Talk about a character witnesses. There was a time before Dan Rather was known as the “disgraced” ex-CBS Evening News journalist. But even before he used phony documents in an attempt to torpedo George W. Bush's 2004 reelection, Rather had a questionable link to the truth. On May 15, 2001, he proclaimed Bill Clinton an “honest” man, saying, “I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.” Well, you would know, Dan.
This Week in Media Bias History fans also might remember this one: On May 17, 2007, then-View co-host Rosie O’Donnell smeared the United States as the real terrorists.
Below are Rich Noyes’s collected tweets from the 20th week of This Day in Media Bias History. To get the latest daily examples, be sure and follow Noyes on Twitter. (To see recaps of the first 19 weeks, go here.)