Dan Rather (@DanRather)

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Journalist, storyteller, and lifelong reader. A Texan, by birth and by choice. Author of WHAT UNITES US. http://algonquin.com/whatunitesus

New York, NY

2009-04-30 16:56:13

We will see how this plays out, but one things is certain. The hypocrisy cup has long since runneth over. https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/kansas-republican-charged-with-three-felonies-in-voter-frau...

Caption contest:

If it’s Goya, it has to be good. 
Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.

If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of a possible infection and is expected to stay in the hospital for a few days, the Supreme Court says. The statement said the justice “is resting comfortably." http://apne.ws/6Ewrazi

This is anathema to public health... and sanity...

Breaking News: The Trump administration ordered hospitals to bypass the CDC and send key coronavirus information to a Washington database, alarming health officials

Breaking News: The Trump administration ordered hospitals to bypass the CDC and send key coronavirus information to a Washington database, alarming health officials https://nyti.ms/3esGHK6

BREAKING: The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have forced international students to leave the country if their colleges hold classes online this fall. The administration was sued over the new policy by Harvard and MIT. http://apne.ws/p0KqbpI

I'm reading Dan Rather's _What Unites Us_ and he mentions this photo in the chapter "Environment" in the section "Responsibility" I'm loving this book of essays. Rather has seen a lot and I'm enjoying seeing through his eyes. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/apollo-8-earthrise

Let me see. When it comes to guidance on Coronavirus, who do I trust? Dr. Fauci... or “Dr.” Trump? Tough call.

It was an honor to talk about the plight of local news with  @Margaret Sullivan. Her new and urgent book, GHOSTING THE NEWS, is an important read. And a big thanks to  @Kyle Pope for hosting. Here's a link for the book that also supports your local bookstores. https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781733623780

Join Margaret Sullivan [ @Margaret Sullivan] &  @Dan Rather today at 4 p.m. ET as they discuss "Ghosting the News" in a virtual event from  @Columbia Global Reports and  @CJR. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-journalism-and-the-crisis-of-american-democracy-tickets-111884052212

This article evokes a lot of what journalism has been and needs to be. Local reporters are essential to keeping our democracy functional and fostering a sense of, and responsibility to, our communities. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/us/alden-global-capital-pottstown-mercury.html?referringSource=ar...

No one should need reminding of the evils of anti-Semitism.  Let us  #NeverForget the genocide of unimaginable death. But this is also a centuries-long story still potent today. It is a virus of hate that threatens violence, feeds on lies, and casts a dark shadow of fear.

12 July 1939 | French Jewish boy Maurice Fiszel was born in Paris.

In 1942 he was deported to #Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.

12 July 1939 | French Jewish boy Maurice Fiszel was born in Paris. In 1942 he was deported to  #Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.

At least they’re wearing masks.

👀 Spotted at the White House tonight. As I was live on @washingtonweek this crew wandered out of a bush... 🦝 🦝🦝Photo: Brian Fuss

👀 Spotted at the White House tonight. As I was live on  @Washington Week this crew wandered out of a bush... 🦝 🦝🦝Photo: Brian Fuss

Sad... Angry... Hopeful... All at the same time.

I’m honored to be joining  @Joy Reid this morning at 11:30 Eastern. Hope to see you there.

.@amjoyshow is coming up! @JoyAnnReid will see you all very soon #reiders at 10 AM ET this #SundayMorning on @MSNBC.

@AM Joy w/Joy Reid is coming up!  @Joy Reid will see you all very soon  #reiders at 10 AM ET this  #SundayMorning on  @MSNBC.

Yankees catcher Bill Dickey. (Maybe because he was my father’s favorite).

Donald Trump likes to talk about ratings. But will anybody tell him that more people seem to be watching  @Sarah Cooper than Hannity?

The crisis in local journalism is a direct threat to our democracy. This is an issue we ALL need to care about. Please join me on Monday, July 13 at 4pm ET, when I sit down with  @Margaret Sullivan to discuss her vital new book GHOSTING THE NEWS. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-journalism-and-the-crisis-of-american-democracy-tickets-111884052212

I guarantee you there is someone out there who could really use a call, video chat, or written letter. Reach out. Don’t wait.

News of Donald Trump commuting Roger Stone's sentence proves what was obvious since the beginning. The pledge to "drain the swamp" was about as real as Trump University. Many will conclude Stone had a lot to say to implicate Trump, didn't say it, and was rewarded accordingly.

It may sound trite, but I believe with every fiber of being, that WE SHALL OVERCOME. There will be loss, and pain, and heartbreak, and hardship that tragically could have been preventable. But darn it. WE SHALL OVERCOME.

There’s nothing like the smell of desperation on Twitter.

Want to feel a little better this morning? Listen to this and think of “a little white whale on the go.”

I’m honored to join @Raffi_RC to celebrate 40 years of “Baby Beluga,” and to call on each of us to work together for a sustainable future where life under the sea can swim wild & free. #songsofcomfort #songsofchange @GlobalGoalsUN #SDG14 #belugagrads

I’m honored to join  @Raffi Cavoukian to celebrate 40 years of “Baby Beluga,” and to call on each of us to work together for a sustainable future where life under the sea can swim wild & free.  #songsofcomfort  #songsofchange  @Global Goals  #SDG14  #belugagrads https://youtu.be/lBb2dsN85UU

Join me on this twitter challenge. Click on an article with a headline you deep down know you should know more about and, here’s the rub, read it until the end. I know. Shocking. Here’s my first submission. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/07/political-genius-supreme-court-john-roberts.html

I remember when many people were pleading with the governor on masks and taking this virus seriously. This was entirely predictable. And predicted. History cannot be allowed to be rewritten.

BREAKING: As Texas sets 3 more single-day records on coronavirus,  @Gov. Greg Abbott predicts next week will ‘look worse’ Wearing masks is 'only strategy we have left to avoid having our economy shut down again,’ he pleads.  #COVID19  #txlege https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2020/07/09/as-texas-sets-3-more-single-day-records-on-...

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