Lone Star

Lone Star

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Dan Rather

Book - 2006
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Alan Weisman has come as close as anyone to unraveling one of the big mysteries of the television age: who is the real Dan Rather? Weisman has devoted much time, energy, and talent to that question, and this book is a fascinating read.
--Robert Pierpoint, former CBS News correspondent

""There is no career in modern television journalism that is more fascinating, complicated, controversial, or accomplished than that of Dan Rather, and there is no one who has focused the attention of colleagues, TV writers, competitors, and, of course, critics to a similar degree over the last twenty-five years. Alan Weisman's lively account of this remarkable life explains why the quest to understand Rather has remained so vital and important.""
--Verne Gay, television critic, Newsday

""This book is an attempt to take a few steps back from Memogate and examine the whole picture -- the scope and breadth of Dan Rather's life, career, and times. If he mattered enough to be watched by untold millions of people for fifty years on television, then his story matters enough to be told as fully as possible.""
--From Lone Star: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Dan Rather
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780471792178
0471792179
Branch Call Number: 070.92 RATHE WEI
Characteristics: xi, 254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Jan 18, 2014

Just take a look at this, then ponder whether Rather was any kind of real journalist:
The first is typically cleverly edited, and recent, cutting out when Lee Oswald begins pleading for legal representation at a midnight press conference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY8fRTLtgzA

The next one is the complete, unedited version showing Oswald repeatedly pleading for legal representation, which he never received [also never received is one phone call, which in his case, the telephone number went to his emergency CIA contact]:
http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/kdfw/projects/JFKvideo/video/jfk006.html

The final one, is when Rather is much younger and he and only several others were permitted to view the Zapruder film of President Kennedy's assassination, and Rather proceeds to lie his butt off, claiming JFK's head snapped fowards, when years later the viewing public would finally view JFK's head snapping backwards from the front kill shot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuHdK-4M1Wc

AND CONTRADICTING Rather's report:
http://www.garyrevel.com/news/jfk/jfkheadshot.gif

[Rather lied for millions of dollars; he lied about the assassination of President Kennedy, he brazenly lied when discussing the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. [I am unsure of what his probable lies were about Sen. Kennedy's death, I had given up on him by that point] - - and lying on behalf of the murderers of these men was the vilest, treasonous behavior possible, and Rather did it for the money!]

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