Tag Archives: Journalism

After Journalism

This is getting boring. What more is there to say about Hillary Clinton? She’s a lying harridan who left top-secret stuff out there on her personal email server for anyone to find – unless she sold it for fun and … Continue reading

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Behold a Pale Rider

It’s come up again – what you think is really going on depends on your news source. The recent events in Egypt show that. Andrew Sullivan says that the best coverage he saw by far was by al Jazeera and … 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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Crazy, Like a Fox, Maybe

Political stories come and go. Most disappear. They seem a big deal at the time, and a week later, if you mention them, no one knows what you’re talking about. In the 2004 election the Wall Street Journal’s editorial writers … Continue reading

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Outfoxed

Rupert Murdoch, the Australian press mogul, who became an American, gave us Fox News. He hired Roger Ailes as its founding CEO and launched the thing on October 7, 1996 – starting with seventeen million cable subscribers. Now, in terms … Continue reading

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The Age of Trustworthy Uncles

It takes one to know one. Those born in the late forties, when World War II was finally over and America decided things were going to be just fine after all – you know, before the Korean War and the … Continue reading

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