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Back in the 80's, the Army sent me to an advanced journalism course

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Quotation by Sheila Samples:

Back in the 80's, the Army sent me to an advanced journalism course at the University of South Carolina. Day after day, the pompous little professor went on and on about how wonderful; how honest and brave the media was. Finally, I raised my hand and asked, "but who keeps US honest, to whom do we answer?" He stood there, mouth agape for a long moment, then hissed, "We police ourselves! We don't need anybody telling us what to do...

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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)

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