Browsing Month October, 2006

Jay Rosen

You know how, when you’ve really mastered something and there’s a news account of it, the news story will invariable get several (basic) things wrong? Eliminate the several things and respect will rise. If you want to inform the world of something, grok it before you rock it is a good simple rule.

A Farmer Fears His Way of Life Has Dwindled Down to a Final Generation

No political party seems to care much about the working man’s life, Mr. Warner feels. Stick a Republican and a Democrat in a sack, shake it up, pour it out, and the same rapacious thing crawls out. Creatures from a smoke-filled room.