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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Dan Rather helped usher in the mistrust of the press.

    He's not a good spokesperson for the cause.
    This is so ridiculous. Fox news had decades of selling their "liberally biased mainstream media" while peddling their "most trusted network" and "fair and balanced" before the Dan Rather incident.

    The Dan Rather incident is just the typical bullshit right wingers use, pretend that's the reason why there is distrust, one mistake, in which he lost he job for. All while ignoring all the times Fox news not only got it wrong, but actually fabricated news. And nobody gets fired on Fox when they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Lol "fake but accurate".
    So the secretary who typed the original document lied?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    It wasn't a small mistake. He tried to change the outcome of an election with a story based on forgeries. Either that was out of malice or he didn't fulfill the most basic responsibility of a journalist. Either way, this was not little.
    The document itself wasn't original but the information in it was in the original. Are you purposely being obtuse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    This is so ridiculous. Fox news had decades of selling their "liberally biased mainstream media" while peddling their "most trusted network" and "fair and balanced" before the Dan Rather incident.

    The Dan Rather incident is just the typical bullshit right wingers use, pretend that's the reason why there is distrust, one mistake, in which he lost he job for. All while ignoring all the times Fox news not only got it wrong, but actually fabricated news. And nobody gets fired on Fox when they do.
    Nope, no deflection here.
    What rather did was indefensible. For the benefit of Dr Troll, that means it can't be defended. So you aren't even trying. You're just hoping if you screech about Fox News enough that everyone will forget how absurd it is for the grandfather of fake news to act entitled to the public trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Then he shouldn't have based a story on fake documents.
    And instead of complaining about bias, would you like to point out any inaccuracies in the story.
    So the fact that the document wasn't the original negates the fact that the info as quite true and quite real? Is that really what you mean to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Yes he did make something up. Do you have some kind of reading disability? He used fake documents for a story. If the information was accurate, which it was not, then he should have used legitimate documentation.
    He believed the document was original because he knew the story was true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    The document itself wasn't original but the information in it was in the original. Are you purposely being obtuse?
    Haaaavveeee you met Macduff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    This is so ridiculous. Fox news had decades of selling their "liberally biased mainstream media" while peddling their "most trusted network" and "fair and balanced" before the Dan Rather incident.

    The Dan Rather incident is just the typical bullshit right wingers use, pretend that's the reason why there is distrust, one mistake, in which he lost he job for. All while ignoring all the times Fox news not only got it wrong, but actually fabricated news. And nobody gets fired on Fox when they do.

    Fox is almost pure hack.

    Rather was part of the big three. He had a higher standard to meet. He failed abysmally.

    He is not a good spokesperson for the cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Fox is almost pure hack.

    Rather was part of the big three. He had a higher standard to meet. He failed abysmally.

    He is not a good spokesperson for the cause.
    He made a mistake using that document but the story was true. I wouldn't call that an abysmal failure. It's a shame that people now dismiss the story. He was right.

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    There is no saving the fake news MSM.

    Not even from an old dinosaur like Dan Rather.

    The era of big propaganda and big media is coming to an end.

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