‘With all due respect, Mr. President and Attorney General Sessions, you can’t handle the truth’

‘With all due respect, Mr. President and Attorney General Sessions, you can’t handle the truth’
Jack Nicholson, as Colonel Nathan R. Jessup in 'A Few Good Men' (Image: YouTube screen grab via Movieclips)

The last part of the above quote is borrowed (stolen?) from a climactic scene in the Oscar-winning film and play “A Few Good Man.” The words are spoken by a Marine colonel to an attorney grilling him over his suspected complicity in the death of a grunt.

The irony in this choice of words by the source of the headline quote is thick enough to cut with a knife. He is a man who, like the colonel, has demonstrated that he believes the end justifies the means.

But unlike the colonel, who viewed potentially deadly harassment is an acceptable expedient to making a good soldier, the “journalist” responsible for this comment lied and falsified records, but not for any arguably noble cause. He committed these despicable acts with an eye toward smearing a candidate for president whose political opinions were inconsistent with his own.

He is former CBS anchor Dan Rather (aka the Father of Fake News). And close to two decades after he was forced out of his influential job, this pathetic soul has crept out from under a rock and returned to the public forum to instruct us hapless mortals on the difference between right and wrong.

Here’s his latest via Facebook.

Rather seems to believe there is a statute of limitations on what the American people are permitted to remember. And judging from his two and a half million followers on Facebook, he may be right.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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