Posts Tagged ‘ Press ’

Reader exchange offers new hope

January 8, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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