Dan Rather, former CBS newsman and current managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine Dan Rather Reports which appears on a cable channel, recently poked the news media for mollycoddling Donald Trump saying nearly no one is asking tough questions or tough follow-up questions and that the media has become Mr. Trump's business partner. Basically, Rather said the media isn’t doing its job by letting The Donald get away with blathering a lot of B.S., so to speak, and then not calling him out on it.
It’s about time the “legitimate” media was slammed for “dereliction of duty” and for giving away millions of dollars worth of publicity to Mr. Trump.
It will be interesting to see if all this coverage eventually overloads the public and Mr. Trump becomes yesterday's news... making continuing coverage of the Donald a money loser.
*Dan Rather is a journalist I’ve always respected. Through the years he has absorbed devastating attacks launched by various political stooges aimed at destroying his credibility. The George W. Bush story comes to mind. He lost his job over it and was banished from CBS for saying that Bush’s record with the Texas Air National Guard was not what Bush claimed it to be. The documents cited by Rather in his segment, "For the Record" which aired on 60 Minutes Wednesday, September 8, 2004, were never proven to be forged, so it remains entirely probable that Bush disobeyed orders and very likely went AWOL from the Guard.