“The Tonight Show’s” Jimmy Fallon praised former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who was disgraced for reporting “fake news” about former President George W. Bush.

Fallon praised him saying, “I wanna say thank you for being the voice of reason on social media.”

He then asked the newsman,“Trump’s relationship with the press. Have you seen anything like it in 60 years?”

“No, I haven’t seen anything like it, and neither has anybody else,” Rather replied. “We’ve never had anything even approaching this.” He added that the Nixon years were the closest example of a rancorous relationship between news media and the White House.

In addition to Rather’s 2004 false report about George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard, the veteran CBS newsman has engaged in other activities that were — at a minimum — questionable.


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