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Friday’s show: The border wall fight, Bolsonaro in Brazil, Maduro in Venezuela and Reagan 1989

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We will look the at border wall funding debate…..President Trump and the national emergency decision…..Venezuela more isolated than ever……..Reagan farewell speech 1989 and other stories….click to listen:


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January 11, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Friday’s video: We remember President Reagan’s farewell speech 1989

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January 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm

How Dan Rather got lots of us to start blogging

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Back in September 2004, many of us were trying out to figure out this new medium of “blogging”.   Finally, it was Dan Rather and that awful story about President George W. Bush that got me started.     

During the ’04 election, I warned my liberal friends outside of Texas to avoid the Bush military service story.  As I told them on the phone, or even some media people who called for interviews or reactions, I remembered that the story surfaced in 1994 when President Bush challenged incumbent Governor Anne Richards. 

It came out during the campaign and Bush answered some questions. Richards dropped it, in the same way that Al Gore killed it in 2000. 

I warned my liberal friends to stay away from this story, because it was not a story.  It was a lot of nonsense promoted by people with an anti-Bush agenda rather than reporting the truth.

I said: Don’t fall for this garbage.   

But my liberal friends are bad listeners. They should listen to me more often. 

The liberals of 2004 could not avoid the red meat of an anti-Bush story. They fell for it like a bunch of suckers eating out of Karl Rove’s hand. 

And so they learned the hard way that the story was nonsense, as many of us had warned them!  Eventually, they had to admit that the documents could not verified.

I’m looking forward to watching that documentary about the story:  “Black Eye: Dan Rather and the Birth of Fake News“.   

I was so angry at that CBS story back in 2004 that I decided to “blog post” my opinions.  Thank you, Dan Rather!

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January 11, 2019 at 7:00 am