Tag Archives: Roger Ailes

Breaking the Authoritarian Mold

There may be a thousand reasons that CNN, the Most Trusted Name in News, has become the cable news channel of last resort. Viewers turn to CNN when there’s some sort of massive natural disaster or a new war, or … Continue reading

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Sex and the Single Republican

“Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things. One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for … Continue reading

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Roger That

It was the best of times, in the worst of times. College in the late sixties was quite a trip – hippies and Vietnam and the riots in the streets of Chicago at the Democratic National Convention, after the assassination … Continue reading

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Trade-In Time

We learn from machines. Eventually things just stop working. Out here in Hollywood the nine-year-old slick Mini Cooper, with the fat tires and the supercharger and full leather and all that stuff, just stopped working bit by bit, until the … Continue reading

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Entropic Decline

Entropy is something physicists talk about, and it’s kind of a matching concept to what Newton was saying regarding thermodynamics and how a body in motion tends to remain in motion and a body at rest tends to remain at … Continue reading

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Puck’s Words

In the middle of Hollywood, just north of Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga – Larry King Square, where you’ll find CNN’s Los Angeles Bureau in its fancy glass tower – there’s a mysterious old building with a peculiar lavender inscription across … Continue reading

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Imaginary Silence

The Tea Party didn’t do it, but the Occupy Wall Street crowd did – it feels like the sixties again. Extraordinary numbers of people are in the street – mostly young people, but with a good mix of retired librarians … Continue reading

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