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In St. Petersburg, Dan Rather says it’s ‘gut-check time’ for the press in the Trump era

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Count Dan Rather as among those political commentators who describe the rise of Donald Trump as being part of the “post-truth” political era. “What I mean by that is that heretofore it’s been taken as a given and was a fact that truth counted for something,” the iconic reporter/news anchor told a packed audience last Friday night at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel. “Which is to say that if the candidate told an untruth, he or she would be held accountable.” Several hundred people paid $100 to hear…

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