ABC Fawns Over Discredited Dan Rather: Hypes the 'Legendary' Newsman's Pursuit of 'Truth'
George Stephanopoulos and the reporters at Good Morning America did not
treat Dan Rather like a discredited journalist who disgraced CBS with
faked documents. Instead, Rather was extolled as a "legendary newsman,"
and a "news legend." Those two terms were used four times on Monday.
Stephanopoulos interviewed the ex-CBS anchor who was let go after using discredited documents in a 2004 story about then-President George W. Bush. The GMA co-host sympathetically explained how Rather is "upset" by his abrupt exit: "...You felt that your team at CBS and its corporate ownership at Viacom, didn't back you up in that pursuit of the news and the truth." [MP3 audio here.]