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Veteran news anchorman Dan Rather gave a tentative endorsement to WikiLeaks on HuffPost Live on Friday, saying the "controversial" data-dumping group provides the country with "a public service."

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In a recent speech, Dan Rather, once one of the few voices trusted to moderate our in-home information supply, called the current state of the news business "upside down and backwards." Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, Rather issued a call to get back to proper journalism, and he suggested that the job would fall to independent journalists.

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Former CBS anchor Dan Rather has come up short -- $70 million short, in fact -- in his bid to sue his ex-employers at the network for relieving him of his desk duty following a 2004 report he delivered about then-President George W. Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam War era.

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Dan Rather himself once warned, "Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek," but he's still staring down CBS' toothy maw and refusing to budge in his $70-million lawsuit against his former host network. On Wednesday, a New York Supreme Court justice ruled that (at least for now) Rather's suit could go forward despite CBS' bid to have it dismissed.

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The clash of TV titans Dan Rather and CBS execs looked like it might get uglier Thursday after the network filed a motion to dismiss Rather's $70-million lawsuit and CBS officials released a statement claiming they were "mystified" by Rather's "bizarre allegations." Back to you, Dan.

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It's been 15 months since Dan Rather's former host network forced him out of the top spot on the "CBS Evening News," and now he's giving his erstwhile employer a number of strong reasons why he thinks that was no way to treat an anchor -- 70 million reasons, to be precise.

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In a long-overdue move, PBS' Bill Moyers is turning his lens on top journalists from mainstream press outlets about their actions, or lack thereof, in the months leading up to the Iraq war. Editor & Publisher reports that some subjects, such as Dan Rather, were upfront about their roles and failings in "Buying the War," while others were not as willing to own up.

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