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Dan Rather Makes Apperance At GOP Convention

WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza is down in Tampa for the Republican National Convention. He’s been running around snapping photos (which he runs through Instagram filters) and then tweets them out.

Most are uninteresting and poor in quality (like these white couches, this waterfront and this hazy bar). But there was this one of newsman Dan Rather. Cillizza said it was the back of a cab receipt.

“Probably picked them up super cheap at an auction,” one of Cillizza’s followers tweeted in response. “I am going to hope this is a joke,” said another.

Dan Rather is perhaps most known (at least among right-wingers) for jumping the gun as anchor of CBS’ Evening News and reporting on documents purporting to prove former President George W. Bush had skipped out on National Guard duty. The docs turned out to be inauthentic and the misreport lead to Rather’s resignation from the Evening News in 2004.

FBDC reached out to Cillizza to see if the receipt tape was old or some kind of novelty item. He hasn’t responded.

By the way, anyone wanting to stalk Cillizza while he’s in his hotel, it appears he’s staying at the Sailport Waterfront Suites. Many of his tweets are tagged “@Sailport Waterfront Suites.”

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