Posts Tagged ‘ Press ’

Reader exchange offers new hope

January 8, 2022

Last Friday’s paper was barely off the presses when into my inbox came: “You did a great job of bashing the Democrats today, how about doing the same for the Republicans? Both parties have plenty to atone for. I am really weary of partisan reporters and editorialists who have single vision.” I’ll be honest,...

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In the thin air of Aspen, a solution worse than the problem

November 27, 2021

First, some housecleaning.  In last week’s column about John Kass and George Soros, I wrote “the Chicago Tribune Guild (the union representing reporters and editors) fired off a letter to management accusing Kass of anti-Semitism and promoting the “old trope that Jews foment civil unrest”.  The Guild claimed, “It’s racist and antisemitic, and it...

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Old school columnist John Kass schools the mob

November 20, 2021

In July of 2020, Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass penned a piece titled “Something grows in the big cities run by Democrats:  An overwhelming sense of lawlessness.” The column opened with a simple truth: “President Donald Trump is sending federal law enforcement into the big cities run by Democratic mayors, where murder and gang...

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A long way from Grant, Lou that is.

October 2, 2021

Following the death of actor Ed Asner, Howard Kurtz host of the Sunday morning show Media Buzz on Fox News noted on his September 5th broadcast:  “for me, his most important role was as hard-boiled city editor Lou Grant who dealt with complicated newspaper stories in a sophisticated way from CIA press to going...

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It’s the readers stupid

March 21, 2021

It was a sign of the times so to speak.  A picture in my Twitter feed showing workers removing the lettering from the Kansas City Star building that is now up for sale. The caption was poignant:  Workers removing the lettering from the @KCStar building that’s for sale.  Heartbreaking to see such a local...

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2021: More of same or a press restored?

January 3, 2021

Today’s column was planned to be an analysis of President elect Biden’s and how his pick of so many Obama re-treads and Big Tech executives out to protect their own did not bode well for individual liberty, economic freedom and founding principles in the years to come. And then I opened Wednesday’s op/ed page. ...

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