Dan Rather Continues To Say Strange Things On Teevee!

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Here’s beloved liberal Dan Rather responding to a comment from former NFL star Tiki Barber on today’s edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, about Jesse Jackson’s influence in politics. We did not see the show as it aired, so we aren’t sure why arbitrary celebrity bums were picked off the street to host today. Point is, Dan Rather says he appreciates Jesse Jackson and that Jackson was importantly “paving the way for an Osama bin Laden to appear.” Our friends on the right would agree! We think he meant “Barack Osama bin Laden,” however. [YouTube]

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  • V572625694

    Dan Rather wears custom-made dress shirts with the meteorological symbol for hurricanes woven into them. It’s therefore not necessary to pay any attention to anything he does.

  • UnreliableNarrator

    Old people, lol

  • Guppy06

    … and nobody flinches.

  • Serolf Divad

    What the fuck is it with every white man in this country over aged 50 that makes it impossible for him to pronounce the name Barack Obama any way other than “Osama Bin Ladin?!”

  • shortsshortsshorts

    CBS chose someone Rather then Dan.

  • Q2

    Dan Rather. Tiki Barber. Both are imminently qualified to comment on this subject matter. Tiki is a black man. Dan is a has been. Jesse Jackson is a has been black man. However, it is all too apparent that Ran Dather is either (1) experiencing an onset of SomeTheimer’s Disease or (2) attempting to pay tribute to his overlord terror sheik…like we’re not smart enough to notice that Ran Dather! You think me is the stoopid mon! Muhahaha!

  • DemmeFatale

    Let’s face it. We’ve all mixed up and said “Osama” instead of “Obama” at least once.

    Or at least thought it (by mistake).


    Just me?

    Oh shit!

  • Q2

    [re=39368]Serolf Divad[/re]: Hey!!! I’m an over 50 whitey and I can say Barack Osam…Balack BinBom…BinCrackOsam…WTF MAN!

  • NotUrEvryDayWEzl

    [re=39368]Serolf Divad[/re]: Well, remember all the trouble everyone had at the start of this whole process in September 2001 trying to learn their first round of arabic names? They were coached so damn hard that now they can’t say anything else. Pavlov’s anchors.

  • tsunami

    dan is doing this with increasing frequency, kenneth.

  • CrunchyKnee

    What’s the frequency, Tiki?

  • freakishlystrong

    Jebus…hey Dan, look up “Out to Pasture”, and then go there…

  • Guppy06

    $10 says Roberts fucks up the oath in January.

  • Botswana Meat Commission FC

    He fumbled that worse than a Tiki Barber handoff on third down.

  • natteringnaybob

    Dan is as old as a bottlecap on a Texas armadillo. Or something like that.

  • jagorev

    [re=39382]Guppy06[/re]: $20 says that Roberts refuses on principle to swear in a darkie.

  • problemwithcaring

    That was a brave comment by Dan Rather. Its about time someone exposed that the Rainbow Push Coalition is a flimsy front to funnel funds to extremists.

  • TGY

    Time to join Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson at the ‘humorous’ farm.

  • Ulrike_Meinhof

    Perhaps MSNBC is just trying to cut costs and add an “extra resource — experience”.


  • Ulrike_Meinhof
  • Quacker


    Nah. Racetards are clever that way. He’ll swear him in, and then he’ll find a flaw in the capital case against the lone gunman. Now THAT’S racial transcendence.

  • teebob2000

    I saw it live this a.m. and had to keep looping over it with my DVR to try and comprehend what exactly he said and meant to say (2 different things, I think). I gave up after wasting 5 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

  • Delicious

    Most of the these people catch themselves and quickly correct themselves and apologize. Dan just breezes right through with not a clue. Does anybody know if anybody brought it up after the end of this clip?

  • teebob2000

    [re=39561]Delicious[/re]: Nobody said anything about it. I figured at least Tiki would have been all like, “what the fuck??” But then, he’s very white-acting and quiet for a colored.

  • teebob2000

    [re=39444]Ulrike_Meinhof: div#main{overflow:visible;}[/re]

    Isn’t that what you meant to do?

  • problemwithcaring

    [re=39591]teebob2000[/re]: “very white-acting and quiet for a colored”

    See, this is a common mistake folks make. Tiki isn’t white. He has that disease that michael jackson has – only in reverse.

  • villageatrois

    Dan Rather was so counter-culture cool when Mayor Dailey’s thugs beat him to the floor on live TV at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. So cool! So the network made him an anchor because he promised never to stand up to the Fascists again. So cool! Forty years!

  • Uncle Al

    Poor Dan, trying to sound all important and pontificating away about last week’s news, and suddenly it’s like the camera pulls back and you see his fly is open. I wonder if anyone ever told him about his screw-up.