Dan Rather thinks Michele Bachmann is "very articulate" [VIDEO]

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Dan Rather insists he's not Michele Bachmann's campaign manager.
Dan Rather used to be the poster child of liberal media bias for all good conservatives when he held down the CBS Evening News anchor chair. Then he got suckered into believing some claptrap about George W. Bush's National Guard record and lost his job.

Sounds like he's getting suckered again. Rather went on record with Chris Matthews declaring that Rep. Michele Bachmann is "very articulate."

She has what the football coaches call breakaway potential. If she gets in the open field, look out, because this woman is very articulate, she experienced, she's smart.

Realizing that he was suddenly sounding like a hired hack, Rather felt compelled to add, "I'm not her campaign manager."

Whoa, Matthews interrupted. "That would be a breakaway, if you took that job."

"That would be a breakaway," Rather admitted. Because deep down he knows it would be nuts to defend a congresswoman who equates paying taxes with being sent to the gas chambers, says the Revolutionary War started in New Hampshire, and ignores slavery when extolling American history.

That's articulate? Watch:


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casimir
casimir

By the way, now that Rather's beatdown is all (long) over, we can note that Rather was just another fungible establishment media apologist and - for at least the last several decades of his career - not anywhere near a "liberal," let alone leftist.  Most characteristic was, when challenged about his lack of critical reporting on Bush's warmongering, his response was something along the lines of: "when the President commands, my job is to stand up and salute."  One hallmark of the establishment press, of course, is never to make substantive judgments and to treat the odius (like Bachmann) as serious and worthy of respect if that suits the corporatist outlook to which the establishment media must pledge fealty.  The corporatists love Bachmann because she helps keep 30% of the population scared and deluded about who is screwing them.       

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

What about Obama's war mongering? Obama has been in violation of the War Power Act since invading Libya over 80 days ago? Why doesn't Klobuchar demand he pull all the military out of another war? Klobuchar, is this your response to $4.00 gas? Impeach Obama the war mongering civilian killing rapist (Egypt) allowing Failure of a President. Obama's Policies are destroying our country. 9% unemployment, 40% plus minority unemployment since Obama took office. WTF - Where does Klobuchar stand?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

nice spin CP!I watched this and I find it funny that you liberals and your "go-to" shows focused not on any real news Sunday, but would rather speculate on the republican presidential candidates.  I mean come on!  A whole hour and a pannel of liberal guests to focus on a Republican Primary election that's still 1 year out.Remember BO said on Friday he would like for Israel to retract their national borders to 1967 levels.  But hey, that apparently is not news to a lib.  Or at least not news to put in a spotlight.  Statements like that put stink lines on the turd that is Barack Obama.  So hey let's focus on non-news!Ah yes, keep them constitutions dumb.  That's the liberal way!So flipping transparent....

Dan Rather Said nothing like "Because deep down he knows it would be nuts to defend a congresswoman who equates paying taxes with being sent to the gas chambers, says the Revolutionary War started in New Hampshire, and ignores slavery when extolling American history."

Typical CP spin and negative projection.  If the story isn't there, make it up!

thebiggfrogg
thebiggfrogg

Well, at least your name is correction and I'm not talking about "Kirk."

green23
green23

Kirk, this is the BLOG section, not the news section. It's not supposed to be neutral and objective. It's supposed to be a writer's viewpoint on a story.

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