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A Twisted Presidential Agenda — The Firing of James Comey

Skilled observers can perceive disconnects between the nonverbal expressions and verbal comments of politicians.  Or between their spoken comments and their subsequent actions. Given the failure of many journalists to pick up on such disconnects and trace them to irreconcilable actions, it’s more important than … Continue reading

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Bringing An End to Some-People-Say News — No More Important Time Than Now!

I published the article below at Huffington Post in 2011 and several after it on the same subject — what I’m calling “some-people-say journalism.” As predicted in the article, over the last several years sloppy journalism using such phrases as … Continue reading

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They Aren’t Your Generals! They’re Ours!

Words and phrases matter. If we slip into accepting a way of talking that threatens our basic values, we contribute to their downfall. And so it is with the all-too-common tendency to use “my” when presidential candidates refer to admirals … Continue reading

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In Journalism, There is Such a Thing as an Accurate Story

The blog below was posted today on Huffington Post.  While there are terrific programs on PBS, according to the Baltimore Sun, the size of NewHour’s audience was down from 2.5 million in 2005  to 1.5 million in October of 2013. … Continue reading

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