Dan Rather Sticks up for Roger Ailes

 Dan Rather

Dan Rather

They seem to be at the far sides of political politics, but former CBS Anchor Dan Rather sticks up for Fox News boss Roger Ailes.

In an interview with Larry King, veteran newsman Dan Rather defends Fox News from critics who say it’s little more than a media operation for the Republican Party.

“Do you ever think the thought that Fox News channel is an actual part of the Republican party?” King asks Rather.

After a pause, Rather says the criticism “goes too far.”

“I’ll say this about [Fox News CEO Roger Ailes]:” Rather says, ”he is a very good businessman, he’s very smart about television, and he built a network when I, for one, wasn’t at all sure he could do so. And has he used it to benefit the Republican Party, yes. The record is very clear on that. But is it a sole operative and propaganda machine for the party? I’d have to stop short of that.”

Wait! Did a pig just fly by my window?!

H/T The Blaze