Tag Archives: Media 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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Mutual Respect and Deceptiveness

As a rule you should show others respect. This is a strategic matter, based on simple logic. You want them to have the decency to show you at least some respect, or want them at least to be polite and … Continue reading

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Believe What You Will

It seems that the new information age – in its seventh or eighth wave since the invention of movable type and the printing press – has given us that odd situation where you can look up just about anything about … 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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Your Lying Eyes

The week winds down and it’s a quiet Friday night in Hollywood, or quiet for those of us who don’t believe in Hollywood. Down the block on the Sunset Strip the new Ferraris and tricked-out Escalades are no doubt inching … Continue reading

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