Tag: media

  • Steve Bannon: Battering a Nation

    Steve Bannon: Battering a Nation

      Give me a roll of duct tape and five minutes alone in a room with Steve Bannon and I swear to the Barefoot Messiah he will come away with a profoundly new respect for journalists and devotees of the First Amendment. Okay, well it[..]
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  • 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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  • Parts Unknown

    Parts Unknown

    So while all y'all were glued to the television, watching Trump implode by 1) Refusing yet again to release his financials because he really doesn't want you to know how deep is his involvement with Putin 2) Committing treason by daring Russians to find him[..]
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  • All God’s Creatures: Ferguson

    All God’s Creatures: Ferguson

      I listened to President Obama's remarks in the wake of the Ferguson Grand Jury decision as I drove home from Richland, Washington last night. I prefer the radio as my news source because it takes the hype out of the kind of reporting TV[..]
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  • A Good Kind of Lonely

    A Good Kind of Lonely

      I was talking with a friend recently. She's moved to a new community, started a new job, is in a new relationship. To the casual observer everything looks hunky-dorey. Everything is hunky-dorey most of the time. But there are these moments - moments like[..]
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  • President Johnson’s Moron Corps

    President Johnson’s Moron Corps

        All this talk of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty has got me remembering Johnson’s real legacy – the Vietnam War. It’s so funny how the lack of institutional knowledge can warp the future. I heard folkstalking on NPR about how much Johnson[..]
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  • Trayvon Martin: Cause Celibre

    Trayvon Martin: Cause Celibre

      There are no protesters in the streets here in Kandern, Germany. No one even mentioned the Zimmerman trial at dinner last night, although several did remark on the beauty of the stone church in the valley below. I learned about the non-guilty decision the[..]
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