Dan Rather Beats His Breast On Kavanaugh: ‘For Most Women,’ A ‘Devastating Loss’

Posted on Sun 10/07/2018 by


By Tim Graham ~

Disgraced fake-news anchor Dan Rather took to his Facebook page on Friday to bemoan the impending confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Much like Chris Matthews, the women in Rather’s family are distraught, so this quickly becomes a “devastating loss….for most women.” To liberals, somehow all (or the vast majority of) women prize their right to kill the unborn as the essence of justice and civil rights:

So Collins misses her moment to be a hero, and the old bulls win again. Trump, McConnell, Grassley, Hatch, Graham—the whole lot of them– win. Again. They are laughing, congratulating one another, and at least metaphorically are popping Champagne.

For most women and many men it’s a bitter, devastating loss. Which makes it all the sweeter for the old bulls, and for the forces of power, privilege and money everywhere. A sense that the nation’s climate of justice has taken another turn toward dark clouds rises. The age-old question for the country of whether we prioritize power, privilege and money over justice takes on renewed importance.

So I talk to the wife—the good, gentle wife—who is furious and deeply disappointed. Talk to my daughter—the lion-hearted eldest child—whose first words are, “Can we, will we survive this?” I answer, “Of course we can, and if we have the will and the spirit, we will not only, survive we will thrive. Eventually. But if, and only if, we are “get-up fighters.” Strong as she usually is, she doesn’t seem convinced.

It’s always funny to see Dan Rather in his advanced age ripping on “old bulls,” those privileged old white males …like he isn’t one, or was one until he messed it up with badly manufactured Fake News. As of Saturday at Kavanaugh vote time, this Facebook post drew over 78,000 shares.

Just last week, Rather was holding out hope the liberal media would prevail: “News is what the powerful want to keep hidden. By limiting the scope of the FBI investigation on Kavanaugh, the White House is daring the press to shed more light on what’s lurking in the shadows. I expect my colleagues will not disappoint. Hold on to your hats.”

In recent days, a Rather fan on Facebook can’t find Dan’s thoughts on the sexual misconduct of his old CBS colleagues Les Moonves, Charlie Rose, and Jeff Fager. You can find the usual Trump-trashing, like Rather proclaiming:

President Trump is beaming like a boy with a grade school crush about Kim Jong-Un, the mass-murdering, duplicitous dictator.” “We went back and forth, then we fell in love. He wrote me beautiful letters. And they are great letters. We fell in love.” And the GOP says ho hum (But Benghazi! But her emails!)

This is pretty rich for a goofball who pandered like a school boy to Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro…and whose eventual successor Scott Pelley effusively praised an Iranian despot.

Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters. He is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center.

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