News Emmy Numbskulls Honor Dan Rather with 'Gold Circle' Award for 'Persistent Excellence'

August 29th, 2023 4:42 PM

The Hollywood Reporter informed us that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the 2023 Gold and Silver Circle Inductees who will be feted at the 44th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and in their "Gold Circle" is....Dan Rather?!

Disgraced Dan Rather, the man who used phony documents about George W. Bush's alleged activities (or inactivities) in the Texas Air National Guard? The Emmy folks are suggesting with a straight face that you can associate Dan Rather with "persistent excellence of craft" that leaves viewers "better informed." 

“This year’s Gold and Silver honorees are recognized for their phenomenal and continuing contributions to our television industry,” said Adam Sharp, NATAS President and CEO, in a statement. “Their persistent excellence of craft has enabled viewers to be better informed about the issues of the day, even as the character of the news cycle has evolved so markedly over the storied course of their careers. We celebrate the courage of these professionals and salute the vital storytelling they bring to our screens.”

Fun fact: Adam Sharp served from 2010 through 2016 as Twitter's "Director, Media Partnerships / Head of News, Government and Elections."

Rather will be honored in the "Gold Circle" along with CBS News’ national security correspondent David Martin and ABC News correspondent John Quiñones. 

At this point, Rather is better known as a troll on Twitter and Facebook. 

But that doesn't mean Rather is a yellow-dog Democrat, does it? This does!