The Bush AWOL Story: Dan Rather was Right
On the April 13th MMGL Show (in Telugu language) on Tharanga Media, I mentioned the political tactics of Carl Rove where he makes the opponent’s strength into weakness and finds cunning ways to discredit the true negative stories on his own candidate. I talked extensively about how CBS news’ legendary anchor Dan Rather’s career was destroyed because Rather featured on his evening news a fake memo about Bush being AWOL.
I am among the many who really believe that while the memo was fake, the story was true. Well, an article in the May issue of Texas Monthly goes in to details about this story. It was an eerie coincidence that I talked about this very same subject just three days before the news about this article broke out.
Eight years ago, Dan Rather broadcast an explosive report on the Air National Guard service of President George W. Bush. It was supposed to be the legendary newsman’s finest hour. Instead, it blew up in his face, tarnishing his career forever and casting a dark cloud of doubt and suspicion over his reporting—and that of every other journalist on the case. This month, as Rather returns with a new memoir, Joe Hagan finally gets to the bottom of the greatest untold story in modern Texas politics, with exclusive, never-before-seen details that shed fresh light on who was right, who was wrong, and what really happened.
Is there any question that Tharanga listeners are the most informed among the listeners of Telugu internet radio shows? LOL!
Listen to the audio bit from my April 13th show on this subject.