As the Mueller investigation concluded Friday evening that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election, some in the media were still very reluctant to admit they had been woefully wrong these past two years. Even more alarming, some clung to their hopes for collusion even more dearly, despite the definitive conclusions put forth by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr.
One of these pitiful souls was disgraced CBS News anchor Dan Rather. In the hours after the AG's letter was released to the public, confirming that Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion, Rather tweeted out this hopeful sentiment:
Tip to Dan Rather: Maybe don't weigh in on this one. Rather famously reported on fake documents in a hit job against President George W. Bush, which lost him his career and reputation. The present day media ran an endless smear campaign against President Trump based on a fake dossier. Any "evolving headlines" are just examples of bitter media partisans who can't face the facts.
I've covered enough big news stories to know that sometimes the headlines from the first day can evolve considerably as more information comes to light.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) March 24, 2019
Townhall’s Guy Benson summed it up best:
An authority on running fake stories against a hated Republican POTUS weighs in: https://t.co/8VeeaaNAbh— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 25, 2019