BATON ROUGE, La. -- “If these floods were happening in New York City, or Washington DC or even San Francisco, do you think the coverage would be different?”

That’s the question Dan Rather asked his fans on Facebook in a post where he “vented” about the lack of national coverage for the catastrophic flooding in Louisiana.

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“If residents of Louisiana are watching television news, they must be feeling woefully forgotten,” Rather wrote. “We have the worst natural disaster in years. People have lost their lives and families have lost lifetimes of memories under the waters. However, on cable news at least, the bizarre, apparently fabricated story of the discredited armed robbery of Olympic swimmers is getting almost wall-to-wall coverage. It is ridiculous.”

Rather’s posted again the next morning, saying that his post started a better conversation about Louisiana and the duty off the media than he hoped.

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“I didn’t say all that much, other than the news media should be doing a whole lot better. It’s something I believe strongly and sensed that many other people feel that way as well,” Rather wrote. “All that being said, I never expected the response my words have gotten, and are continuing to get more than 12 hours later. This is a tribute, not to anything I said, but to you. And more than the amount of likes or even shares, it’s the thoughtfulness of your comments that is truly beyond remarkable.”

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