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Monday, December 11, 2017
Wall Street Journal
Trump voters

Dear Trump Voters: Now, Maybe You Try To Understand Us

I don’t want to coddle Trump voters, in the thin hope that this will coax out your regret for electing the most dangerous man to ever inhabit the White House. This would do nothing to mitigate the harm Trump is daily inflicting on this country.

March 23, 2017
Trump TV, Media, Journalism

News Media Must Take A Moral Stand

Yes, news media must strive to be fair, to hold all sides to rigorous account, to offer a balanced view. But occasionally, there comes a point when pretending to moral equivalence between those sides is a lie, an act of journalistic malpractice. No one ever had to remind Cronkite or Murrow of the need to speak the truth when the truth was plain and the moral imperative clear. No one should have to remind this generation of journalists either.

January 4, 2017
Student loan program

Right-Wing Media Slam Student Loan Assistance Program

Conservative media have labeled higher education as a “privilege” and suggested students ought to choose fictional cheaper colleges.

December 5, 2016

I Say Potato, And He Says Chips

I am reliably informed that Gerard Baker, one of the Tuesday night’s debate moderators, is a citizen of the United Kingdom. Which is OK. Which is fine. I’m just glad Donald Trump doesn’t know it.

November 11, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Killing The Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot To Derail Hillary And Hijack Your Government’

My instincts told me that if we just gave the Hillary email story another poke or two, the whole house of cards would collapse.

October 4, 2015

Sincerest Sympathy To The Filthy Rich

Dear Tom Perkins: I’m writing to apologize. I do this on behalf of the 99 percent of us who are not multimillionaires. You, of course, are, having made a pile as a venture capitalist and co-founder of the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. I admit, I’d have thought a guy like you had little […]

February 3, 2014

Top Exec Out In Shakeup At Murdoch’s Dow Jones

New York (AFP) – The top executive at Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co. is leaving and a veteran British journalist will take over until a successor is chosen, it was announced Tuesday. Lex Fenwick is out after less than two years in the job and a review of Dow Jones’s “institutional strategy” […]

January 22, 2014