Posts Tagged ‘ Press ’

News not fit

September 9, 2018
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“All the news that’s fit to print” Those seven words have adorned the top left corner of the New York Times since 1896. In a 2012 article for bbc.com, W Joseph Campbell, a professor at the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. wrote of the phrase’s origin by then new publisher...

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Press not the enemy, but not smart either.

August 19, 2018
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I’m sure when she dreamed it up she thought it one of those “YES, that’ll show em!” moments. The “she” in this story is one Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor of The Boston Globe. The moment?  Put out a call to newspapers across the country to join her in a coordinated editorial event denouncing...

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A free press yes. Preening peacocks? NO

May 13, 2018
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Coming home from work this past Thursday I decided to check out one of the “enemies of the people” as President Trump so often labels them, and turned the radio to CNN. Call me crazy, but I keep hoping they’ll return to their years ago past and that James Earl Jones “most trusted name...

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Our own press is ripping us and our Grand Ol Flag to pieces

June 18, 2017
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Our own press is ripping us and our Grand Ol Flag to pieces

You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave. You’re the emblem of The land I love. The home of the free and the brave. Ev’ry heart beats true ‘neath the Red, White and Blue….. The above lyrics were supposed to be the opening of a...

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A step back to sanity

May 21, 2017
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A step back to sanity

In the dark days following Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election her sudden departure from the camera lens was spun as physical exhaustion and the emotional drain of the campaign. That she just needed time to reflect upon what had just happened, time to decompress, and time to...

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Manufactured hysteria is killing us all

May 14, 2017
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Manufactured hysteria is killing us all

On March 4, 1933 with America in the throes of the Great Depression, newly inaugurated President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed an anxious nation: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to...

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