Dan Rather (@DanRather )

Dan Rather

Bio Journalist, storyteller, and lifelong reader. A Texan, by birth and by choice. Author of WHAT UNITES US. algonquin.com/whatunitesus
Location New York, NY
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iPhone : Yes some people are flocking to public gatherings this weekend, undermining our public health. But many are also mourning the deaths of loved ones, praying for those who are sick. Millions upon millions more are acting responsibly at home. This must also be part of our story.

iPhone : Why local journalism matters, now more than ever.
The New York Times was able to put together this deeply moving portrait of the lives lost in the outbreak only because of the crucial reporting on deaths by these local news organizations.
nyti.ms/2XqVj5X

iPhone : In a tearful speech, Gov. Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND) asks residents to skip the “ideological and political” debate on face masks.

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Twitter Web App : We need to guard against the danger of forgetting. The New York Times puts that danger into stark relief on the front page of tomorrow's newspaper. twitter.com/nytimes/status…

Twitter Web App : The Trump Administration's attacks on the press seek to paint journalists as "others." That this now extends to religion is disgusting. Many reporters are religious, but it shouldn't matter. The question that was being asked and that everyone should care about is one of safety. twitter.com/thehill/status…

iPhone : It’s easy to use this news to criticize President Trump, legitimately, for many reasons. But it’s also a reminder of the importance of careful studies and how accruing scientific and medical knowledge takes time and rarely progresses in straight line. washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05…

iPhone : Indeed. Beautiful. But also fragile, and improbable, and the only home we have. Which makes protecting this “Pale Blue Dot” all the more urgent. twitter.com/nasa/status/12…

Twitter Web App : Another painful reminder that a free press isn’t free. I know these are tough times but If you have the means please subscribe to publications. The Atlantic’s coverage has been excellent in covering the coronavirus in particular. hollywoodreporter.com/news/atlantic-…

Twitter Web App : Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, 91. He was a White House butler for every president from JFK through Barack Obama.

His entire life was about "service to others & it didn’t matter who you were or what you did or what you needed."

More via Aris Folley.
thehill.com/homenews/admin…

Twitter Web App : A big mahalo to Google for recognizing Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. His music captured the spirit of the Hawaiian islands and its peoples with beauty and complexity in ways much more than one famous song. google.com/doodles/israel…

Twitter Web App : Maybe if we called it “male” in voting, President Trump wouldn’t have as much of a problem with it.

iPhone : We have a culture of racism and irrational blame being stoked by the president and echoing dangerously across the nation. washingtonpost.com/business/2020/…