Dan Rather Once Excused Bill Clinton Assault Allegations; ‘It Happened a Long Time Ago’

Sexual harassment and assault allegations have been dominating the news since Harvey Weinstein was outed as a sexual predator. As politicians like Roy Moore and Sen. Al Franken field reports of their sexual misconduct, people on both sides of the aisle have wondered if it’s time to revisit allegations that Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick and other women.

Newsbusters recently dug up former news anchor Dan Rather’s comments on Broaddrick’s story back in 1999, and they have not aged well.

Rather said of the allegation “even if it does it turns out to be true, it happened a long time ago … maybe the American public has heard all they want to hear about this and are saying you know, ‘Next. Let’s move on to the next thing.’”

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GLENN: All right. So I -- I want to -- I want to state the case, that it's okay if you say I don't believe these accusers. And I'm going to vote for Roy Moore. I really don't believe them. You could say, I -- I -- I kind of believe them, but it was 30 years ago. So it doesn't really matter. And vote for Roy Moore.

But the only way you can really be consistent is if you said that during the Clinton years. Because, remember, those were old too. Those were 20 years old. Does it matter? Why didn't they come out then? If it was so bad, why didn't they come out then? Well, because he was the attorney general and then the he was governor. He had a lot of power. It's almost the same story. He was the attorney general and then he became a senator and a judge. So who is going to believe you over him? So were you consistent?

Now, the media. The media is saying, this is really important, we have to know what happened 30 years ago. Was that where they stood at the time? Listen to Dan Rather at the time on Don Imus.

VOICE: This Juanita Broaddrick thing -- this interview that the people there at NBC News have been sitting on for some reason, who knows.

VOICE: Well, the reason is pretty obvious. They don't call me and tell me why they don't or do run these things. But it's pretty obvious they're nervous about, number one, whether this information is accurate, whether it's true or not. And then number two, even if it does turn out to be true, it happened a long time ago. And number three, they got to be figuring maybe just maybe the American public has heard all they want to hear about this.

GLENN: What? What?

VOICE: And they saying, let's move on to the next thing.

GLENN: What?

VOICE: Written either in TIME or Newsweek, that even the woman herself, Juanita Broaddrick, said she hoped that this thing went away this week. Even if she was sick about hearing about it, and it's her story.

VOICE: Well, let's hope she gets her way about that.

GLENN: Whoa.

STU: Wow.

VOICE: But somebody from NBC News told me that she wasn't clear about exactly when it happened, but then her son called me, and he's an attorney someplace. And I guess in Arkansas. And he wanted me to know why he called me, God knows. But wanted me to know, that was not the case. She knew exactly when it was. So there was some other reason he thought they were sitting on it.

VOICE: Well, you know, I know Newsweek magazine has accused me and others of sucking up to you. So here we go. The reason he called you is you're the fastest way in the country to get the news out on something like that. But I just don't know whether this is going anywhere.

You know, I'd have to bet to the moment, it probably isn't. Washington Post gave it a pretty good ride on Saturday. There wasn't much pickup from it. So unless there's some new and sensational information developed out of it. My guess is, it probably dribbles away. But as you know better than most, I've been so wrong about this story from the very beginning.

GLENN: Yeah. And others. Okay.

So that's Dan Rather back then. The story really doesn't have any legs because it was a long time ago. We all just hope they go away. Where are they now? That was an actual rape accusation. Where are you today?

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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