenders took to arguing that the overwhelming majority of German military personnel interred in Bitburg were regular Wehrmacht soldiers who died on the battlefield and likely were not involved in atrocities against civilians.

Note also the response to the speech by the top Democrats in the House and Senate, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, both of whom have been outspoken in their criticism of Netanyahu’s upcoming visit.

The New York State comptroller manages the state’s $180.7 billion pension fund, audits the spending practices of all state agencies and local governments, oversees the New York State and Local Retirement System, reviews the New York State and City budgets, and approves billions in State contracts and spending.

While not all criticism of Israel stemmed from anti-Semitism, Podhoretz contends the level of animosity towards Israel rises exponentially the farther left one moved along the spectrum.

When you grow up in a home where your parents went through what my parents went through, you realize that life has to be meaningful. You have to be there for other people.

“It’s a lousy column and a dishonest one,” Halberstam wrote. “So close it. Or you will end up just as shabby as Safire.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/media-monitor/144250/2005/03/09/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: