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“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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Good faith is an element in every contract






[Update May 2. Here is the reply to my question to the Maryland Attorney General’s office:] Your email to Attorney General Brian Frosh has been referred to me for response. You have inquired into whether the Maryland Attorney General could assist with the enforcement of contracts between authors and publishers. Under a valid contract between and author and a publisher, the parties are legally required… Read More

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WaPo report: razor-thin Clinton “edge” even in 50-state hand-picked poll






WaPo headline reverses the story My morning paper on September 7 had an unusual feature. The 9-16ths-inch headline on The Washington Post’s front page trumpeted, “Clinton has edge in 50-state poll.” Inside, a special pull-out section on “CAMPAIGN 2016” seemed to expand the story. Actually, it contradicted the headline. Let’s start with the easy part–pictures. This parti-colored map ran above the fold, spanning eight inches. Take a… Read More

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It is difficult not to write satire






Media and Washington, part I A short reminiscence: soon after first moving to the D.C. area, in 1982-83, I happened to read a piece in the Style section of the Washington Post that puzzles me to this day. I can’t remember who wrote it–just as well–but a key line was  something about being “at a [Washington-area] dinner party and finding that you’re sitting next to… Read More

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What Bezos got when he bought the Washington Post






What Bezos got when he bought the Washington Post The new purchaser of the Washington Post, Jeffrey Bezos of Amazon, has stated publicly that when he takes the Post private the newspaper will be a stand-alone business, separate from the company of which Bezos is CEO. Bezos has also assured Post employees that he is committed to quality journalism, even suggesting a new golden era… Read More

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BOOZ ALLEN ETC and the Washington Post






BOOZ ALLEN ETC and the Washington Post   The Washington Post has extensively covered Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old hacker hired by prime contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to work for the National Security Agency, who was given global access to online information that he then leaked. One question still unanswered, however, is how much material if any Snowden gave to the Post itself. Follow-up: what if… Read More

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Biden wins VP debate, Ryan gulps water






VP debate: Biden wins, Ryan gulps water   C-Span is great. A recommendation for future debate watchers: C-Span is the way to go. Public broadcasting is the way to go. They’re the channels for navigating between the false split-the-dif mindset on the networks, on one hand, and the self-caressing party-time mindset on cable, on the other. As to last night’s vice presidential debate between Vice… Read More

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