Dan Rather’s second coming started with a simple directive from billionaire businessman Mark Cuban: “Go piss people off.”
That’s according to a new profile of Rather in Politico today, tracing the legendary CBS newsman’s post-retirement resurgence as an outspoken social media superstar.
After being pushed out at CBS, Rather was hired by Cuban to host a television program on Cuban’s cable channel, HDNet. Since then, he’s gotten a SiriusXM radio show – and a wildly popular Facebook page, with more than two million followers.
“He is the Energizer Bunny. He keeps going and going, and the country is better for it,” Cuban said to Politico.