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March 22, 2005

Dan Rather, Republican Pawn

Posted in: General,Politics

Rather interviewFrom Human Events Online

Could Dan Rather be in trouble again? A new book on Castro tells of a staged Dan Rather interview that was master-minded by a Clinton lawyer.

In Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant, author Humberto Fontova reveals for the first time how Dan Rather’s “60 Minutes” interview with Juan Miguel (Elian Gonzalez’s father) was stage-managed by former Clinton lawyer and friend, Gregory Craig.

According to a Cuban-American translator from the U.S. Treasury Department: “The questions for Juan Miguel were actually fed to Dan Rather by Gregory Craig. After a taping session, Craig would call Dan over, give him some more instructions and exchange papers with him. Then Dan would come back on the set and ask those.”

The book reports that during the interview Craig acted like the movie director and even got a bona fide dramatic actor to translate and mouth the responses of Miguel.

Once again, Rather’s “reporting” is nothing but elaborate deception.

Of course, when the situation warranted it, Dan Rather cooperated fully with Republican Administrations. Rather’s famous interview with George Bush 41 was a carefully staged event to allow then Vice President Bush to look manly and forceful.

BrookesNews has an interesting take on that interview with Juan Miguel to refresh your memory on the subject. Here is the Media Research Centers take on the interview at the time.


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