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Dan Rather Unloads on Trump For Attacks on Media, Take a Look at What He Said

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Former CBS anchor Dan Rather was recently interviewed by CNN host Don Lemon, where he opted to take aim at President Donald Trump claiming that his verbal spankings handed out regularly to an unethical mainstream media are “straight out of Orwell,” thus proving this man never read 1984 and vastly misunderstands the point of the whole novel.

Rather isn’t exactly the best example of integrity in the media, what with his history of being fired over airing unverified documents about former President George W. Bush’s National Guard service and all.

Rather called Trump “authoritarian,” saying Trump wants Americans to believe that “the one and only truth comes from him.” When Lemon mentioned Trump stating, “Don’t believe what you see or what you hear, that’s not what’s happening,” Rather responded, “It’s straight out of Orwell … Orwell, what he wrote, it’s practically a shooting script for Donald Trump. … There is a method to this, and the method is to convince people that the only truth is the truth that comes from me, the ultimate power … As several people have said before me, he is not just attacking the truth, he wants to annihilate the truth. He wants to move us completely into the post-truth political era in which there’s no such thing as objective facts. He is the only fact.”

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Rather claimed there “has been some desperation” in Trump’s recent attacks, adding, “And as he gets more desperate he takes bigger risks in telling bigger lies or more often telling lies. And telling people, ‘Look, don’t believe what you read or see anywhere else, just come to me. I have the ultimate truth, I am the way,’”

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What is ironic about Rather’s remark is that in Orwell’s “1984,” Big Brother uses the media to control the masses. That is far more similar to the Barack Obama years, when the media acted like lapdogs for Obama. Trump targeting the media is precisely the opposite of 1984.

It’s quite clear that Dan Rather is talking out of his backside here and is fairly ignorant about the whole point behind Orwell’s work. The media in the novel is controlled by the government who has absolute power over the flow of information.

If you look at our own media, it’s quite clear this is not the case, especially given the fact the vast majority of news outlets spend their coverage time blasting the president for every move he makes. Obviously, our press is still free.

The president just doesn’t allow journalists to walk all over him and get away with lying about him and his policies. He’s a true counterpuncher. He fights back and this is not something these folks are used to.

Let’s hope he keeps holding their feet to the fire.

Source: Daily Wire

 

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Assange’s Latest Charge has First Amendment Advocates Alarmed

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Mainstream Massacre Continues as CNN Cuts Payroll…AGAIN!

The move comes just days after a vehement denial that such a thing could occur.

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