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What You Don’t Know

What You Don’t Know

  There’s an old saying that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. Of course that’s nonsense. What we don’t know could make us placid zombies in a world where nearly all media is falling under...

Working the Democratic System

Working the Democratic System

Democracy is supposed to express the will of the majority but what it really does is serve the interests of the people who take the trouble to work the system. I’m not just talking...

As the World Turns, Journalism Quietly Dies

As the World Turns, Journalism Quietly Dies

Looking back on it, American journalism was always an impossible dream. But it was a dream that captured my imagination when I was very young. I suppose it began with a little pamphlet titled...

The End of the News as I Knew it

The End of the News as I Knew it

I am not telling you anything new when I say newspapers are dying. The evidence is all around you. But you might not realize that “the news” itself is becoming extinct. Thinking back to the...

Murdoch is the One who Should be Deported

Murdoch is the One who Should be Deported

America’s far right has no sense of irony. They’re howling for the deportation of Piers Morgan on the grounds that his gun control advocacy is somehow anti-American. Meanwhile, that creepy-crawly Australian import Rupert Murdoch...

Nothing too Despicable for Bottom Feeders in Media

Nothing too Despicable for Bottom Feeders in Media

A reporter’s job can be distasteful, even in the most legitimate forms of media. Sometimes, you are not much better than a vulture, picking the bones of someone else’s tragedy to earn your bread....

What Makes Rupert Murdoch so Horrible?

What Makes Rupert Murdoch so Horrible?

I’m sure you’ve heard of Rupert Murdoch. He’s the guy who owns Fox News. He also owns the New York Post, the Times of London, the Wall Street Journal and dozens of other print...