He’s done it again with the allegation that he was a member of the United States Marine Corps when factually he was wash out during Marine boot camp
There can be no question that Marine Corps boot camp is difficult.
Rather’s lying about being a Marine?
Not a problem.
The Marine Corps recruiting slogan has long been, “The Few and the Proud.” rest assured, Dan Rather was not among them.
Their slogan, Semper Fidelis, Rather likely could not spell the words.
Dan Rather, who is famous for quiting getting canned as the anchor of “CBS Evening News” in 2004 after airing and refusing to walk back his “fake news” about George W. Bush, has been caught up in a “Lyin’ Brian Willams” type episode.
This time it’s about his last published book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News,” which features an image of Rather as a Marine. Rather apparently supplied the image to the publisher, which shows him in Marine dress blues and the famous white saucer cap, with the caption, “As a young Marine.”
Only he wasn’t. He washed out of boot camp while trying to become a Marine.
According to WND. (Source)
“In his 2012 book, RATHER OUTSPOKEN, the then 81 year-old liberal icon and disgraced former CBS anchorman didn’t say word one about the Corps in the text, but shockingly in the photos section, there was a headshot of a smiling, young Dan wearing Marine dress blues, including the famed white saucer cap. With the shocking pix came the cutline: “As a young Marine.”
Rather has written several biographical books over the past 40 years, but this was the first time the Texan climbed out on a limb and portrayed himself in print as a onetime member of the Corps. It was a risky move, as Dan knows he didn’t graduate from boot camp.
A Marine Corps League official stated one must actually graduate from training to earn the coveted USMC emblem, the globe and anchor.
Only then, can one be rightfully called a “Marine……”
But hey, as we have learned from Barky Obama’s tomes, autobiographies need not be factual.
The documents were quickly found to be badly made forgeries. CBS retracted the story and fired Mary Mapes, the story’s producer.
It’s kinda sad to see the washed-out 85- year old interviewed on the propaganda network MSNBC attacking Donald Trump non-stop from the day he took office.