Dan Rather on Bill Clinton: "I think he's an honest man."
Just one breaking bias item :::: Dan Rather on Bill Clinton: "I think he's an honest man....I think at core he's an honest person....I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."
Tonight, in a taped interview aired on the Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly pressed CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather about former President Bill Clinton's honesty. Here's the exchange:
"I want to ask you flat out, do you think President Clinton's an
This explains much. "I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things." I guess it all depends on what "honest" means. Substitute: "I think you can be an objective journalist and distort coverage of any number of things." Like incessantly referring to Ken Starr as "the Republican special prosecutor."
If you wish to watch the interview (and are reading
this e-mail tonight), The O'Reilly Factor will run twice more
tonight/early Wednesday morning:
The interview with Rather consumes the second half of the one-hour show. O'Reilly also quizzed Rather about the contrast in the number of CBS stories in the summer of 1999 on George W. Bush's drug use versus the near-blackout of Juanita Broaddrick's charge against Bill Clinton. For a refresher on that contrast, refer back to my Washington Times op-ed, "Bush talks, Clinton walks." Go to: http://www.mediaresearch.org/oped/news/washtimes19990823.html
For a rundown of Rather's record, check out the MRC's special Web page, "20 Years on the CBS Evening News: Dan Rather's Outrageous Liberal Bias." It features more than four dozen Rather quotes and contrasts, some illustrated with video clips. Go to: http://www.mediaresearch.org/news/rather/DanRather20thAnniversary.htm
-- Brent Baker
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