Tag Archives: Fox News

Creating the Truth

The news business was never all that dignified. Before he did all those famous old west drawings and paintings and bronze cowboys, Frederic Remington did sketches for magazines and newspapers, back when photography was still cumbersome and slow and expensive. He … Continue reading

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Long Knives and Confusion

Operation Hummingbird ran from June 30 to July 2, 1934, but that was stupid name. Everyone knows that as the Night of the Long Knives – Adolf Hitler, who was urged on by Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler, ordered a … Continue reading

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What Fox Can’t Fix

Long ago, kids who grew up on those Horatio Alger books probably thought that through hard work and determination and courage and honesty, even the poorest kid, with no education or any advantages of any kind, could become a brilliant … Continue reading

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No Right to Be Here

Desiderata – “desired things” in Latin – is the notion behind Les Crane’s 1971 spoken-word recording Desiderata – “You are a child of the universe… You have a right to be here.” That was the chorus, matched with soothing smug … Continue reading

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The Day Came

Forget North Korea. Forget Russia and Syria and Iran and ISIS too. Forget the repeal of Obamacare and its replacement with free-market nonsense that will cover no one but the healthy rich – and forget tax reform that will make … Continue reading

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The End of It

Cleveland is over, but not really. Their basketball team, the Cavaliers, finally won it all, and their baseball team, the Indians, leads its division this year. They’re pretty good. The football team, the Browns, is once again hopeless – but … Continue reading

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Dying in Iowa

Things go to Iowa to die. February 3, 1959, was the day the music died – in a cornfield just outside Clear Lake. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in that plane crash. Don … Continue reading

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