Dan Rather, who bungled a major story about George W. Bush’s National Guard service, bemoaned in a Monday interview that President Trump criticizes the press.
On “The Today Show,” Rather admitted that journalists need to “do a better job,” and explained, “our job is to bear witness, to be the honest brokers of information, to be as accurate and as fair as we possibly can.”
However, the journalist known for peddling fake news about former President Bush whined that the press is “under attack.”
“I think most of the public understands that we are under attack by very powerful people, including the president, for their own partisan political and ideological reasons,” he declared. “They’re basically saying, ‘believe only your president…don’t believe these people out in the press.'”
“We’re a check on power,” Rather said of the media.
Rather at least admitted that he has “made…mistakes” and has “open self-inflicted wounds,” presumably referring to the Bush mishap where he reported on fabricated documents attacking Bush’s service in the National Guard.