The legendary British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, and the national media tried to pay their respects, not only for breaking Britain's "glass ceiling" with a "bruising" political style, but for transforming Britain and helping wind down the Cold War.
Starting at about 1:48 mark, you can see why the former CBS News anchor was given the "dishonor, which was presented at the Media Research Center's 25th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC on Thursday.
The Democratic National Committee, with the approval of President Lyndon B. Johnson engaged in an effort that eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Fairness Doctrine. What would have been a major scandal had it been discovered, was revealed years later in former CBS News president Fred Friendly’s book “The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and the First Amendment.”
It was the internet, not his reporting of falsified documents, that ended Rather's career.