Dan Rather was once the anchor of the evening CBS News broadcast. He got the job in 1981, filling the very large shoes left by the avuncular Walter Cronkite.
He did everything to embiggen himself, but in the end, he crashed and burned for a heavy partisanship that blinded him.
In a nutshell, here’s what happened: Trying to derail George W. Bush’s presidency and his re-election bid — and searching for a Watergate-sized blockbuster — Rather aired a completely false story about Bush’s time in the Texas Air National Guard. He was fired and left journalism in disgrace.
The 86-year-old has sought to reframe himself ever since. Mostly, he’s just parroted the Democratic talking points and toed the liberal line.
So it is hilarious that The King of Fake News is now calling out President Trump for complaining about fake news.
“Whenever I see President Trump rail against ‘Fake News’ or call us the ‘enemy of the people’ I think ‘you can’t handle the truth.’ You may not like it, but the press is protected by the Constitution (you know that document you swore to preserve, protect, and defend?),” Rather wrote Saturday on Twitter.
That got everyone on Twitter stirred up, and actor James Woods hit the former anchor right between the eyes with his succinct tweet.
Others fired out some zingers, too.