Dan Rather suddenly ‘deeply disturbed’ by lying

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Dan Rather, the former anchorman of the CBS Evening News who left his position following controversy over the truthfulness of his own reporting, now says it’s “deeply disturbing” how some in today’s media “will report on Donald Trump’s potential future lies.”

“A lie, is a lie, is a lie,” Rather, who is now 85, said Monday. “Journalism, as I was taught it, is a process of getting as close to some valid version of the truth as is humanly possible. And one of my definitions of news is information that the powerful don’t want you to know.”

Rather is taking issue with a comment from Gerard Baker, editor of the Wall Street Journal, who was asked by Chuck Todd of NBC’s “Meet the Press” if his newspaper would call out any “lies” by the incoming president. – READ MORE

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