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Posts on ‘February 23rd, 2006’

A Media Call to Duty

William J. Bennett and Alan M. Dershowitz: A Failure of the Press. We two come from different political and philosophical perspectives, but on this we agree: Over the past few weeks, the press has betrayed not only its duties but its responsibilities. To our knowledge, only three print newspapers have followed their true calling: the […]

Columnist Corrects His Editorial Page

The Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn thwacks his newspaper’s clueless editorial page: It wasn’t exactly “Dewey defeats Truman,” but the cute valedictory “Bloggy, we hardly knew ye” in a headline atop a Tribune editorial Wednesday seems likely to take a place in history alongside such clouded crystal-ball pronouncements as “Who the hell wants to hear actors […]

Sports Association's Attempt to Control the News

News organizations are beginning to fight back against the absurd and arrogant demands of sports leagues and entertainment conglomerates (often the same entities, in my view). As the Honolulu Star Bulletin notes today, it’s not publishing pictures from the pro golfing tournament being held in its backyard. “The organization wants control over all stories and […]