Accuracy in Media

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather has launched a new Facebook page to ferret out real news from what he considers to be the fake news that has proliferated since the election:

Please join me on an exciting new endeavor.

I love news. I always have and can confidently say I always will. Journalism, real journalism, deep-digging reporting without fear or favor, is as important now, if not more so, than any time I can remember.

Together, on this Facebook page, we have built a community that I know values real news. But there is only so much I can share and on which I can comment. Take a week like this week, where the news of the confirmation hearings is coming fast and furious. There are far more articles that deserve your attention and great reporters who I would love to spotlight.

I got into news in the first place to be part of something noble and bigger than myself. For those reasons, I am starting a second Facebook page called News And Guts, a digital news feed of sorts. It’s also the name of my digital news and production company. The goal is to inform, innovate, and inspire. This Facebook page will be under the stewardship of a very talented group of reporters who work at my company. These are men and women who know real news. They’ve reported with me around the globe from dangerous and difficult datelines. I trust them and so should you.

You may find the tone of the page a little more free-wheeling than mine but we also want this to be a two-way street. Share with us your thoughts or articles or stories you want us to cover.

In an era of fake news, false equivalence, and too much fluff, let’s take a stand together to demand better, and bring attention to all those doing great work. Please click here: News And Guts, give the page itself a like, and let’s jump into a new experiment.”

Rather makes it sound as if the new page will be fighting fake news and presenting only what his team considers to be real news. But in reality it is nothing but a page devoted to negative news about President Trump and his administration.

I scrolled through the entire page and there wasn’t a single positive story on anything the President and his administration have done—not one—just dozens of stories from the women’s march to every single controversy that the liberals have cooked up about the Trump administration.

In the “About” section of the page it says the following:

“Dan Rather has created a media company that promotes his vision of real journalism, news of integrity and as he would say a ‘play no favorites, pull no punches’ brand of reporting. News with guts. In these turbulent times, we seek nothing more than the truth.”

That’s pretty rich coming from a man who was responsible for a story about President George W. Bush’s Air National Guard service in 2004 that was proven false and led to Rather’s resignation from CBS, as well as a black eye for the network.

Maybe Rather would be a good arbiter of fake news, since he is a Godfather of it after all.





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Comments

  • operafan33

    Wonderful article!

  • Webuppp

    Dan rather is a council on foriegn relations marxists, he came into american livinrooms every night with his marxist spin propaganda for CBS, NBC had its version with tom brokaw another marxist, abc ted kopal. If you look to the right of this page you can see the top ten misreported stories of 2016. They marxists in the media are alive and well, they have expanded from the 3 networks of the past, to nearly every news cast in print and media, fake news is actually marxists spin and deception. It has all the progressive turds as believers. This i can tell you

  • rather should be the LAST dude to be fighting ”fake news”!! i remember what that bastard did to pres. george w bush in 2004! #rathergate

  • ugh

  • Wayne Michaels

    Kenneth, what’s the frequency?

  • jane jane

    Dan Rather you old senile goat turned communist/socalist and is hating on America what a shame. Just go away.

  • Kevin Chilton

    OOoh those big bad marxists coming to get you. Get a new bogey man, like the xenophobic, misogynist, lying, mentally-challenged multiple bankrupt you now have for President .

  • Webuppp

    Kevin clit, your an ignorant asshole, all progressives are satanic worshippers with no brian of your own, just the talking points that have been droned in. The marxists have set theyre plot in motion in 1900. I could ask question of you, but you dont know, and their is no reason trying to reason with you idiot unamerican assholes. Obama is the 3rd marxist president im aware of, he is the first biracial marxists. You libturds couldnt even get that right. The donkey is the loser, always has been. Love watching you cowards reaching for straws, incredible funny watching y’all cry, throw temper tantrums just plain hysterical, thanks for the laughs idiot progressive brainwashed drone

  • Lynda Christoffersen

    Wow after all this crap with Russia and you guys still believe the spin doctor Donald Trump. Talk about brain washed. Just remember everything the Donald says about everybody else, is what he is doing to throw you off guard He spins every story.

  • Webuppp

    What crap are you talking about Lynda? Hildabitch sold 20 percent of are uranium to the russians. Only 4 places in the world have uranium deposits, Russia depleted theres, and the criminal clinton helped Russian by resupplying the nuclear supply. The reset button was all about the uranium, slick willie was there as well to the tune of 1.7 million dollar speach which was part of the payment for the uranium. What was the biracial marxists foriegn policy towards Russian? He didnt have one, so the president tries to reach out, and you and the other unamerican have something to say? You’re an idiot drone. The libturd is as dumb as one can get

  • Lynda Christoffersen

    Just by saying libtard makes me realize you get all your information from radio commentators cause everyone of you sound like a parrot.

  • Webuppp

    A typical non responds by the progressive brainwashed unamerican drone that you are. How is this a rebuttle to the subject matter mrs alinski? You progressive marxists also love to correct peoples grammar and spelling another progressive trait that marks your superior moral high ground. Id ask if your can read, i didnt use the word libturd, i used the more definitive LIBTURD. It’s amazing to me just how stupid you people really are. I challenge any libturd, including the ones in congress or senate to challange me, as uneducated idiot progressive marxist unamerican unpatriotic brainwashed drones like you are just silly fools, nothing but a predicable talking point. I seldom listen to the radio, Lynda, news flash, we are not a democracy either, if that were the case, the majority would rule, and in a governoring democracy, you assholes wouldn’t be having marxist and violent anarchist in the streets of america committing treason by way of sedition. You’d realize that you lost the election and move on. Your an unamerican asshole Lynda, didnt get that on the radio either

  • Debi Matula Thomas

    Right on Kevin! “Give him a chance, you whing bitchs! ” Uh huh!

  • disqus_YcfL3SrQc5

    Can’t wait to dive in!