(FOXNEWS) — Disgraced former anchor Dan Rather knows a thing or two about “alternative facts.”
So, in a sense, Rather, 85, was the perfect guest for Chris Matthews’ “Hardball” on Monday. But in an ironic twist worthy of an Alanis Morissette lyric, the veteran newsman – who once used forged documents as the basis for a politically damning report about former President George W. Bush – took President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway to task for her language defending Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Conway dubbed Spicer’s interpretation of events surrounding Trump’s inauguration as “alternative facts.” For the ex-anchor – who steadfastly refused to apologize or fully acknowledge the counterfeit Bush documents even after CBS retracted the story – this phrase was a step too far.
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