Friday, January 27, 2017

News & Guts

Yes, We Do Deserve Better

“I love news. I always have and can confidently say I always will. Journalism, real journalism, deep-digging reporting without fear or favor, is as important now, if not more so, than any time I can remember. . . . 

“I got into news in the first place to be part of something noble and bigger than myself. For those reasons, I am starting a second Facebook page called News And Guts, a digital news feed of sorts. . .

“In an era of fake news, false equivalence, and too much fluff, let’s take a stand together to demand better, and bring attention to all those doing great work.” 

 —Dan Rather, veteran newsman, announcing creation of his new Facebook project, News and Guts. Leslie Salzillo, reporter, “Dan Rather launches gutsy newsgroup to counter fake news & alternative facts,” Daily Kos, Jan 24, 2017. On Jan. 26, Rather said  he was “coming out of retirement” to “bring down Donald Trump.”

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PeezPix by Ted Pease

5,000+ turned out for the Women’s March in Eureka, CA.

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Ted Pease, Professor of Interesting Stuff, Trinidad, California. 
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