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“Newspaper Movie” insults copy editors, but that’s OK — we’re used to it

OK yes, this Seth Meyers parody is funny and essentially spot-on. One obligatory quibble: The bit diminishing the copy editor is a disservice to this incredibly important step in the process. It’s only a little bit about getting the grammar … Continue reading

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Activist journalism wins over civil forfeiture — for once

We need some good news this morning. I am so glad to see there is a happy ending to this case of potentially heartbreaking injustice. There is no erasing in this man’s unnecessary trauma at the hands of those sworn … Continue reading

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Even in a Jones endorsement, it’s still about Moore?

When charisma and entertainment are the most important values in campaigning today, here’s what you get: A weak-sauce local endorsement that’s 3/4 “vote against the disgusting, offensive, embarrassing bad guy,” and at best 1/4 “vote for the good, solid, qualified … Continue reading

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Homegrown Nazi sympathizers flourish in the Garden

Essential: Please watch this short film of a “pro-American” rally at Madison Square Garden in 1939. Yeah, it’s horrifying to see swastika iconography flanking a hagiographic George Washington; explicit calls for the formal establishment of strictly white, gentile control of … Continue reading

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I <3 That NASTY Mayor

OMG YOU GUYS look what Carmen Yulin Cruz wore for a Univision interview today!! Double slam: This “nasty woman” who was supposedly “told by Democrats she must be nasty to Trump”. The OVARIES ON HER while other leaders kiss ass … Continue reading

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Antifa and false equivalencies

The sudden appearance of articles “explaining” antifa and giving them threat-level equivalence to organized (and in some cases decades-old) white supremacist groups is living proof that there is no such thing as “the liberal mainstream media.” This is anti-left propaganda, … Continue reading

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If the NY Times doesn’t respect copy editors, does anyone?

Professionally speaking, this move by the NY Times is an OUTRAGE. I’ve lived through managers and bean-counters disrespecting and disregarding the artful and essential role of copy editing more than once in my 20-year career — and it’s infuriating every … Continue reading

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