Maybe Dan Rather wasn’t the best person to bring on and ask this question. You may recall that Dan Rather pushed a fake news story in 2004 to try to keep George W. Bush from being re-elected.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Dan Rather Laments That Americans Think the Media ‘Make Up Stories’
Former CBS journalist Dan Rather appeared on NBC “Today” on Tuesday where he lamented on the American people’s lack of trust in the media.
“There’s a recent poll that said nearly half of people think the media make up stories,” host Savannah Guthrie noted. “The media itself is under fire.”
“What do you think the media needs to do better to enhance its own credibility?” she asked.
“We need to do a better job, we need to do our job. Our job is to bear witness, to be honest brokers of information, to be as accurate and fair as we possibly can,” Rather said.
“I think most of the public understands that we’re under attack by very powerful people, including the president, for their own partisan, political, and ideological reasons,” he concluded.
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Rather is the father of fake news. If the media wants to be taken seriously, they should find a new spokesman.