In 1990, when liberal journalists still had some sense of obligation to the truth, Michael Kelly wrote the following for GQ:
As [Carla] Gaviglio enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound [Sen. Ted] Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on [Sen. Chris] Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. With Gaviglio on Dodd’s lap, Kennedy jumps on top and begins rubbing his genital area against hers, supporting his weight on the arms of the chair. As he is doing this, Loh enters the room. She and Gaviglio both scream, drawing one or two dishwashers. Startled, Kennedy leaps up. He laughs. Bruised, shaken and angry over what she considered a sexual assault, Gaviglio runs from the room.
In Alabama there is a hotly contested Senate race right now.
Saturday I was watching TV in my living room. A bright young man in his 20’s comes to my front door. I open the door and greet him. “Are you Red Skelton?” he said to me (He used my real name). I involuntarily said ‘yes’ before thinking about the intrusiveness of his question. How did he know except that someone had bothered to scour a database and attach names to house numbers in preparation for his visit?
The first amendment to the Constitution of the United States is under attack. That could be said for other amendments/sections of the Constitution as well.
The guy on the left has rights, he is an American. However, he is using his corporate pulpit to squelch the rights of much smaller guys. Tim Cook along with other corporate bullies are undermining the meaning of the First Amendment. His interpretations are biased. He believes the 1st Amendment means: “free speech for me, but not for thee.” Continue reading “Corporation Free-Speech Hypocrisy”
Devin, the author of the article I am going to quote from below, believes that Christians in America are headed underground and to the catacombs. I am not so sure that will happen here but I don’t rule it out. Jesus’ followers are discriminated against broadly. Education is belligerent, government is belligerent sometimes, the courts can’t always be trusted and the culture is resistant or indifferent. So, Devin makes good points.
Special Note: where is the conversation about black owners of black slaves in the American South? I am white and my ancestors may have come over as indentured servants. Not slaves but very close.
When George Washington’s memory has been deemed “unacceptable” to Americans, will America still exist?
Continue reading “George Washington, Un-American”
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… and Palestinians and Arabs are floored! Watch!
Is American Next?
by Michael Goodwin (see bio below)
Mr. Goodwin puts feet to my thoughts and I didn’t have the words. I respect him and his background. I am trying to be a good independent. Journalism and writers are making it harder and harder.
I’ve been a journalist for a long time. Long enough to know that it wasn’t always like this. There was a time not so long ago when journalists were trusted and admired. We were generally seen as trying to report the news in a fair and straightforward manner.
I often found myself telling my students that the job of the reporter was “to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” I’m not even sure where I first heard that line, but it still captures the way most journalists think about what they do.