Video: Michelle welcomes O’Reilly to the Dan Rather fan club

posted at 9:22 pm on December 18, 2006 by Allahpundit

He confessed his sin of having once trusted the discredited newsman and she magnanimously absolved him with a word of advice:

Beware Dan Rather bearing documents.

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Dan Rather Knows Fox News Gets It’s Talking Points From The White House…

Just like he knows the FAKE National Guard documents CBS tried to use to sway the election for Kerry, are real.

Opinionnation on December 18, 2006 at 9:28 PM

Dan’s CNN interview was interesting in that he said he had “proof”. Of course, ’cause Mary Mapes found it. Fake, but accurate. Here’s a bet: he never appears on O’Reilly.

thedecider on December 18, 2006 at 9:42 PM

I have no respect for the MSM, they get their talking points from CAIR. They suffer from a squeamishness at facing unpleasent facts and do a diservice by either not telling the whole truth or distorting the truth. O’ Reilly may be a showboat but at least Fox News fill in gaps when it comes to reporting stories that are too awkward for PC ideologues to face. If that’s insensitive to terrorists then tough sh–

aengus on December 18, 2006 at 9:46 PM

Lord, Rather is pathetic. I missed this earlier, but knew I could rely on you to get it up there quickly.

JammieWearingFool on December 18, 2006 at 9:48 PM

It is better to get talking points from the White House rather than from the Kremlin.

DAT60A3 on December 18, 2006 at 9:49 PM

“Losers…with Fox Derangement Syndrome”

Heh.

So true. Another sterling apparance from Michelle.

JammieWearingFool on December 18, 2006 at 9:52 PM

Opinionnation on December 18, 2006 at 9:28 PM

You know something that no one else knows. You must be very smart. I would like to see those real documents, no one else has. Only the smart people.
The people who believe what you have to say must also be very smart.
You are the smart people. How lucky you are to live in your smart world. If I threw out all of my reasoning ability, could I be smart too?

right2bright on December 18, 2006 at 9:52 PM

As O’Reilly said, the WH is given a fair shake and I think that’s what angers alot of the MSM in that they’re on the attack and FNC journalists like O’Reilly only attack if it’s valid and reasonable to do so such as with the border, current Iraq policy and their part in the Katrina debacle.

Yakko77 on December 18, 2006 at 9:53 PM

One of Rather’s many problems is that he’s not too tightly wrapped. Because his ‘weltanschauung’ is distorted by delusions and dementia Daffy Dan can appear to be quite credible even if the evidence is as flimsy as., say, the moon is made of green cheese–an apt analogy, by the way, for the veracity of the apocryphal TANG documents. You may have noticed that once Daffy Dan latches onto a delusion no amount of dissonant evidence to will dissuade him. “They’re coming to take me away ha-haaa”

MaiDee on December 18, 2006 at 10:03 PM

oh, and that wasn’t Rather’s producer, Mary Mapes, playing matchmaker with the Kerry folks and Burkett….

rw on December 18, 2006 at 10:12 PM

Kinda sad, you can tell Bill has a respect for the guy, misplaced though it is. I’m sure Rather has done his fair share of respectable good journalism (maybe when Democrats were in power =p) and that’s what Bill probably thinks of. Kinda sucks to have your eyes opened like that to a man you think well of, but that’s life.

Dash on December 18, 2006 at 10:13 PM

I especially liked MM’s zing of Rather, cautioning Bill that if Rather provided documentation, he should be careful because it could have been typed on the same typewriter as the (fake) guard documents. It would have been awesome if someone in the control room had a rimshot sound effect readied.

What’s funny is all this “fake but accurate” talk. Last I checked (a month ago or so) Rather is not only insisting the story was real, he’s standing behind the documents still! I’m sure someone has that link, but I can find it if someone really wants it.

RightWinged on December 18, 2006 at 10:43 PM

Bill to Michelle “You were right and I was wrong.” Get used to sayin’ that, Bill.

Anyway, good job with your interviewing American Soldiers in Iraq, Bill, your stock has risen.

Tony737 on December 18, 2006 at 11:06 PM

Excellent! Call out members of the MSM, especially the likes of Rather, to provide proof of their accusations. Don’t hold your breath for Rather to provide that proof however, it will probably be hazardous to your health.

omegaram on December 18, 2006 at 11:28 PM

“I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.”
– Dan Rather on The O’Reilly Factor, May 15, 2001

Why didn’t they ask Rather about that proof, right away?

Lord, Rather is pathetic…

JammieWearingFool on December 18, 2006 at 9:48 PM

JWF, in a hurry, I read “Lord Rather is pathetic…” and I thought “when did they knight this a—–e?”

Entelechy on December 18, 2006 at 11:33 PM

Rather believes it. He has no way of relating to news being done other than as propaganda for a political party so it would stand to reason that he’d believe FOX is the propaganda wing of the other party.

Perchant on December 18, 2006 at 11:57 PM

Opinionnation on December 18, 2006 at 9:28 PM

You know something that no one else knows. You must be very smart. I would like to see those real documents, no one else has. Only the smart people.
The people who believe what you have to say must also be very smart.
You are the smart people. How lucky you are to live in your smart world. If I threw out all of my reasoning ability, could I be smart too?

right2bright on December 18, 2006 at 9:52 PM

One of you forgot the sarc/ tag.

R D on December 19, 2006 at 12:02 AM

Oops, forgot to include this in my previous post.

Dan Rather Knows Fox News Gets It’s Talking Points From The White House…

Just like he knows the FAKE National Guard documents CBS tried to use to sway the election for Kerry, are real.

Opinionnation on December 18, 2006 at 9:28 PM

R D on December 19, 2006 at 12:04 AM

Click Me

x95b10 on December 19, 2006 at 1:07 AM

Maybe, just maybe Dan speaks from personal experience when he accuses Fox of following WH orders.

Natrium on December 19, 2006 at 1:24 AM

JWF, in a hurry, I read “Lord Rather is pathetic…” and I thought “when did they knight this a—–e?”

Entelechy on December 18, 2006 at 11:33 PM

he may be the lord of the arseholes, but he’s still a lord… Think of how depressed he must be. A once respected and trusted icon, ending a career like that.

Mazztek on December 19, 2006 at 1:32 AM

Not2Bright did make a good point… he is an idiot.

Opinionnation on December 19, 2006 at 1:33 AM

Thing is, the Rathers still have the power, and they know it. November 7th proved it. No way a nation at war and under attack could elect a Treason Party without the insidious power of the MSM paving the way. We can condemn Rather, but he’s laughing all the way to the Speaker’s gavel, and if Americans remain contently asleep, the decline has only just begun.

Halley on December 19, 2006 at 2:59 AM

Rather believes it. He has no way of relating to news being done other than as propaganda for a political party so it would stand to reason that he’d believe FOX is the propaganda wing of the other party.

Not really arguing with you, but I have a slightly different take. It isn’t about a political party, per se, but about a philosophy, socialism. It comes out as you said because there’s only one major political party that stands on the side of socialists. It isn’t reporting that is in opposition to Democrats then that riles such as Rather, but opposition to socialism, under which the truth is always the first casualty.

Anyone with the unmitigated nerve to broadcast a fact which rebuts the socialist agenda, is clearly under orders from the VRWC. Rather is a true believer in this mode of thinking, and why not. It has been pervasive at all of the major journalism schools since before Rather would have attended.

Freelancer on December 19, 2006 at 3:25 AM

Rather believes it. He has no way of relating to news being done other than as propaganda for a political party so it would stand to reason that he’d believe FOX is the propaganda wing of the other party.

Perchant, I believe you are correct. Those that scream the loudest are usually guilty themselves.

prototype on December 19, 2006 at 3:30 AM

“What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”

Chuck on December 19, 2006 at 7:31 AM

Not2Bright did make a good point… he is an idiot.

Opinionnation on December 19, 2006 at 1:33 AM

Thanks for the name calling, that helps. Your a poo poo head. Now the argument is down on your level.

One of you forgot the sarc/ tag.

R D on December 19, 2006 at 12:02 AM

Thanks for the tip R D.

right2bright on December 19, 2006 at 8:36 AM

Rather continues what Cronkite started. Lies!

Wade on December 19, 2006 at 9:06 AM

I noticed that Dan was in the friendly confines of the “kool aide” drinkers when he makes these accusations. Typical, never mind the proof, just throw out the charge and let the DNC talking point repeating stations pick up the line and run with it.
Dan, do the world a favor and jut go away.

jdsmith0021 on December 19, 2006 at 9:20 AM

Hey, completely off-topic, and I don’t normally like to say things like this, but I think Michelle is looking especially ravishing in this clip. Whoever did the hair and makeup did a spectacular job. Hubba hubba!

Farmer_Joe on December 19, 2006 at 9:29 AM

Couple of things:
1) In the first Rather clip, if you listen right after Danny says that Fox has their talking points, you can hear laughter. Maybe from stagehands, maybe the voices in Danny’s head, who knows.

2) Is it just me, or as O’Reilly was setting up MM, did it look like she was thinking what the rest of us were thinking: “Bill, shut up and let me talk!!”

BigOrangeAxe on December 19, 2006 at 9:38 AM

Another sterling apparance from Michelle.

Another welcome appearance by KP. :-)

I’ll still fight ya for her AP! ;-)

TwinkietheKid on December 19, 2006 at 10:08 AM

1) In the first Rather clip, if you listen right after Danny says that Fox has their talking points, you can hear laughter. Maybe from stagehands, maybe the voices in Danny’s head, who knows.

I heard that too…some unbelievers in Dan’s crowd maybe? Or maybe someone hit the “fake laughter” studio button by mistake.

Not to say that Rather doesn’t hear voices. I’m betting on it.

serpentineshel on December 19, 2006 at 10:35 AM

Check out that totally hot lipstick…

Wow!

Michelle showing Bill who’s boss…

Wow!

Great TV.

Lawrence on December 19, 2006 at 10:55 AM

Congrats to The Boss for being righter than O’Reilly. ; )

Also… it’s a well known fact that Danny Bonaduce has more credibility than Dan Rather.

RalphyBoy on December 19, 2006 at 11:40 AM

Dan Rather shares a commonality with Joy Behar: both of them have reached a point of such fanaticism that they have achieved an unshakable degree of certainty. They don’t “suspect” things; they know.

Behar can baldly accuse Republicans of causing Senator Johnson’s brain injury, because she “knows” what that party is capable of. Rather can accuse Fox News of being a stooge/megaphone for the Republicans in the White House because he just “knows” it to be true.

Neither one of them has to offer any evidence to support what they just “know” to be true. Just like both of them know that anybody who challenges their absolute knowledge must also be some stooge/shill for the Republicans. The beauty of it all is how self-justifying and self-perpetuating it is, like some mental Rube Goldberg machine.

It’s equally fascinating and disturbing to observe such behavior: not to debate the “arguments” themselves, but rather to try to fathom what kind of mental illness underlies them. Rather might as well be saying, “George Bush is Satan, and Roger Ailes is the anti-Christ!” – he has just as much evidence to support those claims as he does that the TANG memos and the Fox News “talking points” are “real.”

Spurius Ligustinus on December 19, 2006 at 12:16 PM

O’Reilly is good; Michelle is good; Ann Coulter is good; etc, etc…enough with trying to make them rivals.

MarkB on December 19, 2006 at 12:19 PM

O’Reilly was a jackass for defending Rather back in 2004.

Hilts on December 19, 2006 at 7:33 PM