The biggest lie regarding media is that the media is Liberal with a Liberal Bias!
One glaring incident involved Dan Rather, along with four television news producers, all formerly of CBS News. The four were Mary Mapes, Betsy West, Josh Howard, and Mary Murphy.  Their offense: they “exposed a rich kid whose powerful daddy got him out of the military draft during the war in Vietnam. The rich kid is the president; the daddy was another president.”  CBS appointed an Independent Review Panel, consisting of just two people, to determine the ethics of the five individuals. The two experts wereDick Thornburgh, Attorney General in the administration of George H. W. Bush and Louis Boccardi. Thornburgh, hardly objective, is known to have “whitewashed the investigation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.” With his help, Exxon escaped full culpability.  Oil and water do not mix but oil and Bush have always been an interesting concoction.Viacom, the owner of CBS, is the second-largest media company in the country and is owned by Sumner M. Redstone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, a very rich media mogul. Viacom also owns Nickelodeon, MTV, Infinity Broadcasting, Paramount, Blockbuster and BET on cable, as well the UPN broadcast network. Redstone is the mega media mogul responsible for the ousting of Dan Rather who dared question the war president’s military record. Out with free speech, investigative reporting and in with political and corporate expediency.
“Reacting to the document scandal at CBS News, Sumner M. Redstone, chairman and chief executive of Viacom, CBS' parent, vowed that the results of a recently announced probe would be ‘appropriate’ and the consequences will be appropriate.”  In December 2005, Viacom changed its name to CBS Corporation. See a list of CBS assets here. Viacom became a spin-off company.
Redstone spoke at the Forbes Global CEO Conference and stated that he was “very concerned” about a 60 Minutes story from September 8, 2004 by Dan Rather that suggested glaring irregularities in President George W. Bush's military record. “CBS has since conceded that the documents on which the story was based could not be authenticated. Rather has apologized, and CBS News has said the story was a mistake.” A lengthy career was over – and his name will always be associated with this incident – an inconvenient truth jeopardizing the One World Order agenda of a Bush second term. If the media were truly liberal, as frequently claimed, the exposure of the multiple skeletons in the Bush closet would have been quickly revealed by the so-called liberal media.
Prior to Rather's CBS demise the former CBS anchor appeared on the BBC in June 2002. He appeared older, looked defeated and admitted that he dared not speak on American TV. He said: "Fear keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions." Rather remarked that a deadly censorship had seized U.S. newsrooms, especially after the September 11 attack. He said that news on the U.S. tube was “bound and gagged.” He continued: “Any reporter who stepped out of line would be professionally lynched as un-American.” Certain reporters from The New York Times are currently finding this to be the case. Back in the U.S. Rather “smothered his professional conscience and told his TV audience, "George Bush is the president. He makes the decisions. If he wants me to line up, just tell me where.”