Dan Rather Takes A Hit At Donald Trump With This POWERFUL Message
Trump sent out his Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, to speak in front of the press and spread lies, or how Kellyanne Conway would put it, “alternative facts,” about the crowd size during the inauguration.
Legendary journalist Dan Rather has been one of the biggest Trump critics and for good reason. He wasn’t going to let Trump make up lies without him saying something about it.
Rather made great points in his viral message. Exposing Trump for who he is, a liar. He even nailed Trump for sending out his Press Secretary to talk solely about the crowd size in the inauguration and afterwards walk out without answering any questions.
He went on to offer advice to reporters and what they can do to help.
“These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.
When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase “alternative facts”…
when you have a press secretary in his first appearance before the White House reporters threaten, bully, lie, and then walk out of the briefing room without the cajones to answer a single question…
when you have a President stand before the stars of the fallen CIA agents and boast about the size of his crowds (lies) and how great his authoritarian inaugural speech was….
these are not normal times.
The press has never seen anything like this before. The public has never seen anything like this before. And the political leaders of both parties have never seen anything like this before.
What can we do? We can all step up and say simply and without equivocation. “A lie, is a lie, is a lie!” And if someone won’t say it, those of us who know that there is such a thing as the truth must do whatever is in our power to diminish the liar’s malignant reach into our society.
There is one group of people who can do a lot – very quickly. And that is Republicans in Congress. Without their support, Donald Trump’s presidency will falter. So here is what I think everyone in the press must do. If you are interviewing a Paul Ryan, a Mitch McConnell, or any other GOP elected official, the first question must be “what will you do to combat the lying from the White House?” If they dodge and weave, keep with the follow ups. And if they refuse to give a satisfactory answer, end the interview.
Facts and the truth are not partisan. They are the bedrock of our democracy. And you are either with them, with us, with our Constitution, our history, and the future of our nation, or you are against it. Everyone must answer that question.”