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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:57 AM

Dan Rather......was never a liberal or a democrat.

Just a news guy trying to do his job....It amazes me that the guy never went after CBS (Bush Story) or even has a comment on the the current scandal over the 60 minute piece..

Ill never forget that back on election eve.. Rather was on MSNBC stating that he would not be surprised if Romney won.. Pissed me off.

No friend of ours!! Just a typical MSM guy who was forced to hang with us.

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Reply Dan Rather......was never a liberal or a democrat. (Original post)
busterbrown Nov 2013 OP
Drunken Irishman Nov 2013 #1
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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:05 AM

1. I never took Rather as a liberal or progressive...

His comments that he felt, in his gut, that Romney would win really made me scratch my head.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:16 AM

2. if you don't know Rather's career...

....you might want to read up on it.

We owe him a debt of gratitude for going after Bush the elder, too.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:26 AM

3. To my way thinking this what every "news guy or gal" should be trying to do, for the sake of our

democratic republic.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Cronkite

Cronkite was a vocal advocate for free airtime for political candidates.[8] He worked with the Alliance for Better Campaigns[8] and Common Cause,[9] for instance, on an unsuccessful lobbying effort to have an amendment added to the McCain-Feingold-Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2001 that would have required TV broadcast companies to provide free airtime to candidates. Cronkite criticized the present system of campaign finance which allows elections to "be purchased" by special interests, and he noted that all the European democracies "provide their candidates with extensive free airtime."[61] "In fact," Cronkite pointed out, "of all the major nations worldwide that profess to have democracies, only seven just seven do not offer free airtime"[61] This put the United States on a list with Ecuador, Honduras, Malaysia, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago. Cronkite concluded that "The failure to give free airtime for our political campaigns endangers our democracy."[61] During the elections held in 2000, the amount spent by candidates in the major TV markets approached $1 billion. "What our campaign asks is that the television industry yield just a tiny percentage of that windfall, less than 1 percent, to fund free airtime."[61]



Thanks for the thread, busterbrown.

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