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Dan McDermott
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News show host and newspaper publisher.
  • Google Plus Week & Newspaper Publisher
    Host, 2011 - present
  • McDermott Report
    Host, 2011 - 2012
  • Warren County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2006 - 2012
  • Frederick County Report Newspaper
    Publisher, 2009 - 2012
  • The Lynchburg Times
    Publisher, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Embassy London, England
    Grunt, 1985 - 1986
  • The Washington Star
    Paper boy, 1980 - 1981
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    Teacher then Dir. of Communications, 1990 - 1999
  • Deltek Systems
    Programmer, 1993 - 1994
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Bentonville, Va.
Dacca, Bangladesh - Okinawa, Japan - London, England - Brussels, Belgium - Kifisia, Greece - New Dehli, India - Monrovia, Liberia - Lynchburg, Va. - Manassas, Va. - Fairfax, Va. - Islamabad, Pakistan
Host of Google Plus Week
I'm the host of the web TV show Google Plus Week and the publisher of three newspapers in Virginia: Warren County Report, Frederick County Report and The Lynchburg Times. They have a combined readership of about 70,000.

I also host daily News & Technology shows on Google+ and YouTube Live

If you are looking for information on my studio setup click here.

I am a former teacher and director at Randolph-Macon Academy where I oversaw the school's installation of internet connectivity in every dormitory room and classroom on campus in the mid 90s. We were the first school in the nation to do so. I also founded the school's low-cost internet service R-MA OnLine.

In 1993 I left R-MA for a year to work as a database programmer and write a computer game that sold over 110,000 copies.

I am a former radio talk show host who still fills in from time to time for the noon hour on WFTR and WZRV in Front Royal.

I am the son of a U.S. foreign service officer and was born in Okinawa, Japan. I have lived in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa.

I am a classic example of a creative person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a curse I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and the greatest gift I have ever received.
Bragging rights
I had a cameo as "the evil print reporter" in Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. I have lived all over the world from poverty-stricken countries in between civil wars to the fanciest neighborhood on Abbey Rd. in London. I prefer something in between.
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    1983 - 1986
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    1983 - 1986
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Frontline's "Divided States of America" looks great! Airs tonight and tomorrow on PBS

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Final daily press briefing of the Obama administration
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This music video is hilarious. The "artist" never showed up so the director just trolled the whole thing and it somehow works.

Here's the director discussing it:
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I suspect it is not a hoax but may have been played up for effect. Either way it is a genius video for an otherwise forgettable song.
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Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan

President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid.
The president-elect also said he would force drug firms to negotiate prices in Medicare and Medicaid.
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To be even clearer, I'm NOT taking about a hypoglycemic episode which is usually treated with sweets.

I'm taking about a medical condition where my body over produced insulin in response to sugar. I was on a restricted diet.

Either or resident medical expert isn't an expert or is doing what people in medicine do: not listen and assume patient is an idiot.

After assessing why I was being called a liar another term would be hyperinsulinism.
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This crazy Buzzfeed Trump story just keeps getting crazier: "Did 4Chan Troll the CIA?"
Nothing is verified yet.
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Not 4chan. Look at the dates.

Also: assume no time travel devices were involved.

That done... Now back to the topic. These are unverified allegations.

There's a reason the media sat on these and it's not a pro-Trump conspiracy. This is the Weiner email in reverse with public documentation.

Kinda like wikileaks. But unverified.
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Congress certifies Electoral College results. Trump/Pence now officially POTUS/VPOTUS-elect. Trump 304 (2 less than he won) to Clinton 227 (5 less than she won)
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's official: Congress has tallied the Electoral College votes and Donald Trump has been elected president. Mike Pence was elected vice president. Democrats raised plenty of objections as the votes were…
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electoral college doesn't mean squat when it trumps the popular vote. The people didnt put Trump in office, the elitist in the electoral college did. That's why the system is screwed and doesnt work anymore.
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Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration, and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous.
The Army intelligence analyst convicted in a massive 2010 leak of security documents is set to be freed in five months instead of in 2045.
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And the new Chelsea on the block.
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Apparently this is a billboard in Iran commemorating the anniversary of their capture of US sailors

Four days later the Obama administration sent them $400 million in cash and they released US hostages.
@potkazar What would the US do if Iranian navy crossed into its territory? Invite them to a cocktail party? Ambasada San Escobar · Jan 12. Ambasada San Escobar @PAXperMortem. @AlirezaMadadi @potkazar They probably wouldn't turn the whole thing into a huge propaganda stunt. Ambasada San ...
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Wouldnt be a good day to be there for an American, I would think.
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I'm watching "the news." In what industry besides what currently passes for journalism can employees be consistently wrong for 18 months and still be paid to offer their opinions on what "can't happen" or "won't work" or "must be retracted?" Meteorologists and stock brokers have a better record.
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This is hilarious. Classic Bourdain.
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Umami....not very different from Oh Mama or Oh Baby!
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It's interesting to see the left still using the same scare tactics that in part caused so many people to vote against them

This ad is running in the DC market right now.
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I guess dome of the left didn't get the message from the election! And they wonder why they lost? Ignorant, self centered fucking morons! 
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Here is video of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing w/ Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
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