“Irony is dead, buried, and cremated.”
This would be the same Dan Rather who was forced out at CBS News in 2004 for reporting fake news about George W. Bush.
FOX News reports:
University of Texas ripped as ‘Orwellian’ for naming journalism award after Dan Rather
The University of Texas was ridiculed Wednesday after its communications school announced a series of journalism awards named after disgraced former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather.
UT’s Moody College of Communication tweeted Wednesday that it was introducing “the Dan Rather Medals for News and Guts to recognize collegiate and professional journalists who overcome obstacles like stonewalling and harassment to speak truth to power.”
“Dan Rather is not only a legend — he’s the namesake of new awards honoring his career and the work of today’s journalists,” Moody College of Communication Dean Jay Bernhardt tweeted.
Rather, a Texas native, was forced out of the CBS anchor chair in 2005 after using unauthenticated documents in a 2004 report claiming that George W. Bush had gone absent without leave from the Texas Air National Guard. He has enjoyed a recent career renaissance thanks to his folksy, far-left Twitter persona and standing among media correspondents like CNN’s Brian Stelter.
We are introducing the @DanRather Medals for News and Guts to recognize collegiate and professional journalists who overcome obstacles like stonewalling and harassment to speak truth to power.
— TEXAS Moody (@UTexasMoody) December 16, 2020
One of the less discussed bizarre developments of our time is the self-appointed gatekeepers of the craft of journalism – along with Hollywood – just closing their eyes and wishing away the infamous CBS memo story and fake documents. It really is as if it never happened. https://t.co/CMhLDgRo7r
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 16, 2020
Irony is dead, buried, and cremated. https://t.co/xjJhlghGwq
— James Morrow (@pwafork) December 16, 2020
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