Fox Nation to Air Documentary on Anchor Dan Rather: ‘The Birth of Fake News’
Fox Nation is premiering a new documentary on CBS News and anchor Dan Rather‘s 2004 coverage of memos regarding then-president George W. Bush.
Airing for the first time this evening, the special — “Black Eye: Dan Rather and the Birth of Fake News” — will focus on a story that was published regarding the 43rd president, alleging that he had received special treatment during his time in the Texas Air National Guard. After receiving backlash for using fake memos to support the Bush claim, CBS and Rather retracted the story and apologized two weeks later.
“Hit the publish button at 7:51 am and left for work,” Johnson said. “Well around noon or one o’clock our time… the Drudge Report had put an upside down red siren on it, screaming ’60 Minutes fraud’ or something like that and if you clicked on it, it linked to Powerline. All of a sudden as opposed to the five or six thousand readers a day that we had at the time we had 500,000.”
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