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hutch0
Date: 2008-04-07 22:04
Subject: all the news...
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Thog and I disagree about this, but I think the Washington Post, though admittedly past its golden age, is still capable of journalism of great importance. So I'm pleased to see that the paper has just won six Pulitzer Prizes, including the public service award - and deservedly so - for its investigation of the treatment of returning veterans at Walter Reed. It's only the fourth time that a paper has won more than three of the fourteen journalism prizes in a single year.
The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, both fine papers, also picked up prizes, as did Reuter's, the Boston Globe, and - a prize close to my heart because I fell in love with this paper during the summer I spent in Wisconsin many years ago - the Milwaukee Journal, which apparently is calling itself the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel these days.
Good stuff. More power to your elbows, guys.
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-07 21:54 (UTC)
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"the Washington Post, though admittedly past its golden age, is still capable of journalism of great importance"

Yes, but so is the News of the World, sometimes.

The Post was once one of the great newspapers of the world. Now we're grateful when, every now and then, it does something right.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-07 23:12 (UTC)
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I'm afraid I encountered the Post only towards the end of Ben Bradlee's legendary tenure as executive editor, so I missed its golden age. But I still think it's a very good paper, and not just now and then.
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jmward14: lexluthor
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-04-08 00:51 (UTC)
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The Washington Post has a lot in common with representative democracy. It's deeply flawed, but a helluva lot better than the alternatives.
Of course, it's also my hometown paper. I grew up with it and the long-departed Washington Star. So I'm probably rather prejudiced.
Hugs and smiles,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-08 21:08 (UTC)
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Bless you for explaining that better than I did. And I had a suspicion I'd see SuperLOLcat above one of your messages at some point.
Big Hugs.
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jmward14: LizSmall
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-04-08 22:45 (UTC)
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LOL I am rather predictable, aren't I? Hugs and grins, Jean Marie *all agog about the EC/Samhain grudge match*
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-08 23:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Not predictable, but I didn't snag it because I thought you might.
I too am all agog about the EC/Samhain grudge match, even though I have no idea what you're talking about. Will there be mud wrestling?
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jmward14: BenkeiSake
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-04-08 23:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:BenkeiSake
Mud wrestling, mud slinging, lots and lots of mud, mud, mud. I think the rest of us need popcorn. :D
Here are the links. You might want to scope them out in order, because it'll make more sense that way.

<http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/index.php/weblog/christine_brashear_files_civil_suit_against_elloras_cave_tina_engler_et_al/>

<http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/images/uploads/c366040408.pdf>

<http://www.crescentblues.com/8_1issue/int_ellora.shtml>

Hugs,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-10 20:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
None of the links you posted works, but I googled the lady in question and found stuff. Tasty!
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-10 23:05 (UTC)
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See http://www.consortiumnews.com/2008/041008.html. Yes, they can still do good journalism, if it slips under the radar of the bosses. But the editorial thrust is . . . Well, to extend JM's metaphor, it's much more Zimbabwe than Denmark.
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