Noah Shachtman

Noah Shachtman

@thedailybeast's executive editor. Back in the day: @Wired, @ForeignPolicy, @BrookingsFP. PGP fingerprint:

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"Last week New York City recorded a single murder, compared with eight the week before."

“The way the President refers to the ‘Chinese virus’ is not helpful. It’s a way of deflecting responsibility for the outcome, and that’s exactly what the Chinese and Russians are doing themselves,” Fiona Hill tells The Daily Beast.

We get letters, definitely-not-a-cult edition.

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God is clearly angry with us. She also has a sense of humor.

if you don't put this album on RIGHT NOW, you're doing it wrong

A number of governors are stepping up during this crisis. Then there's Mississippi's Tate Reeves, who said, "If [lockdown] is what you believe is best for your family, then that's fine. That is not the guidance that we are getting from our experts." 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️


NBC and CNN producers say they're through airing Trump's virus pressers. “We might take it from the top and then cut away after the first lie, and return when the lies stop.”

NEW: Trump told his Mar-a-Lago buddies to expect ‘big’ Iran action days before the Soleimani hit. In other words, randos at Trump's club knew more about the strike before members of Congress. via @thedailybeast 

3.3 million people, suddenly out of work. How many of those jobs could've been saved, if our government had taken this threat seriously in January, even February?

EXCLUSIVE: It's not just Burr. A second GOP senator dumped millions in stock after an all-senate coronavirus briefing.

This is despicable. "Julian Assange not only knew that a murdered DNC staffer wasn’t his source for thousands of hacked party emails, he was in active contact with his real sources in Russia’s military intelligence unit months after Seth Rich’s death."

Imagine if Bloomberg had spent that $500 million on ventilators.

Just so we are clear here: FOX NEWS is calling out FOX NEWS pundits for spreading propaganda on FOX NEWS. I've never seen anything like it.

So first they downplay the virus. Then, belatedly, they focus -- for 10 days or so. Then they get tired of the hard work of saving lives. So now it's: take a chance, grandma. You might just survive.

I hope my fellow editors will think hard — really hard, a lot harder than they did in 2016 — before publishing any material hacked by the Russians.