Tag: CNN

  • Media Bashing: A National Sport

    Media Bashing: A National Sport

      Back when I was a reporter working the streets, one of my regular beats was cops and courts. I began my mornings by routine stops at the Oregon State Police, the city police, and the Sheriff's Department. I would read through the phone logs[..]
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  • Don’t Share that Post

    Don’t Share that Post

      This election season has a lot of us running around putting out fires. Between Hillary Clinton's propensity for dodging the truth and Donald Trump's inability to bridle his tongue, and the media's lack of professionalism, is it any wonder all of us are having[..]
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  • About that Onion/Click Hole Meme

    About that Onion/Click Hole Meme

      Honey, I love a bit of satire as much as the next person. I've even been known to employ it a time or two myself. But I realized a few years back that the kind of satire I was used to enjoying - that[..]
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  • It’s My Party

    It’s My Party

    Today is my 59th birthday. I can hardly fathom it. I feel like I've finally mastered some game that has granted me access to a warp zone where everything goes faster, where the Novembers seem to bump up right next to one another, where the[..]
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  • Donald Trump’s Grammatical Error

    Donald Trump’s Grammatical Error

      I was out-of-town the day the news over Donald Trump's reportedly misogynist statement about Megyn Kelly broke. I did not hear his statements first-hand, so I could only judge by the context provided me by news reporters. Which is a problem. Perhaps Trump's  brouhaha[..]
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  • Deliver Us From Evil

    Deliver Us From Evil

    It is Good Friday. A term that has always seemed like an oxymoron to me. I mean, if you are going to be nailed to a cross, for any reason whatsoever, that does not seem like a particularly good day for anybody. Oh, I know,[..]
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  • Insights from the Mailbag

    Insights from the Mailbag

      There are other voices that don't get the exposure that mine manages to. The voices of people who aren't writers by trade but have such valuable things to say. They've written to me this week, in wake of the CNN essay & appearance. I[..]
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  • Why I refuse to see American Sniper

    Why I refuse to see American Sniper

      Here's the Link to the CNN essay and appearance: (CNN)"American Sniper" stormed the box office this past weekend with $105 million in ticket sales. Not since the Rambo movies have so many farmers and ranch hands buddy-upped to the popcorn counter. As much as[..]
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  • What Darkness Fears

    What Darkness Fears

      [caption id="attachment_1285" align="aligncenter" width="580"] On the streets of Paris.[/caption] It was not for love of fashion or the macaroons that I went to Paris. What drew me to France was the art of remembering and honoring. What drew me to France was the writing[..]
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