Category Archives: Press Bias

Longing for Vigilantes

It’s good to know someone in the news business, like Rick, the News Guy in Atlanta – he was part of the team that founded CNN way back when, after he had earlier worked for Roger Ailes, and Rick established … Continue reading

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Lying

It was the story about a vindictive black woman who works for the government and screws the white people she deals with – and then it wasn’t. The buzz was supposed to be about Shirley Sherrod, and the NAACP, being … Continue reading

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To Be Fair About It

Each morning out here in Hollywood, as the sun edges up over Griffith Park Observatory off to the east, it’s the same thing. Along with strong black coffee and the Danish pipe tobacco – the breakfast of champions – it’s … Continue reading

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The News That Was Almost Shut Out

There’s a variation of it in every high-tech action-adventure movie – the hero, against all odds, has made his way to where the very bad thing is. Oh, it may be a nuclear bomb about to blow up New York … Continue reading

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Pretending the Press Is What You Think It Should Be

It is probably right to assume that those who work in the news business – the folks at the Associated Press and Reuters, in broadcast and cable news, and the few remaining people who work for newspapers – refer to … Continue reading

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Social Currency

The late A. J. Liebling – who joined the New Yorker in 1935 and stayed there through its glory days until he died in 1963 – was more than a bit of a wit, along with being a press critic, … Continue reading

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Reputation

One of the joys of being obscure is having no reputation, one way or the other. There’s nothing to live up to, and not much to live down – so when you do something good people are usually pleasantly surprised. … Continue reading

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