Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch

Power Shifts

The move to California in 1981 was cool. That was trading a small apartment near a strip mall on the east side of Rochester, New York, for a small walk-up apartment a few steps from the sand here in happening … Continue reading

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From the Front Lines

The reporting was all wrong. Emma Watson (Hermione Grainger from the Harry Potter movies) is not dating Prince Harry – the Australian tabloid item got it all wrong. That tabloid has been sued before of course, but Watson was a … Continue reading

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Watching the Fail

Like a dog worrying a bone, the American public can only obsess about one issue at a time, the big crisis of the day. Rupert Murdoch may be having a bad time, having much to explain to the British parliament, … Continue reading

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Objectionable Objectivity

California is what it is. After more than sixteen years here in this place in Hollywood, what with all the minor earthquakes, and the sonic boom that shook the place hard each time the Space Shuttle was forced to land … Continue reading

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Irresistible Illusion

Political junkies follow the back and forth on the cable news shows, much as sports junkies, in need of a competition-fix, might find themselves watching curling from Canada or a tractor-pull from Iowa, on one of the more obscure subsets … Continue reading

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No Time for Nonsense

Friday evening September 4, 2009, and the full moon was rising over Hollywood. That’s nice. Things were settling down. In Washington the president’s staff was hammering out what he would be saying about healthcare reform to the joint session of … Continue reading

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