Tag Archives: 9/11

“The most epic and consequential story of the past 40 years”?






On June 19, Politico media reporter Joe Pompeo wrote that New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron “are the two most important newspaper editors in America right now, at a time when the news media are tackling the most epic and consequential story of the past 40 years.” Concerning the United States’ ‘most important’ newspaper editors, I have no… Read More

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The low-class Washington, D.C., chattering classes






The chattering classes are lower-class than the masses. We have seen this before. In 2002 and 2003, millions of ‘ordinary’ Americans figured something was wrong about wantonly invading Iraq. That perception was not shared, however, by established media authorities including George F. Will, Charles Krauthammer, the entire Republican noise machine, the three original major television networks and Fox, The Washington Post, The New York Times,… Read More

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The Elephant and the Denatured Donkey in the Room






As the New Hampshire presidential primary approaches (February 9), the national political press is consumed with speculation over Donald Trump’s lead in the GOP. Secondarily, it is speculating over how well Sen. Bernie Sanders’ lead on the Democratic side will hold up. The corollary re the GOP is that establishment candidates must be ‘winnowed’, so that Republicans can ‘coalesce’ around an alternative to Trump or… Read More

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NY State–Carl Paladino, the World Trade Center, and eminent domain






 New York State–Carl Paladino, the World Trade Center, and eminent domain First, from the transcripts: CARL PALADINO (R), NEW YORK GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE: “This is Carl Paladino. As governor, I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument to those who attacked our country.” (video clip, Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, July 29,… Read More

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