Hello! I’m John Dickerson, a 60 Minutes Correspondent and author of The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency, the culmination of about 10 years of work on the presidency. It is not a set of tablets delivered from the mountain top. (The printing would be brutal). Instead, it is an examination of the architecture of the office-- why we think of it the way we do, whether that's good or bad and what we should do to improve the way we think about the presidency. It also looks at some basic questions-- What does it mean to lie? What does it mean to be presidential? Why should presidents take responsibility? I hope it becomes a tool for thinking about this presidential season when the stakes are so high.
I am also a co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest and Senior Political Analyst for CBS News. I sometimes write about parenting, music and other things. I have a dog named George. I once did a toothpaste commercial. Ask me anything!
More info on Whistlestop: johndickerson.com
EDIT: The AMA is now finished. Thank you guys for all the amazing questions. I’ll come back later to answer to answer a few more!
Born and raised in Ireland, I am a science graduate turned misinformation reporter with a firm belief that science and media literacy are intertwined. I joined Euronews in 2018 and since then, have reported on false news circulating in Kashmir following the lockdown in 2019, investigations into MEP trip to Kashmir, and of course, most recently, tackling the COVID-19 infodemic.
As of late, we have held half-hour shows on misinformation and have been taking questions across our social media platforms. With reference to COVID-19, we make sure our debunks are science-led, taking in the nuances of modern research. Taking just one example, we recently looked at how a post went viral claiming that lemon juice could cure COVID-19. We also monitor platforms so we can debunk COVID-19 false information quickly as to lessen confusion, such as when one viral WhatsApp voice note falsely claimed that ambulances would not be doing call-outs during the height of the pandemic in the UK.
Above all, we want to provide our viewers with tips on how to navigate online in a post-truth era. I'm looking forward to taking any questions on misinformation - AMA! Proof: https://i.redd.it/g2k8vrobng951.jpg
Hi Reddit! I'm Charlotte Duncker, Manchester United correspondent for Goal.
I've been covering the club for four years now and joined Goal from the Manchester Evening News earlier this year. Hope you're all excited the Premier League has returned and looking forward to United's first trip to Spurs' new stadium tomorrow.
You can follow me on various platforms if you're interested:
I'll be taking your questions for an hour at 12.30pm BST, and I am excited to hear from all of you!
EDIT: I'm signing off now. Thanks so much for all of your questions, it was great to speak to you all. I'll pop back on in a bit and try and catch up with any of the questions I missed.
I've recently started watching the Charles Watts YouTube Channel and he seems very insightful. But the videos after the derby loss seem poignant in a way, so is he a fan too, it would help me watch him with more vigor and relatability.
EDIT: Thank you for all your insightful and interesting questions. I'm signing off because it's almost time to turn on the daily White House briefing. Speaking of which, don't forget to subscribe to my new podcast, Debriefing the Briefing! - Major
I’m a journalist, podcast host and a San Diego Padres superfan. I’m the Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and appear on both CBS TV and CBS News Radio. My two podcasts are: The Takeout (politics, policy and pop culture over a meal with an esteemed guest) Debriefing the Briefing (an analysis of the White House’s Coronavirus Taskforce Briefings.) Dave Winfield was the first Padre in the Hall of Fame but Tony Gwynn is the greatest Padre who ever lived (saw him inducted in Cooperstown).
Debriefing The Briefing (DBTB) https://bit.ly/CBSDebriefing
It feels odd after long seeing Western news outlets as "impartial" and dismissing other outlets as state sponsored. But here's an eye-opening article from RT, a Russian state-sponsored news outlet and:
There's nothing false about this report
It's interesting that no outlet in the Western "free press" has written about it
The reporter looks like every dorky ugly white guy trolling for Asian tail in my college Asian civilizations courses.
We are working to help people better understand this spreading virus, including what works to help protect yourself (wash your hands!) and doesn’t work (surgical masks), with a goal of helping everyone prepare but also not panic
Answering questions today:
Dr. John Torres is a medical correspondent for NBC News who also actively practices emergency medicine. He has contributed to rescue efforts out of the South Pole and in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Throughout his career, he has also made numerous humanitarian trips to Central and South America, providing medical care to children in need.
Dr. Joseph Fair, PhD, MSPH, is a virologist and epidemiologist, who has experience battling the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other infectious diseases. He has spent time studying in Wuhan, the epicenter of the current coronavirus outbreak. He is an expert in the science behind the spread, and stopping the spread, of infectious diseases.
It took three tries, two Watchful Moods and maddening amount of grinding - but finally I've got that fancy ink... mmm, ink... Oh, yeah - and the job! Of course, the job...
In-game name is Mike Zimmer, would be much obliged to help out in your Orphanages and other endeavors with the new-found knowledge.
All other social interactions are also welcome - preferably mutually beneficial