Far be it from me –

Correcting Dan Rather

on January 6, 2016

“We cannot eliminate a mental illness, but we can diminish it to deter mass gun violence”, said Dan Rather.

Dan Rather said other horrendous things that were printed in the paper as well. They were quotes from a talk he gave recently.

Below is my letter to the editor of the paper that published the 1/2 page Dan Rather article. It appears that the paper is not going to publish my submission – so I will. Please feel free to use all or some of it in your work, disseminate it; let’s spread truth far and wide.

To the editor:

“Rather Talks Mental Health, Homelessness” (12/26/15) makes numerous excellent points about practical resources and supports – such as housing and jobs – that allow people with mental health conditions to live successfully in the community.

Unfortunately, Dan Rather made erroneous comments about a presumed connection between mass gun violence and…

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