Dan Rather Still Standing By Forged Documents In Bush National Guard Story


If there is a single moment that launched blogging into national prominence, it was the controversy over Dan Rather’s story about then-President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. Rather’s story claimed that Bush was AWOL for some of that service, but the documents that claim was based on turned out to be forgeries.

The documents purported to be memos from one of Bush’s superiors at the time, but they included things such superscript which no typewriter at the time was capable of. It turns out that the documents were created in Microsoft Word and artificially aged.

These revelations resulted in the end of Rather’s career. But to this day, Rather maintains that his story was accurate, a claim he repeated on today’s Good Morning America:

“There’s no way to ever really know the truth,” says Rather, which sounds like a cop out to me.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • mikemc1970

    Liberals lie because they know they can get away with it. They know a majority of sheople will believe them no matter what nonsense flies out of their mouths. Which is the reason global warming and the fracking is evil movement still linger around.

  • Harold

    I wonder if Dan Rather is as adamant about forged birth certificates?

    • $8194357

      International globists don’t recognize little details like “National soveriegnty”…

      Like the Communist Brodcast System signs off now…

      From CBS around the world…

      Commies had control over their since back in the “old” days..
      (uncle “red till I’m dead” Walter)

      Sustainable globalism is the “new” dodge they are “all” hiding behind…
      (cause advocates)

      (any bets a ten regional area global agenda comes out of this?)

      We better get used to green meanies battering us mercilously with their
      “ideolgical indoctrinations” and propaganda and global religion…

      UN Agenda 21 meeting in Rio in June to “discuss” the “mission statement”.

      Third world economic redistibutive justice (in the name of)
       “third world “social justice” and wrapped in Enviromental sheeps wool”….

      Trilogy of bleeding heart causes…..

      Go figure huh…

  • Spartacus

    Stephanopoulos should have asked him “what’s the frequency Kenneth?” then punched him in the face.

  • Guest

    Poor victims.  I feel so sad for you today.  Do you have a charity I can donate some moist wipes to?

    • Onslaught1066

       Battered womens shelters, perhaps…

    • Jfisher17

      Why, yes. Send your moist wipes to the “Liberal Journalistic Integrity Group”, which as of now has zero members.

  • Captornado

    Senility is a sad affair.

  • Gern Blanston

    Do we really knopw the truth about wehther Dan Rather had a man-crush on George W. Bush? I’m not saying it is true, but can we ever know for certain? Has Mr. Rather ever denied it?

  • Hoth

    A true “bitter clinger”.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    That’s one liberal icon who got what he deserved. From top of the world to bottom of the shit pile. ya gotta love karma.

    • Onslaught1066

       And just like Hanniturds mom, she’s a right bitch.

  • Awfulorv

    Interesting that Bob Beckel, the obese ultra liberal can use his foul mouth to disparage any Republican, but is never reined in for doing so. Fox has gone over board in allowing these liberal  slime such as he, Alan Colmes, Geraldo, and any number of, gap toothed, zany, professors, to pollute their programs with their nonsensical views. That’s not fair and balanced, it’s wasting air time on idiots. 

    • mickey_moussaoui

      It’s strategy. They put the obvious loons out for all to see. Beckel and Colmes are well paid useful idiots. Liberal Judas, selling out for gold coin